Weekend Recap: Quick Edition

Monday, September 29, 2014
This weekend was fast, but full in the best kind of way. It was one of those weekends that left me feeling refreshed instead of depleted. And that's a good way to start off a Monday!

Last week we did a lot of pre-birthday festivities to celebrate husband's September 25th birthday. Those week-long celebrations ended in a culmination of friends, family, football, and brunch foods on Saturday at our house.Thank goodness for my sister who helped save the day on Friday evening. As a type-A, I'm typically on my game, with everything planned out to a 'T'. This time I wasn't and my brain wasn't functioning either. She stepped in to whip my house into shape for guests and a party. We got it done and my house looked like a fall oasis.


Saturday was a cider mill theme, with brunch foods all around, coffee, hot cider, and hot cocoa. In lieu of a birthday cake, we made a donut cake/tower. There were so many donuts, three dozen to be exact, from the best place on the planet to get them. Thanks, Carol Lee's for your perfect confections! The party turned out great and I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my guy. I wish you all could swing by my house for a cup of hot cinna-apple cider and some leftover donuts! We'd turn the fireplace on and chat about life and our weekends on this rainy Monday! 

Sunday was a lazy, busy day for us. Yes, it's an oxymoron, but there's not a better description. We started the day with church, followed by a long drive throughout some neighborhoods surrounding our home. It was the kind of drive where you get to admire houses, check out all the changing leaves, and chat without disruption. I love random drives. On this particular adventure husband and I talked about life and the contentment we have been praying for and asking others to pray about for us. About how we feel it starting to settle into our lives, softening our hearts. I have felt so at peace since last Sunday, finding joy in the 'now'. See, I was fighting super hard against that contenment, creating so much unnecessary misery for myself. You can see more of my thoughts on it from this post last week

Husband and I also talked about starting a family, we revisited our thoughts on buying a home, and we discussed our most recent decision and pledge to sponsor a child in Africa. More about this unexpected blessing later this week!

We followed up that drive with lunch, a nap, and some Halloween decorating. I love a pop of Halloween décor amongst my fall decorations for the month of October. Our evening was rounded out with a concert by Shaun Groves, which spoke straight to my heart. 

So yes, this weekend was full of a whole gaggle of things, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I'm feeling ready to take on this week, which just so happens to be the last week of being newlyweds for husband and I (next Sunday is our first wedding anniversary, whoa!) I hope your Monday is looking up and your week is nothing short of amazing!!


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