Hi readers! And just like that, another week has flown by and the weekend is upon us. Hope you have plans to enjoy the *gorgeous* weather forecast for us. We have a break this weekend before shooting three weddings in exactly one week, so I’ll be trying to make sure things are in order in the house, yard, and garden. A few snapshot from my scattered and overly-sharing brain:
1. John and I are debating train for the half-marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival this fall. We’re motivated by several things, but a major goal is to raise money for the really amazing ministry of Helping Up Mission, which we deeply believe in. But because of my wedding schedule, we really wouldn’t be able to train on the weekends – we’d have to do a weekday, and almost certainly we’d have to train with the kids. I was trying to think up a motto for us – “The family who exercises together gets.. sweaty, sore, grumpy, and overly tired together?” If that’s all I can think of, maybe this isn’t such a good idea :-)
2. Our new bathroom is almost finished. Meanwhile, I stalled out on our living room painting while we repaired a wall. AND, John is moving his office downstairs this weekend, which means we have a playroom – at least until we adopt again, if God blesses that hope. SO I’ve got a lot of decorating in front of me, which is equal parts exciting and intimidating. I saw this link on wallpapering with wrapping paper… would you try it? Don’t think I have the confidence.
3. My mom was actually out of town for Mother’s Day, so she and my dad came over to celebrate on Wednesday evenings. She said she wanted me to make a meal inspired by the food we ate in Italy and then to hear all about our trip via the pictures I took. I thought this really summed up the essence of a mother – to be focused on me at a celebration for her! So I really wanted to make a special dinner, so I made flatbread antipasto pizza, seafood lasagna, arugula and tomato salad, and tiramisu cupcakes. And that’s the picture for today!
Have a GREAT weekend!!!!!!!!