Monday, March 26, 2007

great weekend...

Mondays are always so tedious for me...laundry, picking up, errands, etc. -- all the things that take all day and when you're done you feel like you have nothing to show for it. Oh well, such is life. Hopefully Monday will slip by quickly and we'll be to Tuesday before I know it!

The weekend, however, was nice and productive and fun. I spent a good portion of the day Friday shopping -- picked up some supplies for some scrapbooking/paper crafting projects I'm working on, bought some cute framed prints for the kid's bathroom, along with a fun green rug and some cute towels, picked up some new clothes, and a cute little baby shower gift for a cute new mom-to-be. After we came home I decided that it was the day I was going to tackle the took a good 5 hours, and lots of help from the kids...but it's clean! LOVE it! I have a huge box of garbage to get rid of, and another huge box to take to the D.I. Now I want to get some fun things to hang up on the walls down there.

Saturday was busy as well. I got my hair done (which ALWAYS puts me in a good mood) while Brad took care of the kids. He took them to Dairy Keen and to Grandpa and Grandma's while the sprinklers were being repaired. Brad sold his fishing boat, I cleaned the kid's bathroom and put up the new pictures and accessories, and went grocery shopping. I spent some time preparing Sunday's meal and preparing my Primary lesson...and then I couldn't go to I spent a few hours editing photos, watched a movie, and finally went to sleep at 6 am...only to get up at 8am Sunday morning to get ready for church. It wasn't bad though, the exhaustion didn't hit until late Sunday afternoon, so I was fine.

Sunday mornings always fly by -- getting the kids ready for church seems like it takes way longer than it should, but we managed to do it with minimal yelling/screaming/fighting from the kiddos. My friend and her family are staying at a condo in Midway, so they came down and went to church with us and then came over to our house after church. I have known Tiffany for several years, she's one of my good friends that I met through the channels of scrapbooking -- a wonderfully friendly and kind woman who is also very talented and organized. We had never met her husband and four kids, but I have to say they were just as fun and easy to get along with as she is. The kids all got along great, the husbands seemed to enjoy visiting with each other, and of course Tiffany and I had lots to talk about! We had a nice lunch and then spent the afternoon relaxing and visiting. We went to my parent's house and spent some time visiting, then came home at 7:00 to meet with our new Home Teachers. By the time they left, I was completely exhausted and crashed into bed.

This is the part where I get to brag a bit on my sweet husband. Not only did he take care of the kids most of the day Saturday, and when I crashed into bed early on Sunday, but he cleaned up the kitchen, finished washing the bigger pans and bowls that wouldn't fit into the dishwasher, got the kids into bed and got up with any of the night-time wake-ups, and still got up and went to work early this morning. And this isn't just a one-time occurance. He does things like this all the time (well, I don't usually crash into bed early, he does things even when I'm awake). He is such a good husband and dad. He works hard at his job to support us, and when he comes home he works just as hard at being a super dad to the kids. He always find the energy and time to play with the kids, even if he's exhuasted from a long day at work. He always supports me in whatever I'm doing -- whether it's taking care of the kids so I can work, or going shopping with me, or getting my wedding ring repaired (*wink*), or just doing whatever he needs to do to make our home a better place. Sometimes I have to just sit down and pinch myself...he's such an incredible person and I'm so lucky that he's my husband -- it's been almost 14 years and I love him more and more every day!

Wow, this turned into a bit of a rambling novel. If you read the whole thing, wow! and thank you. I think if you made it this far, maybe you deserve something special. Yep, you do. If you read this entire post, leave a comment telling me one GOOD thing that happened or one FUN thing you did that made last weekend a great one for you, and I'll draw a name and send you something fun from my stash of scrapbook supplies! I'll pick a name tomorrow evening. :O)

**I had to come back and edit my post to add a layout I created a while just doesn't seem right to post without a project or photos or something fun to look at!! And now I'm going to leave my office and try to have a productive day -- hope you do too!


  1. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and loving children. I spent Sunday afternoon with my 2 year old granddaughter and she is always a delight to be with. So loving and curious about everything.


