Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekend Recap

Thursday:
Kay and Jerrell came over and we had fajitas from a neighborhood restaurant that I am getting very familiar with. The four of us sat on our kitchen counters and talked about our little sisters' recent weddings and about our own newlywed days, which were spent in close fellowship with each other. We know all each others' business, so we had lots of mistakes, hardships, and funny (now) newlywed stories to either laugh or cringe about. We normally play UNO, but this time we tried out a board game called Whoonu. It was very fun and I happened to win!

Friday:
I took an aerobics class at my new gym for the first time. I think two of my neighbors were in there, but I wasn't sure. I went home and didn't leave the house for the rest of the day. That was the peak of Jackson's fussiness and flaming behind (which is much better now).

Saturday:
Curtis, Jackson and I had a great day of shopping together. We got some summer clothes for The Mister, who only had one pair of shorts and it's already hot here! I really missed Sunni and Mel while I was in Baby Gap because 9 times out of 10 I am in there with one of them. We got a vacuum but that is not even worthy to be mentioned. Hubs wanted to buy some new clothes for his new job (starts tomorrow!), so we went to Macy's. To pass the time, I wandered through the area where you do the wedding registry and found the Martha Stewart line of kitchen stuff. Uh oh! I accidentally left all my baking pans in the oven drawer in our old house, so I blessed myself with some new Martha pans. I also blessed myself with these Martha melamine mixing bowls. They are giving me much joy. Later that day I made Annalee's meat cupcakes, which were a web sensation earlier this year. Very yummy. After Jackson went to bed I went crazy with the mop, vacuum, and scrubbing bubbles. And you know what? I almost had fun. That is how much I love my new house!

Sunday:
We went to church, went to lunch with my mom at this old hamburger place I enjoyed as a kid but hadn't been to in 15 years, took naps, then dropped off Jackson at his grandparents' house and went to see "Vantage Point." I may blog about our church experience this week. I have lots to say but it is 11:26! Goodnight!

28 comments:

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Amanda.

I am IN LOVE with the Martha Stewart line of stuff. I actually look at it online sometimes.

Soulmates. What can I say?

jennyhope said...

digging the bowls and I am so making these! =)

Cathy Davis said...

I'm glad all is going well. I look forward to seeing pictures of your new house and hearing about Curtis's new job. :-)

Heather said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! And that recipie looks so yummy. I will have to try it out!

Kelli said...

Oh my word those bowls are beautiful... I don't need them but I all the sudden NEED them. What a joy to enjoy cleaning your new home! I pray that lasts, because what a blessing to not dread it!! :)

Fran said...

You've got so many fun and exciting things happening Amanda!!
Did you really forget the old pans in the old kitchen??? ;)

Have a great week! You are always in my prayers. May this week be filled with complete joy!

Hugs~
Fran

Three Fold Cord said...

I think my favorite part of the weekend was that you got to go to lunch with your mom and didn't have to plan the trip. It was just a let's get together and go home for naps. What a wonderful time to be treasured. My mom lives 25 minutes from me and I love being so close.

Erin said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend! Sounds fun.

Ginger said...

Isn't Whonoo the funnest game!? We love to play that and it also makes a great game to play at Small Group on Sunday nights.

Chandra said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love playing Whoonu with my daughter!

Jenna said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Glad ya'll are enjoying your new digs!

Kelly said...

Those meat cupcakes rock! :-)

Cleaning a new house is always so fun. I wish the newness wouldn't wear off. :-( I'm glad you love your new house so much!!!

Cindie said...

Amanda,

I love reading your blog... you are such a godly and funny young woman.

What a blessing it is for your husband to now be on staff at Living Proof for all of your family. Of course as a Gram to 5 I think it's great that Beth gets to spend more time with Jackson.

May God conntinue to make His face shine upon and through your family.

Dionna said...

I once left silverware in a dishwasher. Sorry about your pans but how fun to get new stuff!
How was Vantage Point? I want to see that.

Patty said...

Sounds like a great weekend! We had an awesome service Sunday and we ate at Carrabba's Italian Grille. Have mercy it was good. So good I wrote a post about it. :o)
Sunday naps are the best!
I have been cleaning the house all morning. I clean it on Saturday and by Sunday night we have wrecked the place. I have the bathrooms left to clean and then I am finished and will continue to write my book! God is Good!

Kathleen in TX said...

I am making these meat cupcakes for dinner! I'm headed to the store for bisquits...

Lauren said...

I am with you on the melamine bowls! I saw some green ones at Williams Sonoma last week that I might have to bless myself with. I like them because they have little rubber rings on the bottom, so they don't slide around when you're using them. (Two of the three I already have have been broken--the hazards of not having a dishwasher and putting them on top of the fridge on a rack to drip dry.)

MamaCass said...

It sounds like Martha Stewart has christened your new home. I love those mixing bowls and they are very affordable. What did you think of "vantage Point"? I was so dizzy and nauseous coming out of the theatre after seeing that movie. It was pretty intense!

Michelle Bentham said...

Great times I am sure... and memories, memories... Be Blessed Sweet Sister as I know you are... isn't it fun to be excited about housework! Speaking of which!

Blessings.

willblogforshoes said...

Oh, the Martha stuff SPEAKS to me! I have to don horse blinders when walking through Macy's housewares dept!

Can't wait to try the recipe!

connorcolesmom said...

It sounds like God is continuing to bless you and your family. I love how God has plans for our lives that far exceed what we could ever imagine - even blessing us with cool cookware - hehe

I will have to try that recipe - it sounds really good :)
Blessings,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Amanda,

Martha Stewart is having "Cupcake Week" on her TV show this week starting March 31. I thought you might want to know.

Vickie C

Dana said...

Sounds fun! Glad your settling in. Saw the fun news about your hubby on the LPM site. Yahoo! What fun! Blessings to all!

Faith said...

Love Martha's stuff, love the new bowls and love that you loved cleaning your new house! I wish I could say the same!

boomama said...

I am very curious about these meat cupcakes. And I am totally going to Macy's tomorrow. Mama is here, and she will want to see those bowls live and in person. I may even break out in an interpretative dance of praise. Right there in the housewares.

The Van Fam said...

Love it!! I hope the newness doesn't wear off as soon as mine did. I LOVE our hardwood floors and despise them all at the sametime!!

What gym?? Are you still going to 24 or LA by chance?

Natalie Witcher said...

I walked out of Vantage Point with a F5 migraine! Lu-huv-ed it! Glad I found your bloggy blog

resmile7 said...

Amanda . . . How do you know Annalee?? I just checked on all of my friends blogs . . . and knew when I saw your link that there aren't many Annalees in the world! She is a dear friend here in Austin! - - Rachel Schmale