Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Finally, back to our normal routine with the Whites coming over - good times, Bogey and Sydney playing, catching up on "The Event". (Yet another show that we've invested in that will probably be thrown to the wayside like "Flashforward" was.....) Lisa and the kids also stopped season is almost over, Lisa - hang in there!

As for Brayden, he was given the opportunity to hang out at Harlow this weekend helping to conduct games and competitions for the 4th/5th grade Spring Fling Retreat. So, he was there Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and again Sunday afternoon. He was among a handful of middle schoolers that they asked to help out. It was a win win for everyone - he had a blast and got some good exercise, it was more servant/leadership training, and it kept him from being in front of the tv/ps3 all weekend. =)

Spring cleaning....first up, my closet. Okay it wasn't a full on clean-out, but I did weed out a lot of jeans that just took up room. Mom also stopped by to do some "shopping"....well, more like "borrowing" for her trip to Maui. Yes, right now, she's probably waking to the gorgeous sunrise over the Pacific - having coffee on the lanai.....Her and dad will be there until April 23rd with their friends. I told her it's a bummer they are leaving Oregon when the weather is so amazing, (not) but she told me she'll just have to suffer through the 80 degrees..... HOPE YOU ARE ALREADY HAVING A LOT OF FUN, MOM AND DAD!!!!

Second up - our front yard. Ugh. I do not enjoy yardwork. There, I said it. I'd spend hours upon hours happily in the kitchen in exchange for one hour having to's just not my thing. But, there's usually one day this time of year that I put in a day's worth of effort (or two) to weed around the waterfall (the blue flowers are on their way to blooming....time to get rid of all the grass and weeds) - and around the outskirts of our yard. It's shaped oddly, but we try to make it work.

Mikayla was also very motivated to unearth the mangy strawberry bushes we had in this corner - she dug them all up herself - and then we planted some annuals we hope will spread out and make this corner quite colorful.

This is more like my style of gardening/yardwork.....hanging baskets.

It's supposed to be a day of rest, right? And, since we "do church" these days on Wednesday and much of the day was pouring down rain, we hunkered in for some "Sly Cooper", "Spyro" (yes, my thumbs hurt from attacking the joystick!), and for John, "The Masters".

Sydney kind of epitomized our Sunday:

It's too bad our dog doesn't feel comfortable in our house and is always in a "defensive posture"....I sure love her. =)

Sunday was ended at CCF, listening to Corey give a great message on judgmental-ism. It was also a good chance to catch up with some of our favorite people. (John and I decided that next year, we really need to make the effort to "start over" with the younger folks of the group - as we're definitely being faded out with all of "our folks" graduating)....

Hope you had a great weekend with whatever you did!


Tiffany said...

I'm not a fan of yardwork, myself! But is sure paid off for you guys...looks awesome!:) Glad Brayden was able to help out again at Harlow; Awesome opportunity to serve! Have a GREAT week, Steph!:)

Rejoice Always said...

Rumor has it that The Event is coming back for a 2nd season :)

StephieAnne said...

Ah, Heather - I like your rumor.....

sara said...

I really dislike yard work and would do just about anything to get out of it!!!