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Pre-weekend: DISNEYLAND and Birthdays for Jude, Zara & Me!
This was probably our last trip before our passes expire. So sad, but we were really excited to ride the new Little Mermaid ride before it was open to everyone. It was adorable!
Friday: We worked on laundry from our trip. Why does 2 days away equal unfathomably loads of laundy? Since I had a little down time in between the loads, I decided to start another project called kill my kitchen table and then bring it back to life. Thing is, it was already dead. Here I am reviving the “ugly orange.”
…but then I ran out of sand paper. So the project was concluded until Saturday.
Once we put the kids to bed we watched the part 2 of Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens). Watch it if you get a chance – it is so gooooddd!
Saturday: Since we were totally out of food, I had to go grocery shopping. My hubs also watched the kids while I went out to spend my birthday money & gift cards. Thats a whole post in itself. I got so many fun presents this year – thanks to everyone who made it special! I also picked up some sandpaper so I could get back to work on the table. I’ve been looking for a new table for a long time, but I could not for the life of me find anything I like that was less then $800. I decided I might as well just stain/paint my old table for that and keep my money. I’ll take some pictures of my “dining” area sometime soon, but here it is on the patio look much more appropriate.
Sunday: We had Sunday school in the morning. Then a picnic at a local park before naps. While the little two napped, I took the big two with me to see my friend Sarah who I don’t get to see often enough!
And I’ve been working on updating out home study for months now. We aren’t really sure if we’ll ever need it again, but we wanted to update it before it expires – just in case. I also update some of the pages of our portfolio on Sunday (took the photos, designed, etc…) like so:
..and that was it for this weekend. It was really mellow compared to the rest of this year! I hope we’ll get more of these kinda weekends in this summer! We’ll be watching Little Dorrit again tonight, as part 3 just arrived via Netflix.
If you need me, I’ll be in bed with my Pellegrino!
I’ll have the full post with what we’ve been “up to” out tomorrow (there are so many photos to edit!) Here’s a little preview of out takes for a recent project. They are killing me.
Originally posted July 22, 2009. Pretty much sums my feelings again recently…
When we got married, My husband wanted six kids.
I wanted four. Four is good. Have two, adopt two. Just perfect.
Had two. Adopted one. Still wanted to birth one. So we had that one.
And I still really want to adopt again, but I’m learning to be content with four.
Four is a great number. We’re even – two boys, two girls.
Start to finish is a mere 4 1/2 years. Pretty impressive, huh?
Oh, and beat that with getting them all in one picture… No one said they had to be looking!
Really, it’s a good thing that four is good because it turns out our 3 bedroom, delightful little home in Perfectville, California isn’t big enough to adopt a child from another country let alone our own county.
And it turns out that we are too young to adopt from some places.
(70% of the women in Niger give birth before the age of 20)
And, really, we don’t have enough money to support another child, because they would only have a warm bed, food, and name brand clothes in our house and apparently you need a six digit figure to be able to adopt from some countries, because that would only be fair to the child.
And I realize, I should just forget about adopting again, because, as someone once told me,
“There will always be kids out there in need, later on. You don’t have to do anything about it right now.”
I have four. Four is good….right?
Yeah, I just couldn’t get them all to be happy this day. Not at the same time anyway. Watch for Cruz’s mad face first, then down a little – Ever’s complete breakdown. Oh they joy of children!
I don’t think there is anything new in these? The boy shirts & Ever’s Romper: Gap, Zara’s Dress: Old Navy (Headbands added by the girls, hence the not matching!)