We had a great weekend. Well, Saturday wasn't so great for me, but Friday and Sunday were. Here's some of the happy highlights.
Abbey was sick on Friday so she stayed home with me. I didn't love that she was running fever and had to miss first grade Mouse Day, but I loved having her home. We snuggled on the couch and watched movies in our pjs. It was nice, and thankfully she's feeling better.
I also pulled out my sewing machine and whipped out two bandana tops for the girls. I forgot to take a picture, but I will do that soon! They turned out super cute, and they were SO quick and easy. Twenty minutes tops--from start to finish (if you don't include the time it took to thread my machine!)
My sweet friend, Mary Ellen, called after I got home from picking Sarah up at school and asked if she could stop by. I was so happy to see her. I don't see her much since we left our church and her visit was a wonderful surprise. I tried to talk her into staying for dinner, but she had a dinner date with our other good friends. Sarah insisted we schedule something before she left...she pulled out the calendar and got it in ink! I heart that girl.
I finally won at Bunco! I've been playing with this group for over a year, and I think I've maybe won once before. I was so happy...I got the big $ prize AND the hostess gift. Woohoo!
But...about 15 minutes after I got home from Bunco I started throwing up. I was sick as a dog all day Saturday. I think I crawled out of bed at 7PM that evening. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. I can't remember the last time I was that sick.
We skipped church this morning since I still wasn't feeling 100% and Will had a sore throat. It was great to have a lazy morning at home. John made sausage balls for breakfast--a nice treat, and we sat around the table singing Christmas carols a capella. I love my family!
I sanitized my bathroom, washed my sheets, and aired out our bedroom...that always makes me feel better after being sick.
And of course we went to the library, 'cause you know, we're the Sunday People.
We finished off the evening by putting up our Christmas tree.
For the record, we've NEVER put our tree up before Thanksgiving, but I'm so glad we did. We're going to be traveling this week (still don't know when or where) and it will be nice to come home and have it done. Plus...with all that's up in the air with my dad (his ultrasound is tomorrow) it helped take my mind off of that for awhile. John and I agreed it was a good thing, but we decided to stop with the tree. The rest can wait until we get back.
I love our Christmas tree. It's not fancy or symmetrical or perfect by any means. It's just full of memories and love!