Monday, December 12, 2022

Weekend Recap


Hello friends! This is my very exciting weekend recap where I share all the amazing things I did to fill my days between Friday and Monday. Actually, I'm joking about the "amazing" part, although it was a great weekend and I'm here to tell you about it. 😀

Friday was spent mailing Christmas gifts to my family, doing a little shopping for David's office party, and  going to Kohl's to return something and coming out with a few new blouses for me. 

I have purged so many things from my closet and left myself with basically just a few nice shirts that aren't knit t-shirts, so I thought it was time to have something nicer to wear with jeans, on occasion. 

After that, I came home and can't remember what I did, but it probably entailed coffee and Netflix. Oh! And this great puzzle my DIL gave me months ago and I'm just now working on. It's a tough one, but so fun to look at all the pictures and reminisce about all the retro things. 

Saturday was spent making this delicious lasagna (from scratch), putting together all of the kid's stockings, and helping David with a few little jobs on the bathroom renovation. 

That night we binged several episodes of The Crown, which we are thoroughly enjoying.

Sunday we met the kids after church, had lunch, and then took the girls on a shopping trip to Target, for their gifts from David's mom. She is in an assisted living and asked if we would buy the girls some gifts from her, so we thought it would be fun to let them choose their own and make it a fun outing.

I'm not sure I would call it "fun"...roaming around Target on a Sunday, two weeks before Christmas! It was hectic, for sure. Plus, I was quickly reminded how overwhelming aisles of toys are for kids and we almost had a major meltdown from one who was completely overwhelmed and didn't know what to choose. Ok, live and learn! Might pick a better method next time. 😅

In the end, they made some choices and David snapped this shot to send to his mom, along with a video and a phone call. 

As you can see in the top photo, we bought the old Snoopy snow cone machine and it was a success. 
We also bought two matching outfits for the boys - Asa and Calem - who were at home napping by then.

And speaking of Asa...his mommy snapped this silly photo of PawPaw (David) and him at lunch, wearing PawPaw's cowboy hat.  Not sure what he was thinking, but it looks like he was waiting on Daddy to come rescue him 😂

After that Target trip, David and I needed rescuing! 

We let the girls play at our house for a few hours, before taking them home, and then it was time to finally sit and relax.

We had lasagna leftovers and I was able to freeze 3 small containers for future meals! I just love doing that!

We watched one episode of The Crown and I was falling asleep during the end of it (which is typical), so I went to bed. 

This week will be a busy one and I suspect it will stay that way for the next few weeks. 

Today is full of laundry catch-up, cleaning, making grocery lists, and getting ready for the two birthdays that are on Wednesday and Saturday! 

Welcome to December!

Until Next Time...

Also, in case you missed the little Christmas excerpt from my book that I shared last week, you can read it HERE.

You can also catch my post on budgeting and stewardship HERE


  1. Hello! I love the puzzle. I recognize many of those wonderful things! What absolutely adorable littles you have! I love the hair bow. I had those in all my girls' hair! And guess what? I just purchased your book! I am so excited to receive it! I cannot believe we have not crossed paths here sooner. We certainly seem like kindred souls! Have a cozy evening!

    1. Awww! Thank you for buying a book! I can't wait to get yours in the mail this week! And yes, we have bows and all the hair supplies, which is such a treat, since I had all boys.

  2. Looks like a fun puzzle and I remember quite a lot of the items from when I was a kid!
    Sounds like a good time with the kids. We don't have any little ones anymore. Our youngest grandchild will be 17 next month.

    1. Wow! 17! I'm trying to savor the moments with these little ones. I know it will go fast as they get older.

  3. I would say that was a very nice weekend.....and that Asa in a cowboy hat is too much cuteness!! And does it get much better than homemade lasagna??!

    1. Asa is a little cutie :) Homemade lasagna is the best! So easy and it makes way too much!

  4. What a great weekend! I totally understand the toy aisle meltdown. My boys didn't have meltdowns necessarily, but two took the LONGEST TIME EVER to make decisions when we would do that. Toys R Us was even worse! I always questioned myself afterward. I love the picture of Asa and your hubby! Your homemade lasagna looks incredible...maybe you could share some recipe ideas here sometime. I love those types of posts! I am always in need of dinner inspiration!

    1. Jennifer, the lasagna is so easy! I'll be glad to share some recipes!


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