Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I wish we had amazing adventures to share with you, but our weekend was pretty standard. Friday night, I received a text from S. telling me that our neighbor and friend had scored decently priced tickets to the Washington Wizard playoff game against the Raptors. S. wanted to know if I would mind if he went. I thought it was a GREAT idea. I’m telling you that me time is JUST as important for men as it is for women. He came home, changed clothes, and was out in about twenty minutes. I thought I would do a evening of restaurant dining and maybe a movie on TV. Instead, I opted to stay home with the kids and enjoy pizza and cheese sticks. Nothing too wild and crazy there 🙂
Oh! I did earn enough Papa John Rewards points for a free dessert so….:)
Saturday morning, I woke up to head to our church for a prayer breakfast. I’d been asked a few weeks ago to pray for the families, children, and young adults. I agreed but didn’t feel worthy of it at all. This week has been a very crazy and difficult one with me missing deadlines, being stretched thin, and having short temper. I couldn’t even pray like I wanted to at home and here I was expected to pray in public. I managed to get up and get dressed and was about fifteen minutes from the church, early for the service or so I thought when my honorary mother called me. She was already there and told me that I was next on the program. Here I was thinking it started at 10AM and it started at 9!
Fortunately, for me, the church was having breakfast and my timing would be fine. I arrived, got a bit to eat, and asked God to have His way. He did. I can’t tell you anything except He showed up and it was just He and I communing. I have no idea what was said. I just know that He was with me and that was so needed! The entire event was beautiful. The guest speaker asked us what our reason or excuse was for not being fit spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. She then broke that thing down. I realized that I’ve been making my own excuses lately and this was just the kick in the pants I needed.
After service was over, I joined S., Bug, Honeybee, and baby A. for Bug’s baseball game. Bug learned a great lesson in sportsmanship. The parents of the other team heckled the kids on our team at bat. Bug kept swinging, kept playing, kept doing what he was supposed to. At the end of the game, Bug’s team won. One of the kids who was also being a heckler looked up. I expect he thought Bug was going to do the same to him as he’d done to him. Instead, Bug said, “You guys played a good game today. It’s a hard loss, but you should be proud that you all played hard”. Then, he shook the boy’s hand and walked away. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking. I see you buddy.
Oh! Speaking of games, can I just pause and show you this cute outfit from Sparkle in Pink that Honeybee wore today. I know. I know. I talk about them quite a bit, but seriously I love their clothes. I seriously think this is the cutest thing I’d seen in quite some time. She received several compliments and that was just awesome!
When we got home on Saturday, I made a recipe I’d seen on Pinterest for a Cajun Shrimp and Crab Mac and Cheese by Diedre from . It was time consuming, but so worth it. Bug wanted to demolish it that evening, but I made him wait until Sunday after church.
Sunday, we had a great time at church. Unfortunately, S. wasn’t able to join because allergies were kicking his bottom. The kids and I enjoyed a nice service and then returned home to change clothes before heading to a birthday celebration for friends of the family’s children.
We ended up joking about the lies that are told to pregnant women when they are expecting, especially how beautiful they look on days when they absolutely do NOT.
And that was completely it in a nutshell. Nothing major, but a great weekend with the family and I am looking forward to doing it again soon!
Talk to you all later!