Since I'm sure you all are dying to know what we've been up to I thought I'd put up some weekend notes. All in all we had a really nice weekend. Andrew came home after being away for almost a full week. Yup, he was away for Father's Day AND our Anniversary. It was hard being apart on those days and I was basically just in survival mode all week. To all you military moms out there... YOU ARE AMAZING. I could barely survive a week and you survive months and months. You have always had my respect but it has totally reached a new level.
Anyway, due to a 6 hour delay Andrew didn't get in until 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. At 6:30 a.m. the boys were up and calling for Andrew and without hesitation, he jumped out of bed to go see them. I'm sure it was a beautiful reunion. Aria and I stayed in bed and caught about 20 more minutes of sleep. Then we made a big pancake breakfast with mimosas included. The mimosas were to celebrate Andrew's homecoming but really more to celebrate that I had survived.
After a relaxing morning, Aria and I headed out to Paige's (Bloom at Page by Paige) bridal shower for the afternoon. It was a very lovely party thrown by her mother and mother in-law to be. We had a great time! Plus I love an opportunity to get dressed up and put on a pretty dress.
After the shower we came home and just enjoyed the evening as a reunited family. It was a popcorn/fruit/cheese for dinner kind of night.
The next morning I let Andrew sleep in a little and I got the kids ready for church. After an absolutely horrible performance from twiddle dee and twiddle dum at Mass, afterwards we regrouped and went out for some lunch to celebrate Andrew's birthday!
Then Andrew had Life Teen and the kids and I headed home. While everyone napped I did a little more reading of Laudato Si while drinking a glass of wine.
The label even says "pairs well with encyclicals".
When Andrew got home from Life Teen he helped take some pictures for a little something I've been working on. Hoping to launch/have a big reveal this Friday but you know, mom life, so we'll see.
Then we went over to my parents for dinner and a little cake for Andrew's b-day.
And that was our weekend! I've got some fun posts lined up for this week and HOPEFULLY some exciting news on Friday but like I said....we'll see.
Have a great day friends!