Monday, November 14, 2011

Scenes from the weekend

I love a long weekend, don't you? When Thursday night feels like Friday, and Saturday afternoon rolls around and you realize, "Hey! It's Saturday! It might feel like a Sunday, but it isn't!" That extra day makes all the difference. We had a lovely day on Friday, making wishes {it was 11/11/11 after all...}, attending birthday parties and hanging out at my mom & dad's. Mom, Amanda and I ordered Greek food for dinner and sat around for hours, discussing our upcoming Christmastime trip to Parksville, and {of course!} our March break holiday in New York! All of that before the weekend had even truly begun. Here are some scenes from Saturday and Sunday...

I made us waffles for breakfast on Saturday morning. Love our waffle iron.

 Raking leaves in the rain

A well-stocked woodshed

 Saturday evening shopping trip to the card store {more signs of Christmas here, as you can see!}

 Bedtime stories {check out Dylan's snowmen on the wall}

 Sitting in front of the fire on Saturday night

 Sunday fun in the leaf pile

 Some of those leaves are enormous!

 A brisk walk in the fresh air led us here for hot chocolates. Of course it did!

Sunday evening reading material {and a favourite card from my sweet Em}

It was a nice weekend. Relaxing. Productive {laundry done, letters written, a few Christmas gifts bought}. Emotional. Sometimes you've just gotta cry, right? {stomping and shouting are good, too} And then pick yourself up and carry on again. That's what I mean to do this week. I'll be keeping busy with preschool meetings and fundraisers {our big Christmas auction is this Thursday night... yikes!}, family birthdays and the usual madness of kindergarten. Going shopping for Christmas ornaments and cozy mittens, and putting together a fabulous parcel or two.  I intend to get to the gym at least three times, starting first thing this morning, and to make a whole bunch of healthy meals to take us through to Friday. When I'm organized, I'm less stressed. And less stressed is good.

How about you? Did you have a nice weekend? And have you any big plans for the week ahead? It's the middle of November! Can you believe it?

Happy Monday.
love E xo

5 comments:

  1. The leaves are everywhere aren't they?! I'm so jealous that you're going to New York. It is fabulous!!

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  2. that waffle looks delicious! i'm so craving a waffle or pancakes tonight! alas, i have neither, so perhaps some cereal. : ) looks like your weekend was fab - i'll have a long weekend upcoming for my birthday! i love being able to take an extra day for myself. so nice!

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  3. sounds like a wonderful weekend .. waffles, chilly brisk walks, Starbucks, fire places! and it also seems you are on top of things with the organization! well done lady!

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  4. we used to collect random jars {applesauce, jams, etc.} that i could smash into the recycling bin when i needed to let out some emotions. it always feels so amazing to be a little destructive when i'm having a rage blackout. just a little tip. ;)

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  5. Your boys looks SO much like you. I mean, duh, but in these pictures it's really evident. Glad you had a good weekend. I am counting down the days until my five-day Thanksgiving break next week. Very much needed indeed.

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