Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hanging out with the family...

Well, as I have already told you, my kids and I are at my parent's house this weekend along with my sister and my nephews. After spending the whole day shopping yesterday, which I plan to eventually blog about when I get my pictures, etc... uploaded, I basically crashed. We hit the ground running and survived the heat and the crowds with most of our sanity in tact. Of course it helped that my parents took all the boys to play mini golf and ride go-carts while my sister and I hit the mall with Kayla. That too is post worthy, which I promise to eventually write about too.

As for has been WONDERFUL! Here are just a few of the highlights...

- We slept late. (Yeah!)

- We had pancakes for breakfast. (YUMMY!)

- We played cards with the boys. (Good quality time. Playing rummy with 4 boys under 10 takes FOREVER!!!)

- Watched an "Anne of Green Gables/Avonlea" marathon with the girls in the family. (Love Anne!!!)

- Played beauty shop. Have I ever told you how much I love for my hair to be played with? My sister knows it too. I found myself sitting on the floor once again in front of my sister while she "fixed" my hair. Of course we were being silly. By the time we were all finished we all looked like we walked off the set of Star Wars or out of a Dr. Seuss book. Can you ever be too old to play beauty shop and share a few laughs? (Too fun!)

- Had my mom's famous mashed taters for dinner. (Simply the best!)

I thank God for simple, lazy days like today. We need them every once in a while. Add the fact that you get to hang out with family and it makes it all the better. I guess I will go for now and see what mischief "Anne" is about to get into... I'm also laughing at the new hairstyle my sister is giving my mom as I type. Fun times!!! :)

Oh, and just so you can have a laugh of your own today...a few pictures for your enjoyment.


Amber said...

I'm still sportin' my loverly locks. My favorite though is definitely Grammy's mohawk. Awesome.

FUN day!!

You are my kindred spirit and bosom buddy and all that other Anne-ish stuff.

Heart2Heart said...


Love that you had a nice relaxing day with your family. Sometimes just reading about how people spend time with their families inspires us to try those very same things, like Beauty Shop.

Oh how I remember do that with my mom and sister and perhaps I will start that trend with my girls and their friends and have a great big sleep over.

Love all your wonderful pictures, too cute for words.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon Sloan said...

Oh what fun! It sounds like you are having the best summer ever! Such great memories...anchored in love! I know where to go when I need a new hair style or an "up do"! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Those hair dos are awesome! Thanks for sharing pictures. My girls love to do hair and makeup. Should have done some makeup too.:)
Glad you are having a great time and yes, lazy days are awesome!

Andrea said...

You guys are adorable. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us. Hope you continue to have a great time with your family.
Blessings, andrea

christy rose said...

I have an award for you!

makeyourhomesing said...

Perhaps your sweet sis shouldn't give up her day job, lol! Actually, I loved the one with the braids!

When my hair was down to my behind the little girls at the church used to love to play with it. I'd be sitting there and all of a sudden feel little fingers in my hair!

Jim said...

The weekend has been another great time with you all. Busy, with noise a few decibals above a sonic boom with the crowd of grans you and Amb brought, but all in all, I wouldn't trade it for anything. Like they say, Good food, good fellowship, just plain good family togetherness.

Love you all,

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh yea, I'm loving the hairdos! And I'm so proud of you for posting your pics!!! Check out my photos from my girly make-over day with Riley last year.

I too am an Anne fan. LOVE that girl! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!!! Sounds like you did.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Now, I would have loved the Anne marathon! One of my favorites ... and you all could have worked some magic on my boring hair. Looks like a great time was had by all.


Anonymous said...

Your family is the best. I don't have a sister. Will you adopt me? I want to keep my family, too, so we could just share. I especially hate that I missed out on the sleeping late and the Anne Marathon.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

Love the hair! My sister is my kindrend spirit~isn't it the best!

Anonymous said...

Very creative hairstyles!

No, I don’t think you can ever be too old for that. It looks like everyone love playing beauty shop. My mother would not like that so much. :) But she is a lot of fun anyway.