Wednesday, February 4, 2009

ten smile wednesday!

my mom and sister just pulled out of the driveway a wee bit ago...and the girls are tucked away for a nap. i thought i'd better sit down and share some smiles before i too crash for a nap of my own! :) we had a fabulous time together...a nice dinner out for just us girls (minus the munchkin ones) monday night...haircuts at aveda for my sister and me tuesday...some mario karting and wii bowling....lots of laughing, chatting, game playing (of the 3 year old-ish variety)...and just plain enjoying being together! that combined with our smiles from the weekend before made for one full week! here goes!

1. the arrival of this cute little sign from wendi


2. ...and these fabulousy adorable bows i purchased from a college friend's etsy shop...pop by and check her out. the bows are simply precious...and really do stay in even my girls super fine hair!


3. a friday morning gathering with jill, chrisy, and their babes...good girl time chatting, catching up, and planning our next freezer cooking day! :) i love that all four of our children were beyond enthralled by the little play table....


4. homemade pizza night...and better yet, eating it as a picnic in the front room. add to that the flop where i killed the yeast in the first batch of dough (another story for the next smiles)...and then used that non-rising dough to make cheesy garlic bread...and it makes it an even more tasty fun night. anything that raises life above the ordinary...right!? can you tell kate was LOVING it!



5. leslie's super fabulous chocolate chip cookies....to die for!




6. our new water heater...and my wonderful hubby and dear friends who helped get it installed (after our old one died friday...hence the killing of the yeast in the pizza dough...apparently my microwaved water was warmer than i thought!). nathan spent all day saturday and some of sunday afternoon helping mike relocate all of the plumbing, etc...and get the new heater installed. jill and brennan, of course, came to join in the fun and hang with us gals. i love the shot of the guys heading out to dig up the water shut off...bless their hearts!


7. dinner and hanging with keith and lora...after the day of water heater work, jill, nathan, brennan, mike, the girls, and i headed to our friends for a night of hanging that we'd had on the calendar for quite some time. lots of fun...and a special thanks to lora and keith for letting the girls take a nice warm bath while there! :)

8. super bowling partying--the kind where no one really cares about the game...and instead we spent the evening chatting, eating, and just enjoying each others company.

9. snow play!

10. our much anticipated, fabulous visit with aunt shell and grandmommy (and clover, aunt shell's puppy, too!). SO much fun!

libs and grandmommy (sweet and silly!)

mommy, kate, and aunt shell (after our haircuts...but before any kind of primping or make-up wednesday morning!)--the cuts sustained the best of tests...how does it look in the morning!

the best aunt EVER reading curious george....

...coloring....

..giving out laundry basket rides...

...loving libbers....

...and playing game after game after game...

can you tell just how much fun we had!?

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

so so glad you had such a wonderful time with your mom and sister. i know how special that time is when you don't all live nearby each other! love the pictures. those bows are super cute, i will have to check them out for sure.

thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers...you are much appreciated! oh yes...your haircuts look fabulous!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Ohh - makes me miss my mom and sister!! :) I'm so glad you got special time with them, it sounded wonderful!!

Glad you got the sign. :)

Leslie said...

ohhh that sounds very very special!!
and yeah for cookies... so glad you liked them!!

btw.. the hair is beyond cute...

Abby said...

I love your "10 Smiles" thing--so cute! And the fact that my hair bows made you smile made ME smile! I'm glad they work in your girls' hair, too :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Love that sign Wendi made...so glad you won!

Oh, homemade pizza...picnic style...it doesn't get any better than that.