Weekend Snapshots

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Monday, ya'll!  First and foremost, I have to say thank you so much for all the sweet, birthday wishes you left, for me, on yesterday's Birthday Giveaway post.  You all are the best!  Thank you!  And it was so fun to see that most of you celebrate low-key in exactly the same way I did, but before I get to that, I had to share a few pics of Ezekiel's Saturday, afternoon, basketball game.
The kiddos and I were on our own all morning, while BJ was away at a church meeting; but we all met back up, early afternoon, to cheer Ezekiel on to another, unfortunate loss.  But look at this lineup!  How did those boys get so tall anyway?!  Sigh.  We couldn't even catch a rebound!
I tried to get crafty Saturday afternoon, but I cannot seem to focus lately.  My mind is racing a million miles an hour with everything that needs to be done, and between that and the continual interruptions from little ones, I just wasn't getting anywhere.  So, I bailed, baked a couple loaves of French bread, and whipped up a big batch of Gumbo.  At least everyone went to bed happy and full :).

Then, at church, on Sunday, we, along with the rest of the parents, were invited to spend the morning, with Ezekiel, to see what happens in the first to fifth grader's territory.  It meant a lot, to Ezekiel, for us to be there, and it's always fun to see him interact with his friends and spout out verses and answers left and right.  It's comforting to know, too, that he knows the right way to behave when his sister gets into his things.  Now, if we can just put that into practice.  LOL!  (Ezekiel's in the green and plaid shirt to the far right in the photos below.)
Then, we went to Olive Garden for my birthday lunch, courtesy of BJ's aunt, via a couple of Christmas gift cards...
and finished up, back home, with an Apple Crumb Cake that BJ made for me.
Poor Adina might've gotten mauled after she blew out the first candle.  LOL!
I got to pick out a few, new, creative goodies to celebrate with.  My kiddos were completely giddy to give me the cards they picked out all by themselves.  LOVE!  And my handsome hubby brought home these sweet, flower bundles, which I separated, to keep me company all weekend long.
Oh!  And I think my hubby's working up a light box for me, too.  Woohoo!  Wish him luck!
We spent the rest of the day taking a nap and watching football, while we listened to the thunder and watched the lightening, which is so out of character for January in Kansas, but I LOVE rainstorms!  BJ and I have been totally cheering against one another, during the football games, for the last two weeks; but so far, I'm 4-0.  Although, I have to admit that I no longer know who to cheer for.  I guess that I've got a couple weeks, before the Super Bowl, to pick a fave.

Oh!  And Ezekiel was blessed with this big box of books from a family friend, whose son is all grown up and off to college, and started sorting right away.  Now, they'll be gratefully loved :)!
Thanks for peeking in, and have a wonderful, work week, ya'll!  I'm off to sneak in a little creative time, while my kiddos are resting/reading.  Hugs!


Judy1223 said...

So glad you had a fun-filled birthday with your beautiful family! Can't wait to see what crafty fun you were up to!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like you had a great birthday weekend!! LOVING all the photos!! And loving the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):)