Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Weekend ~Trenches Style

For Christmas Mike and I decided our gift to each other would be a big project for the house, and so we are investing in the kitchen. We are redoing the counter tops and putting in a new sink, and although this is very exciting and something to look forward to, we need to keep it within a budget ( granite can get unsightly expensive!!!) and the process of ordering and setting up in home remodeling stores are not so fun with 4year olds :)

As this weekend approached and we narrowed down what we were going to do, our microwave door came off in my hand. Really!? And on our list of something to grab and Mike could install himself in this 2 day block got penciled in.

There was also the town's annual Horse Drawn Christmas parade through town. Summer got invited to her friends house, who sits right on the main street for the perfect view. We couldn't miss that!

And so with our kids (well minus the working one (Tatum) and the sleeping hormonal one (Jake) ) we set out with our dressed up puppy in control of this weekend.

Hours and HOURS later as we carried in exhausted kids, dog, coats, and microwave....with the door wide open for the box to fit through the door...in ALSO came in a BIRD!

So as Mike installed a microwave with the old one sitting in the yard and Summer sitting in the boxes in the family room...Jake and Matthew carried in ladders and tried to help me catch the wild bird who chirped and clung to our 2nd story chandelier.

Finally with towels and and the house torned apart, mud from the extension ladder on the walls, bird caught, I left to go pick up a pizza for dinner. Microwave installed. We all went to bed.

Sunday came with me running back to the Home improvement store to finalize the kitchen order, and coming home to realize that our one cat had been trapped in Tatum's room for over a day. (she had spent the night at a friends and did not come home) He had used her bed and laundry piles as a litter box.

Start up the Washing machines! OMG.

So as I tore apart her room and threw stuff out, did homework with Matthew, and took Jake to Kohls for jeans, Lol, Matthew out of the blue decides to tell me that he wants to be baptised.

Bless his heart.

I stopped with everything and talked with him. He said he knows that Tatum and Jake have been and he wants it too.

Looks like we're going to church on Sunday :)

It was a whirlwind that's for sure. I don't even know how I'm going to get Christmas together, lol! But it's all good. It's all awesomely good.