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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday’s Weekly Happenings (4/16/14)

This past week and weekend has been busy as normal but we also had a chance to spend some quality time together as a couple and with some friends.

This past Friday night Alex and I took our friend, Jason out to celebrate his birthday. Jason is Alex’s best friend’s younger brother. Jason moved to Texas last September to be a part of a program here in the area that trains individuals on the autism spectrum about computer programing and how to build and design games. This was a HUGE deal for Jason to be able to be a part of and required a lot of major transitions in his life. He moved all the way from Indianapolis and this was his first birthday away from home and his family so we wanted to make it special for him.

He has done so well in the program and here in Texas and we are so proud of him and all his hard work. We took him to a place called Love and War in Texas and enjoyed a really yummy dinner. 

Then we took him back to his apartment and had cake 

(I made the cake per his request and he told me “it’s just like mom makes it” so that made my night for sure!) and we played Cards Against Humanity. I have never laughed so hard in my life and I most definitely haven’t ever seen Alex laugh so hard.

I got up early the next morning to go run but actually wound up sleeping an extra hour and half and then Kristie and I had to rearrange our running plans a bit. But we still managed 8 really good miles.

I got home from running and after taking the dogs on a 2 mile walk I made a new recipe for lunch and it was really yummy.

I also made play-doh for the first time!

Alex and I were invited to a “Super Hero and Tiaras” Birthday party for  Danny and Clare. 

Danny had just turned 5 and Clare just turned 3. I made them each their own play-doh and put together some really cute little gift bags with coloring books and they each got their own little tiny pot with a plant to grow.

Danny actually wouldn’t pose for a picture so his younger brother, James was the fill in. Don’t we look good with kids? Just saying…

Saturday evening Alex and I just enjoyed a nice evening on our back porch watching the Ranger’s play and talking.

Sunday the weather was once again crazy and we did our normal church thing and a nice lunch together. Sunday lunches have become one of my favorite times each week because it’s one of the only times throughout the week that we can sit and just enjoy each other’s company.

I took a couple of hours to relax with the doggies and then it was time to get to work.

We’ve been in our house for 4 months now but I have yet to organize our master closets. It was pretty much a disaster and I was honestly just so tired of digging through piles of clothes each and every time I needed something and I got fed up. After about 4 hours of work and 1 trip to Target my closet is all clean and organized with folded clothes and just the kind of organization I like. I still need to do Alex’s closet for him (since I’m nice like that) but that will be another weekend project.

My sister Rachel also came over and had dinner with us. Her and my sister Sara got me a giant chalkboard frame for my birthday and I finally decided what I wanted written on it and since Rachel is our family artist she took care of that while she was here. I absolutely love how it turned out!!

The rest of the week has been pretty normal. Last night we had these delicious breakfast tacos for dinner. They were so good I had to document them.

I’m off work tomorrow and heading to Indianapolis and then on to Kentucky with the Thomases for the marathon!!!

1 comment: said...

I love how good it feels to organize my closet! When we move (too often!) I save the closet for late in the game b/c it's one of those places that can be a mess and you can just close the door and pretend it's not there. (You can't quite do that with the living room.) But when I finally do it, ah, relief! Looks like it's all good in your hood these days!