I want to remember a few things about this weekend so I decided to do an alphabet recap.
A - Air Force Thunderbirds! They're out practicing for the USAFA graduation on Wednesday and they've been flying over our house off and on today. The sight and sound of them is one of my favorite things about where we live. Here's a link to some pics I took last year at this time. Absolutely awesome!
B - Brother-sister campouts. The kids have been "camping" out in each other's rooms every night since school got out. I LOVE it! Hearing them laughing and talking (and burping) and laughing some more before finally falling asleep makes my heart so happy! Today, Sarah and Abbey did a Bunk Bed switch. Now Sarah is on bottom and Abbey gets the top bunk.
C - Coffee. I swear it tastes better on weekends. Summer Chore Charts. (I'm going to post a pic of our chart tomorrow!) Chinese checkers.
D - Dance party. The girls had one this morning in the den. Love watching them double-dish.
E - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. That is the name of the book I'm reading (and loving). Anyone read it???
F - Five Guys Burgers and Fries. We ate there on Friday night. It's my favorite.
G - Grilling. We grilled brats for dinner Saturday night. Too bad it was 50 something degrees and didn't feel at ALL like summer.
H - HOME! My favorite place to be. Love it even more when all my peeps are here with me! And we're going to watch the next Harry Potter movie tonight. We're working through them in anticipation of the one coming out in July.
I - We followed up our dinner at Five Guys with a trip to Coldstone for ICE cream! (Thanks for the gift cards, Kylie!) John and the kids had some ice cream a little while ago for a snack. We go through it fast around here.
J - Jack-the-beagle is certainly enjoying having all his peeps at home too. He loves the attention. I don't love how much he's shedding these days though.
K - Kid stuff is taking over our house! They brought so much home from school and I'm slowly sorting/purging/filing it all.
L - Lots of laughter and laziness this weekend. And Legos. Will is in his room right now creating something amazing.
M - Memorial Day. So thankful for those who've given their lives for our country and our freedom.
N - We took the kids to see Night at the Museum yesterday. It was SO GOOD! They loved it and so did John and I. On Friday, we watched Nacho Libre. Oh my gosh...it was hilarious. I must have been really tired because every scene was cracking me up and I don't usually love stupid movies. It was great though.
O - Organizing. Aka: The Great Closet Cleanout. I'm taking a break to post this, then back to work!
P - movie popcorn with extra butter. Pancakes for breakfast (J is chief pancake flipper around here). I've also been pricing plane tickets. I think I need to go to AR soon to check on my dad.
Q - quiet mornings for John to write (because the rest of us have been sleeping quite late).
R - Rain and fog and cold. The weather has been yucky all weekend but it's perfect for READING!
T - Traffic. You know it's officially summer when interstate traffic starts getting worse. We went to Colorado Springs on Friday night and the interstate was like a parking lot. Has been every day since. Good thing we know the back way! Thunderstorms. Thunderbirds!
U - Just the five of US this weekend. We are each other's favorite people, and that makes me crazy-happy.
V - Vacation planning. John was online last night trying to find a cabin for us in Estes Park over the 4th of July.
W - Wet weekend weather--yuck! Work. John was "off" but still had some freelance stuff to work on.
X - eXtra long weekends are THE best.
Y - Yardwork. Not our favorite chore by any means, but we managed to get a few things done in between rain showers.
Z - We started the weekend off completely zonked, but now we're rested and ready for the rest of summer!