Monday, August 13, 2012
Yet another weekend has come and gone … how time flies when we’re having fun.
We woke up to absolutely gorgeous weather Friday! We opened the windows, and it was fabulous to feel the fresh air blowing in!
We decided that it was simply too delightful to stay inside, so we headed over to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis to see their Chinese Lantern Festival.
It was well worth the 50+ minutes that it took us to travel 1+ mile to cross over the Mississippi River … lane closures on the Missouri side of the River meant that 5 lanes were having to merge to 2 … can you say bottleneck? What’s even worse is that the backup was twice as long on our way home. Thankfully the east-bound traffic sailed right across the river.
After we finished up at the Botanical Garden, we stopped at Zia’s on The Hill for lunch … it’s our favorite restaurant! It was not easy to make a healthy choice there, but I compromised … and we had a light dinner to “make up” for it.
My Saturday was spent at DD’s so she and DSIL could go out. I had a blast with the Ts … we played, watched movies, and made dinner together.
I was able to get our bedding on our bed, too. Here’s a sneak peek at our new and improved bedroom.The colors are a little washed out (the wall color and the bedding color), and we’re still waiting on the Euro pillow forms (those shams are a solid brown; the forms should be delivered today) and on the headboard. I’ll have to remember to share a picture when everything’s in place.
Sunday was a *full* day … after church we had T#3’s 5th birthday party … it was originally “scheduled” to go from 2-5, but we had so much fun that we didn’t get out of there until almost 7:00. I don’t know about those kiddos, but this Nana and Papa slept like babies last night!
We got more rain last night – .7” this time! Obviously that’s not nearly enough to bring an end to these drought conditions, but we’ll take it! And other than Wednesday, our forecast of cooler-than-normal weather continues this week.
Other than small group this evening, our schedule is free for today, and after a busy weekend, it will feel pretty nice to just take it easy. I think I see some quilting and NCIS in my future.