A List Maker's Life: Welcome Weekend

Friday, May 25, 2012

Welcome Weekend

Today is the first day, in a LONG time, I have felt like myself.

Grades were due today for the ridiculous class I have been wrapped up in since January.  The work on my end was as finished as it could be.  All responsibility transferred to the professor doing the grading.  Not only was it a huge relief, the promise of reclaiming the short hours during the kids' rest time was energizing. No longer consumed with the assignments I should be working on list.

The sun was shining.  The breeze coming in every window. Time to indulge in the want to dos.  The only reason I had to open my computer was to cue up my playlist.

As a warm up I sorted through many favorite pictures of Gavin to put together his birthday month display.  This is something I truly enjoyed doing, especially after witnessing his appreciation during the after school reveal.

With her homework and quiet time behind her, Anne Hope joined me for some crafting in the sunshine.  We decided to turn our dinner date with friends into a summer picnic experience.  We started folding and foofing (totally not a real word, I know) flowers to hang on the pergola.

Following a tutorial we cut and glued rows of mini pinwheels - assembly line style - to create a summer garland.

With the decor ready to roll we set up tables and started in on the food preparation for our picnic party.  {Menu: Pulled Pork BBQ, Broccoli Salad, Watermelon, Chips & Dip, Sparkling Water}

The rain clouds held off.  There was visiting.  There was laughing.  There was ice cream with loads of sprinkles, eaten by the most lovely princesses.

It was a magical day. And you know...when momma lets go for some fun everyone else does too!

1 comment:

  1. Kevin was right - you really know how to throw a party! Love the decor!


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