Thursday, March 7, 2013

Enjoying the Quiet Today

This week Scott has been travelling to Calgary, Regina, & Saskatoon.  He gets home tonight.

Today the older kids all have school, which means Nathan & Clara will be home tomorrow.

Tonight my niece, Sara, is flying in to spend the next 6 days with us.  Samantha has been counting down for weeks!  :)

Next week is March Break.

In a moment of weakness, we offered our home to billet some young people for a Youth Conference hosted in town this weekend.  Which means we will have up to 15 teenagers sleeping in our basement tomorrow night.

So today...

While Clayton & I have the house to ourselves...

We are enjoying every peaceful minute of it.

Even though we have an abundance of work to do.

Even though I'm still getting over being sick for the better part of a week.

Even though Clayton has a threshold of 2.7 minutes of playing happily on his own before needing to go back to his permanent perch on my left hip.

Even though I am very much looking forward to the activities we have planned for the next 10 days...

We are really enjoying the quiet today.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Family Day

Our Family Day Weekend consisted of:
  • Two hockey games (Nathan scored 2 goals!)
  • Friends sleeping over
  • Samantha going babysitting on Friday night
  • Movie night
  • A big Spaghetti dinner at the church
  • Samantha went shopping with some friends
  • Nathan went to a friend's birthday party
  • Brett & Jesse cleaned out the Suburban
  • Samantha gave a talk in Sacrament meeting at church
  • We hosted a fireside for the youth at our house on Sunday night
After the fireside we decided to head out of town to go spend Family Day with Nana & Papa in Kingsville.
A few photos of the trip:
The boys enjoying the video of Nathan's hockey game
Clara drawing pictures, as usual
Samantha relaxing with here books and music
Colasanti's: Animals, rides, arcade games, and a buffet lunch. Pretty much the perfect place to spend Family Day together.
Brett feeding the goats
Nana making sure Clayton got a good look at one of the baby goats
We ended the weekend in Point Edward where the boys had a nail-biter of a hockey playoff game, in which they ended up in a 2-2 tie.