October 31, 2011

Girls' Night... and Then Some

So it is not actually Thursday, but I think it is rather impressive that I am getting last Thursday's post up before this next Thursday arrives.  Especially, as I look through the pictures and remember how much we have had going on the last few weeks.  It seems impossible that it has been less than a month since I was laying on the beach reading a book!  What has not happened since our return????  That's what I want to know!  We have been having a blast with Autumn and practicing and planning and schooling and what ever else goes on in between.  Sleep is highly over rated anyway.

Here are some mom pictures of the highlights.

Last Saturday, we went with our friends to the Ball's Bluff Civil War Reenactment in Leesburg, Virginia.  Hopefully, a post will follow with details and photos... but I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
Saturday night, I was blessed with an unexpected visit from my girl friend, Katherine, whom I have not seen since Kaitlin's graduation last July.  We had such a sweet time of visiting, catching up, playing with Carmella and talking about what the Lord has been doing in our lives.
Tuesday morning, I spent a few hours in the dentist chair having extensive dental work done.  Not my idea of fun, for sure.  I am grateful that we have the ability to have such care, though, even if I don't like having it done.  In the old days, they would have yanked the tooth out years ago.  However, that did unfortunately leave me in a great deal of pain for the rest of the week.  Which is a shame because I had an unusual lineup of girls' nights that involved eating.

Tuesday evening, our friends drove up from Virginia to spend the night with us. We went out with the big girls for dinner at Bonefish Grill.  The food was delicious, as we have come to expect there.  The fellowship was even better.  After dinner, Brianna made us pumpkin lattes for dessert while we played a few rounds of banagrams.  The younger girls outlasted us, staying up for a movie after the chit chat and game. 
It is so unusual for  me to have a girls' night at all.  To have two nights in a row is unheard of, but that's just what happened this past week.

Wednesday evening we had a time of fellowship with some of my sisters from church.  The theme was Italian and each contributed a course.
I taught the girls how to make my grandmother's cavatille and served it with my homemade tomato sage sauce.  (To which, I realized after the fact, I forgot to add the sage before serving.)  Still tasted great.
My girls are so sweet to babysit for all the ladies while we visit.  They made Thankful leaves with the thirteen, practiced cantata music and watched the new Pooh Bear movie.
Thursday was my great pink sparkly shoe date and a trip back to the dentist to have my tooth touched up to help relieve some of the pain.
And there you have Mama's week in a nutshell.  If you haven't been in the picture this week, hand that camera over and smile.  Your kids will want to know you were there, too!

Until Next Week,


1 comment :

  1. I love girls nights :) Such sweet memories to be made! So excited you are planning on reading "The Same Kindof Different as Me" - I'm looking forward to hear what you think!