Monday, August 20, 2012

Week/Weekend Recap...

Another crazy busy week/weekend!

Last week I was in Atlanta for part of the week again, so that made it go by fast.  While I was in Atlanta for the past 2 months, John had a habit of taking the kids to BW3s on Thursday nights to eat and play trivia.  So it was nice when I got back into town last Thursday night to be able to join them in their weekly activity.

Friday night was a wonderful night of playing outside and hanging out with the neighbors.  After everyone went in for dinner around 7:45, our crazy family headed out for dinner :)  Since I hadn’t been home all week, we didn’t have much dinner material in the house, and John didn’t feel like cleaning up.  So we headed down to Max and Erma’s.  Let me tell you, that was one of the best family dinner experiences that I have had with our whole family.  Colton was in a fabulous mood and the other kids were great!  And we had a great server, which of course makes all the difference.  We came home, put the kids to bed and crashed!

Saturday morning I got up and Ryan and I headed out with the two neighbors and their youngest kids that are Ryan’s age to Yutzy’s and Dings and Dents.  I can’t explain how good it felt to be shopping for food for the family knowing that I was going to be there!  We had a great morning out and even got to stop at a Farmer’s Market close by the house to get some fresh fruit and veggies.  It was fabulous!

When we got home I made lunch and then we sat outside for a while.  Suzie was coming into town to celebrate her birthday and when she got there, she, Kylie and I headed to the mall.  Kylie needed some clothes for school and also some shoes.  It was a great afternoon of shopping and girl time :)  After our shopping trip we rushed back and then headed out for a dinner out with everyone.

Dinner was good and the kids were good (Colton got bored fairly early but what’s new?).  After dinner we headed to Jeni’s ice cream and then walked over to the city playground/splash pad.  It was beautiful out and again, a lot of fun.  After dinner we headed home so that Suzie could open her presents and then hung out for a while.

Sunday we had church (we’re doing a series on parenting by Andy Stanley and I LOVE it!) and then came home.  We did some things around the house and then John and watched the movie Unstoppable which I hadn’t seen yet.  After that we played with the kiddos and then had dinner.  It felt so good to cook again!  To go that long without meal planning or cooking was killing me!  And to make it even better, during dinner John said “real food…it’s good to have you back!” :)  We finished the night off with some conditioning led by Kylie and then milkshakes.  The kids were in bed fairly early as we get ready for the start of school this week, so John and I had some time to watch tv and hang out.  That is the ONE thing I like about the kids being in school (not much else…I love summer :) ) – John and I get time together at night since they need to be in bed earlier.

Tonight we have open house at the school and then our third annual Cakes on the Court for the first day of school breakfast.  John and I have both taken off the first day of school, so I’m looking forward to a nice day with him and the little boys – last year was so much fun!  And the weather is supposed to gorgeous this week, so that will be awesome!  Only downside to this week is John leaves for his annual Bristol trip Thursday :(  Of course after 2 months of me being gone he totally deserves it, but we’re still going to miss him!

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