Weekend Wrap Up

Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

oh my goodness we had the BEST little thanksgiving break ever.
jon got off school tuesday AND wednesday due to the ferguson stuff.
sad, but we were not complaining ONE BIT.
we have missed that guy!
wednesday i took the day off work to spend at stella's school for her thanksgiving party.
if you haven't you totally need to go watch your kid at school.
hopefully, lol, it's a proud parent moment for you.
because it totally is for me every time.
and i just love it!  stella truly loves school and it's so fun to see them doing their thing.
we were in charge of the games for the party and we had turkey races.  oh my goodness they were fun and the kids all had a blast.
once we got done with school we picked up henry and then met papa and jon at pizza hut for lunch.
papa insisted on taking henry to do some "work" at his house.
and jon went to help his brother.
so it was just me and stella and we had one thing on our minds.
baking some chocolate chip cookies!!
ha - such a lady.
but i mean of course we HAVE to lick the beaters.  lol.
we had quite a nice afternoon.  some much needed girl time.
but we were missing the boys.
henry decided he was missing his mom about 4.5 hours later.  lol.
so papa brought him back around 5:00.
when he was back we headed right outside for a snowball fight!
before we knew it S&H's dad was heading over to pick them up.
they were headed there for the night because they spend thanksgiving lunch with their dad every year.
we said our goodbyes and then headed inside to clean up and head to lacie's.
my mom brought this delicious and super fun spread for all of us to enjoy.
and we brought the drinks!
danielle and tate got in around 8ish and we all hung out for a bit.
we headed home for the evening and called it a night.
thanksgiving morning jon and i were up early to head to church with his parents.
i don't know the last time i have been to lutheran church.
they even had communion.  i don't think i have ever witnessed that.  lol.  a little different than catholic communion.
after church we headed to jon's family for thanksgiving lunch.
picked up the kids around 3:00 and then headed home to let the dogs out and then pack up and head to lacie's for steibel thanksgiving.
we were the last to leave that evening and we sure did have a great time.
friday morning there were no early bird shopping for us.
we enjoyed some sleeping in!
jon's brother josh came over with his daughter riley and the kids played pretty much all day.
the rest of the evening was spent on the couch watching movies and hanging out.
saturday morning we had breakfast at home and then headed to rural king for some shopping.
wild holiday shopping for us, i tell you what!
lacie came over that afternoon it was a black outfit and brown boots kinda night for the girls.  lol.
we went to church and then headed to dave and joyce's 50th wedding anniversary.
stella thought they were getting married.  ha - that's a tough one to explain.
anyways, there were a TON of past country kitchen workers there.
it was really cool.  and we had a GREAT time!
sunday morning jon was up and gone early to help my dad cut firewood.
for once henry was awake before stella.  she slept until almost 9!
all that dancing the night before wore her out.  lol.
we had breakfast at CK and then headed to nana's to enjoy a walk.
that 70 degree weather we could not pass up!
nana watched the kids while i ran to do some grocery shopping real quick.
once we got back home we played outside for awhile and then headed to 'Kris's Farm' according to S&H.  lol.
they were looking forward to this day ALL day long.
we were headed out to ride the horses and feed the goats!
aka - BEST DAY EVER for S&H!
i mean look at those smiles.
they are LOVING it!
thank you again Kennedy's.
the goats are bottle fed.  ha - they were much more interested in the people than in the feeding.  it was so funny watching the kids go after the goats saying come here goat, drink goat.  lol.
we had a blast.  and this TOTALLY makes me wana live in the country!
after our visit to the "farm" we headed to jami's for our sunday workout!
we have skipped the last few weeks so i was pumped for this week.
jami also informed us earlier that day that she was going to be making a completely paleo thanksgiving feast.  she is awesome - and oh my goodness the food was AMAZING!
chicken, butternut squash, green beans and quinoa.
the kids loved it all too!
and she made this pumpkin cheese cake - oh mah gawd.
stick a fork in me i am done.  lol.  so good.
we headed home around 7 and got a call from papa to meet him for ice cream.
whoops - good thing we worked out.
ha - however i was good and just shared with stella.
we met jon at home, took baths, hung up our awesome new advent calendar from aunt rachel and called it the best little thanksgiving break ever!
have a great week.


Tina Steibel said...

I am tired just reading your blog.

Amanda aka Manda said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! Loved all of Stella's outfits! She needs to be my stylist!