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Weekend accomplishments


Memorial Day weekend is officially over and the final countdown till the end of the school year and the beginning of a more godly hour to wake up at in the morning has begun. Only 8 school days left!

I'm not exactly sure what is going to happen in those eight days because I'm pretty sure it's not going to be much school work, as my kids have already brought home several workbooks, saying that they're finished with those subjects for the year, and are all done with homework too. Instead they have things planned like ice cream parties, trips to Oaks Park amusement center, a school-wide fair day, and the likes, which leads me to believe school could be out now if those pesky state-mandated official number of required school days per year weren't in the way. Psshh.

But we had a nice little taste of what summer will feel like over our 3-day weekend and enjoyed ourselves immensely, spending most of it outdoors, either down at the river at our place on Saturday, across the river at our friend's open house BBQ on Sunday, or at my parents enjoying a family and friends BBQ on Monday. 

Where I had to take this picture of the cupcakes my sister made because you will just die at the cuteness. 
How adorable are they?!! 

We were celebrating my nephew's 2nd birthday and enjoyed these instead of a birthday cake. Which is something I think every mother throwing a kids party should consider doing because I can tell you from experience that it's a lot easier to hand out cupcakes then slice up and serve a cake with 20 children hovering around you asking if they can please have that one particular piece right there with the extra candy on it? 

But back to the river.

Russell was soooo excited to have a free day to take his chainsaw and weed-eater down to continue clearing up our property back there and packed up the kids bright and early Saturday morning to head off. I, on the other hand, enjoyed myself a leisurely morning of peace and quiet before joining them mid-morning when the weather had warmed to more than 60 degrees, and we ate a picnic lunch and played until mid-afternoon. 

And by played, I mean this. Russ cleared brush,

the boys made forts,

 and Kendall and I got our READING ON. 

Oh, and critter catching happened too. 

Hello, froggy. Too bad I didn't have my macro setting turned on to get your face more clearly.

And too bad I didn't take any other pictures from the weekend. Because besides all the playing we did, a lot got accomplished, including a large amount of tractor work on our property on my husband's part and a lot of treat making, movie watching and napping on mine.

Nothing like setting yourself some weekend goals and getting 'em done.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends as well :)


  1. Cutest owl cupcakes ever! I have a thing for owls! I loved the Little House books too!

  2. Looks like a good weekend!

    Cute cupcakes and critters! :)

  3. I love the cupcakes - took me a second to realise that they are little owls :)