We had a wonderful weekend. We got a few things crossed off our "never-ending" to do list which is always a good thing!
Saturday morning I got up early and headed out to a few yard sales. The weather was rainy and overcast, so I got a little wet running back and forth from the car to the yard sales. The weather wasn't enough to stop me though. I continued on, hoping to find a bargain. Despite the weather, I still came home with a few treasures.
I found this fireplace screen for $5.00. When I bought it I thought I would spray paint it black, but I put it in front of our fireplace and thought it looked okay just the way it was.
I also found three great pillows.
I brought them home, took them apart, added some fringe, and replaced the back with black material.
I think they look a ton better now.
I also found this cute footstool/ottoman. She was asking $30.00 for it. That’s way too high for a yard sale! I asked her if she would take $15.00 for it and she said yes. Sometimes on raining days you can get a better bargain because people need to get rid of their stuff and get out of the rain. $15.00 is still a little high for a yard sale, but I knew I had a great place for it and it's in perfect condition!
After I was finished with the yard sales, I met Shane and the boys for breakfast.
Later Saturday evening we had our dear friends, Richard and Amy, come over for dinner. They used to live across the street from us several years ago and we would hang out all the time! We would get together for cards and dinner almost every weekend. When we moved away, we stayed in contact over the phone, but didn't get together nearly as often as we used too. Just a few weeks ago, we found out that they bought a house in the neighborhood directly across the street from our new neighborhood. They are only 2 minutes away from us now!! We are so excited to be living so close to each other. I foresee lot's of game nights again.
Richard and Amy now also have a precious little boy, Tristan, that they adopted about ten months ago. He is adorable and my boys had a great time entertaining him throughout the evening!!
Sunday after church, we had some time just to rest and hang out! We had a "pizza picnic" upstairs in the playroom on Sunday evening where we watched a movie with the boys. It was a perfect ending to our weekend!