This weekend was such a good one! The whole family is still getting over colds and the crud, but we really loved our weekend. Especially me. =) And the surprise of snow Saturday morning was just a fun bonus!
Friday night I enjoyed a girls night with my besties plus lots of friends from church at a painting party/event. Truth Be Told is such a fun and unique ministry and we had the best time! Anything artistic is way out of my comfort zone and I am probably the most indecisive person ever, so it was super challenging for me but also so fun and easy. I painted between these two... my closest friends and it was the best thing ever. We laughed so hard together and they held my hand and talked me through everything the whole night. Hahaha. Our paintings turned out perfect!
Evidence of me receiving help. Haha!
Brandi (the friend in the middle) organized the whole thing and did an amazing job! She is a busy mom of 3 plus a full time nurse practitioner, plus a Bible Study leader... and she still managed to pull off this event that was a huge success!! We had over 70 ladies there. And Megan, the friend assisting me above is the one who designs all of my Christmas cards and birthday party invites for me. She is also a busy, full-time working mom and designs cards and invites for me and tons of other people in her spare time. I just had to brag on them because they are so talented and wonderful. =)
My sister came too! It was a fun night for everyone there. And Anna's first girls night since having Piper! Everyone chose a verse that is special or unique to them and their family. I loved them all.
After the professional artist put some final touches on my painting for me I was ready to head home. We chose to hang it in our foyer and hope it's a blessing and reminder to not only our family but also our guests.
Before going to bed Friday night we saw a few snow flurries but didn't really except to see any of the white stuff on Saturday morning... but we were wrong! We woke up to a light dusting!! The boys were THRILLED. Clearly it doesn't take much to get us excited. Ha.
After a really lazy morning inside just playing and hanging out and staying warm, the boys asked to go out on the deck where we had the most snow. And by that time it had started snowing again. So fun!
Layton slipped and fell the as soon as he stepped outside so he was a little wary at first...
But it didn't take him long to come around. =)
It was FREEZING outside and the wind was crazy so that made things less than enjoyable after the newness wore off and they had touched the snow and made snowballs and played a little.
We came in to find gloves and mittens and they went back outside. Of Austin decided he only wanted one on and Layton refused to wear any. Gracious.
Eventually everybody came inside... one ready, one not, one torn. Haha. The rest of the day was really laid back. I went out solo for a few birthday party errands but that was it. It was pretty restful and low key all day long. Things started getting a little testy for everybody late afternoon so we were thankful to have some dinner plans away from the house.
My parents invited us to go out to one of our favorite BBQ places with them and my grandparents. Other than Layton's high maintenance restaurant self, we had a great time. These two were at my end of the table and kept me entertained all night. =)
Sunday afternoon was pretty wonderful. We rested and took naps, we cleaned a little, we went to Granna's and Papa's to use their color printer for Garrison's project since we don't have one at the moment, and we watched the Broncos win! The Selph fam is excited for the Superbowl!
Late Sunday afternoon and into the evening we finished Garrison's first ever school project. Phew!! Mama is soooo thankful it is DONE! Garrison had to choose a President to write a report about and then he had to do a poster board. This was a lot of work for a first grader and he was a trooper. We worked on it a little at a time and he did great. We only had a few tough moments and few times of almost shedding tears (mine by the way, haha) but for the most part things went smoothly. Thank you Jesus.
We helped Garrison choose Teddy Roosevelt as his President to research because of the way he loved animals and nature and all he accomplished during his life and presidency. It turned out to be really fun for Garrison to learn about him. I did the research and then "taught" it to Garrison and we worked together on the report and poster board. TOGETHER. Garrison and mama. Therefore Terrell has project duty for the next one! Haha!
This is a 5 paragraph report that includes 3 paragraphs on character traits possessed by Teddy Roosevelt. Let's just say I feel like an expert on TR now. =) So proud of my biggest boy and all of his hard work on his first report and project!!
Terrell and I wrapped up the weekend by eating leftover pizza together after putting the kiddos to bed and then watching a show. We had a mini at-home date. =)
This week is all about party prep at our house! We're on countdown to Garrison's 7th birthday party! If I don't check in again this week I'll be back next week with a party recap. =) Have a great one!