Monday, February 27, 2012


This weekend was not a normal weekend for me.
I spent the majority of the weekend in Dallas away from the babies.
And while I was gone sweet Travis was on baby and house duty all weekend.
I can't even put into words how much he blesses me.
I left on Friday afternoon and came home on Saturday afternoon
to find the house spotless and three happy kids.
Sunday morning we still had kids with coughs and runny noses so we thought
it was best for them to stay home from church.
I still had to go since I am the pianist.
So Trav stayed home all morning with all three of them again.
And low and behold...I arrive home after church to a spotless house again
and three happy kids.
I love my husband and am so thankful for him.
This weekend was such a time of refreshment and encouragement for me.
Thankyou Travis for being my best friend and for being so good to me!

On Friday night I headed to my sister's house.
We did a little shopping, ate dinner and then she did my hair for me.
We finished off the night curled up in her bed watching tv.
I love her and I love that she isn't far away!

And yes...those are matching bird shirts :)
Old Navy special ;)

Saturday morning I headed to The Shine Project at A Little Artsy.
It was SUCH a great time!!!
Several of us sat outside the entire time working on blankets.
It was such a treat being able to visit with friends in the sunshine :)
I think the majority of us had a sunburn by the time we left.
I told Travis when I got home that I felt like I had been on a mini beach vacation!
A good dose of Vitamin D and girlfriend time...two of the best things ever!

I'm not sure of the total number but I do know we made over 200 blankets
to donate to Dallas LIFE for the homeless!
Thankyou to everyone who donated fleece for the event!

*side note- if you are in the Dallas area and in need of art lessons Casey and her husband Chris have the CUTEST art studio called A Little Artsy. They do all sorts of classes...Mommy & Me, children and adults. They also do birthday parties and adult nights!
Their info is on their A Little Artsy website!*

It was such a blessing getting to visit with Sarah and Casey...these two girls are gems :)

After the event I headed to Target and Starbucks before going home.
That alone would have made for a great Saturday... but instead it was like the cherry on top :)


And now it's Monday!
Laundry is going, big two are playing, babies napping, coffee in my cup.
It's going to be a good day :)
How was your weekend?
I'd love to hear about it!

I'm linking up again with Laura and Bits of Splendor Monday.
<bits of splendor monday

The goal of the link up is to pick "out the beautiful distinct moments of your every day life."
And although this weekend was far from every day life for me it was a weekend full
of moments and people who blessed me more than they know.
Travis, Bekka, Casey and Sarah... just to name a few :)

Have a great Monday friends!


  1. SO much fun!!! I wish I was able to come, but I am so glad it was such a successful event!! :) And what a sweet hubby! ;) Love you, friend! Miss chatting! We gotta talk soon, I have SO much to tell you!!!! :)

  2. It was so great to meet you!! It sounds like you married a sweetheart :D I love your photos and I'm glad you had as much fun as I did!

  3. hooray for a good cause and great fellowship. ooh and we can't forget target and starbucks. ;)

  4. What an awesome hubby!! and amazing project you were working on! Glad you had such a great time! Hope everyone feels better soon :)

  5. What a lovely idea. It's so sweet that you are so generous with your time and yet still stop to count your blessings.I'm now a follower.Rx

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful time. Sister-time AND Girlfriend-time. You scored!

    I, too, have a wonderful hubby who takes over the household so that I can get away now and then. And, this weekend was one of those times. I was gone from Friday noon until LATE Sunday night. I drove about 200 miles each way, to spend the weekend with a Girlfriend, and we SCRAPBOOKED for 3 days. So fun!

    On the way home, I stopped by my newly married son and daughter-in-law's and we went out for dinner. Always GOOD to be with my Big Kids.

    Papa held down the fort, with the 6 kids still at home.

    :) :) :)

  8. Discovered your blog today and it's so cute! I may be heading to old navy today to snag a bird shirt like you. So cute!

    xo Taylor

  9. I am a new follower of your blog! I would love to meet Ashley and Casey AND see A Little Artsy! Sounds like a perfect weekend.


  10. I'm so glad you got to have such an awesome "you" weekend. you deserve it. I think time away makes us better moms and it also lets dad have special time with just the kids too. it's good for everyone, really!
    love you---you are beautiful!