Monday, July 5, 2010

The Simple Woman's Eveningbook - Monday, July 5, 2010

For today...

Outside my window...
dark and warm. We went to Cleveland today so I'm just now getting a chance to do my Monday post.

I am thinking...about the WONDERFUL 4th of July weekend that we had.

Gorgeous weather...check.

First up...the 4th of July Parade:

The kids were excited...and hot.

Gotta get the chairs ready...I love these little chairs. This one is my friend Amber's son's chair...Go Bucks!

Lyndsey and I getting our cameras ready!

Gotta get the perfect spot.

Here come the fire trucks...let the parade begin.

What's a parade without the clowns?

Caleb...I never did figure out why he was so mesmerized.

Next up...Food, Fun & Fireworks:

Got to hang out with lots of friends, including these two lovely ladies...Marja and Kim. Marja has been my friend for years, one of my best friends, and Kim & I met through blogging and realized we attend the same church...she's the sweetest!

Marja & Mila getting ready for the fireworks.

Mila & Jamison waiting some more for the fireworks...that was the hardest part of the evening, waiting for them to start. But, once they did...

Day Two took us to our friends Jason and Angela's for a cookout and a dip in the pool:

Then we headed to my in-laws to hang out with family and see the newest member of the Quincy!

Day Three took us to Cleveland to see some of our favorite people:

We stopped by to say hello to my homie Kristina. We've been friends since the 3rd grade and I love her like a sister! The kids liked being there because Miss Linda gave them Popsicles.

We also got to see my dear friend Tanysha and her family. They were in town from Georgia and she asked us to come up and see them. Tanysha is another friend who is just like a sister to me.

Here are Caleb and Tanysha's son Marcus.

We also got to surprise these two:

My dad and Renee had no idea we were coming!

I am praying...still to be able to adjust to our new schedule. We've been pretty busy lately and I'm praying that this week we can sit down and figure out a good system. Order just helps me just does.

I am reading...nothing. Same as last week, I haven't made the time. I have a book on reserve by James Patterson that I'm going to pick up tomorrow. I'm determined to get some reading done this week...I miss it.

From the kitchen...I haven't even thought about meals for this week!

A few plans for the rest of the week...Well since I got nothing productive done this weekend (but well worth it I must say...we had a GREAT weekend) I plan on tackling my To Do list and figuring out a good routine for us for the summer.

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Carrie said...

Wow...what a GREAT weekend! You have such wonderful life-long friends and how fun to get to spend time with them! It is so hard to stay up for the fireworks...we haven't seen 'real' fireworks in a few years because it's so late! You got some GREAT pictures! Definitely worth it to spend time with friends and not have your plans for the rest of the week! Hope you get to take a break and get your routine, is nice to have some I know, haha! ;)

Joanna said...

Wow, ya'll had a busy/fun holiday weekend!

Schedule...yes! We love it, however it's been so lax around here since school has been out. However, I've got to get a system going..Only 5 more weeks and we are back and school and I begin working! So I've got to stop these late late nights and late mornings!

I want a good book to read...bad.

Have a great week!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh wow, Kelli, it looks like you had a fabulous time! We skipped the parade this year, but we had a great day too! Love that you got to spend the day with so many friends!!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy & Wife said...

Looks like you guys really enjoyed your weekend - you need those kind of weekends!!

Good luck getting into your routine. I am having a similar struggle as the kids get older. I need to find a better structure so I don't just feel like we're getting by every day. Something has to give - just haven't figured out what it is quite yet!

Your 'eveningbook' line make me laugh - clever!!

Have a great week ahead :) I love short work weeks!!!

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Vivienne said...

WOW! You had a busy and fun-filled weekend! Good for you guys! Now get some rest and read your new book.