  2. Hey, Wendy! You do have a keeper! I'm lucky, I got one too.
    We spent Saturday cleaning up the yard, which means all the debris from the construction of the new addition and got our garden boxes ready to go. glad I didn't get the urge to plant anything since it's supposed to snow tonight!

    Happy Monday!

  3. How wonderful to have a productive weekend! On Saturday I watched my son play his first-ever soccer game. He never had any interest in it before, but this Spring he decided to join the league and loved it!

  4. Hello Wendy,
    It was such a nice weekend here! I am so glad spring is coming to our beautiful valley. I did all the normal weekend things but also a cyber crop where I did lots of scrapbooking. Off do my Monday chores now.
    Have a great week!

  5. Hi Wendy, I love reading your blog. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend. I had family come visit from Utah. We don't get to see them much. We had so much fun just visiting and doing a little antique shopping. I love your LO you posted. Jamie B

  6. I think I have your hubby's twin. He sounds just like mine! I visit your blog often, and love your stories. And let's for my comment about my weekend... My hubby and I were able to find some alone time in the midst of having to drive our four kids around to various activities and dances. GOOD TIMES!

  7. axhlxsdGood Weekend -
    Surprised my hubby with a night at a themed-room hotel in town. It's our 16 year Anniversary on Thursday. He's an incredible man and love of my life. Nice to be alone and talk and laugh. Thanks for sharing all your 'stuff'.

  8. Whew... I mad it all the way through. Just kidding. :)

    My hubby is the same way. I just love that he cherishes me and our family and would do anything for us.

    It was gorgeous weather here in Alabama this weekend and we had a great time outside doing yard work and washing cars as a family. So fun...

  9. Ooh, you are SO productive! Holy cow. What a great guy your husband is. I have to say that I'm just as lucky. My husband is the same way...just takes care of us all. It's such a blessing.

    Kristan Martin
    Libby, MT

  10. Hi Wendy! You have a great husband!! The thing that made my weekend great was finally getting my BEAUTIFUL weeping cherry willow tree.
    Judi P.

  11. Wow, you've had a busy and fun weekend! And a good hubby, that's really a good thing!

    A nice and fun thing I did this weekend (Sunday) was to sing at church with the chrurch-choir. And another nice thing is that we turned the clocks forward, Daylight Savings Time! I think you do that a week after us, or is it before? Anyway, now the days are loooonger and also warmer! Yippie, I love spring!

  12. Wendy,
    You had a busy weekend. One good thing about my weekend. Hmmm...I went to a baby shower and visited with my in-laws and I got to see my beautiful sister ;) She always looks nice--but she's always very busy. Where does she find the time? Kristy L.

  13. My husband and I went for a long bike ride on Friday and just talked and enjoyed the fresh spring air. I even got a little sunburn--first for the season.

  14. Sometimes it's hard to put into words how lucky we are to have husbands that are wonderful, but you did a great job!! I am very blessed to have a husband like that too! I'm just glad everyone at my house is getting over the sickies hopefully once and for all!!! That alone is a good thing.
    Janet - Wisconsin

  15. K, so I don't think it worked the first time. Something good...being able to enjoy the beautiful weather, for sure! My kiddos were finally healthy enough to play outside for the first time in much too long. It was wonderful! Just want to say how much I enjoy your blog. I could totally relate to the 'getting ready for church' comments. Thanks for sharing your great work!

  16. I spent this weekend celebrating my one and only son's 8th birthday! It was an all weekend celebration - from his party on Saturday through his actual borthdy on Sunday (and a chance to go see The Last Mimzy at the theatre!). He had a great time and luckily, I am friends with his friends parents, so we all got to hang out during the party too!

    This weekend ROCKED!

  17. Hey I'm a little late adding a reply, but I just had to say that I didn't pay Wendy to say all those nice things about me and my family. Wendy was an awsome hostess and fed us lots of yummy food. I'm glad you finally got some rest. We just got home - a long and snowy/rainy drive. Just wanted to say thanks again and I agree that she has a super husband! I can't say that I did too bad myself. My husband drove the whole way and let me sleep.