Tuesday, May 29, 2012

- amazing long weekend -


I absolutely love Memorial Day weekend, because to me, it is the kick off to summer! Even though it's always usually cloudy and slightly chilly in our neck of the woods every Memorial Day weekend, it still gets me excited for all of the fun times ahead! I am going to force the hubs to compile our summer bucket list today, so I can post it now, rather than in July, like last summer (fail last summer!!).

We had a pretty great weekend...first weekend in a month that we were able to just hang out and have fun, with no responsibilities hanging over our heads. We kicked off the weekend on Friday night with tacos, margaritas, and a dance party in our living room! (yes, that's how we roll these days on a Friday night!). Saturday consisted of some errands (boring), then an awesome dinner with some friends. Sunday was the best! We took Ellie on a train ride to a neighboring town and had lunch, and enjoyed the sun! She absolutely loved the train! Super inexpensive way to keep her happy! We definitely have to try that again this summer! And on Monday, I was determined to paint two stucco walls outside our house. They were painted a horrible mint green, and it was driving me crazy every time I drove up the driveway. Well, if you know me well enough, you know that I have no patience for things that are not absolutely perfect, so I decided to paint our stucco walls on the hottest day this weekend. Let me just say, I might have had heat stroke when I was done, but they got painted, and look pretty amazing (if I do say so myself!). Then our awesome friends brought dinner over, and we finally relaxed in our backyard, enjoying our new house. Not a bad weekend, at all!

Now it's back to the grind...but we're in luck! Matt and I both have only 3 days weeks...we're going away for a much needed, adults only weekend on Thursday night. I can not wait to spend two quiet and amazing days with my hubby!!

And because there's not such thing as a post without pictures, here you go! Some pictures of Ellie in our backyard...relaxing and enjoying the sun!



15 comments:

courtney - larking. said...

Love the pictures of your cutie pie as always -- but totally want to see your newly painted walls too :) Sounds like a great long weekend to me!

Courtney B said...

Sounds like it was a much needed weekend that your cute family TOTALLY deserved!! And I'm SO excited for you and your hubs to have a getaway together this weekend... yay!!

Have you been to my blog today? I don't normally say this butttttt.... you might not want to miss it ;)

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

I love your weekend! Sounds like a perfect way to spend time with family. The train idea is so great.. it's always so nice to find new ways to entertain the little ones :) Cruz is at that hard to entertain stage right now, but I'm sure he would have loved that too! :)
Good for you mama on getting the house painted!! Can't wait to see pictures!
I'm really glad for you that you guys get to have time away this weekend.. i hope you have a wonderful time! xoxo

Nessa Bixler said...

What a great weekend - and a lead up to another one on the the way.

Christine said...

Kyna, sounds like an AMAZING weekend! Your Friday nights sound a lot like our Friday nights, and I think I know a little boy who would like to go on a train ride too :). What color did you paint your previously minty walls? And as always, Ellie is adorable and your pictures are perfect!

Jes said...

she is so so adorable :)

Kelly-Marie said...

Dance party in the living room, oh ye that's oh mama rolls! hehehe sounds like so much fun and Ellie so gorgeous as always x x

Meg {henninglove} said...

a dance party with margaritas and tacos sound like a great way to start a three day weekend for sure! your daughter is so precious in those photos

Carlie said...

You move fast! I am impressed that you already painted two walls outside!

Sounds like a great weekend! Hope you have fun this weekend on your little getaway!

the lovebirds said...

your title says it all. happy you had such a lovely weekend. xo

Melanie said...

What a perfect weekend hon! I can just see you outside on the hottest day covering up mint green paint! What a perfect weekend, & taking Ellie on a train ride form the day is an awesome idea, Jax would love that.
WOW... 3 days w/ the hubs! You kids are going to have so much fun!

Thinking of you mama. XOXO

Melanie said...

Haha... it's the next morning & I still had this tab open on my computer... forgot to mention.... somehow Ellie-bugs just gets prettier & PRETTIER! Seriously I'd be jealous, but that's be a little uncalled for) Lol)

LOVE these piccys.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That's a beautiful picture!!! Sounds like a
Great weekend despite the possible heat stroke!! Enjoy your weekend away!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

YOU painted the stucco? Will you come paint my stucco I hate my color. What are you & the hubster doing? I want to come.

MACY said...

such a pretty face!

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