I would blog more and I haven't really gotten off to a good start Sheesh! I missed the whole month of September! I mean like who does that? Me, that's who...
Well a lot has happened since August, so let me dish....
Time completely escaped me and just a few weeks ago I remembered that "Oh crap! I still have to finish my international craft swap thingy!" So I have successfully finished one project and I have the last three lined up so that I can just knock them out. Yep, that's right I set them up to knock them down :)
So can you guess what my Saturday will consist of when I am not at the park with my little monkey??
My husband and I have started back at our old church again. We just love it so much that we couldn't stay away! Especially when there is one so close to our house :) So on Saturday nights we go to our church up by our house and then on Sunday mornings we drive to the other Church location 25 minutes away and work in the children's minitries. Yep that's right we have the main branch 5 minutes from our home but do we volunteer there?? Noooo, lol. Our family lives in a town about 20 minutes away so we basically visit them every weekend. So we don't mind the trip it always opens up for some thought provoking talk between the hubby and I :)
I have already decided I don't want to minor in art. Yep, I have already changed my mind lol! I am leaning more toward Religion now. I have that very interesting, but you never know I may change my mind again :)
I decorated for fall last night! It was a ton of fun until I realized, "Oh darn, I don't have that many fall decorations..." But it didn't stop there it inspired me I have a ton of frames sitting in a tubberware box in my closet. So I think I am ghoing to frame a sign saying fall or something... I haven't quite worked out all the kinks/ideas yet....
Oh my husband quit smking again!!! WOOHOO!!! I can't tell you how happy this makes me! We went through some rough times and he reverted back to smoking after he had quit for about 8 months. But I am extremely happy to report that he put it down again! It's been almost a week and it's been amazing! He told me after day 3 that he no longer had a desire to smoke! Praise God!!!
My sister in law is getting married in Decemeber so I spent one weekend making the invites and thank you cards for her bridal shower! It was very fun but it was very much crazy work!! My MIL and I had a great time putting them together with her friends from work. Afterwards we went to lunch at Chili's and then headed back to the house. It was a funfilled day. And now that I have the invite hanging on my fridge it makes me smile!! Now all I have to do is pray that God will provide the means for a gift for her in 2 weeks....
Oh I went out on a date with my hubby for the first time in 4 months! That was pretty amazing! If we could I would say we should go on one every week! But I enjoy staying in as well! So I see a movie night in our future. But anyways back to the date... We had a gift card from our anniversary to use and my husband loves the Olive Garden so we went there :) He told me we had to go before October 9th, because that my friends is when the never ending psata bowl ends and you can't miss out on that, that would be a true tradegy! (At least in his opinion, I am happy with salad :) Afterwards we went over to Tin City, which is this cute little place with beach like shops (who would've thought beach like shops in Florida hahaha) well inside Tin City there is a place called the Amazing Cookie company (or something like that) and they have these huge chocolate chip cookies that are perfect for sharing! So we got one of those little gems and shared it and talked it was quite nice :)
I also have a project which I am still working on... It is picture cubes for the bridal shower... They are these little cube blocks that have about 5 wires comming out of them and you stick pictures on them... Well they were red and orange and well didn't really match the theme of the shower... So I have been recovering them with scrap book paper to match the decor and I found some nice ribbon which I am using you wrap them up like a present. They look really cute so far and I will post pictures soon. My sister in law doesn't read or even know my blog exists so I am free to talk about these things :) I will try to upload pictures this weekend but honestly it probably wont happen!
I have been trying a lot of new recipes lately. Mostly from my cooking light magazine. Cooking/baking makes me happy and so does my cooking light magazine. I will post some recipes soon :)
Austin has been improving in school. The third grade has been rough on him! But twice a week I go to the library and I pick up chapter books for him and then I pick up books about the human body, or bugs, or birds and we sit and read them together and learn about them. It has really helped with improving his reading skills. Plus it makes me happy to hear him talk about what he has learned weeks later and how excited it makes him! So needless to say I am one happy mama!
Ethan my youngest doesn't really like to snuggle... I mean he loves for me to pick him up and hold him but he isn't one for snuggling in the bed... Which makes me a little sad but is ok... But 2 weeks ago I came home from work and said hey why don't you tell me about your day (which is what I ask my boys everyday when I get home from work) so he took my hand and we walked into my bed room and laid down on the floor (yes the floor) and he laid his head on my extended arm and he persisted to tell me about his day which is just the cutest darn thing coming from a 2 year old! So it was nice to have him lay with me for 5 minutes! It's those precious moments in life that I cling to everyday!
Well sorry for the random all over the place talking! I guess that pretty sums up the last month or so's events! So I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! Happy Hump Day! :)
Grace at Home No. 282
2 days ago