Saturday Morning, my Husband had to work. Anika went to the Church Conference with my Mom. They needed kitchen helpers and Anika volunteered. I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter with such a huge heart. Here are a few pictures I stole from friends since I didn't get to go.
You can always find her being silly
My gorgeous Mom
Mom and Anika
Mom and my Aunt Leanna
Mom and Dustin
While Anika was off doing that, my Niece Kelsey and I were on a cake run. We left the two little one's home with Troy so he could get them cleaned up while we went to get her Baby Shower Cake. It was absolutely beautiful. We made it back to the Church with it in one piece which was a miracle. I contribute our success to prayers and very slow driving. We dropped the cake off at the Church, grabbed some lunch and then came home and ate & got the kids fed. Troy had the all dressed to go for the Baby Shower so he took them with him and went and picked up my Granny while Kelsey and I headed back to the Church to decorate.
The Shower was a huge success. Kelsey and Troy got lots of nice things. The food was good, the games were fun and the company was great. Everything was beautifully decorated and everyone seemed to have a great time, even the kids! Ax and Lee both got dirty as pigs from playing outside but I didn't even care. They were enjoying themselves too much. I was happy Anika and Dustin got to make it in time for the shower. Anika would have been devastated if she missed it.
It was a Paris Theme
Everything looked beautiful- Pink and Black were the colors
More Yummy Food
They had a Milk Station
The Cake which was part of my shower gift for them
Look how cute
Momma To Be
The Aunt Bag- Katie loves being an Aunt
One of the gifts we got her
Willow's Coming Home Outfit
The Shower ended around 5:30. The kids and I ran granny home and then we came home. Anika and Dustin watched the little one's while I took a shower and got all dolled up. I wish I had took a photo but I didn't. After I got cleaned up, Anika and Dustin headed off to his Cousin Tim's to hang out. Hubby came home and our sitter's arrived around 6:30. Hubby and I headed out for a wonderful date night. We went out to eat at a new place called The Brickhouse. While the atmosphere and the building was absolutely amazing, the food wasn't the best. We split an order of Bacon Ranch Fries which were so delicious. Hubby ordered a Philly Burger and Salad while I ordered a Caprese Sandwich and Salad. I was not at all impressed by my food. Hubby said his was just okay. It was a good new experience but we probably won't be making a return visit.
After dinner we took a stroll around the lake and just chatted. While the night didn't include anything major, it was just so very nice to step away for a few hours.
We got home around 10:30. Both the little one's were already sleeping and Anika had just gotten home. Kelsey and Troy decided to just spend the night instead of going home. We watched a few episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter before we all retired to bed. It was a fabulous day.
This morning we woke and all got ready for Sunday Service. Kelsey and Troy were getting baptized today so we were all so very excited. I felt so blessed to have my Husband in Church with me once again today. The service was wonderful as usual. Larry preached a very good message and we had some great singers. After the service, Kelsey and Troy were baptized which was a beautiful thing to witness.
My Nephew Deacon Cash
My wonderful Husband
Hubby and I with Deacon
My Niece Violet
My Niece Kelsey
Troy and Kelsey's Family
Look how adorable
Kelsey and her Aunt Katie
Kelsey's Step Dad, Sister and Anika
After Church my kids, Axle and Lee, went home with their Nan for awhile. Anika and Dustin went to visit his Grandma. She is now on Hospice as her cancer has progressed and there isn't anything they can do. I came home and planned to clean house but fell asleep instead, not before chowing down on a Steak Sandwich and Deep Fried Mushrooms though! I slept at least 3 hours. Hubby on the other hand was quite productive while I was sawing logs. He helped my Daddy fix the heat in his truck and then he got his 4-wheeler fixed. I woke to a text message from Mom saying my kids wanted to come home so I went and picked them up. We spent the rest of our night watching Television, bathing the babies, working crossword puzzles and just relaxing!
Before I forget, also have other wonderful news to share. My dad was set aside as Deacon this weekend. We are all so unbelievably proud of him.
It's nearing 11:30 now and everyone around here is sound asleep. I'm going to finish up a few things and head to bed myself. Tomorrow I have a little work to do here from home and then it's just a waiting game. The project I was working on has ended. I'll be in standby mode until they have a new project for me. I'm hoping it doesn't take too long. They don't seem to think it will.
To wrap things up, here is a couple pics from my phone I haven't shared yet. I cannot wait to buy a new camera!!!
My Kids playing Old School Pac Man
Ax and Lee got new glasses! I LOVE them
Anika ready for Church!!!
Friends- I hope that your weekend was as amazing as mine! Sending you good vibes for a fantastic week ahead.