Monday, September 27, 2010

Whew....that's about all I got to say about THIS weekend. Don't get me wrong- it's not really been a bad one, just EXTREMELY busy and I've been flying solo since early Saturday morning.

Before this crazy weekend began though,

Shane and I were able to sneak off for a couple of hours on Friday night and enjoy a belated anniversary dinner.

Saturday morning came bright and early as Shane got ready to participate in the "Breakaway to the Beach Experience". This is a HUGE road bike race which raises funds and awareness for MS. He rode his bike for a total of 150 miles over the course of two days. He started just outside of Charlotte, and rode all the way to Sunset Beach, N.C.
He did great and was able to finish strong!
We are so proud of him and all his hard work!!!!

The kids woke up VERY early on Saturday morning in order to give Daddy lots of good luck hugs and kisses.
They were very excited to see him off.

After we got Shane on the road, it was off to the soccer fields for the rest of us.
We had three soccer games on the docket for Saturday.

Cor, Ri, and "A" each played GREAT, and the babies and I had fun cheering them on from the sidelines!

After the games were over, we were then birthday party bound.

"A's" classmate, Bella, invited our family over to help her celebrate her 6th birthday.
Lots of kids from "A's" class were there and we had a GREAT time hanging out and getting to know these sweet families better. Bella's family hosted a wonderful cookout in their backyard and everything was delicious!

The kids were well entertained with the bouncy house, scavenger hunt, and pinata!

Everyone had a BLAST, and by the time we got home, everyone (including this mama) were WIPED.
We called it a day rather early and by the time every one's head hit that pillow Saturday evening--they were OUT!

Sunday we went to church and then headed home to host some sweet, unexpected out of town guests. We enjoyed a nice visit with Shane's grandparents, dad, and aunt and uncle. Of course, everyone was bummed that Shane wasn't there to visit too.
After they left, it was BACK to church again for children's choir and Wee Praisers.
By the time we got back from church Sunday evening, Shane was home from his race!
Everyone was so...........glad to see him--especially ME;)!!!!!

Whew...What a weekend y'all. I'm kind-of glad it's Monday.
Happy, Happy Monday everyone. I pray it's a great one!


Deidre said...

Whew! Don't weekends wear you out sometimes? We need some serious rest after our weekends, but it never seems to come.

Donna said...

Yes, weekends can be very tiring but VERY cute pics of your little ones and Happy belated Anniversary!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It sounds like you had a really busy weekend! You have the sweetest family! :)

Melanie said...

Such a fun & BUSY weekend, are they ever any different? LOL!
SO glad that Shane is back & had a great race! And way to go girl for keeping up the pace with all of the activities at home, you rock!
Love all of the pictures! The one of Sophie & A in the chair at the soccer game is adorable! And the one of all the kids before did you manage to do that all by yourself AND take a cute picture??!!

Jodi said...

I've been following your blog for a while and I love it. I was an adoption social worker for 5 yrs so I'm passionate about that. Please thank Shane for doing the ride for MS. I have MS and raise a lot of money but am happy to know others are out there helping too! Feel free to check out my blog at

julie said...

I have loved your blog for a long time. You have such a beautiful family!

I live in CLT and am beginning the training to become a foster parent. (this weekend!) I wondered if I might be able to email you to learn more about your experience?

Thanks for your blog. The love you have for these children (heart and tummy babies)is inspriring!

Darlene said...

cuties. as usual!!

Celia Jimenez said... always you amaze me! :-) How you get everything done and with grace as well! I agree with did you get all those cute pics and esp right before church? Phew!!! I need your secrets! Happy late Anniversary! Hope it was special! You two are such a great example of God's love and grace!!!