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!|
|A fun self-portrait!|
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.