Both kids had last Friday and this Monday off from school, and what a gift those extra two days were for all three of us! (Tom was traveling on Friday and still had to work on Monday, so his weekend looked kind of like every other weekend, poor bloke.) We tried to catch up on sleep, played with friends, watched movies, snuggled with our sweet kittens, and baked chocolate chip muffins, chocolate cake, and multiple batches of banana bread. We also had a quite a few dance classes/rehearsals and soccer games, but with buffer days bookending the weekend, those activities felt almost leisurely! Who do we speak to about making these four-day school weeks a regular part of our schedule?
I mentioned last week that for his birthday Will asked for "an experience" with his family. (When a 15-year-old boy to do something with his family, his family responds with an immediate and enthusiastic "YES".) I planned an overnight getaway for all four of us at Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe, and we arrived Sunday late afternoon - after Will's soccer game in Houston, of course - and stayed through Monday mid-morning. We had a wonderful time celebrating Will, but also just being together, which felt like a gift not just for Will but for the rest of us as well.
These little babes are the absolute best. I desperately wish I could keep them all (especially Hermione and Ron), but I continue to remind myself that if they become part of our family, we can't make our home available for the next babies who need us. They're up for adoption now, so if you're interested in meeting them, let us know!
Tux said "no".
And here are their official adoption pics:
Of note: Hermione is our first ever "shoulder" kitten (like Tux), and Harry is our first ever "climb (to the top of) the curtains" kitten. They all three keep us on our toes, but in the sweetest of ways.
Look at these sweet kiddos. 😍 (Thank you, Ari, for these amazing pictures!)
Last Thursday night Tom's grandma passed away. We are grateful for her long and full life, for her peaceful passing, and that Tom was able to travel to Nebraska to be with his dad, mom, and extended family members and to play the piano for her funeral. Rest in peace, Grandma Aloise.
|This was the first picture of the two of us - it was taken
the day before Tom and I got married, at my bridal brunch.
Happy weekend, friends.