Another busy week! I don't remember May being such a hectic month for me in the past, but it certainly will be this year. I am so looking forward to June, when (so far at least!) I only have set plans one weekend. My calendar is mostly filled with fun, but having a busy work life and personal life is getting exhausting. I need time for hiking! That said, I have at least been getting outdoors for running, which is finally starting to become a regular part of my weekly schedule. With the warm, sunny weather we've been having, I've been very thankful that I have options for running in the shade. Going for a run on the nearby Powerline Trail a few weeks ago on an 80° day was a little too much for me to handle. It's amazing the difference a little shade makes.
My sister-in-law and family were in town for a wedding over the weekend, and since they were staying at Willows Lodge Friday night, we met them for a sunny brunch at Barking Frog Saturday morning. The rest of the day was filled with all the errands I hadn't had time for during the week. Sunday, it was time for brunch again, this time in celebration of Mother's Day. I was lucky enough to celebrate with both my family and Andy's family, which made for quite a large gathering. It was fun to be able to spend the day with all the important moms in my life - my mom, my mother-in-law, my sister, my sister-in law, and my grandmother-in-law. Equally fun was getting to watch my two nieces play together. Like I said, I've been busy, but it's mostly good busy!