9.25.2013

the weekend

We had a great weekend this past weekend. Mat's parents were out of town, and my mom stayed in Rome until Sunday, so we were prepared to be bored to death. But we actually ended up really enjoying just hanging around the house a little bit.



Friday, we all went the grocery store. It was our first grocery trip with both babies. Everyone, including adults, handled the situation very well. (Except for a mild overreaction on my part regarding the loss of our Winn Dixie card AND key fob from Mat's keychain.) We had to have two buggies, and Ford fell asleep somewhere between the bread and dairy aisles. Mission accomplished. 

(Which, by the way, do y'all eat turkey bacon? We do (Oscar Meyer brand), and we love it! I have two slices every morning (if I'm not having eggs) along with my oatmeal. Pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes (2 minutes, 30 seconds if you like yours more done), and it's ready. Delicious!)

Friday night, we hung out as a family. I made maple pecan chicken for dinner, and it was amazing. Here's the recipe in case you'd like to try it::


It is a recipe from our diet, but in the words of my husband, "I'd eat that even if I weren't on a diet!" It's delicious. We paired it with turnip greens out of a can and quinoa out of a box because THAT'S HOW I ROLL.

Saturday morning, we watched College Gameday and a few snipits of football, then we picked up my grandmother's birthday cake from the bakery. I ran in Walmart for a couple of things while Mat drove the babies around in the parking lot. We came home, and later I ran on a long search for fenugreek and ended up at Walmart for the second time that day because CVS and Walgreens had 32different kinds of fish oil, but no fenugreek.

Saturday night, Ama-Watts pretty much made my life when she picked her favorite college football team by saying this::


Roll Tide, sweet baby girl! Roll Tide! I feel like I've arrived as a parent!

Sunday, we had church and the Lord's Supper then went to Papa and Mimi's house for Mimi's 83rd birthday party. It was Papa and Mimi's first time meeting Ford. I'm so glad both of my babies have gotten to meet my maternal grandparents and their great-grandparents!

(My Mimi is suffering from Alzheimer's, and it's so tough watching that disease ruin her body and mind. Times like these (with all the family together at her house) are sweet. When I left her house that day, "old" Mimi seemed to come back, just for a moment, as she hugged me and said, "I want you to know you're beautiful, and you'll always be beautiful no matter what." I miss my Mimi sometimes.) 


While we were there, everyone loved on Ford and AWA, and I don't have a picture, but I'm pretty sure Ford is in love with his Aunt Tammy. He slept on her almost the whole time we were there. Aunt Moy (Morgan) also got lots of snuggle time, too.



Sometime during the party, AWA came up missing, and we found her on top of my grandparents' kitchen table eating cake with her fingers. It's not often AWA will eat sweets, but I guess she takes after her momma, because BIRTHDAY CAKE.



We went home later in the afternoon, and Mat's parents stopped by our house on the way home from the beach. It felt like weeks since we'd seen them, even though it had only been 4 days.

We put AWA to bed that night and watched tv while I held my Ford. We are thankful for weekends of rest and time with church family, family and extended family. 



Also, Mat? I found the Winn Dixie card...in my purse. Don't be mad, okay? ;)

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