Monday, August 31, 2009

Fun Times in BIG Blue Glasses

Outdoor Wednesday Readers...
I accidentally linked the wrong post.
While I am glad you are here and hope
you enjoy your visit I intended you to
see THIS for the party.

Thanks for stopping by!

I will forever
remember and treasure
this weekend.

It was so fun and

On Saturday we puttered
around all day...Warren
even put a new (used)
speaker in his Miata.

This meant that he wasn't attacking
one of the many items on his long
"to-do" list.
This is a good thing.

The poor guy is always
doing something for
the rest of us.
It was about time he did
something for himself.

Later on, I was wishing that
he and I could go out for dinner.
I had a very excellent coupon!

However, I didn't want to leave
the kiddos on their own and it wasn't
financially feasible to take them
to this restaurant.

So, as a family,
we hatched a plan.

The kids would take the van
and go for pizza and a movie.
Yes, they can actually do that
now. It seems so strange.

Warren and I took off in this...

and had a wonderful dinner together.
No it is not me with Warren in this is his Mom from another time...
I just had to show the blue car on Blue Monday.

When we returned home we walked next
door and visited a bit with
Warren's Mother, Georgia.
We got home just in time for
the kids to come in laughing
and wearing these...

Mikey and Jonathan each had a pair of these
and Chelsea was wearing a pretty cute regular
pair of sunglasses...

They had enjoyed each other
and their outing so much!

It just blesses my heart to see
how well these crazy kids get along.

So flash forward to Sunday afternoon.
We had a wonderful day at church with
a great Fellowship Meal.

We came home and before long Grandma Ruth
came to visit! She is one of my favorite
visitors. It never takes long before we
are giggling about one thing or another.

So it didn't take Mom long to check out
the glasses...

Is this not too cute??

How thankful I am that the kids
chose glasses with blue tinting.
It so works for Blue Monday!

Anyhoo...after we all watched a movie
we came upstairs and the kids grabbed
my laptop for a bit of Youtube fun with
Tim Hawkins...

Not to mentions some posing for the

We officially begin
school today (Monday).

The kids say they dread it...
but they don't really mean it.

We are going to have a great year
if this weekend is any taste of
what is to come...
What a very fun weekend
it was.

Our kids and family are so
much fun. Laughter with them
is great medicine!

I hope your week gets off to
a great start!!!!

To see more blue today...
much more serious should
probably click on over to Sally's
Smiling Sally Blog...HERE.
It is a lot of fun!


Tracy said...

it's great that you and the hubby got alone time! Your kids are so cute.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a 'kewl' blue car ;--)
How wonderful that the two of you spent some quality time together while your kids enjoyed THEIR outing at the same time. Creative solutions are usually best. Here's wishing all of your a great school year!
Hugs and blessings,

Joyce said...

Your post made me laugh with those glasses. It must be so quiet today with the kids in school. I hope they enjoy the new school year.

detweilermom said...

I would trade my memories of when our kids were younger but it is soo nice now that they are all older and Dave and I can have some alone time especially when he is gone for two weeks or more. Gald you got to spend time with your hubby. Isn't great when your kids get along. It amazes me at how well my two daughters get along(they still have their fights mind you.) There are seven years difference between and they get along great. I attribute that to homeschooling.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Becky,
What a cool car; and it's blue! Perfect for a Blue Monday!


SmilingSally said...

It's nice when the kids get big enough to be on their own; just wait until that nest is empty! I love that car! Happy Blue Monday.

Lynn said...

Laughter is great medicine. I'm thinking there was, therefore, some great medicinal therapy at your home this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

Wonderful post:).
Have a great week.

Mary said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend. It's really great when the kids are old enough to be on their own. Nicer still when sibs enjoy each others company. I love the car and that intense blue color. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hey Becky, you will always be a happy girl because you notice the small things and you appreciate everything!! Those are indeed the secrets to life. Love this post!

Barb :-)

Kitty Valerie said...

Nice glasses, he, he, he.

Great you had fun.

Have a great Blue Monday,

ellen b. said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend with great family fun! My favorite kind of fun. The blue car is great and those glasses are a kick! Happy Blue and Blessings, too...

Elena said...

I love all your blue and all the laughter! It sounded like a lot of fun! Have a blessed day. Elena

AkaPJTheGreat said...

"I had a really excellent coupon"

This is my favorite new phrase! Lots of Love! Cuz PJ

darnold23 said...

Love the car and I'm so glad you had a great date night. I hope you will join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays at My "blue" this week is part of a tribute to Julia Child. Hope to see you signed up with Mister Linky.

Kelly said...

Love the shades! It is so great when our children get along so well and enjoy doing things together!

Maggie B said...

What great blues, looks like you all had fun this weekend.
Thanks for visiting Normandy,
a bientot

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Looks to me there are tooo many wonderful smiles to count.

Thanks for sharing the joy.

If you get a minute I would always enjoy you stopping.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Martha said...

What a great blue car! Really blue! And a convertible!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I think it is so important for a couple to have date night. Your family is adorable. Love the blue car, riding around in it would make me feel like a kid again. Thanks for sharing a great post.
hugs ~lynne~

Cass @ That Old House said...

How nice that you had a date with hubby ... great idea! It DOES seem odd when the kids can go off on their own, doesn't it? Enjoy them while they are home -- mine both have their own apartments now and it's WEIRD!