Our weekend plans are typical for us this time of year...The slower paced, mid winter, cozy days we are enjoying now. Friday night we are free. I have some tilapia in the freezer, so we will probably have that with some jasmine rice and a vegetable for dinner. Then we will settle in for some games and television together. Peyton and I really enjoy a new show we found on HLN. It is called "How It Really Happened" and it revisits several famous cases of the past. They focus on one each week. It is really interesting.
Saturday we have to be up and about early! We have an appointment...yes, an appointment...at our local post office to get our passports. I had no idea this was such a big thing, but when I called to ask a question, the woman working there said we would need an appointment. Now...we don't actually need them for a big trip...say to Denmark, for example...quite yet. But we decided to finally do something about those forms that have been sitting on my desk for close to a year now! Having said that, a trip to Denmark this summer is not totally out of the question!!
After the post office fun, we are heading to visit Steve's mum, who is doing remarkably well lately! Thank you all for your prayers! We are looking forward to a nice visit with her. We are also looking forward to a nice lunch out at a favorite restaurant which is yet to be determined. Which translated means...as soon as we all agree. : ) We have Mass in the early evening, and then a quiet evening at home.
Sunday is free. And that means only one thing...spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove all day long. Steve and Peyton will make some meatballs, and we will have a delicious dinner. Throw in a nap and a few hours with my book and I am all set. Sounds exciting, right? But to me...it is. : )
Here is a look back at the past week in our part of the world...
We started off our Valentine celebration last weekend with some festive clothing for Mass...
And a few pictures to capture the memory.
We decided to go out to eat after Mass, completely oblivious to the fact that it was Valentine Weekend! I guess my mind doesn't think like that anymore! Anyway, we were there early, and actually were thrilled, because the menu was amazing!!! My mom and I both ordered this Alfredo.
It. Was. Delicious.
And the dessert?
This. Just this.
First Grade science was fun this week...
Even if our hypothesis was proven wrong.
The hearts are yummy, but they most certainly do not float. : )
Valentine's Day arrived and we were ready to celebrate...
Flynn and I set the table before anyone else was awake.
She absolutely loves special days like this.
Later in the day, my mom joined us to celebrate...
And to have our traditional Valentine's Day dinner...
Stuffed Shells, garlic toast, and salad.
For some. : )
Then the kids exchanged Valentines...
And the thing that I will remember the most about this special day is my little Flynn.
She was so very excited to give her Valentines out to her family!
She was thrilled!
And that made this mommy's heart so happy.
I am in awe of their love.
After we exchanged our cards, both store bought and homemade, we enjoyed some delicious heart shaped cupcakes. Peyton did it again. : )
In non-Valentine-related news, I redid a wall in our family room this past week.
I had a new print to hang, and Steve was thrilled...ok, maybe that is too strong a word...let's says he was willing to help.
I found this on Etsy.
And I love it.
Finally, I will close with this.
This beautiful photo came from my girl.
My Madison is currently in Sweden with her Nicolas and his family.
They are skiing this week.
And they saw this...
No words can add to this beauty.
So I will leave it alone.
Have a wonderful weekend with your people, my friends!
Thank you for visiting.