Tuesday, February 19, 2013

catching up

Last week was a bit of a doozy.  Between my birthday, Valentine's Day, and the WORST cold ever, I was a little pulled in every direction.  And the direction I wanted to go the most was to bed and get well.  I did find myself in bed early most nights, and so my usual day to day got swept under the rug a bit.  Including this here blog.  But after a weekend away visiting good friends and getting lots of relaxation and laughs, I'm feeling almost 100%.  Almost.

I took a break making all you lovely people little somethings to make a bunch of favors for the kiddo's school parties.  I also made Brian a little something for Valentine's Day, so you'll have to forgive me for taking a week off!
We are big Parks and Recreation fans.  Brian surprised me with a beautiful bouquet and the littles and I got an assortment of treats.  We're lucky to have such an amazing man in our lives.  He really went all out this year to make us feel loved.  And full of chocolate.
We just got back late last night from our weekend away.  There aren't that many pictures, and what pictures we do have, Brian took.  My friend, Tara, and I ran lots of little errands and trips, and just took the time to catch up a little.  So I let the picture-taking fall by the wayside.  Tara has 5 kids and a lovely home, so my littles were in heaven, and I barely saw them the whole weekend!  Her littlest one, Kyle, turned 3, so there were cake and presents.  Rowan and Lydia were princesses a lot, and Fletcher got to play with the birthday boy's new toys with him and the other boys.  We all had a great time.
And now it's back to the real world.  I have a lot of cleaning to do, projects to work on, and I'm going to actually cook some real meals this week.  It's a relief to start feeling better again.


  1. It's always fun to go out and "play," but there's nothing that beats that feeling of being home. In your own bed. So glad you're feeling better! The kids all look like they had a great time. What a great visit with Tara's family! Would love to join you all next time! Can't wait to see what meals and projects you'll be cooking up soon. xo

  2. Hope you feel better! I hate being sick and it's just a downer to the rest of the week. Happy belated birthday!


  3. I'm so glad you had a good visit with friends and that you're feeling better. Your Valentine's notes are so sweet! Love your plate wall too. :) Jo

  4. I'm glad you're feeling better! Love the card you made Brian and how fun to go visit friends with that many kids! Entertainment for days, right?

  5. Happy to know you are feeling better! I adore that last picture-- what a great portrait!!

  6. I'm right there with you, I've been having a few doozy weeks lately :) Your trip and Valentine's look like such fun. Glad you all had a good time and are feeling better.


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