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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Weekend Update

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I haven't done a weekend update in awhile, so I thought I would today.

Last weekend was special in that it was the first home football game of the season (in 2 years that we could attend) and it was 9/11. But let's back up to Friday.

I work from home every Friday and since I was at home, I took the girls to their before school program. It had rained all night, so the girls got to wear their new rain jackets.


I went home and worked until lunch time and then I headed over to my sister's house to watch my nephew and work from there. We played, he helped me work and got bored of my work and fell asleep. Ha.

Then when work was done, I headed to an acupuncture appointment and then home. I picked up the girls along the way and then we did homework. I had to leave in the middle of homework, so Rory helped them finish. I went to meet up with one of my girlfriends for dinner.

She had a concert to go to, so we kept it short (about 2 hours) and then I headed home for the nighttime routine.

Saturday morning, Rory had a golf tournament to work, so I made the girls pancakes and told them all about 9/11. We watched videos on what happened, listened to news stories and gave them a run down of it in my own words. As we watched videos, the girls noticed that I was crying. I told them even though I wasn't there, it still hurts my heart and is tough to remember it all. It changed things like flying on planes, being able to pick up friends and family at the gates and overall security.

The girls and I put up flags in our yard.

Later, we went to lunch with Rory and did a bit of shopping. I got some new candles from Bath and Body Works and some game day gear. Then we took the girls down to my parents house as we had a tailgate to attend.

We grabbed some chick-fil-a nuggets to take to the tailgate and then hung out there before the Nevada vs Idaho State game.

The game was really packed and it was so nice to be back in the stadium after 2 years.

And we won!

Sunday morning the girls were at my parents house still since the game was over after 11 pm. So I did all the household things. I did 6 loads of laundry including all bedding. I folded it all, put the beds back together, went grocery shopping, packed the girls lunches and cleaned the kitchen. Then we went to my sisters house for dinner and to pick up the girls. We had meatloaf (from the traeger), mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans with almonds. It was so good. And then homemade apple pie that the girls helped my sister make.

Then we headed home to get ready for the week ahead which meant showers and hair drying for the girls since Monday was picture day.

Monday morning I made the girls their leftover pancakes and got them ready for picture day. I even straightened their hair and got them all prettied up. Don't they look so grown up here?


And then I worked the rest of the day. Ha. Oh and made peach pie since we had so many peaches from our peach tree this year.

How was your weekend?

15 comments :

  1. Loved the dresses for picture day. Your nephew is soooo cute!

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  2. Spending time with your nephew is just too sweet! Glad you were able to start teaching the girls about 9/11. xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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    1. He is really sweet. And yes. It is a tough subject, but one that they should know about.

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  3. I'm glad you were able to start telling the girls about 9/11. We talk about it with our kids every year, too, but it really is difficult to explain it to a child who didn't live through it. Our kids just can't wrap their minds around how there can be that kind of evil in the world. It breaks my heart talking to them about it every time.

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    1. I think my girls felt the same way. They said we hate mean people who do bad things. And I told them they are right. It was just an awful day.

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  4. Your nephew is adorable. It's fun to see football games with crowds again, but I think I'd be nervous to go still!

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    1. We didn't really have anyone near us, but that one side was super packed. It is scary to be around everyone again. Ha.

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  5. Your nephew is so cute! How wonderful to get to go to the game again in person.

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    1. It was really nice and different, but good. And thank you!

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  6. Your nephew is so sweet! I explained 9/11 as best as I could to my oldest too. Hope your week is going well!

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    1. It is tough to explain it to them but I feel like it is important to do. It is a big event in history. And thank you! My week is going well.

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  7. They look WAYYYYY grown up!
    Love their little rain jackets too
    That's nice you get to work from home one day a week.
    & that nephew of yours - OH MY WORD - hard ot not get baby fever with faces like that

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    1. Sooo grown up. I can't believe it. they are the cutest little jackets on them. And they kept them dry. I wish I was working from home more than one day a week, but I will take the one for now. Oh he gives me baby fever all the time.

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