Fred ended up having to work during Mother's Day weekend and since we wouldn't be able to spend the whole weekend together, we thought it would be a wonderful idea for the girls and I to fly back home to CA and surprise our mother's for Mother's Day! Ü I didn't mention it to the girls until the day before we were to leave and they were absolutely thrilled! We flew out to CA on Friday after Sariah got out of school and you can imagine how surprised my sister, Chrystel, was when I called and asked her to pick us up from the airport. :) We got to my mom's house and walked in the door behind Chrystel...she looked over to the door and we yelled, "surprise!" She was so excited and happy to see us and we were just as happy to be there. I couldn't wait to see my niece Chloe...she has grown so much! We giggled and laughed at all the new things she could do. She's absolutely adorable! We tried to surprise Fred's mom as well but it was a really busy week for her and if we didn't end up telling her over the phone...we probably would never have caught her at home! :) We spent the weekend relaxing with our families, eating at Panera, shopping and enjoying each others company. My mom ended up being sick on Mother's Day so I decided to stay home from church to take care of her. She felt better towards the evening and we headed over to Mama Lucy's house (Fred's grandmother) and spent time with the family there as well before heading back to my moms house. Even without doing anything extravagant for Mother's Day, it was a wonderful weekend and aside from having Fred there, we wouldn't have changed a thing. We're so incredibly thankful for the mother's we have and for the innumerable things they have taught us, the examples they've set and for the unconditional love they show us every day.