Monday, November 12, 2012

Being Extra Grateful...Day 12: FUN Companionship

Dear God, today I thank You for blessing me with FUN companionship!!!

There are only two weekdays in the year that a government holiday results in a closure for our office, but not for our kids' school. Today was the second one.

My mom is still in town so we wanted to find something fun to do with our GORGEOUS-WEATHERED "free" day. She's been wanting to go near a body of water for quite some time, so we decided to go to the National Harbor.

We walked around and sat by the water for a long while, just watching the ripples and debris and fish-searching birds, laughing and talking before we decided to get something to eat. We were planning to have dinner at home so we didn't want to eat anything too heavy. We all had the pleasure of experiencing for the first time hot dogs from a place called ChiDogO's.


It's been a LONG time since I've had a hot dog, and NEVER have I had one that tasted as good as the one I had today. OMG. I didn't even feel like I was eating a hot dog; it was like eating a really great sandwich with all the fixings. We all decided to go for the Chicago style Dog and it did not disappoint. I only had one but it was more than memorable and I will most definitely go back for more in the near future.

After some more walking around, enjoying the breeze and visiting cool little boutiques - as well as the Peeps store! What!?! - and such, my companions wanted some coffee, so we went to Mayorga's. Jason and I went for something similar to a caramel frappuchino and we split a pumpkin cheesecake muffin that was out of this world delicious, as was the drink; my mom went with a traditional Cuban coffee with cream and sugar that she absolutely loved.

When we got home, my husband put the chicken he'd been marinating for a couple of days into the oven and then he went back out to get the supplies my kids needed to put together their science projects, which we just found out were due TOMORROW. Sigh. It's a tradition around here that the kids don't inform us of due dates until the night before. Gotta love 'em.

My mom also made Spanish rice and a salad with lettuce, tomato, avocado, salt, lemon juice and olive oil. Yum. We both sat at the table and ate because it'd been over 90 minutes since my husband and our kids left on mission science project and we were hungry!!!

I love how easy it is to spend an entire day with both my husband and mother. There are so many families in which a visit from the mother in law is something the husband dreads and/or hates. Not my hubby. It helps that my mom has a great sense of humor, is not critical, and is just all around easygoing and fun to be around. She and my hubby mesh beautifully well. He treats her like a queen, just as he would his very own mother.

All in all, today was yet another PERFECT day. Thank You, God, for making it so:).

Until next time,



1 comment:

  1. That sounds like such an amazing day, yesterday was a good day for it, the weather was phenominal! I've never been to the National Harbor, what a treat! Sounds like your dinner was delish too! I'm glad that you and mom are having a great time together!