A Weekend Update

Whenever I hear or read ‘Weekend Update’ I think of the SNL skit. Not the new ones, but the classics where Chevy Chase and Norm McDonald were the anchors. Oh the good old days… [kidding kidding, this is where Stephen would call me old and ask when he can use my AARP benefits].

I truly am here to write a post about our weekend though, so the title to this post does actually have meaning.

On Saturday morning our friends Sara, Jordan, and Baby Jairus came over. We were going to the Blackwater Farmers Market and they met us at our house. It turned out to be more like the Blackwater FarmeR Market because there was only 1 stand, and his prices were not so good: $1 per tomato?!? Yikes! But I did get some yummy peaches, eggplant and squash. There’s something more exciting about fresh and local produce, other than the bonus that it’s hormone-free and pesticide-free. It somehow makes me like vegetables more. Weird, I know. Next time we are going to hit up the downtown farmers market on Palafox St. There are a lot more vendors, which means more options and price negotiating! After we got our goods we parked the cars and got out the jogging strollers to walk around downtown. Turns out downtown Milton is a lot like downtown Pensacola, there isn’t much to do, especially things that are kid/baby-friendly. We ended up going to an Antique Store/Restaurant. Jordan scored some books on sale and we decided to stay to eat some lunch. It was a nice excuse to stay in the air conditioning! After lunch we headed back to the cars to get home before our veggies and fruit melted in the car.

It was a lot of fun hanging out with the Bush family, it always is. While I’m sure the guys would have¬†preferred¬†staying home and playing video games they were sweet husbands and came with. It was especially great for Sara and I since it involved being outdoors and in the sun, with our cute hubbies and adorable babies to top it all off. Our favorite people and favorite activities, definitely a good start to the weekend!

The weekend was also a fun-filled time for our family. My grandma came down to visit for a few days, so we had a lot of great family time (which also involved a nice amount of delicious food!!) On Saturday my dad BBQ’d chicken and Judy and Uncle Tommy came over from Fort Walton Beach. After dinner, and some delicious cheesecake, we watched “The Green Hornet”.

Our Sunday morning started with our little girl giving Stephen a funny card and new woot shirt. Sarah loves it when her dad picks out her outfits, he always does a great job!

A lot of our church has been in Brazil on a mission trip so our pastor asked Stephen to preach on Sunday. It was his first Fathers Day as a new dad and he was able to share a wonderful message about our Heavenly Father. He did a wonderful job. Sarah was actually content (while awake) through the entire service. Afterwards I realized that I think it’s because she was able to hear her daddy’s voice the whole time, so she was relaxed and calm. My parents, grandma, and mom-in-law came out to FBC Bagdad to hear Stephen speak, it was so nice having them all there.

After church we went to my parents for lunch and then to Stephen’s parents for dinner. In between meals we got to sneak a nap in while my sis-in-law Kelley played with Sarah. It was soooo nice!!!

Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Saturday lunch at the Antique Store:


The Bush family at lunch


Me and our growing-like-a-weed little girl


Sara and I with the kids


Grandma and Sarah


Fathers Day after church


It was such a great weekend. Although hot, it didn’t rain. I wish every weekend could be rain-free and family/friend/nap filled throughout the entire summer. I’ll keep my fingers crossed, you should too!


8 Thoughts on “A Weekend Update

  1. Nicole McKenzie on June 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

    I guess we need to have a baby to get more Ringl hangout time! :P Miss you guys!!!

  2. Miriah on June 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm said:

    Sarah looks HUGE in the picture where she is on G’ma Iva’s lap. Dang. =)

    Have you visited Downtown Pensacola lately? They’ve come up with lots of stuff in the last year – you guys should go there next time! There’s several parks, and near the water there are birds and feed and lots of new stores opening. I think you guys would love it.

  3. Melissa on June 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm said:

    I’m glad Miriah said something about Downtown Pensacola… it’s crazy how much it has grown. I don’t even live in town and I know how much it has going on down there :) I agree with Miriah, you should visit it soon!!

    PS – I miss you. I was in town about a week ago but I was SO busy with things that I didn’t have a chance to check in with you. I’m hoping to be back the weekend of the 8-10th. Maybe we can catch up then. Miss you!!

  4. Matt on June 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

    What, no picture of Sarah giving daddy his new Woot shirt? No picture of daddy modeling the new Woot shirt? This is big news! A new shirt in the rotation! Which one did he get…

    And I just can’t get enough pictures of my little niece… I can’t wait til one day she thinks of me as the ‘Cool Uncle’… Albeit the far away one…

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