I am giving up. No not completely, but until the boys are back in school in September. I just can't keep up right now. Trying to adjust to new schedules for everyone, finding new places and meeting new/old people, while still getting my house in order, oh and also I am cleaning it all myself, it too time consuming. So, for now you will get just the weekly update and maybe something fun every now and then if I can muster up the time.
Last Monday we braved the heat and headed to the Dallas Arboretum. My new bloggy friend, Allison went in the Spring and it looked like so much fun! Right now they have playhouses set up from different children's stories. They were very cute and the grounds were beautiful, but it was just plain hot. I didn't bring a stroller or a wagon, so we all walked the entire way. Did I mention it was 100 degrees? We sought the shade as much as we could and dreamed of diving into each fountain or pool. Cavett loved the Peter Pan playhouse, but his complaint was that he couldn't climb on any of them.
That afternoon we had to find some water so we hit up another Allen Park--Celebration Park. This place was huge--the most monstrous set I have seen and I was afraid of loosing them. However, there was a splash place as well which was a hit! Next time, I'll be in a swim suit too.
Tuesday was refrigerator day and I have already shared my thoughts there..... But we are loving it, although I still find myself trekking to the laundry room every now and then.
Wednesday we had to get out of the house and do something fun indoors, so we headed to Boomerang's in Plano. It's your typical indoor jumpy place. They had a blast.
Thursday was again the start of our weekend. I'm really liking this. We have paid our dues of working 6/7 day weeks, so this is truly like a vacation. This day was fairly uneventful filled with going to the gym, running errands and getting the car serviced, but we were able to cool off in Kelli's sister's pool. It really made us realize how much we are missing our old one. Thanks Kelli and Kara!
Friday was our 10 year anniversary. How blessed a 10 years it has been. I love Stephen more today than I did the day we were married. He is my true soul mate and I don't ever want to have to imagine life without him. After a morning jount at the gym, we ran a few more errands and relaxed at home. That afternoon we had Emily, our neighbor from down the street, come over to watch the kids. We headed to North Park to get a little shopping in and then Stephen took me to the "going place." I was most excited, as I have no idea where things are in Dallas. We arrive at a tall office building and we go in. There was nothing but a CompUSA sign at the top of the building. My comment was, "this doesn't look like a very fun going place." We arrive on the 6th floor and there was a diamond wholesaler. Stephen had arranged to pick up a set of diamond earrings!!!!!! They are absolutely gorgeous and I was so surprised! We rounded out our evening enjoying our family with tickle time on our bed. After the kids were in bed we had our celebratory steak and champagne dinner. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
Saturday was "get-r-dun" day. We put a few more boxes in the attic and cleaned off the island again (although it could use another cleaning today.) By 11 we needed something fun, so we headed to McKinney to find another spray park--Finch Park. It wasn't as good as Celebration park, but it was alot shadier! For the afternoon, I was able to steal away for some "mommy time" shoe shopping at DSW and came back with some fun finds--orange and turquoise! That evening we had a babysitter and went out to Chamberlain's Steakhouse with our friends, Joe and Kelli who were also celebrating Kelli's new administrative teaching job.
Sunday rounded out the whole weekend and might have been the most meaningful. We ate breakfast at one of my favorites, Cafe Brazil and crusied around looking for a church to go to later on in the morning. We happened upon Creekwood Methodist in Fairview, which is really just a few miles from us. Everyone was extremely friendly and we were guided to just the right place. It was a more contemporary service with a band, but I was relieved when they did good hymns with a band twist. Again, we hit a Sunday when the Senior Minister was out, so we will try again. Again, this is the second week where we have walked into a random church and saw someone we knew that was a Centenary College Choir alumni.
Hill Family nap that afternoon--what more can I say. After nap Stephen decided that we should try to go see "Up." I had reservations taking Kendrick, especially to the 3-D, but we braved it and took his blue blanket just in case. HE LOVED IT!!!! The glasses stayed on the entire time and he was quieter than Cavett. There was no wiggling and squirming. He ate popcorn like a champ. There will be many more movies in our future! YEAH!!!
Now, this movie was fantastic! If you haven't seen it, you really should. I mean, ok, the whole story line with the bird and dogs was a little off the wall, but they needed more plot. But, the story line with the kid and old man were fabulous! I cried several times. What a true love he had for his wife! Boy, am I lucky to have the same thing from and for Stephen and we are so blessed with two wonderful boys with whom we can sit on the curb and eat ice cream with.