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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Our Weekend Recap

I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.  My last weekend before going back to work was filled with lots of family time!  We celebrated Mike's 38th birthday on Friday night.  T-bone steak, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad, sourdough bread, and vanilla birthday cake with strawberry frosting was on the menu.  We bought him the game Pie Face for his birthday present which gave us a lot of laughs after dinner.  Then we had family movie night and watched Finding Dory.

On Saturday morning we had our last Marriage Oneness class at LifeChurch.  It's been a great 8 week study and Mike and I are excited about some changes we are making to our marriage which will help us grow closer together.  Mike taught me how to change the break pads on my Honda Pilot on Saturday afternoon.  I'm very thankful it hit 50 degrees and the sun was shining.  I was dreading this job because of the cold weather but it ended up not being as bad as it could have been.  Mike helped me with the first set of brake pads and then he let me do the second set completely on my own.  I finished the job in 17 minutes!  There was one point I really struggled with the tire and I was ready to give up and walk away.  A couple deep breaths and possibly a curse word and I finished the job.  I was proud of myself for finishing and I was extra proud of the money I saved.  I had a quote from Meineke for $150.  I bought the brakes for $50 at the Auto Parts store and saved $100 by doing the job myself.  After the brakes were installed, we raked the yard for the last time this year and put away all our outside chairs and patio furniture for the Winter.  We finished in time for quick showers and then headed to church.  After church we had another family movie night watching The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 

Sunday started off with a nice surprise with the kids sleeping in until almost 8 am!  I worked on laundry all morning and Mike cleaned the entire kitchen which included washing and drying all the dishes since our dishwasher is out of commission right now.  Bradley had a birthday party to go to in the afternoon and Mike took him while Savannah and I stayed home.  I caught up on some blogging while Savannah took a nap.  A relaxed evening finished out our weekend.  Another weekend is in the books and more sweet family memories were made.

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