Monday, May 5, 2008


Monkey's foot is much better, showing NO sign of injury as of last night! Praises to the Lord!

We had a wonderful weekend filled with food, memories, family, friends and a little extra money!

My Mom and Aunt did the yard sale Friday. My bff another aunt and myself did it Saturday. Total sold was over $500 on Friday, nothing on Saturday. Our part of the total was $218.50. We had to have it inside as the rain was on it's way Friday and here most of the day of Saturday.

We always do better when we have it spread outside. Many of us still have more items to add and we have decided to spread it out again this coming weekend for those reasons.

My Daddy and I made our annual trip to get flowers for decorations. I so enjoy the time with just he and I. It reminds me of when I was little. We just talk and talk and it is a wonderful time! Things I feel that can not be said another time I can say then, for it is just he and I.

I finally have a outline of my work schedule for the summer and while not completely thrilled, it is okay.

Hubby and I spend a wonderful Saturday evening with our boys and family. Sunday was two decorations, where most of my Dad's people are buried (his parents, grandparents, etc.) It was so good to see some of his family we have not seen in a long while. Then we went to church with him. The boys were surprisingly good. They are use to a pentecostal church service and we were in my home church a Church of Christ. It is a very quiet service.

Then hubby and I took the boys to eat lunch (monkey had a complete meltdown and it was to-go boxes all around). Once outside he was fine. Then we went to Target and picked up some diapers while they were on sale. Then we went by 2 different set of friends homes for a visit and came back by Hubby's family cemetery (where his Mom was laid to rest). Decoration will be there next week. The we came home, had supper and tried to relax. Hubby found Braves tickets for our upcoming weekend getaway.

Yes, you read that last line right........a weekend getaway. It is only a couple of hours to Atlanta and that is where we are going in a couple of weeks! YEAH baby!!!! I am thrilled beyond words! My parents are keeping the boys! We have not been on vacation since the Spring before we found out we were expecting the boys. So, if you have any suggestions about Atlanta I am all ears! The only thing I do know at this point is we are going to see the braves play!

I hope you all have a blessed day and praise the Lord that our little Monkey will not have to go back to the doctor/hospital today!

I am going to spend some time with the boys, do laundry and i hope to get my menu planner done for May (I'm a little behind there) . I also need to make some calls and send some emails. If my mom will watch the boys I am headed to Rite Aid and CVS, the bank and probably Wal-Mart.



Mimi said...

A trip to Atlanta sounds like a lot of fun! You are so blessed to have such wonderful parents. I can't wait to hear all about your weekend getaway!

Southerner said...

I have never heard of decorations. Is it a service where you decorate the grave sites? Just curious. My cousin talked one time about going to a pentacostal church. He was saying he had to keep dodging a woman that would fling her arms all around. Yep, we Baptists would probably put you to sleep- although we sing contemporary Christian music with drums and guitar and all.

Sounds like a fun trip to Atlanta. They have a Ballards outlet there that I want to go to.

MyKidsMom said...

Sounds like you've been busy (as usual:). Aren't garage sales fun? I'm not sure if I'm strange for actually enjoying having them, not just shopping them. I think it's all the talking I get to do with friends and relatives whenever we have our yearly combined garage sale. I look forward to it every year.

It's wonderful news that Monkeys doing so well. I hope he continues to mend quickly.

And nothing makes you appreciate a getaway like having little ones and life being a whirlwind of busyness will (they seem to go hand-in-hand;) I too am looking forward to the details...Have a great day!

Mrs. Darling said...

Glad to hear monkeys better.

And Im soooo happy you get to take a little vacation. We all need those now and again.

Stephanie said...

So glad to hear Monkey is healing well!! I am sure you will have a wonderful weekend getaway :) I don't have any specific suggestions, but we usually check out places to eat at and send out for the free brochures from the chamber of commerce.
Take care!

Nico said...

I'm so happy that your little guy is feeling much better! Wow it sounds like you have had one busy week, great job on the garage sale too.

When we visited Atlanta and then Talladega, James wanted to take the CNN/Headline News Tour, but we didn't fit it in to the trip. I hope to get back to Atlanta one day, to visit Atlanta Motor Speedway, and catch a NASCAR race or two ;)

MyKidsMom said...

You've been tagged for a 4's meme:)

Nikki said...

You're traveling to my neck of the woods. We are about 2 and a half hours from Atlanta. Go Braves!

Anonymous said...

Oh Marva- I am so happy for you and your hubby! That trip away sounds dreamy as I am bound to the demands of a breastfeeding newborn. enjoy every moment of the trip for me! p.s. glad to hear Monkey is alright! Heather