We did everything this weekend. We spent a ton of time together as a family, which was just what we needed after a very, very long week of working too hard. (Especially Greg, who worked 8am-midnight Monday through Thursday!)
Friday night after work, we went out to Mexican with our friends Josh and Lindsay. The weather was so nice that we got to sit outside on the patio. We spent the night relaxing with some SVU, and I got to try out my favorite new product.
The next morning, we all got up early to get ready for a busy day. My mother in law picked Vada and her cousin Mia up to volunteer for Clean Valley Day. Greg headed off to the Taubman Museum of Art, where he spent the day doing screen printing demonstrations for the grand opening of the Children’s Art Venture exhibit. And I went for my monthly mani/pedi! (OPI – Pink Flamenco for the fingers and toes this time.)
When Greg got home, we all went to Menchies for frozen yogurt, which just opened up in Roanoke! I went to a Menchies for the first time at the Sewing Summit in SLC last year, and it was so adorable, I knew Vada would just love it. (She did.)
This morning, we all got up early again and Vada helped me make a big breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon. Vada has been helping me in the kitchen a lot lately, and it’s really fun and cute. She loves helping and I love that she loves helping.
After breakfast, we headed to Home Depot and got everything we needed to build a couple raised bed gardens in our backyard. I’ve been begging Greg to build them forever, and I couldn’t be more excited to grow some veggies this year! We finished up the beds and just need to fill them with compost this week, then we’ll be ready to start planting a few things next weekend. My parents will be here for Easter, and my mom is an expert square-foot gardener, so she’s going to help us out. I’mso looking forward to heirloom tomatoes. Mmmm….
Oh! And mama bird laid another egg! ♥
We had a busy and super fun weekend. Saturday morning, I made a yummy pancake breakfast. My new favorite pancake recipe is this one. (I also add a dash of cinnamon to spice them up a little bit.) It’s a really quick and simple recipe, and makes eight just-right pancakes. A little while later, we took Vada to the art museum and then checked out the St. Patrick’s Day parade for a little bit. My sister and I did a little fabric shopping and then attempted to have a few pieces of artwork framed. Um, I have never had anything professionally framed before… it is SO expensive. JEEZ! Like, hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I had no idea. I’ll just wait until our next Ikea trip for frames, since I can’t seem to find what I need anywhere else.
Today was rainy and dreary. We had a slow start, went for a nice drive around town and then (sadly) spent a big part of the day working. I finished up a big quilt for a client. Greg did some work around the shop. I tidied up around the house, folded all the clean laundry and planned out my week, including our dinner menu and the grocery list. I was feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed, but writing everything out really helped me feel better. My life looks and feels so much more manageable when it’s all there on paper.
Now I’m going to go wind down with a nice book (if I can keep my eyes open long enough) and get some much-needed beauty sleep. ♥
It’s been a fun weekend with my sister here! My friend Kaitlin came into town and we quilted one of her quilts, had friends over for a pizza party, did a little shopping, had Vada’s cousin over to play, went on a breakfast date, got ice cream and played outside. Now that we’ve “sprung forward” and since the weather has been so nice, I can’t wait for it to get warmer.
I’m on week 3 out of 4 in my ClickinMoms photography class. I’m still struggling a little bit (so many variables!) but I know that it will get easier with practice. I just need to be more disciplined and take pictures every single day. ♥