I bet you all thought I ran away to live on 3 Little Men and a Mommy’s blog didn’t you? And, it was tempting…did you peek around and see how CUTE her little guys are?
The reality is, we had a long weekend here. The kids had yesterday and today off from school. Our weekends are so busy, running here and there, that it was super nice to decompress a little. And other than the fact that I wore my pajamas a little too much over the past four days, there was not a whole lot of excitement to write about.
That is not to say that our weekend was boring. You remember who I live with, right?
Yesterday we added an almost two year old boy to the mix. That made things interesting. Some little girls had to share…and that is a good thing!
Our District Republican Convention was last night. So we headed out to hear Ron Paul speak. I’ll admit that it was cool to hear a candidate speak without the media filter on, but I’m still thinking he is a bit too…something…I can’t put my finger on it. The good thing is that he may make the other candidates shape up. I really, really wish there was a clearer cut choice.
Today Dakotapastor took a much needed day off (did you know that pastors work on more than just Sundays? And did you know that Dakotapastor is getting to be quite the skilled construction worker?). We let him choose the activity of the day…so he selected an urban hike.
Urban hikes are fun for us. We live in a beautiful city, located in an even more beautiful state. We are not here by birth, but by circumstance, and more recently, by choice. I think that when you actually choose the city to live in, it becomes all the more precious. We enjoy going downtown and peeking in the alleys and finding buildings that still have original windows and poking through antique shops, and taking photos from the top of the parking garage!
We finished our adventure with a lunch at a true blast from the past…the White House Cafeteria at the back of White Drug. I’m going to venture a guess that very little has changed in there since it was founded in 1969. The ham and bean soup was great and Dakotapastor really liked his borscht. The kids all had grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and fries…perfect diner food!
But then, it was back to reality, and my laundry. I folded so many clothes today that I’m afraid I’m going to have to vacuum the living room again, there is a lot of fresh lint on the floor. I did get a new little goodie in the mail today that may make parts of my laundry easier, I’ll let you know about that later this week!
I also got a little pre-birthday surprise in my email today as well…but I’ll save that for my birthday on Thursday (I’ll be 40!!!)
I also have a chance for you to help out some people far less fortunate than we are…
So stick around. I really am back! (though it was really, really nice at Krystle’s place!)