Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Rewind~Just What I Needed

This weekend was just what we needed.  After a somewhat busy week, we had a weekend with very few actual plans & plenty of time to just relax & enjoy our precious family.  

Due to some scheduling issues with our babysitter, aka Gigi, aka my mom...I worked on Thursday this week instead of Friday.  No complaints here, Friday was a yucky cold day so I was more than happy to stay at home!  Elyse & I didn't leave the house all day and it was honestly quite refreshing to just relax indoors.  
Call me crazy, but I don't think this is how you're supposed to ride in a car seat!  ha!  Silly Monkey!
I felt incredible productive for the day as I was able to check several things off my to-do list, while also fixing a nice dinner for our family on Friday night. We had lasagna, Caesar salad, & garlic bread....and Elyse even got to enjoy some of the yummy lasagna.  After dinner, we had some playtime with Elyse before it was time for bath, bottle & bed.  
Elyse & Daddy reading...yeah, Nick couldn't see a thing! ha!
Hubby & I finished off the evening cuddled up on the couch with chocolate chip cookie sundaes & a movie.  We watched What to Expect When You're Expecting & we were both pleasantly surprised.  Definitely an entertaining way to spend the evening with the man I love most.  

Saturday morning I did have to work so I headed off & Hubby stayed home to play Mr. Mom.  Seriously, he did.  When I got home practically all of the laundry was finished & folded & lunch was on the table.  He definitely knows the way to a busy momma's heart!  Elyse went down for her afternoon nap while Hubby went for his long 9 mile training run, & I made dessert for a gathering on Saturday evening with friends.  I made these Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies & they were so yummy!
Love this photo of me & my little ghost!
I tried to get a similar picture of Daddy & our little ghost...yeah, not so much!  ha!  

After Elyse woke up, we headed out to drop her off at Mamaw & Pappy's house for the night.  She had a sleepover with them while we went and hung out with some of our old small group & some of our current small group.  It was a fun relaxing night of the boys huddled around the tv bouncing between football & baseball & the girls sitting around the kitchen table chatting about everything under the sun & possibly consuming a little too much wine.  I love these girls so much & my bestie Andrea put it best..."I love these girls.  Iron sharpens iron.  And I love when iron gets the giggles."
These girls are such an incredible blessing!
The most I've laughed in a long time...oh how I needed that!   
A fun self-portrait!
This morning we went to church without Elyse & then went to my in-laws house for lunch.  We ended up staying most of the afternoon just relaxing & napping.  It was just what we needed...we can relax at home, but the laundry to be done or the toys to pickup or the other household chores sometimes get the best of us. With not being at home, all of that stuff was out of sight, out of least for a few hours.

Tonight we headed to small group and had another fun evening with friends.  We're reading through the book "Overcoming Overload" by Steve & Mary Farrar and man does it slap you in the face.  Our lives are so busy and we're always so on-the-go that we can't even take just a moment to stop & enjoy life.  So that's my goal this week, to STOP...even if it's just for 5 minutes, and really enjoy the precious blessings that are surrounding me.  


Danavee said...

I will miss Andrea at my building!!!

Joelle said...

great post! those brownies look delicious! :)

Megan said...

What a GREAT goal for the week! We are so blessed. Looks like the perfect weekend. I love that Nick does laundry, he's a keeper!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Your weekends are always well spent...i love friendships that are a blessing! cute self portrait!

Laura said...

Your little family is so cute and that sounds like a perfect weekend! And that picture of you and Elyse is just adorable!