Weekend Recap May 27th - 29th

It's always good to have a 3 day weekend! First off, prayers and gratitude for all the brave soldiers who have sacrificed their life for our country. I know summer doesn't officially start until June 20th but Memorial Day is like the kick off for major summer vibes. This weekend we spent the majority of our time with family, something we've made a conscious effort to do more often within the past few months.

On Saturday we celebrated my husband's grandmother's 78th Birthday.

Sunday morning, we tried to make it to church but that was an epic fail.

I couldn't get myself and the kids dressed in time. But at least one person in the household made it. Charles had to be there early to help with the sound equipment. Instead, the kids and I waited until he got home to go out to eat and hangout. This weekend, I made a promise to Leah that we'd have more fun, just us four. Both our families are so big that every weekend it seems like there is something going on. If not that, then there are other obligations, birthdays, etc, and sometimes we forget to put in time for ourselves. When we do, we're so drained from different things that most of the time we just want to chill at home. When Leah mentioned she had fun with just us as a family and no one else, I knew it was time to start changing up our priorities. The hubs and I noticed this a long time ago, but I figure when she starts noticing things too, there's a problem.

Charles chose to take us to the Cheesecake Factory. I love their food especially the cheesecake. I've been doing so well at eating right though that I turned down the dessert since I had already ordered the Pineapple Crispy Chicken & Shrimp. It was great it tasted kind of like an Asian dinner/Chinese food. I wasn't able to eat it all in one sitting, so I boxed the rest. As for Charles, he didn't appreciate his dish at all. Even after putting salt and pepper on it, it still tasted kind of bland. Leah enjoyed her mini burgers and as for Joseph, I think he was a little upset he couldn't have real food. He drank his milk but the stares seriously told us he wanted in on this meal. Afterwards, we went for a walk and Ice Cream.

Monday we spent time with my brother and family at his house for BBQ

I found the kids' tees at Crazy 8. Usually, I shop online for the two and use my Ebates to get money back, but they were having a big memorial day sale in store, so I couldn't resist.

momlifeTL Hayden