Last weekend Stephen and I went on our first double date since having Sarah. We went to lunch and then to a movie with our awesome friends Brandon and Nicole. We didn’t go to just any movie either, we got to go see the last (and best in my opinion) Harry Potter movie. I wasn’t sure how it would be, being away from Sarah for 4+ hours, but we had an absolutely fabulous time. At first I felt kind of guilty for having such a good time without our little girl, but I know it’s healthy and needed to have “grown-up time” with friends and each other.
In order to go out my parents offered to come over to our house to watch Sarah for the afternoon. They also had a great time
We met Brandon and Nicole at La Hacienda and filled up on some yummy mexican. I definitely ate my fair share of chips and salsa! After lunch the guys dropped us at the theatre so they could go get some snacks. I actually baked chocolate chip cookies the day before and *might* have brought a ziploc baggy for each of us We got there over an hour early and it’s a good thing we did. Nicole and I picked out some great seats and we watched the theatre fill up every seat. Before it started filling up we snapped a picture of us while we excitedly awaited the movie to start.
We had such a wonderful return to the double-dating world. It is so great to know that we have great friends and family nearby to help us laugh and relax.
I know we will have many more fun outings to report about, some with Sarah, and some without. We are enjoying this new adventure so very much. The Lord is good!
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!
On Saturday I was sitting in the living room when Stephen came around the corner like this…
At first I freaked because she was ON HIS SHOULDERS, but then I couldn’t help but smile because of how adorable and sweet they both look. Our little girl isn’t a newborn anymore… time is flying by SO quick!
Needless to say, we live for our Saturday family time
Friday afternoon through Sunday evening made for an absolutely wonderful weekend! My brother and sister-in-law came into town for Easter and we were spoiled with some great family time.
On Saturday we got to throw Helena her first baby shower and it was so much fun! We are SO looking forward to meeting Baby Graycie in August I loved seeing Helenas adorable baby bump in person, and I even got to feel baby Graycie kick!! Feeling that brought back so many memories of when Sarah was inside me. I definitely miss those sweet tender moments. Matt & Helena are going to make such wonderful parents, and I can’t wait to be an aunt!!
Matt, Helena, baby Graycie & Sarah
The soon-to-be parents
Our sister Kelley made this precious diaper cake
We got a picture of all the Shower Attendees
Patty, Debbie, Paige & Kaley came over from Mississippi
“Grandma” & “Grandpa” feeling Graycie kick
It was a great weekend with friends and family. Sarah got spoiled with all the hugs and kisses she got from everyone, of course thats nothing new for her, we love our Sarah bear
I’ll post some Easter pictures soon. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
This past weekend was a celebration of events. On Saturday our amazing friends Stephen & Sarah tied the knot. The wedding was in Houston, where they both live, and on Sunday they flew in to celebrate with their Florida friends & family.
The weather was absolutely perfect, and we could not be happier for two people. I was especially excited that Shaw & Sarah were able to meet our new addition. Baby Sarah slept through the entire reception, even while being passed around between the guests. Sunday was also Shaws birthday, so it was a combination of happy events. Now he definitely doesn’t have an excuse to forget his Anniversary in the future
Here are some snap shots we got, hope you enjoy them!
The Happy Couple
Sarah meeting Sarah
With the Shaws
The Ringls, Shaws, and McKenzies
Nicole with Sarah
Our sleepy little girl
Congrats again to Shaw and Sarah Shaw!! We love you guys.