One of my very best friends from college came to town to for a few days.
After a string of unfortunate events with Annie + a busy husband
I was ready for a night out on the town with a good friend.
We had left Annie with my Mom once or twice - but never a real sitter.
Since we moved to Charlotte a month and a half ago
it was a little hard to find a baby sitter or to do a swap.
But I took a leap of faith and went with an 18-year-old girl from our ward.
James reminded me that she probably had far more experience with babies than both of us combined.
Nevertheless, you should have seen the pages of notes I left for her.
Can you say paranoid?
Annie was already asleep but just incase I wrote down everything I could possibly think of.
Emergency numbers, pediatricians, her favorite items.
Oh yes, it was rather embarrassing.
Getting out the door I was a fumbling mess.
Jessie took this picture to remember the big moment.
I was half laughing - half crying.
Thank goodness we had a fun night ahead of us to take my mind off of things.
Jessie and I met up with James for a quick round of Sushi Uptown
and then headed to the Panthers game.
We had a blast watching Dave.
James was in heaven watching the game
and I was loving having some time with him and Jess.
Two of my favorite people.
I even convinced James to let me text the babysitter....
When I got home I rushed to check on Annie but she wasn't even needing her Mama.
She was fast asleep and did just fine.
And I felt like a new woman -
slight severe anxiety over the matter.
We absolutely loved having Jessie in town for a few days.
Our late night chats made me miss the good ol' college days.
I wouldn't change my "grown up" life for the world.
But it sure is fun remembering our messy apartment, late night treat runs, borrowing each others clothes
and all the drama that came with living with 4 girls.
They are my life long best friends and I wouldn't trade those years for nothin'.
I loved turning back the clock for a few hours, enjoying a night out on the town
and spending some time with two people I absolutely adore.
As hard as it was, and as much as I missed Annie in those few short hours....
It was a good reminder that there is a lot more to me than changing diapers and burping a babe.
I think I'll try to remember that more often.