Mother's Day weekend recap

Happy Monday.

I wish I could express that with slightly more enthusiasm, but our refrigerator broke and today a repairman confirmed it would cost just as much to fix it as it would to just buy a new one. Plus, fixing our current fridge wouldn't come with a guarantee. The repair could last a month ... it could last a week ... it could last a day. So we decided to scrap our current Frigidaire and replace it.

I am not pleased about this.

Adulting is annoying sometimes. (I kind of love that "adulting" is working its way into America's vernacular. Being an adult is now a verb: "Look at me! I'm adulting!")

But regardless, we still had a lovely weekend and all broken kitchen appliances aside, I'm quite blessed and quite happy.

Clayton and I spent Friday evening strolling through IU's campus with frozen yogurt, reminiscing about our college days and giddily watching as college students finished moving out of the dorms. Bloomington residents LOVE the summer months when the students are gone because the town is so peaceful and quiet.

We walked to some of our favorite campus spots and since students we're still getting things out of their dormitories, I was able to walk right into one of the buildings and saw my Freshman dorm room!

Saturday morning was an early morning for me. I got up around 8:00 a.m. to get in a 5-mile run before I went to the salon to get my hair done (my roots were getting out of control!). The morning was chilly and threatened rain, so my workout was quite enjoyable. It was my first long run (even though 5 miles doesn't even feel long anymore) after the Indy mini and it was awesome. I ran the perfect negative split and finished my last mile right in 8 minutes flat.

We ran errands for the rest of the day and dropped by my in-law's to spend some time with Teresa since I'd be up north with my mom for Mother's Day. They had just finished tilling their garden and I brought her a strawberry plant. It's one of those gifts that's actually for me, too, because you can bet that I'll be running over there with a spoon for some strawberry shortcake later this summer!

That night I baked up a storm in the kitchen and tried my first ever tiramisu. Tiramisu is my mother's all-time favorite dessert and I wanted to surprise her. After I figured out how to make my own double boiler with a steamer pan, it really wasn't that difficult. Actually, the hardest part of the whole process was trying to find mascarpone cheese at the grocery store.

The tiramisu was FANTASTIC. I'm seriously not trying to toot my own horn, but it was just good. So good! My mom loved it and that made me so happy!

I didn't remember to snap a picture of the tiramisu until after we devoured more than half of it. Again, SO good!

I spent all of Sunday with my mom and sister for the perfect Mother's Day. We helped my mom pick out some plants for her own garden and landscaping, cruised around the mall, and then finished our day with a nice dinner. My mom and sister have always been my favorite shopping buddies and that fact still remains!


I hope everyone else had an awesome weekend celebrating their mommas, too!

I've got some good stuff coming up this week and I plan to check back in with you all soon!