Another awesome weekend in the books. We have a busy week ahead so it was really nice to recharge with friends and family.
It was hot. No surprise there. So I kicked off the weekend on Friday afternoon with a little citrus peach sangria. It was super easy (I'll post the recipe soon) and although I'm usually not a sangria person I really liked how this one turned out. It was more tart than sweet so I thought it was perfect.
Then Saturday morning we got up as a family and went to daily mass. All in all the troops were pretty well behaved. It's just a noise problem with Peter and James. They refuse to whisper! We've tried giving them books or coloring books to stay distracted but they manage to make that a loud activity as well. So any suggestions on how to keep the noise level down with toddlers would be most appreciated.
After mass we dropped the boys off at my parents house so Andrew and I could have our very first Life Planning meeting. I was inspired to do this from Nap Time Diaries. Basically it's a date (or several) with your spouse to talk about important things, finances, kids, goals, dream etc. I'll do a full post on the things we discussed soon too. We barely made a dent in our list but we talked about the most pressing things which was great. There are a lot of big life changes going on with our friends and it made me realize that we needed to pull back and discuss the direction we are going as a family. It was an amazing lunch date and we felt so refreshed talking about these important things. Hopefully we can do another one soon so we can finish the list!
After our lunch date/ life planning meeting we picked up the kids and went back home so they could nap. Later in the afternoon we headed over to a friends house for a little get together. I guess little isn't the right word... It was an evening filled with lots of kids, good food and drink, and community. I am really thankful for the circle of friends we have here in Tucson.
Sunday morning we were out the door in record time for church. It's been a long time since I've linked up with Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday....so here it is! Oh and my shoes are on sale right now *throws confetti*
After Mass we went out to brunch with my family. I seriously love Sunday mornings so much. It's like this little bubble of happiness filled with all good things. Then a looming Monday comes up and pops it. Blurg. Well it was wonderful while it lasted. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend as well!