Jeff and I make a big deal out of holidays for Landon, but we don't always do anything crazy for each other. We would much rather go out for a nice meal than get gifts, and we both just buy whatever we want when we want it anyway hahaha. The exception to that is our anniversary. We always go out for a nice meal and get each other a gift that goes along with the traditional gift for that year (this year is leather). Now that we are parents, I feel Mother's Day and Father's Day are very important as well, especially as Landon gets older and can be more involved. I told Jeff I wanted to go out to eat (and I chose Buffalo Wild Wings because I'm ridiculous) and that I wanted a band for my right hand with diamonds and Landon's birthstone. Never in a million years did I think I'd get it and Jeff basically told me it wasn't going to happen. It was a crazy and expensive request, so I understood.
Yesterday when Landon and I got home from music class, Jeff suggested going out to a local Mexican place for lunch. Landon wasn't due for a nap yet, so I said yes. This Mexican place happens to be on the same street as our jeweler, but I didn't think anything of it because it's a busy street and we're there for various things all the time. On the way home, Jeff suddenly pulls into the jeweler and tells me we're going in to pick out my ring for Mother's Day! I was so shocked and very happy! I wound up picking a white gold band with channel set diamonds and alexandrite going across the top, which I guess is a June birthstone. I thought I'd have to get pearls, but the alexandrite is much prettier and I'm happy the jeweler mentioned that stone to us. The ring is custom made, so it will take about 6 weeks to get here. I cannot wait to have it and I will be sure to post a picture once it's here. Jeff told me I was worth it and that I deserved this for taking care of Landon all the time. I married a great man :) I told Jeff I want another band for the next baby in a few years to stack on top of this one, but if baby #2 is either April (diamond) or another June (alexandrite) birthday, then this ring will represent both kiddos. He's really hoping for an April or another June baby next time haha! I am too actually, but for different reasons.
Jeff also cooked me a delicious breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, and sausage this morning. It was great and we all enjoyed it. Jeff definitely made my first Mother's Day very special and I am so lucky to have him. Next month is his second Father's Day, but I really couldn't do much for his first since Landon was 2 weeks old and I was still a mess, so I need to make sure he has a very special day this year, just like he did for me.
Before becoming a mom I had all sorts of ideas of what kind of mom I would be and what kinds of things I would never do. It all goes out the window when you actually have a kid! I will say that being a mother is harder than I expected, but it's also the most rewarding job I have ever had and I wouldn't change it for the world. I have wanted to get married and be a mom for as long as I can remember, and I am so grateful that I have the family I've always wanted.
I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!