For those of you that know me, I'm sure you've heard me talk about my Mom at some point and time.
That's simply because she rocks.
My Mom is young, beautiful and full of energy. In fact, she can run circles around me.
She also happens to have thee biggest heart.
So, needless to say, I was THRILLED to have her visit.
This was her first time seeing our new house, meeting some of our friends and meeting Kozy for the very first time.
She landed on a rainy Thursday evening just before a tornado watch was issued in the area. Talk about a fun drive home! We must have been going 15 MPH on the highway because the rain and winds were so rough.
We made it home safe and sound, grabbed some grub, pigged out and went into a food coma.
The next day I went to work and she recouped from her travels.
That night we tried a new recipe with pork chops and peaches...I wouldn't have thought to put the two together, but it turned out to be delicious!
Saturday was our big race day!
We secretly signed up for a Mud Run in Richmond because we didn't want my Dad to be worried about her.
The Henricus Dauber Dash in Richmond is a 5 mile course with several obstacles along the way that takes your through Henricus Historical Park.
Saturday happened to be the first GORGEOUS day we'd had in weeks! It wasn't too hot and humid!
We got there, stretched, took some photos and then we were ready to dauber dash...
I just have to say, I LOVE that my Mom is just as goofy in front of a camera as I am! =)
It hadn't been quite a mile when we reached our first obstacle....hay jumping....
A few obstacles later found us army crawling under some cargo nets.
Then came a run through the water, a mini-mountain and the boiling pit of despair....well...it was a really warm body of still water and it was WIERD!
Getting out of the boiling pit was actually quite tricky because of the fact we were climbing a mud bank...but it was awesome!
And then.....my favorite part.....
The MUD PIT!!!!
All you daughters out there, take note.
You should take your Mom through a mud pit at least once in your life.
You'll both be better for it! =)
After getting home and cleaning up, it was time to hit up the bookstore and grab some coffee.
I LOVE having a book/coffee date whenever I want! =)
Sunday we took things pretty easy.
A little shopping here and there, some brunch, playing with Kozy, you name it.
Monday we decided to check out my Narnia of Richmond....Belles Isle.
It was another beautiful day, slightly warmer than Saturday and Sunday had been but it was a week day so Belles Isle wasn't too crowded.
We did some rock-hopping and exploring....
By the time we'd gotten back to the car we were STARVING. And what better Richmond restaurant to hit up when you're that hungry than Bottoms Up Pizza?
The next few days were kind of a blur for me....work, hanging out with Mom, work, hanging out with Mom. It was so awesome having her to come home to!
Suddenly it was Friday and we spent the day with my Mom's cousin Liz at Lake Anna! It was a bit overcast that day but that didn't stop us from playing on the jetski's and hanging out!
That evening we took Kozy to Agecroft Hall in Richmond for a Wags and Wine event.
Agecroft Hall is an actual English Mansion that was shipped to the U.S. in pieces and reassembled and renovated here in the U.S. It.is.GORGEOUS.
I'm not sure if this was the first time Agecroft Hall allowed dogs on the property but it was so well organized and such great fun! I sincerely hope they host these more often!
Kozy was having a GREAT time!
The second Saturday Mom was here we threw a huge party that evening, but not before going out to breakfast with my husband's family and hitting up a Richmond canal cruise first!
The canal cruise was actually very interesting and offered up some views of Richmond I'd never seen before.
Then it was time for the bar-b-que/party at our place.
We had too much food (as usual) and too much fun!
Next thing I knew, it was Sunday, my last day with Mom....so we did a bit more shopping...
Early Monday morning I dropped her off at the airport and I haven't been the same since.
I miss my Mommy.