Empty Nest Mama

My sister wrote such a sweet post about Mother’s Day. Did you have a house full of family to celebrate or were you like me with an empty nest? I love my empty nest! Don’t get me wrong, we love our kids and enjoy having them here when they can be. But we also love our time just the two of us, even on holidays.

My darling husband took me to Epcot for Mother’s Day. We got to spend some time just walking around and looking at all the floral displays before eating. A nice lunch at San Angel Inn Mexican Restaurant with a margarita was so relaxing. Then a quick spin in my favorite gift shop and we made it home before the rain. You will find I go to Disney a lot since we are season pass holders. And when my daughter visits we try to go at least once to one of the parks. It is so much fun when your kids are adults!

Lacey 2017 Graduation

Our kids all live out of town. It makes us proud that they are on their way to making their dreams come true. My daughter Lacey lives in Texas and is a mechanical engineer. She graduated from college a year ago and has a wonderful job. Her life is filled with great friends and family nearby on her father’s side of the family. She and her father spend her holidays with his mother who turned ninety not too long ago. I am so proud of her devotion to her grandmother. I couldn’t be prouder of her.

Jamie our New Yorker

I have had the privilege of having the title of step-mother now for four years to two great people. My step-daughter Jamie is the oldest. She is a dancer in New York following her dreams. She teaches, does choreography and judges in the industry. She is a tough little cookie that one.

Jimmy&Nick (2)
Nick and Jimmy a few Father’s Day ago.

My step-son Nick has one more year of college down in Boca. Then he will be another engineer added to our family. Following in his father’s footsteps he will be a civil engineer. We get to see Nick the most when it comes to the kids. He earned his captains license and loves to fish. So, when he isn’t out doing charters on someone else’s boat, he is borrowing his dad’s. Having their mother also live in the same town makes it easier for him to spend time with both his parents when he comes up.

I am also a fur mama. I spend my days with my chi-weenie Sam. He is my little love and protector. We lost our big boy Toby last summer to complications of diabetes. He was my shadow after losing his eyesight and Sam was his eyes. I can say he was one of my greatest loves and loss.

I am excited about watching our kids work towards their future success. And when they finally find their partners and settle down to start their families, we will be here for them. But let’s not start that last part anytime soon kids!!!

Our New Family March 2014