This weekend and even today were definitely not part of our normal routine, nor did it come close to our some what attempt at "planning" our days out.
Friday night we had planned on going to Disneyland because our passes to the park are no longer expired. Both kids napped late Friday afternoon.
Like the ones where you slept too long so your groggy and cranky type of naps. I've been there and understood why before I even pulled out of the driveway that the crying in the back seat would probably only get worse and that no amount of Disney magic could change that funk. So I made the executive decision to stay home and instead ended up cleaning both the kids rooms out while Micah played with them.
That kind of set the tone for our weekend. No agenda except wanting to get the kids rooms "finished"
We have had them painted with furniture in place but just haven't felt motivated to decorate or make it their own until this weekend.
So we didn't do our usual weekend of fun outings and opted for IKEA runs, target runs, a Lowe's visit and even stopped at the mall to ride the carousel and make some returns.
It wasn't our norm but we were together, but not the norm together where I'm making sure to snap pictures of everything we're doing whether with my phone, or the camera. We just were.
Being silly together.
Nothing special but every bit as memorable.
(vernon tried getting undressed instead of napping, after rushing to his screams I laughed so hard when I discovered he had only gotten stuck in his shirt. way to go buddy, nice try.)
Then Sunday came and we all made it to church, in one car and not only on time but early. Micah serves on the children's worship team so he normally leaves before us and I still manage to get there late with the babes. Every. Single. Sunday.
Not this Sunday. It was so out of the norm. There we were together and it was lovely.
That afternoon we were set on celebrating my dad's birthday at the house but decided last minute that we wanted to attend the Harvest America Crusade. My parents, brother and his girlfriend Katie all came with, where we witnessed thousands of people go forward and except Christ into their lives. It was truly awesome, and no amount of sun beating down on us could take away that feeling of joy when watching people make the best decision of their lives.
Now here I am today. Monday. Late Monday.
A day where I normally buy groceries. Make my lists for the week. Plan out my days and have the night just to myself. (Monday nights are my "work" nights to embroider, blog, or just whatever... normally)
Instead I made last minute plans this morn with my girlfriend Melissa and her daughter to run a quick errand which ended up turning into a day at the mall, riding carousels with the kiddos, eating See's chocolate and consuming way too much caffeine in a four hour period. It was glorious, and even when I got home knowing no groceries had been purchased and laundry needed to be folded I just plopped on the couch with Elsie and watched a show. Then I played puzzles with her instead of having her rest so I could answer emails and what not.
I was still out of my normal mode and even realized after bedtime that I hadn't sat down to blog or read up on any blogs since Friday.
It's funny how when you aren't in your normal swing of things how quickly your priorities can shift and your ability to get motivated is much harder. Why is that?
Anyway, this post is totally random, and doesn't even make up for a "scenes from the weekend" type post because I hardly took any photos but I'm hoping to get back to my normal day to day tomorrow.
Whose down to join me at the beach instead?