Wednesday, October 16, 2013

weekend highlights

It feels weird to be talking about the weekend when it's already Wednesday, but I'll just do it- our weekend was dreamy.  Saturday, we shopped for fall clothes and then grilled dinner on the new patio.  Sunday was cool and misty and we put on sweats after church and Steve and I hung out in the kitchen during nap time and chatted about plans for our patio while I baked a pumpkin cake.  Later that day, I sat on the sofa and watched Arthur play and realized that it was the first time I'd felt truly relaxed in over a month.  

We made a quick trip to Lowe's on Sunday afternoon and were gifted with one of the free kids building projects that we'd missed last month.  It was a fire truck (exciting!!) and the menfolk came home and immediately started building.  

Somebody doesn't like loud noises, but is willing to bear almost anything for a fire truck.

We were in and out a lot- on the patio, chatting with neighbors, enjoying the fall air.  Sunday evening came and I could hardly believe that we got another whole day.  

We celebrated with apple dip.  My friend, Jess, used to make this all the time in college and it makes a great fall snack.  Just mix 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and a bag of toffee pieces (from the baking aisle) and you've got a sweet dip that is lovely on apples, pears, gingersnaps, your fingers- you name it, it's probably delicious.  

The boys spent Monday running back and forth to Lowe's and Home Depot and working on some raised beds around the patio, while I spent the day catching up on sewing and getting a haircut.  

Although it's not nearly as exciting as when the men were here working on it, Arthur still likes to gaze out the back door at the patio and talk about it.  I'm working on some pictures and will share soon!

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