I'm sad to see this four day weekend end. I love when we don't have tons of plans and can just hangout with each other. Eric was off all day Friday for our anniversary. We went to Panera for lunch and did a little shopping. After school, we took Brady to his tennis lesson and then to Grandma and Grandpa's house to spend the night. Eric and I found this Italian restaurant that we had never been to before and were able to sit outside...the weather was perfect. I love our son...but sometimes it's so nice to enjoy a meal with my husband all alone. I feel so much more relaxed when I'm not in parenting mode. Anyway, it was a great weekend. On Memorial Day, it was just the three of us, a simple day, just the way we like it!
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend!
I wanted to share the view out our kitchen window. My picture doesn't really do it justice.
It's the prettiest view we get all year! It makes me happy everytime I walk into the kitchen.
Last week I helped out with Brady's 2nd grade field trip to Longwood Gardens.
It was a beautiful day....and the gardens were gorgeous. I took tons of pictures.
I was in charge of this rambunctious group of boys!
They actually did very well...although I think they would have had just as much fun playing in the
parking lot as they did walking around the gardens! Boys!
Tomorrow is our anniversary.
Eric took the day off from work. We haven't decided what to do yet...but it doesn't really matter. He is my favorite person in the world to hangout with and it will be so nice to have the entire day to ourselves. Oh, and Eric's parents are keeping Brady overnight on Friday. Yay!
I have always thought of Oprah Winfrey as one of my girlfriends. I think she makes most women feel this way.
I tried to sit down and write a lovely post about how much Oprah has meant to me these past 25 years and I just couldn't put my thoughts together. I wanted to post something, because those who know me, know that I think of Oprah almost like family. I love her. I get defensive when someone teases me about her. I guess I will put a few thoughts down so that I can have some closure as Oprah finishes her last two shows.
I have watched her everyday at 4pm for all of my adult life. She has taught me so much about being a woman and she's had such a positive influence on me. Here are just a handful of things that I have learned from Oprah:
.I have learned to live in the moment.
. I have learned to have an attitude of gratitude.
. I have learned about forgiveness.
. I have learned to take responsibility and live my best life.
. I have learned about managing money.
. I have learned that being overweight is about something deeper.
. I have learned about "aha" moments!
. I have learned that chaos and clutter can drain you.
. I have learned about giving.
. I have learned that you should surround yourself w/ people that bring out the best in you.
. I have learned how to pick the right bra and that v-necks look better if you have big boobs!
. I have learned that anything is possible and to never let fear hold me back.
I know I've learned so much more from Oprah, but these are the things that stick out the most for me. I was 16 when she first went on the air. Although I amgrieving sad that Oprah will no longer be on the air everyday at 4pm...I am so very thankful for the 25 years she gave us.
Thank-You Oprah Winfrey!
It has been a great pleasure to watch and learn from you all these years!
My husband and I were flipping channels last night and caught the tail end of Extreme Couponing on TLC. We had never heard of the show before...we tend to stick with our regular favorites. Have you ever seen this show? We were at a loss for words. There was a man whose bill came to $855.00 and after his coupons, he walked out of the store paying nothing. All these carts of groceries for free. (I was happy to see he donated everything to a food bank.) One lady on the show said she spends thirty hours a week collecting, cutting and planning her grocery trips around the sales. Wow! I don't have the time or the desire to do that...but if I could save ten or twenty dollars a week on groceries, I'd be happy. I'm sure there are blogs and books out there to help people figure it out...but, I don't think I'm smart enough to figure out how to save that kind of crazy money! Anyway....
I stopped at a thrift store a couple weeks ago and found these items!
I love this little vase..I will add it to my collection.
This blouse fits me so well...two bucks! I wore it to work one day last week.
I've been collecting old tennis raquets to use in Brady's room once we redo it.
It's yard sale/garage sale season!
I'm looking forward to heading out early Saturday morning with a friend of mine!
We had such a great weekend at the beach. Actually, I should say that we had a great day at the beach...because it ended up being a much shorter weekend than we had originally planned. We were going to take Brady out of school on Friday, but because he has missed so much school this year, we used our better judgement and decided against it. I also got a call to sub on Friday...so it all worked out and we left right after school. We are about 3 and 1/2 hours from Ocean City, Maryland. We had planned to stay later on Sunday to make up for lost time...but then Brady's team tennis schedule changed and we had to leave early Sunday morning to get back for his match. So, that left us just Saturday...and we made the most of it. It wasn't as sunny or as warm as I had hoped...but it didn't matter. The beach is truly my favorite place to go. And even though I have been tired the last two days, I feel rejuvenated as a mom and a wife. Can't wait to move there go back!
Here's some of what we packed into a short amount of time:
We had breakfast at this 50's diner at the resort.
They put a basket of warm donuts on the table.
The little t.v. played classic cartoons like Popeye, Jughead, Tom and Jerry and Mighty Mouse.
You could also choose from Little Rascals, Gidget and The Munsters.
We played mini golf at the resort and at a place nearby.
I love that Brady is old enough now and more patient to wait for his turn and play the game right. Can you tell I'm a little competitive? Let's just say, I brought my A game!
We briefly stopped at two different arcades...waiting for it to warm
up so that we could get to the beach already!
Finally, made it to the beach...but not without our sweatshirts!
We were trying to get Brady to jump up in the air so I could get a fun picture... the boy cannot jump!