Three-Day Weekend – Kinda

This has been a busy 3 day weekend for us.  In the past we have had a planned a big shrimp boil on Monday of the Labor Day  weekend. Friends of ours were to come in this weekend too, but they were unable to come due to their schedules.  It has been a lot of fun having friends over to share a low county shrimp boil thru the years.  Many of them had never experienced one before.

This weekend we were unable to have our annual shrimp boil, due to some home improvement issues.  We did have our staff over for taco night and games on Sunday. We had so much fun talking and laughing the night away.  We hope to have more games nights.

Today was a work around the house day. Hubby had to get some of his church work done and then work on the endless bathroom remodel.  I need to get some yard work done.  We have been neglecting getting pruning and weeding done. I talked with a vendor at the market, and I was happy to find that I could trim back one of our large overgrown bushes.  Doing yard work is not one of my favorite things to do in home ownership, but it got done.  I was able to get the little one to help, although begrudgingly. Despite not enjoying yard work, I do enjoy seeing my hard work to pay off in the end.  I do hope the bush will grow back with my major trimming.  I think I ended up using 3 different types of pruning tools.  I tamed the overgrown beast.

We did make some progress on the bathroom.  Most of the drywall is gone, and it just needs to get all cleaned up to see what we need to do next.  We did notice the linoleum was mounted on luan board and then laid onto the subfloor.  We are hoping because of this – we will not have to replace the subfloor. This would be great news and save us money.  I am fairly sure how I want the girls bathroom to look, but I am just trying to figure out how far to go with the tile.  I can’t wait to see it all finished.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Did you do anything fun?

Weekends – How I love you!

After my baking was over on Friday, it was time for the weekend to get going. Friday afternoon the Dear Sisters had a tennis match at home against Worthington Christian. Hubby and I decided that it would be fun to ride our bikes to the match. We have not been bike riding all summer, and we thought it would be a perfect day for it. After a little stop and start by the little one, we finally made it to the courts.  I was truly a beautiful afternoon for tennis and a bike ride. The little one was happy knowing there was going to be Whit’s in the end.

Hannah and Emily got their second chance at playing doubles since they were rained out earlier in the week.  It is funny to hear them announce them as the Dear Sisters. They played great together and won their match 6-1, 6-0.  They both had great shots, and Emily got an Ace. It was a great win for them.  It was great for the team as well since they won too.

"Venus and Serena"

“Venus and Serena”

After their match, the big girls went to teen night.  They were so happy to see their friends, since they had not seen many of them since the end of the school year.  I am so thankful we have a wonderful homeschool group with families who are investing in our children’s lives.

You would think, the weekend could not get any better, but wait – we cleaned the playroom and “tunnel” (what we call our storage area). The girls were not too excited, but it had to be done. I know it was not what everyone wanted to do, but we had clothes to be put away, things to be cleaned and organized, and another got step forward to be ready to start school.  I’m not sure we are ready for school, but the room is getting there.

My favorite part of the weekend is always Sunday. I get to come together with my family and my faith family to worship.  It was a wonderful day of worship and preaching. OK, I may be biased about the preacher, but he is my favorite.

This weekend has gotten me ready to face the week, but weekends I do love when you come around. What was your favorite part of your weekend?