Friday after work I headed to the grocery store to pick up a few groceries to get us through the weekend. When I got home Kevin was at the gym and Harper was at the in-laws so I used that time to straighten up the house and catch up on laundry. After all, have you ladies ever tried cleaning a house with a hubby at home? It's about the equivalent of cleaning with a toddler.
After Kevin and Harper arrived home, we headed out for dinner with my parents at Mayflower. Despite that Harper had had her one year check up that day, she did great. She wasn't fussy or tired. She was quite the trip at the table. Since we left dinner so late and Harper was getting tired, we decided to ride around town for a bit so Harper would fall asleep in the car. Yes, we are those parents. Sometimes it's just easier to have her fall asleep in the car than fight to get her to sleep at home. At home there are just too many distractions.
Since our plan worked and Harp fell asleep, that left the Hubs and I a few hours to relax before we headed to bed. While I made a burlap wreath for my best friend, Kevin watched a movie and I listened. Sometimes listening to television is about as far as it goes these days!
As is my usual routine, I woke up bright and early Saturday morning to get ready for a new day. Since Harper and the hubs were still in bed when I finished getting ready, I finished up all of our laundry from the week, folded it, and put it away. By that time everyone was up and moving so we shared breakfast at home. Since Harper loves all things sweet I fixed her some pancakes. She was a huge fan! By the time she finished up, she smelt like maple syrup. I could have just squeezed and kissed on her all day!
One of our close family friends has ventured into the world of selling Initial Outfitters. In an effort to help her, I hosted her first party at our house Saturday afternoon. Despite how busy all of our friends and family were we had a good turnout. I loved all of the monogram items they carry. I can guarantee I'll be getting into a little trouble where my purchases are concerned... but the way I see it is that I'm helping a friend out ;) Don't you agree?
I'm not sure if it was the fact that Harper had three shots the day before, if it was all the people at our house on Saturday, or a combination of both but by the time the party was over, Harper was knocked out. I thought for sure she'd only sleep for about an hour but three hours later she was still snoozing. Despite that I had a ton of stuff to do, I just couldn't put her down. I held her all three hours and just savored those precious moments. Please check out all of her different sleeping positions. She cracked us up moving all around in her sleep!
Saturday night my in-laws watched Harper so that Kevin and I could have a date night compliments of Kevin's work. Every spring and fall Kevin's work pays for their employees and their families to catch dinner and a show at the Barn & Dinner Theater in Greensboro, NC. Every spring and fall Kevin and I take them up on that offer and it just happened to be this weekend. We arrived at the show early to find out that the matinee had ran over so seating would take place an hour later than expected. So we did what any rational couple would do... we made a Starbucks run! A vanilla bean frappucino was just what we needed to hold us over until dinner.
By the time we got back, it was time for dinner and the show followed shortly after. The show was called Groovin'. It was based on music from the 60's and 70's. I was proud to admit I knew almost every song. Thank the Lord my parents raised me on good music :P
Sunday morning we headed to Kevin's church which is an hour away. Despite the long drive, we truly feel at home at Kevin's church. Kevin's uncle serves as the pastor there and he is truly a phenomenal speaker. I'd put him right up there with Charles and Andy Stanley. That's saying something people. He's amazing! We always walk away feeling challenged for the week.
When church was over we swung through a drive-thru to grab a quick lunch and then rode around looking at houses that were on the market. Over the last few weeks Kevin and I have really been thinking heavily about moving, building, or staying where we are at. When we bought our home four years ago, we knew right away it wouldn't be our forever house. Don't get me wrong, we love our home but it's located in the dead center of our town and having both grown up in the country, we hope to relocate there. With the market really down right now, we've been debating putting our house on the market and buying a new home or building the home of our dreams in the next year or so in order to get a lower interest rate. Currently there isn't anything on the market that we're too interested in so for the looks of it, we'll be staying where we are at. Which means more home projects for us! So stay tuned...
Sunday afternoon I left Harper and Kev and headed to my best friend and cousin's last wedding shower. They'll be getting married in less than five weeks! It's crazy how fast time has flown by. I remember when they got engaged last spring...another time I forgot to blog about! hehe
By the time I got back home from Aly's shower, I was beat. Being on the go all day took it out of me so I didn't bother cooking anything fancy for dinner. But I did whip us up some hot ham and cheeses that were delish. I just threw some deli ham and mozzerella cheese on some french bread and stuck them on broil for about 5 minutes...Subway couldn't beat 'em! You ladies need to try it if you need a quick fix!
All in all it was a great weekend. Here's to a calmer more relaxed week!