The weekend started off great with straight A report cards from Payton and Anna. I always let out a big sigh of relief when we reach the end of another trimester. Conner is on quarters so I will also be breathing a sigh of relief when the grade books close soon. Keeping up on everyone's assignments, projects, & tests is a lot of work!
Friday night Scott and I went out on a much needed date. Life is busy, I tell ya. His work is demanding and stressful. Sometimes I feel like we don't really get to see/acknowledge each other until the weekend comes. Friday . . . Oh hey! There you are!
We ate dinner at Texas de Brazil - bring on the meat! And then wandered around the shops at Town Square. There was a wall of tv mirrors in a shop called Artifact along with a lot of other cool re-purposed stuff. Then he took me to Yogurtland because he knows I love it so much (he does not). It was just what we needed.
Saturday morning at 7:45am Payton was my grocery shopping buddy at Winco.
Anna and I walked to the park to practice her soccer skills. I couldn't believe what a beautiful day it was.
Scott trimmed the fronds on our palm tree . . . it looks so tall all of a sudden.
I needed to go to Costco for a few things so the whole family came along. Scott was really good and didn't throw anything "extra" into my cart. If you've been grocery shopping with your husband you gotta know what I'm talking about, right? The kids brought their own money to buy treats (ice cream or churros) and I scored a win on some stretchy bermuda shorts for Anna.
Anna had her first soccer game and she was SO good! She started the game a little timid. And then out of nowhere she scored a goal! That was an instant confidence booster. For the rest of the game the coach put her in a defender position. Each time the ball came close to the opponent's goal she got to boot it out of there.
The game ended at 6pm and so we decided to go out to dinner to celebrate Anna's game win and the good report cards of the previous day. Freddy's has become our Burgerville substitute in the desert -- steakburgers, hot dogs, fry sauce, and frozen custard. Plus it has a red retro decor similar to Burgerville. But it's no replacement for those delicious seasonal berry milkshakes! Mm-mmm!
Later, Anna and I ran over to the church so I could put up a new Relief Society bulletin board. It was time for a new look.
Then we all cozied up in the family room to watch Catching Fire. Such a great movie.
Sundays are pretty uneventful around here. We wake up, putter around the house all morning, sometimes I work on Project Life, we go to church, come home and make dinner (funeral potatoes, ham, and asparagus today), squeeze in a phone call to our parents, and then it's time for bed.
I did snap this one photo of Conner washing the dishes this Sunday. Love that he is so helpful and rarely complains when we ask him to help around the house. I definitely scored with this teenager.