Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Our Weekend

This past weekend was our first weekend w/out one of our Littles.  Different was an understatement.  Hauntingly quiet even with 11 kids here and friends.  Just different.  But, we did keep busy.  Saturday we had a bit going on.  Yardsales I went to alone.  Was going to go w/ my cousin but went past the girls' room and well, just didn't feel up to company afterwards.  So, went in the car alone for the first time in a long time.  Came across 2 yardsales.  1 was nothing.  The other one had some awesome deals.  A striderite company had gone out of business and lots of leftover girls' shoes.  Brand new in the box!  Summer and Little One will be styling for sure.  Got the boys' a new hamper.  You'd be surprised at just how many they break.  Got a few little odds and ends.  Summer and Little One were thrilled b/c I found Dora backpacks.  A big one and a small one.  They've been wearing them on and off ever since.  Came home and we did clean up and a few other errands we had to.

Like taking in the fragrant smell of gardenias in bloom.

Admiring the beauty of it all.  I clipped a few for around the house.  You can't beat the smell, that's for sure.

 The kids enjoyed a dip in the pool.  Though this pic was taken from today actually.  

Think Summer will stay a float??

Angry kid getting ready to be a teenager in 2 weeks??  No, just sun in the eyes. 

Anyhow, after some errands, three wonderful ladies came over to our home.  Their mission....to watch our kids while Warren and I got a night out.  First time since 2005.  They knew we had had a horrible week w/ one of the Littles leaving and the intense grieving everyone was experiencing was taking a toll on us.  SO, they came over and we got to go out to dinner at the Angus Barn!  A dear friend had given us a gift certificate a ways back and we finally got to use it.  We had a wonderful meal.  Though, a little weird w/out all that noise.  Weird not having to cut someone else's food either.  Talked a bit and even had dessert.  Yum.  Too much too eat so took dessert home.  Came home.  Kids had a great time w/ everyone and no one was in trouble.  Truly, they all should come over more often. 

Sunday, we just got things done around the house.  Yesterday we had 17 kids here and today we had an art show hosted at our house.  A lady is going to be giving art lessons to kids locally here.  Great prices and awesome opportunity to be sure.  Much more happening and I will try to play catch up slowly but surely. 

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