It, truly, has been a whirlwind of a weekend! It all started Friday night. BJ and I were, completely, blessed by a couple friend of ours, who insisted on coming over to babysit, while BJ and I got a little alone time. We are so very grateful, too! We had a quiet dinner at Olive Garden and, afterward, went to Borders, just to read, for an hour. We, always, seem to end up at Borders with me rummaging through the newest selection of children's books and BJ finding an old favorite. We, also, tend to spend a little money on our kiddos. I picked up a stack of young adult books, to keep Ezekiel reading over the summer months, as well as a fun, little favorite, for Adina, which she just cannot seem to put down.
We finished the night up with a little coffee and parking lot chat at Starbucks. It was so wonderful not to have any interruptions and know that our children were in safe and loving hands and sound asleep in their little beds.
Saturday morning, Adina and I went to a few, garage sales. It was our city-wide garage sale weekend, but it was, also, raining and cold, and we didn't have much luck. We did find a few, fun purchases at Hobby Lobby, though :).
Then, Sunday afternoon, Ezekiel had a birthday party to attend (Ooo! And come back, tomorrow, to see a layout for Ezekiel's scrapbook and his friend's birthday card, using all the same goodies.); and I spent the afternoon baking cookies for Ezekiel's Awana Award Ceremony, which was the perfect conclusion to our whirlwind of a weekend.
We are so very proud of him! He completed his second-year book, review book, AND memorized all 72 verses of Psalm 78. He's the only one in his class that did, too! Go, Ezekiel!
Oh! And just for fun, I couldn't help showing you this series of pictures of BJ trying to make Adina eat a sweet pickle. She wasn't having it!
Somewhere in the middle of all that, I did find the time to make a pretty, little card for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: Frills & Thrills. However, I'm going to put it in a separate post, just to spare all those caring more about my papercrafting technique than our family affairs :); but to all of you who made it to the bottom of this post, WOW, and thanks so much for reading!