Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekend happenings

I love beautiful weekends when all is well.  The weather certainly isn't what most would consider fall, but the mid 80's were perfect for a lot of outdoor play. 

Barry bought an awesome disc for our family.  If thrown well, it will make it more than halfway down our long street.  It is so fun to watch it fly.  The kids giggle with excitement at the distance each can throw it.  Well, Emily was certain hers would make it the farthest.  It made it the farthest up the tree!  It got stuck so high in our neighbor's tree.  Luke was determined to get it out with a green kickball.  We tried for a good while and it didn't even budge.  Thankfully, Barry got home and was able to knock it out.  Our hero!!

Jorden didn't have to work on Saturday and we were SO happy to have him hang out with us!  They all get along so well.  They really enjoyed being the pictures clearly show.  It does a mama's heart good to see her kids loving each other.  I often tell them that even when they are adults, they are to remain close.  It is very important that they respect each other and each other's spouses at all times.  I just love these people that are mine!! :-)
Luke is a master of his scooter.  He flies down the driveway and up the neighbor's.  I love watching him get a kick out of scaring me.  Often I pretend that his dare devil moves freak me out.  Honestly, there are times they really do!!  He thinks it's hilarious to watch me squirm.  Boys!! 

LOOK!!!  Birds really do fly south for the winter.  They have been all over our house lately.  I love hearing them sing each morning.  It sounds so beautiful as the sun is coming up.  Their good morning songs thrill my heart.  I am a nature lover....but I require great amenities!  I will hang out in nature all day, but come nighttime, I need a clean shower, soft bed, and a porcelain toilet that is CLEAN.  :-)
I hope everyone's weekend was blessed with great times that lead to fond memories.  Times with family are so precious.  Nothing is as important as being together.  Walking away from my iPad can be difficult at times, but my family's laughter is sweeter than anything I can read or accomplish in that sitting.  I wish I could bottle up these times so when they are grown and living next door (Just kidding....not really, but don't tell them!!) I can open the jar and feel this joy over and over again.
Weekly menu:  As always, the recipes are listed in the tab above.
Monday...Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti, salad
Tuesday...Black Bean and Quinoa Enchiladas, Guacamole and baked chips
Wednesday...BBQ in the crockpot, baked potatoes, baked beans
Friday...Fish Tacos, Killer Quinoa Salad
Sunday...Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup
Have a wonderful week doing what God has called all of us to, and love well. xoxo