but i have good reason!
i was obviously not in a good place on Thursday last week. i had gotten bad news, i found out just a bunch of bad news all in one giant gush of yuckiness. i am in a MUCH better place this morning and i'm hoping this week will start an uphill climb for all of us. i'm cautiously optimistic and i'm hoping that will help with the mood throughout the week.
Friday was the beginnings of a WONDERFUL weekend. after therapy and what not, we came home and Madelyn laid down for her nap. my friend Lynae called and said she'd come down to hang out after her son got out of school. she literally hasn't been down here for about 2 months. between her work schedule, my work schedule, all the crap with the accident, etc, etc, it was hard to find the time to get together. yes, she only lives 20 min away, but that's just far enough to put a crimp in our plans. we made pork tenderloins and the kidlets had hot dogs. i love how well our kids play together, even when they're in bad moods. about halfway through the night, emily got home and came over with her kids. so, it was just like the 'old' days when we all got to hang out and just sit and chat while the kids play in the yard. it was so nice just to sit and catch up on the everyday happenings. i love lazy evenings where we all just get to hang out.
Saturday was...interesting to say the least. i had to work that morning and while i was there i got a call on my cell phone from the body shop. my car was done!!! so, since Darik had gotten rained out, he went there, picked up my keys and brought them to me so i could go and pick it up when i got off work at noon. i was SO excited. it seriously made my day totally turn around. i find it amazing that something so minor, yet so totally, totally major like that could change my whole day. i got off work at noon, went and picked up my Jeep and went to my mom's to get the girls. they came home, napped and then we were off to go get the NEW car. we got a 2011 Chevy Traverse, and i love her already. she's white...has 8 ppl seating. i just love the extra room and the fact that it doesn't feel HUGE. after we picked up the car, we went and got emily and the kids and headed out to harvest days. it's an annual festival in the next town over. we always head to the craft show on sunday morning but this year we decided to take the kids to the carnival on saturday night. they had SO much fun. even little miss nattie got in on the action! emma loved the ferris wheel (she went on that with emily, i don't do heights...or swingy things) and both her and ryan rode the big slide about 3 times. they had a BLAST. here's some pics...
it always makes my heart happy to see them have so much fun!
Sunday was another busy day. We went to my mom's in the am because the girls have to see her everyday of the weekend since they're so deprived of her during the week lol. mom was going to church at 1030 so since we were heading to the craft fair with emily when she got home from church at 11, we headed home to wait. went to the craft show, which was kind of dumb. a lot of the vendors must have taken their stuff down the night before because of the rain. anyway, i got a SUPER cute witch door hanger thingy and a super cute witch's brew thing for the end tables. next weekend is Cornfest so i'm hoping that that craft fair will be a little better. oye. after madsy got a little nap it was time to get ready for darik's parents to come over. his mom's bday was saturday so we invited them over for dinner. Darik grilled butterfly porkchops, i made oven browned potatoes, vegetable casserole, and pineapple. his brother got a 1/2 a sheet cake...and it was SOOO good. after they left, we went for a ride. darik hadn't even been in the new car yet so we just went toolin' around. and THAT rounded up our weekend. the girls AND darik were in bed by 730 last night LOL
was going to do nothing today but of course my husband has other plans for me. *sigh*
on to ct stuffs...
did you see this?
kcb has lost her mind...
go play along...humor me, please?
i've been working hard on brainstorming for BOTCT coming up next month and wow. we've got some awesome entries!
now i'm off to watch a lil' wizard of 'ah' with mads and then we're off to run our gazillion errands!
until next time.............