It’s been awhile. I decided that I would start blogging again this week…but we will see if that actually happens. No promises but I will do my best. I have lots to share…the summer flew by mostly undocumented here…but there was just not enough time to sit down at my computer and write it out. My boys aren’t big fans of me sitting at the computer. If I do, they usually run circles around me or break out into a full WWF wrestling match. That usually doesn’t end well. And truthfully spending time with them is more important and more fun anyway. But I’ve missed writing here…so let’s start with the weekend happenings.
On Friday morning I drove the boys to Papa and Bammy’s. I asked Levi if he was excited to spend the weekend there and he was grinning from ear to ear as he shouted, “Yes!”. I don’t think he was planning on missing me much.
After dropping the boys off I grabbed my bags and headed to the craft house for the weekend. I got to be one of the helpers for Whatever Craft Weekend which is such a fun job anyway…but I think what I was looking forward to most was meeting Heather who was a helper too. We’ve gotten to know each other through blogs and emails and the Joyful Life Library she helped me set up for Cora’s birthday…so fun for a blog friend to become a real life friend. This was right after we picked up the craft weekend girls from the airport in the fifteen passenger van. We were celebrating that we actually made it!
If you haven’t heard of Whatever Craft Weekend you need to check it out. Megan and Kimberlee are wonderful. They create such a fun atmosphere for women to come relax and spend the weekend being creative! It is super fun. Kimberlee makes the best food and Megan plans the best crafts for you to do. And the craft house is amazing!
This was on Friday night. The first project is making ruffle aprons. Some of the girls had never sewn before and they did such a great job! The aprons always turn out so cute…each one is different.
Saturday we drove out to Marion to the antique store and barn. We even ate lunch at the barn. So fun. The girls found some great treasures!
This was my big find at the antique store. Did you have one of these as a kid? I remember playing with those cute animals all the time. I bought this for Griffin’s birthday…which is this week…how can he be two already? I can’t wait for him to open it!
We went back to the craft house and crafted into the early morning. I stayed up way too late. I only made one craft that night because I was too busy doing things like cooking bacon…but mostly I was too busy talking and laughing and eating cheesecake. Those fabric buttons are going to be a bracelet and necklace. Now I just need to find the time to finish putting it together. Just as a side note…that tile is my favorite.
Sunday morning we ate breakfast together and then there were giveaways. It is so fun to see all these handmade items in real life that I’ve drooled over on Etsy. Everyone goes how with some serious swag. You can’t see this print very well in this blurry picture but it is from Katy’s shop and is one of my favorites.
Isn’t it awesome how God takes the hard, broken things in our lives and allows us to use the comfort He has given us to encourage one another…and even bind us together?! I am so thankful for this girl. Heather has the most amazing heart and it was encouraging to hear her share what God has done in her life since losing her precious son, Samuel. A testimony to His great faithfulness for sure! If you haven’t read her blog you should. So encouraging and she has the best home tours too.
This was the empty van when I arrived back at the craft house after dropping the girls off at the airport. The good news was that no one got car sick and I didn’t hit anything with the van. The bad news was that goodbyes stink. I did find out that I can drive a fifteen passenger van though…fifteen kids here I come. Haha.
I got back home Sunday afternoon and everyone was sleeping. I laid down too and about five minutes later I heard Griffin crying in his room. He decided that he didn’t want to nap…so no nap for mama either. We hung out and watched Thomas the Train together instead. It was a great weekend…a much needed break after a busy week of mostly being on my own while Joel was harvesting. I am always so thankful to come home and squeeze my babies though.
Thank you Lord for an encouraged heart, a break from the normal routine, new friends, yummy food, creativity, rest and my sweet family to come home to.
Now it’s time for a new week!