The Adventure Starts Here: A Long Weekend

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Long Weekend

Long weekends really are good for the soul.  I feel like it let us be productive, sociable, and still find some time to just relax.  We spent all day Saturday in our pajamas and we continued with our plan to purge.  Chris played with Noah while I cleaned bathrooms and ruthlessly sorted through my clothes.  I went through my drawers, the closet, and even my out of season clothes.  I basically walked around without a shirt on so I could try everything on and donate anything that didn't make the cut.  It felt really great to get rid of the stuff that I didn't love but was taking up prime real estate in my closet!  I then took over Noah duty and Chris did the same thing with his clothes.  I really love how clean everything looks now!  

^^^out of season clothes on the left, dresses in the back, winter clothes on the right

After our day spent at home, it was nice to get out for the evening.  Our friends, Elena & Brian, bought their first house this fall and we were finally able to coordinate our schedules to get together and be given the grand tour.  We had a wonderful evening filled with a delicious dinner followed by the boys playing in the basement while the girls chatted over wine upstairs.  I was so impressed with how well prepared they were for Noah... Elena saved some plain pasta and bread for Noah to have for dinner, they brought out this super fun game for him to play, and Brian even humored Noah by playing "robot choo choo" with him!  No wonder Noah had such a good time and didn't want to leave.    He ended up falling asleep on my lap watching his iPad.  I guess we were overdue for some adult only conversation because we lost track of time and stayed much later than we planned.  

^^^ Noah wanted in on my outfit photo shoot ;)

^^^ playing Looping Louie, which isn't only fun for the kids.  Apparently Germany has turned this game into a drinking game, so the adults can get in on the action too!

After a late night out, I was glad to have no real plans on Sunday.  Instead, we just worked on some valentines (details to come soon),  baked some banana bread, had an afternoon bath, and watched the snow flurries come down.  Noah was so excited for the snow and kept running around the house to see if it was snowing in the back just like it was in the front... it was the cutest thing!

We had intended on having a pizza and movie night, but Noah fell asleep at 5:30 before eating dinner.  He stayed asleep, but ended up waking up at 3:30 am for good!  It was pretty horrible and I ended up handing him the iPad just so I could sort of go back to sleep!  Despite being pretty exhausted, we made the best of it and took Noah out in the snow for a bit and then had Chris' parents over for breakfast.  We served the banana bread Noah helped me make as well as some bagels, fruit, and smoothies.  

We all took a much needed afternoon nap and then finished our long weekend by meeting some friends of ours for dinner at Chipotle.  Noah and I have met Nesa, JP, and Julia there a few times before, but this was the first time the dads joined us.  Last time we went Noah specifically asked if the daddies could come with us next time, so I was glad we could finally deliver on his request :)

How was your weekend?  Did you have a 3 day weekend for MLK Day?


  1. I think I know what you're making for valentine's and it makes me really excited!! I FINALLY know what I'm going to do so I hope to go buy materials today. Sadly my weekend was not as fun as yours, nor was it 3 days as I had to work alllllll weekend. BUT I'm hoping to make this weekend a 3 day weekend instead and I have some really fun plans so hopefully that will make up for it!

  2. I'm always jealous of the three day weekends! Conor's company never takes the more "random" (no offense) holidays off. Sounds like the perfect little weekend.

  3. 3 day weekends are the best, I am so lucky in that I have Mondays off too! With Mondays off I don't feel rushed and can be productive and lazy on the weekends as theres time for both! Sounds like your weekend was a mixture of both. You can't beat girl time!

  4. Ooo I may have an idea on your Valentine and I'm excited!! :) mine isn't going to be as cool. Ha ha! Your weekend sounds awesome! We did a lot of kid partying and it was exhausting, but so worth it.

  5. So excited about the V Day exchange! Is that a sneak peek picture?! ;) Ive been organizing/cleaning like crazy too. Im a pretty good purger when it comes to clothes, but then again my closet is tiny haha.

  6. I can't wait to see what your Valentine's our although I feel like I may have a pretty good idea!

  7. That game looks like fun! And I definitely need to purge my closet too. Trying on every single thing is a great way to go through it!

  8. I love purging. I can't believe you got your husband on board for it too though. I swear mine holds onto clothes from Jr High. It's so ridiculous. Unfortunately he also didn't have a 3-day. Are you in your backyard in your fashion photo? It looks so large!

  9. I can't wait until I find time to do some purging!! It's been crazy busy around here. And when it slows down we seem to add another project in the mix. This weekend we worked on turning our Ikea kitchen table into a Farmhouse table. We are still waiting on the stain to dry, but once that is done I will share on the blog. Yay for the dusting of snow!! We would love that here in Texas. And I think I know what you're making for Valentine's! So fun.


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