Another great weekend in the books!
Friday night I came home from school and got everything ready for my scarf exchange party. My party started at 6:00, so I had plenty of time to make sure the house was tidy and my appetizers were made. Chris was in charge of the girls that evening and they left the house around 4:00, so I had a few hours to get everything ready. Read about the fun we had at my scarf exchange party here.
Saturday we had a full day of activities planned. Chris got up early again and went bow hunting, but the girls and I slept in until 8:00. I knew Chris would be at Cape most of the day with hunting and helping his dad at the Thrift Store, so I had planned our activities around that. It ended up being a mommy/daughter day I suppose.
We left the house around 10:30 and headed to Poplar Bluff. Our first stop was at Merle Norman to get me some new make-up. I had gotten a gift card for my birthday that I still wanted to use and I needed some new foundation. My aunt Jamie (really my cousin, but I call her my aunt) is the owner at Merle Norman and it’s where I get most of my make-up from. I am a true Merle Norman fan and won’t wear anything else for foundation and powder. It was good to catch up with Jamie for a bit and she was glad to see the girls.
After getting make-up we headed to Hobby Lobby. We were on the hunt for a birthday gift for Nana (my mother in law) and each year I also let the girls pick out a new ornament for their Christmas tree in their room. I usually wait until closer to Thanksgiving, but I knew we would be busy every weekend from now until Thanksgiving and their Christmas was 50% off at Hobby Lobby, so it was a win/win situation.
After a lot of consideration, the girls ended up picking out an ornament and I was able to find my mother in law a really cute sign for her house and an ornament that says #1 Nana. I am kind of a control freak and used to want to have a say in everything, but have learned to pick my battles and I let the girls pick whatever ornament their little heart desires!
After shopping, we had planned to meet my sister for lunch. We ended up inviting my mom and dad and also my Aunt Manu and Uncle Scott to join us. My oldest nephew, Tyler, came over with my mom and dad as well. It was a great lunch! Getting together with family is the best thing you can do! We ate at Colton’s and caught up on the latest in each other’s lives.
After lunch my mom and dad and I decided to take the kids to see the new movie, Trolls. We tried to go to the 1:15 show, but it was sold out. We went ahead and bought tickets for the next show at 2:45 to guarantee we would be able to see the movie. To kill time we went and shopped at Marshall’s. I found both girls a new winter dress for $5.99 each! SCORE!
Trolls was definitely a kid movie (animated) but I thought it was great! It had a lot of music and a good message about how we all have happiness inside of us, we just have to take the time in our life to find it.
After Trolls we headed back to Dexter. It was around 5:00 in the evening, and I hadn’t heard much from Chris and I was beginning to get worried. That is when I got a text with this picture:
Followed by this picture:
He knew the girls and I would be late getting back to Dexter so he went hunting again that evening. He killed a doe, so I was excited for him and glad he chose to go out again! I immediately called him and he told me all about how he killed it (when you are married you listen to what your spouse is interested in, even though you don’t know a lot about it!) I knew it would take him a while to skin the deer and take the meat to get processed, so the girls and I picked up Taco Bell and played outside for the rest of the evening. My friend and neighbor, Kelly, just purchased a new yard swing so we sat out there and caught up while watching all 6 kids play. (She has 4 and my 2) I look forward to going outside and sitting with Kelly and chatting. Our kids play so well together and entertain themselves for hours, so it works out great for everyone. It has easily become an evening ritual and I love it!
Saturday evening we had planned to have a family game night, but Emily started running a really high fever around 8:00. She hadn’t complained any all day, so it hit her all of a sudden. Her fever got up to 102 and she was really achy and weak. I got a lot of snuggles out of it and we laid on the couch most of the evening watching TV. Chris laid on the couch also and Liz practiced her heel stretches for cheer.
That night ended up being a really rough night with Emily’s fever spiking back up whenever the Tylenol wore out of her system. I ended up letting her come to bed with us at some point and she was finally able to get a few hours of sleep. With her being sick and the time change, I was worn out by Sunday morning!
We had planned to go to church and then go to Mingo and Carolina’s for ice cream, but we will have to save that for another time. Emily ended up sleeping from 4:00 in the morning until about 9:00, so we decided to miss church again this Sunday. Chris didn’t go hunting either since he was able to get his deer yesterday, so we had a nice lazy morning together.
Emily had a lot better day and was able to stay fever free for most of the morning. We were celebrating my mother in law’s birthday later that evening, so the girls made her a cake. I was glad to see Emily feeling better.
Emily started running a little fever again around 2:00 so I gave her some more Tylenol and she laid down and took a nap. While she was napping, Liz jumped on the trampoline and Chris and I played rummy out on the deck. We love playing cards together! I also read quite a few chapters in my book and had a nice, relaxing afternoon.
That evening my mother and father in law came over to celebrate Lequeeta’s birthday tomorrow. Chris fried some small mouth fish and I made fried potatoes and mac and cheese. It was a great meal followed by cake and presents for Nana.
Leaving you with our #selfie Sunday. I pray you have a blessed week!