This has been such a nice weekend – the weather has been absolutely beautiful & we had a lot of good family & friend time … the perfect weekend to celebrate the ultimate gift that we’ve ever been given. Church was incredibly, incredibly croweded this morning, but I like it that way because it usually brings a sense of good excitement (and alot more crying babies and talking toddlers in the sanctuary – I definitely don’t like that part). I’m always pulling for Pastors to knock one out of the park on a day like Easter Sunday. For some it’s the one opportunity out of the entire year that they’ll hear the love of Jesus & what he did for us … as long as they hit those points then I’m pretty happy. I remember sitting at one service one year, just hoping that he was going to come around to that point … I was beginning to doubt it but he finally got there! This was our first Easter at our new church & I really enjoyed it!
Yesterday we had a yummy lunch & fun at my parents house (I’ll have to post later with pictures). Of course, Aunt Staci came through again with a fun egg hunt for the kids. She’s such a teacher because she always has instructions for her egg hunts!!! Today we had lunch with some out of town friends after church (Mexican – you know the standard Easter dinner). After lunch we planted two new trees in the yard (Pep said they were a deal of a lifetime – they looked dead to me) and now we’re getting ready to head over to his parents for some Seafood Jumbo (the other standard Easter dinner).
All good things must come to end though soon … it will be Monday AM in less than 12 hours:(.
Yesterday was supposed to be a day full of accomplishment –
1. clean the house (the little guy was spending the night with my parents which means I could actually clean without it getting torn up 2 seconds later).
2. go grocery shopping (with peace & quiet b/c the little guy was still out with his grandparents)
3. go fun shopping (Easter baskets, spring clothes, fun, fun)
4. get my nails done (because I had a gift certificate)
5. have dinner with the Sisterchicks
But instead, some tornado warnings kept deciding to go off, hail swept through the area and it was not a good day to get outside and do any of that!!
But I did get to:
1. clean the house
2. file everything that I’ve been throwing into my ‘I’ll file later b/c I certainly don’t want to do that now bin” – it felt like it was everything since 2007!!!
3. have dinner with the Sisterchicks:)
What did you (or did you not) accomplish this weekend?
Yesterday we were supposed to go to an Easter Egg Hunt with my sister Staci at Nora’s parents house . Evan had spent the night with my mom & dad (his Gami & Papa) so we went to their house to pick him up. Unfortunately right before we got there he got sick to his stomach. He had been sick on Wednesday but not another ‘episode’ until that Saturday AM – crazy! So needless to say we didn’t take him to the Egg Hunt:(.
We stayed at my parents for a while partly because we didn’t want to drive with the chance of another ‘episode’ and partly because it was my mom’s birthday & we were supposed to have a birthday dinner that evening. Of course it’s hard to keep a two year old down – the second he thinks he’s feeling better he wants to run around again and this time was no different.
My parents lost 6 or 7 huge pine trees in the storms early this week … it was crazy (more like a miracle) how they all fell without falling on the house!! Even my Dad’s squirrel feeder was standing up practically in the middle of all the downed trees not even touched. So my Dad & brothers – Matt & Clint – were cutting the trees up & hauling everything off in their trucks. Evan got to ride once or twice in the back of the trucks.
Aunt Staci came back from the Egg Hunt with a goody bag for Evan – full of stickers, coloring sheets, & eggs filled with candy!!! He had alot of fun with that!
So after lunch we decided to ride on home & let the little guy get some sleep. That night as I was laying Evan down, I started his prayer & he finished with this:
Thank you for Mommie & Daddie & Papa & Gami & Aunt Staci & Uncle Matt, Uncle Clint & Uncle Matt’s Truck & Uncle Clint’s Truck. And thank you Jesus for the eggs.
We just past the half-way point on Pep’s 2-week out of town status … basically he’ll be home in another week. I guess that’s good news … one more week is certainly better than two, but one week is still a long way off when it’s already been one whole week – whew!
This weekend my parents took Evan so I could have a little ‘break’. However, instead of sitting around eating bon-bons & watching Oprah I chose to paint the entire basement! I had been tired of the look & color for a while now, but at the same time I (primarly my ever talented and gracious sister Staci) had worked so hard on painting the basement the first time I hated to wash it all away with a new color. We did this really cool ‘leathered’ look to the room, but the light never hit it just right – in fact it always hit it a little strange & made the walls look messy instead of leathery! So I think I was just ready for a change. Pep didn’t want me to repaint (probably b/c he knows I’m not a good painter & it would look messier if I tried to repaint it … which unfortunately he’s right to some extent), so I didn’t tell him & still haven’t … I think it’s best to just show it to him when he gets home as opposed to breaking that news over the phone!!
Honestly he won’t care as long as he’s the one that didn’t have to paint it, so that’s one of the main reasons I wanted to do it this weekend he was gone, but the stinky part is that b/c I haven’t told him he truly thinks I’ve been sitting around eating bon-bons & watching Oprah this whole weekend while Evan’s been at my parents. Every time I talked to him on the phone this weekend, I was hot, sweaty, tired, had sore hands & had paint all over me (I know you shouldn’t have sore hands or paint all over you, but remember … I’m not a good painter) & he kept saying “I’m so glad you took Evan to your parents … I hope you’re enjoying your “break”!!!
He was being sincere & trying to be sweet, but it made me want to puke:)
Hope you’re weekend was a little “break”!