Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Homemaking Monday - February 12, 2018

Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
and all the sweet ladies of 
Happy Homemaking Monday!
Greetings, Sweet Ladies! Happy Monday! 💗

It's Monday evening and I'm just now getting started on this post. We had quite the weekend! I worked Friday and Saturday. We started getting freezing drizzle Saturday morning and it continued overnight. 

At 1:17 a.m. Sunday morning the phone rang. It was our youngest son and he was calling to tell us that he and his wife were headed to the hospital...thirty miles the middle of an ice storm. 😨 His wife was in labor. They checked into the hospital at 1:54 a.m. and their baby girl arrived a little over an hour later at 3:01 a.m. Wow!!! 😲

The next morning we waited as long as we could to give the highway department time to get the roads clear, so we could go to Lamar (20 miles away) to pick up our 3-year-old grandson who had been left with a neighbor in the middle of the night. Then, our plan was, to head to the hospital to meet his new baby sister. 

The car was running and we were planning on leaving as soon as possible. I was standing in the middle of the yard admiring the beauty of our ice-encrusted world when our daughter and son-in-law pulled up in their van and stopped in the middle of the ice-covered street. My daughter got out...then my other daughter got out. (The one that lives in Kansas City.) I'm like, "What's going on? Why is Amanda here?" (I was glad to see her, yes, but what was she doing here in the middle of this ice storm? Was something wrong?)

My girls are like, "What are you doing?"

"We're going to go pick Dante up, then head for the hospital."

They're like, "Nope. You can't do that."

WHAT??? 😲😖😧

"You can do that. We've planned a surprise 30th anniversary party and it's at 2:00."


Long story short...we did end up going to Lamar to pick Dante up. Then, we came back here to go to our party...which, by the way, was amazing! A lot of folks that wanted to come couldn't make it due to the weather, but, still, around 30 or so, did make it and we had an absolute ball! 

After the party we went to the hospital and met our newest granddaughter and, let me tell you, she is absolutely beautiful! 💓

Kira Niomi Faith 
Anyway...lots going on and we are so blessed!

Let's get right on in to this week's post, shall we? 😊

Right now I am...

Enjoying a bowl of popcorn and cup of hot tea while I type this post

On the breakfast plate...

I had eggs and toast and hot tea for breakfast this morning

The weather...

It's 33 degrees and clear right now. Tomorrow it is suppose to be sunny with a high of 41. After that, we're supposed to get a couple of really nice days with temps in the 50's and 60's. I can handle that! 🌞

On my reading pile...
Power Up! by Kenneth W. Hagin Live Long, Finish Strong by Gloria Copeland
Life in the Spirit Study Bible - King James Version
In addition to daily Scripture reading, I am reading Power Up! by Kenneth W. Hagin and Live Long, Finish Strong by Gloria Copeland. 

On the menu this week...

I haven't had time to even think about this week's menus, so will fill this in later or skip it altogether this week. 

Monday - bison burgers and oven fries
Tuesday - leftover pizza (freezer)
Wednesday - roasted chicken breasts, baked potatoes,  asparagus
Thursday - Guatemalan red beans and rice
Friday - salmon, oven-roasted vegetables, asparagus 
Saturday - taco salad
Sunday - leftovers

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Plan the week ahead, weekly "home blessing", laundry (I actually got all this done this week, but I had to take a nap in the middle of the day. After the wild weekend I am BEAT!) 😴
- Tuesday - Make brigadeiro with my friend from Brazil 
- Wednesday - Deliver Valentine pocket letters to the grandchildren, celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with my husband
- Thursday - 
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

Nothing at the moment. With the ice, only a couple of people made it to my Winter Wildflower program, but we had a blast. Here are the winter wildflower bouquets that we made...

Wildflower Bouquet #1
Wildflower Bouquet #2
Wildflower Bouquet #3

Looking forward to this week... 

Celebrating Valentine's Day and 30th Wedding Anniversary and holding that new granddaughter some more! 💓

From the camera...

Some of the flowers and the cake from our surprise anniversary party...

Our oldest daughter made the cake and our
youngest did the flowers. They did an
amazing job! So beautiful! 💓
What a beautiful cake! 💓
And what beautiful flowers! 💓
Scripture passage...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed week ahead and that all goes well for you and yours in every area of life!

Until Next Time...

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  1. What a great weekend for you. Congrats and Congrats! Glad the ice didn't hamper the plans too much. We didn't get the drizzle until late here (my oldest ended up unexpectedly staying the night at a friend's house because we didn't want the kids chancing the roads)and things were fine by early Sunday. Love those wildflower bouquets. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Oh, I know! Thanks, Jean! Glad we're going to get a few nice days in a row...maybe not a lot of sun, but nice temps. Have a blessed week ahead, my friend! <3

  2. What a fantastic weekend - new baby and a surprise party. How fun! Sounds like you are really have a good start to the week.

    1. It was, Kristina! Thanks for commenting! I appreciate it! <3

  3. WOW you had quite an eventful week. CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary and your new grand daughter! Hope the rest of your week was great too.

    1. We did, Tamy! Thanks for the congrats! And, yes, it was! <3


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