Saturday, September 4, 2010
A Day Full of Labor
Usually our family goes to Family Camp at Camp Greystone or to the beach with my family for Labor Day. We've also visited Doug's parents over this three day weekend. Sweet friends invited us to go to the beach, but it was just too much. Our summer held so many enjoyable trips, and we just needed to stay home this weekend. As much as we wanted to see the fabulous island called Little Gasparilla, it was not in the cards for Labor Day weekend. DH and I both felt like the Lord just wanted us to rest and enjoy being home together as a family, as much as we knew we'd have fun with our friends.
We enjoyed a great dinner out with friends last night at my favorite restaurant. This morning I stayed in bed as long as possible! It felt wonderful. Friday afternoon I literally could not keep my eyes open. We had to have some papers notarized, and I almost fell asleep in the man's office. What a joy to REST this morning on Labor Day weekend!
DH bought the family some wonderful Einstein bagels and I cut and filed coupons and more coupons. Then I took K to buy one of her BFFs a birthday present. BFF's parents are going to thank me for Baby Alive who talks, coos, and bounces!!! After we returned from our trip to Target, DH and our boy went to watch Georgia football. The quarterback hails from our local high school! In the late afternoon, the children enjoyed a birthday party while DH & I ran a few errands. ALone. In Tampa. In the daytime. On a Saturday. Wow. We had never done that before while living here!
We returned home to straighten some things and eat Labor Day weekend hot dogs. DH then met a friend to watch some more football, and I began a cleaning frenzy. I have cleaned all 4 bathrooms from top to bottom. I have re-organized cabinets that were too messy and thrown away old toiletries. I am bleaching all of the bathtub toys. Mirrors are shiny, sinks are disinfected, and there are no rings in our tub. I also vacuumed the entire downstairs and one dear daughter mopped the hardwoods! Our cleaning will continue as I hope to get rid of some piles of papers and clothes! I am thankful for this weekend to enjoy the children, watch them swim, listen to them play the piano, read to them, listen to them read, and to be able to clean, clean, clean! It feels good! We are thankful the Lord has given us such a sweet weekend at home! How is your weekend thus far?