October 31, 2013

Weekend Plans

Happy Halloween, my friends! I hope your day is full of not-so-scary spooks and lots of yummy treats. And when the day is done and the costumes are discarded in favor of warm, fuzzy jammies... when your kitchen table is covered in piles of candy and wrappers...take a picture in your mind and store it in your heart. When we wake tomorrow...November will be here. The darkness comes sooner, and we spend more time snuggled inside our cozy home. This weekend is just perfect for that...for staying in and doing home-y things. Friday is free. I am planning a simple dinner of homemade macaroni and cheese followed by a movie night with some popcorn.

Saturday we are changing things up a bit. After some discussion, we decided to move our Saturday jobs to Friday afternoon. We are almost always done with schoolwork by Friday morning, and thought we could finish up everything and leave Saturday morning free. This Saturday we will pack up Halloween for another year. As sad as that makes me...I am comforted by the fact that we will pull out the small Thanksgiving tub and add a few touches to our autumn home. Saturday afternoon the girls are babysitting for some friends of ours, so Steve, Rhett, Flynn and I are attending Mass followed by dinner out. Then Rhett is working at the theatre, so Steve, Flynn and I will have a quiet night at home.

Sunday is another free day. I am planning on putting a big pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove and letting it simmer all day long. Steve will make up some meatballs and we will have one of our favorite Sunday dinners together. After that, it is baths, showers, jammies and Peyton's favorite... The Walking Dead.

And that is our quiet autumn weekend. I hope yours is cozy and warm and happy, whatever your plans may be. Thanks for stopping by!

We had our first taste of snow last week...

and someone was amazed. : )

My little pumpkin all ready for Mass last weekend...

and all smiles with her Peyton.

 This young man was all smiles as well. He got his first deer ever!!! What a wonderful father and son moment. (Apologies to anyone offended by this...hunting in Pa is very common and actually an important part of many lives.)

Sunday morning breakfast for our all girls sleepover...

Madison gave me a much needed Halloween manicure...

and we had some yummy spider web munch for Halloween week snacking. : )

Happy Weekend, my friends!


  1. That sounds like a wonderful, relaxing weekend. We get an extra hour this weekend too, no? And that snowfall is my kind of snow....no accumulation!!

  2. Happy Halloween from a rainy NY! What cute pictures! Have a BOOtiful day. (lol)--Blessings

  3. The spaghetti sounds good! Enjoy your peaceful weekend!

  4. Snow! Hasn't made it to eastern Kansas yet… Of course, Colorado and western Kansas have already had their fair share…in October. ugh. Congrats to Rhett! The Kueter kids are excited for him!!! Ben received a "Cricket" from Santa last year. He has yet to go hunting, but has gone shooting with daddy a couple of times. We have dear friends that come to Kansas to stay with us EVERY DEER SEASON b/c they claim Kansas/midwest deer taste different from Alabama/Southern deer. I wouldn't be able to comment on that as I don't like venison, but I take them at their word! Enjoy your cozy weekend! We've got some big/little plans too! Hugs.

  5. Congratulations to your son with his first deer! I know that is an exciting time :) My son is too young to hunt, but he was with his daddy this year when he got a bear and a mountain sheep (yes, hunting is apart of our lives as well).

    The picture of your first snow is so pretty and the photo of your daughter looking out is too precious!

    Have a great day :) Hugs.

  6. I love the picture of the first snow!

  7. Snow! Oh my! It looks pretty…way up there ;) Hope y'all had fun trick or treating this evening. And we do the early study wrap up on Friday as well. Kind of nice, isn't it? I've started doing my grocery shopping on Thursday afternoon while Sarah is at swim. That little change completely freed up chores on Saturday. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. As always I love your picture from your week. Have a wonderful weekend friend!!

  9. What nice weekend plans! Loving the background for November, too! Our dear October is over but the beginning of November isn't bad either... except when you get snow!!! Crazy!
    We live in Indy, so no hunting here but that might be a good thing because I'm not the patient type!
    ciao, friend!


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