A Weekend to Remember

You know how sometimes you just have one of those weekends where you rush-rush-rush and feel like you’ve got a million things to do and you aren’t doing any of them well?  Yeah…me, too.  But this weekend?  Totally not like that.

On Friday, I went on a field trip with Lydia.

They had this whole town made up of little playhouses.
They had everything – a bank, a chapel, a stable, a jail, a courthouse, a school, a dress shop, and several others.

There was this super-cool trampoline type thing called a jump pillow.

There was a corn maze and teepee and little log cabin and a slide through a hill and a zip line and tons of awesome.
The time flew by.

Oh…and I found a Beyoncé hidden in a corner there.
(Don’t click that link if you aren’t a fan of the curse words.)
(I am convinced they took her down because of that post.)

Then on Friday night, Carter had his very first camp-out at church.
He was so proud of earning his air rifle badge and healthy eating badge.
(Of course his healthy eating badge was for eating hot dogs, so I think he maaaay have missed the point on that one.)

(I love that when he got back home, he climbed into my lap for cuddles.)

Lydia and I put the littles to bed and watched The Princess Diaries together.
And then she and I had a sleepover in my room.
(And by sleep-over I mean she slept on top of me.)
It was really a lot of fun to turn out the lights and giggle with her.

Saturday was full of fun.
Even when Asa colored his hand, arm and face with a blue marker.

We went to hear my brother’s band play at a local family event
And Marshall sat in with the band for a song or two.

My dad and my Papa sang a little back-up, too.

Then we went out to “the lot” – a lovely piece of land that my grandparents own but haven’t developed.
The weather was perfect for a picnic, and we had fun celebrating my dad’s birthday.
(He got one of these…because they’re awesome!)

The kids splashed in the creek (and Asa busted it a few times, hence the bloody chin).

The ‘boys’ (aka my dad, my husband, and our family friend) climbed a tree.

We laughed and told stories and just enjoyed being outside.

Saturday night was for football and working on Halloween costumes.
(They’re going to be Jake, Izzy and Cubby.)

Sunday was for church and family.
And looking at this cuteness.

After church was over, I remembered that I was supposed to work in the nursery.
(Oops!  Sorry Lynn and Ginny!)
We had picnic leftovers and a nice, lazy afternoon.
(Or as lazy as is possible with 4 small children in the house).
We had an old-fashioned hymn sing that night.
Followed by dinner with long-time friends.

Our weekend was full and this morning I am tired.
But more importantly my heart is full.

5 Responses to A Weekend to Remember
  1. Jil
    October 17, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    You so needed a weekend like this one! So glad to hear that your cup was filled. Enjoy those sweet little ones!!

  2. punkinmama
    October 17, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    That sounds amazing! Glad you were able to have such a wonderful weekend. I am totally jealous!

  3. CathyMartin
    October 17, 2011 | 8:56 pm


  4. domestic extraordinaire
    October 17, 2011 | 11:17 pm

    sounds like a fabulous weekend!