3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Catching my breath . . . .

It has been a few days since I have been able to post because it has been such a crazy weekend and start to the week. My crazy busy weekend kicked off on Friday with a wonderful gathering of friends here at my house while my husband and Dad had the boys out on a man date for pizza and a movie. My day was NONSTOP from the moment my feet hit the floor on Friday morning.

Friday I woke up to a beautiful sunny day and a LONG list of things to accomplish before the party that evening. First on my list was to get beds made, laundry folded, and new loads of laundry started before I left the house for my work out. I have made it a new priority in my life to put ME first when it comes to scheduling time at the gym. Over the summer I worked very hard to establish a routine on MWF (it got interrupted a few times with sick kids and swim lessons). So after getting a few things started here at the house I spent an hour and a half at the gym and then went by the store on the way home to pick up the last minute items I needed to finish the menu for the night. Then home to cook ALL DAY until the guests started arriving at 6:30. We had a lovely time, such a good time in fact that I forgot to pick up the camera and shoot some pictures. But everything turned out great and I fell into the bed totally wiped out but satisfied from an evening spent in the company of good friends.

  • Cheddar Cheese Wafers
  • Pecan Cheese Ball and crackers
  • Homemade chicken salad on Croissants
  • Fruit salad and White Chocolate Fruit Dip
  • German Chocolate Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake
Saturday arrived with another long list of things to do including, Preschool orientation for the boys, a baby shower for a church friend, and finally an open house for a co-worker of my husbands (which I totally forgot about until I walked back in the door from the shower and my husband said "ready to go"). The orientation went great, Jon took to his teacher right away and loved all the new toys to explore in his classroom. I worried that Davey wouldn't take to his new teacher because he was so attached to Ms. Debbie from last year, but he settled right in to exploring the room with her.

Afterward I took the boys back home and then headed onto a very lovely baby shower for my friend Valarie who now lives in SC but came up for the weekend to attend the shower from her church family here. The shower was at a fantastic restaurant called Morgan's Tavern and it was so great to see the glowing mother-to-be.

Sunday we got up as usual and got to church for Sunday school class, I teach 1st & 2nd graders and my husband takes care of the baby nursery during Sunday school hour. Then it was our turn to serve in extended session during church service and we had the 2 & 3 year olds to take care of. After church my husband took the family home and I went out for a very nice lunch with two girls in my Sunday school class who earned a reward for learning their books of the bible. I am so proud of them for working so hard and hope to be taking another small group in November for their reward. After our lunch and delivering the girls back to the respective homes, I managed to make it home with enough time for a small nap. THEN after the nap we were back in the car again to go out for a short birthday celebration for my oldest niece Cassandra before heading back to church for the 4th of our annual Awesome August Nights.

Monday and Tuesday were just typical run around days, house chores, and to the gym for a workout. Tuesday dawned bright and early with an appointment for Jon for his 2 year physical. My little man has grown so much in the past year and is now weighing 25 lb.s and standing tall at 35.5" My boys have always been long and lean (getting that from grandpa jeans) and Jon is no exception, but according to the doctor he had a rapid growth spurt over the past year he went from being in the 5% to 15% growth scale. WOW at this rate I am going to have two teenage boys in special made clothes for giants ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your sweet thoughts and prayers. You're precious.