I will be getting up at 5am tomorrow.
And I am THRILLED about it!
4 days people! For 4 days I will be strolling the shops of Chicago with my beautiful mother!
We've booked ourselves a little "getaway" to celebrate her upcoming birthday. I've been to Chicago twice, and loved it both times. She's also been twice, but both were a long time ago, and both were for business. The last time I was there, two years ago, I kept thinking..."Mom would just love this!" There is so much great shopping, and my mother is the QUEEN of shopping. :)
SO, our flight leaves at 8:10 am tomorrow morning! For me this is a big deal.
I haven't flown in six years.
I haven't been away from my husband and children in three years.
I've never left Austin before.
Jason's never taken care of all three of them for more than part of a day before.
To say I'm nervous is a bit of an understatement. I am SO excited, but at the same time I am fearful for many things.
Will Jason be okay?
Will Austin be okay when it's daddy that comforts him in the middle of the night and not mommy?
Will I be able to keep up with my mother as we shop?
Okay, that last one is kind of a joke. Kind of.
But seriously, if you would add my sweet family to your prayers this week, that would be wonderful. My hope is that this little trip is a blessing to me and my mom, with some really good one on one time, and a blessing to Jason and the kids, with some really good daddy time. Oh, and Nana too, since she will have the kids all day Wednesday before Jason gets off work! Bless you Nana!
So off I go! I feel like this famous blogger, just traveling for fun and adventure! I can't tell you how many times, Miss Carissa, that I have thought of you as I've readied for this trip. I keep thinking...this is what Carissa would do! Did you know you were so inspiring? :)
I can't wait to post my "after". You can be assured it will include some fun pics of me and my awesome mom!