I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm having trouble keeping up with the house. Things are very busy at work right now as we rush to get everything done for the year, and I just don't have much energy by the end of the day. This nice long weekend was just what I needed to recover a bit.
On Friday night I went out with some Gilham teacher friends after school - lots of great stories and laughs! Kenny and I had planned to go out for dinner after, but on our way we got a text from Roman's parents asking if we wanted to meet for dinner out at a pizza place. We changed directions and had a great time hanging out with them for the rest of the evening.
On Saturday we worked our tails off cleaning up the house. It's so much harder for me to feel good and motivated when there is chaos around here. So appreciative of Kenny's understanding and help - I couldn't have done it all without him. I felt much lighter when we got done cleaning - it's amazing how much it affects my mood. We did loads and loads of laundry and made a trip to Safeway and Costco, along with grabbing dinner at Red Lobster. I was so excited about everything we were able to accomplish.
It was also fun to get a couple pictures from Roman's mom, Rachel. Graham, Roman,and Owen were having a playdate - love these guys!
On Sunday there was still a little work to do. Kenny mowed the lawn and I did a little more shopping. We enjoyed some time soaking up the sun and grilled steak for dinner.
Sunday nights when you know there's no work on Monday are the BEST! We watched Interstellar after dinner - had no idea it was a THREE HOUR commitment! It took awhile to get there, but as we got to the end I was glad we had hung in there.
Lots of time to relax today since we have already done much of the work. We took Sammie out for a walk, and Kenny helped me get my bike dusted off and pumped up so I could take it out for a short ride. Hoping to do much more biking this summer.
I was happy to see the kids return, but that also means the mess-makers are back! Graham and I went a couple rounds about getting his room clean....he did a lot of procrastinating.
The sun came out and so did the sprinkler! It was all Kenny's idea - he's so much more fun than me :)
Ellie seemed to have boundless energy, and was such a chatterbox in constant motion!
Loved our view from here :)
Faith came over too, and we invited her boyfriend, Quentin, to join us for dinner. It was great to meet him - he was very polite and helpful. The kids were VERY tired when bedtime rolled around. I am too, but am trying to squeeze out every last minute of the long weekend. Not much of the school year left, so will keep pushing on through.