Sunday, August 09, 2009

Good Weekend

If you don't mind, I'd like to start off this post with a sigh of contentment.

SIGH.

Thank you.

My husband has a job offer and I am returning home, hopefully full time.

I am content.

And so thankful.

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Friday night Ian and I went on a date. Sam and Julie went to my in laws overnight, and Jordan slept over at my mother's.

We went out for dinner.

Alone.

At a restaurant with cloth napkins.

And mood lighting.

At a table for two.

SIGH.

Afterwards we headed to the movie theatre to see GI Joe. One showing was sold out with the other filling fast. We bought tickets and headed in, only to find that there weren't two seats together anywhere. Being that we were on a date we wanted to be able to sit together so we headed back out to exchange our tickets to see The Hangover. It wasn't too bad, definitely some funny lines in it. We had a really good time.

And as much as I love my children, I was ok that they were away for the night. I've never felt that way before. I like my children under my roof at night. But this time I was ok.

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Yesterday I went to pick Jordan up at my mother's and stayed to visit for the morning which I loved.

I am planning on taking Julie on our First Annual Mother/Daughter Camping Night in a couple of weeks. I've never camped on my own before but I'm not worried about it. We'll go to a family campground that lacks snakes and wild animals and, hopefully, axe murderers. Ian shared some huge doubts mild concerns about my ability to set up the tent on my own.

Disbelievinghusbandsaywhat??

I am more than a pretty face, friends, I have skillz.

Ian wanted me to do a test run on setting it up so that he could rest assured that I could do it on my own. So, he brought it to my mom's yesterday afternoon and I set it up.

In under 15 minutes.

[insert sounds of amazement, awe and appreciation here]

Was it perfect? No. But I didn't say it would be set up perfectly. I said I could set it up. And I did.

Success is so sweet.

And I packed that thing back up in probably less time, and much neater than I found it, thankyouverymuch.

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Today during our church service it began to rain really hard. Ian leaned across Sam and whispered something like "If you were camping right now...there goes your tent."

But what did I hear him say?

"Your awesome tent set up was amazing and you are going to be a formidable camper. And you are extremely beautiful."

:-)

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7 comments:

  1. 1. GI Joe is NOT a date movie. After a restaurant with cloth napkins, I cannot BELIEVE you would go to such a movie...oh wait, you are Kate.

    2. If you survive a night camping, you can call me Uncle. I rolled on the floor picturing YOU of all people camping. BWAHAHAHAHA!!

    3. I am so glad your weekend was good. I am also glad that your prayers have been anwswered and you will once again be a SAHM. I can't think of anyone who suits SAHMhood more than you.

    HUGS and KISSES!

    See you next weekend! WOOTTTTT!!!

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  2. Dawn:

    1) It isn't about GI Joe. It's about the GUY PLAYING GI Joe.

    2) I was a very good camper back in the day I'll have you know. UNCLE DAWN.

    3) Thank you :-)

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  3. You go, girl! Go camping, that is - anytime, on your own, doing things people aren't sure you can do. :) Because you can. :)

    I'm so thankful for Ian's job offer - that is wonderful news!

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  4. HA! That was the perfect thing to hear...and you obviously arent pregnant or it would have sounded like:

    You are going to miserable the whole entire time you are camping because you stink at putting up a tent.

    GI JOE?????

    I did get my husband to see a chick flick with me a few weeks back. Nice!

    Nice date though.

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  5. Kids sometimes do need some coaching on what to say, eh? I occassionally remind Sarah, "Am I the best Mom in the world?" :o)

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  6. HA! That was the perfect thing to hear...and you obviously arent pregnant or it would have sounded like:

    You are going to miserable the whole entire time you are camping because you stink at putting up a tent.

    GI JOE?????

    I did get my husband to see a chick flick with me a few weeks back. Nice!

    Nice date though.

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  7. Kids sometimes do need some coaching on what to say, eh? I occassionally remind Sarah, "Am I the best Mom in the world?" :o)

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