Weekend Wrap-Up

Wow – we were really busy this weekend!  I was so ready to be done with this week at work that the weekend had been looming for me for what seemed like forever and it was finally HERE.

There is a very small historical cemetery near our house that over the last few months had become quite overgrown.  It really made me sad driving by it 1-2 times a day and thinking about how if those were my ancestors I certainly wouldn’t be happy with the neglect the cemetery was going through.  Finally after contacting the owners of the cemetery and finding out the people in charge had just kind of forgotten about it and would be unable to do anything about it for a while, I decided to do something about it myself!  I organized a bunch of people from Murphy, and we all went out there Saturday morning for the big CLEAN-UP!

I was so excited at the number of people who showed up to help spruce up!  I think at one point I counted 17!!!  I absolutely love living in a small town.  New friends were made, and lots of fun was had, and I LOVED everyone’s kids that came to help as well!  What a really awesome group of youngsters and parents!  ❤

Here’s our album of pictures from McMillen Cemetery Clean-Up Day!

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Then after we were done with that, my parents came over and we went over for our first 3D ultrasound of Miss Tatum!  I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but we got some amazing pictures, and a DVD of the entire session!  It really is amazing the clarity of the photographs and video you can get with the 3D.  I think my parents were absolutely fascinated! (I certainly was!)

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I really love them all, but the one of her yawning gets me every time.  ❤  Getting so much closer to meeting her in person, it’s really flying by at this point!

Sunday we spent kind of a leisurely day (with the exception of our air conditioning unit going on the fritz, but we combated that by just staying out of the house as much as possible)…  Hit up the local flea market and came home with a second “Tatum” street sign, a new pot for my Aloe plants, and Wade got a new rain gauge.  😉

Once we got home we headed to the pool.  MAN all the rain on Thursday made that water FRIGID.  Wade was making fun of me because once I got my feet in it took me almost an hour to get the rest of me in the pool.  He kept telling me I was freezing our baby, but honestly, it felt a lot better than my hot stuffy house with no AC!

We ended up going to dinner with Dad at Cracker Barrel – it’s his birthday tomorrow and he’s bacheloring it this weekend while my mom is at the beach so we’re meeting up with him as much as we can!

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Father, Daughter, and Granddaughter all hitting the rocking chairs 😉  That bump is getting kind of ridiculous for 6 months!  ❤

After that we came home and I tried to do some things to keep my mind off the heat in the house so I ended up finishing Tatum’s nursery letters!  Just need to hang them now!  I’m really happy with how they came out – I think they’re really cute.  =)

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And now I’m sweaty, exhausted, and ready to go to bed!

Coming up on July 29….. Maternity pictures on the BEACH!!!!  ❤

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Weekend Wanderings…

We had a good weekend – filled, but not overfilled, with good times.  =)

First up, took my niece to a pumpkin patch near the house – got some GREAT shots, until I happened to look down about 30 minutes in and realized I hadn’t put a card in the camera.  *sigh*  I did manage to get a few AFTER I put a card in, but I could kick myself, such a rookie mistake!

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After the pumpkin patch, Wade and I had our new front door installed.  We’ve really been wanting a new one, as our old one was solid and let no light into the front of the house whatsoever.  We got a great deal on this one and we’re really happy with it.  Our house is SO much more inviting now, and the front of the house is so much lighter!  Really excited about it – the only thing we have left to do is paint it!

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And today I carved my Halloween pumpkin.  =)  Every year I try to carve a different design – last year I did a really cool carousel horse and was having a hard time deciding what to do this year.  Went with a neat cat design, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!  Now I just need to convince mom to come over and do trick or treating with me since Wade and Dad are going to the University of North Texas football game!

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Really enjoyed a nice low-key weekend at home, and hoping for a nice low-key week.  =)

Aaaannnndddd, we’re done…… Almost.

I don’t know what it is about this week, but it’s been an absolute beating.  I only have 2 hours and 45 more minutes left of work and at this point I’m just hoping I can make it to the end relatively unscathed.  Then……… the weekend.

The glorious weekend where I have NOTHING PLANNED.  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Ahhhhhhhh, I can’t wait.  I may sleep until noon tomorrow, and wouldn’t that be a novelty?  I just hope the hype up I’ve given myself about my fantastic fabulous weekend isn’t going to end up leaving me hanging.  😉

Since I’ve recently become obsessed with decorating my house for the fall (probably because it’s still sweaty as hell here in Texas and it’s wishful thinking), I’ll leave you this Friday with this awesome tutorial I found on how to make your own decorative paper pumpkins….

Crap….  I may have just given myself something to do this weekend. 😉

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