The Greatest Feeling of Exhaustion

EASTER, Easter, easter. Just the word has begun to exhaust me. On Saturday, the thought of Easter was so happy and spring-like. I thought of flowers, sun, kids laughing and playing, a beautiful church service. Now, on Monday night, the very word “Easter” sends shivers up my spine. I look at myself in the mirror with bags under my eyes, hair that is not so good looking, and clothes that are hideous and I think – “I don’t even have the energy to pick up the bathmat.”

BUT with all that said…we really did have a great Easter and a great Monday – Will and I went to the White House Easter Egg Roll!! (Courtesy of my mother-in-law). We had a blast and Will was such a trooper. We were dropped off near the White House around 2:30 and didn’t get home until about 7:30. He never whined or complained once about waiting in line for 2 hours or for being hungry, thirsty, having to walk, etc. We did things such as: dance to music, dye an Easter egg, listen to a story, do an obstacle course, see characters, learn about bees, eat fresh apples, and get Will’s face painted. It was so cool to be on the lawn of the White House! It was astounding to me. I couldn’t stop staring at it and thinking of all the life changing decisions that have been made there. Or of all the events that have been discussed within those walls. Or of all the many presidents that have lived there. It stopped me in my tracks, to say the least.

Now back to Easter weekend – we spent a good portion of the weekend gardening and cleaning, which always makes for happiness (and aching body parts). We had no plans for after church on Sunday, so we decided to have a cook out at our house and invite our families. I know that usually people cook ham or something gourmet on these types of holidays, but I opted for hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. And it turned out to be wonderful. Of course, we visited Bill’s grandfather for dinner, also.

Maybe I have already said this once, but I’m going to say it again. The best, most rewarding feeling of exhaustion a person can ever have is after days like these…when you are so tired you feel like you can’t even move. Where you stand up to get your kids juice during dinner and feel dizzy like you’re going to fall over from exhaustion. Mommies – can you relate? I can’t be the only one who gets this feeling. But in spite of it sounding so awful, it’s actually a rewarding feeling because you know that you did things to better your family, make your kids happy, and give your day your all! And when you get to lay down and go to sleep that night, you know that you have nothing left to give for a good reason, and that everyone is happily asleep in their beds. This is why I love that feeling.

Anyways, enjoy pictures from our weekend – minus the White House. I will upload those whenever I figure out how to size them correctly (need I even say “and have the energy to?”)

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