our weekend.

July 30, 2012

/1/ hardesty library.  it’s ranked in the top three of childrens’ libraries in the US…and i am just now taking the kids there. 🙂  our teensy library in our little town always suited us just fine, but this big one is ah-mazing!  can’t wait for story time to start back up in september!  tulsa, you aren’t bad.  not bad at all.

/2/ babytime.  terry and gina are expecting a little boy come september and we could not be happier!  the girls picked out an octopus for him with talking tentacles.  to die for!  i brought these roasted red peppers & blue cheese appetizers.  if you need a super simple, but delicious appetizer for a party…these are for you.

/3/ skins.  you know your kids are fans of food when they eat peach skins like there is no tomorrow.  it did this fiber-lovin-mama proud.

/4/ cobbler.  nothing like a good ole’ summer cobbler with peaches and blueberries to remind me of the south.  i’ve made this recipe twice now and i could still go for another piece.  coastal living, i love you.  will share recipe with y’all as soon as i figure out steven’s new method for “organizing” our photos on the mac.

/5/ lunch.  mexican burritos and chimichangas after church with friends: angie, elianna, and katrina.  welcome to oklahoma, katrina!

/6/ keller.  oh, keller.  i’m afraid we are past the sweet cuddly phase {except when i drop you off at nursery}. gone are the calm mealtimes, simple pleasures, and loving moments with your sisters.  welcome, ornery boy!  you did say/sign “thank you” for the first time this past weekend.  we praised you profusely so you would keep doing it…so far it seems to be working.

/7/ did i say the cuddly phase was gone?!  excuse me.  the olympics have a hold on him for a few seconds and then he’s up and at it again.

/8/ olympic games.  most of our weekend looked like that.  hanging out in bed watching gymnastics, archery, swimming {our personal favorite!}, fencing {not so much}, and volleyball.  we have discovered shiloh’s inner passion for gymnastics and emma claire’s for swimming through this.  keller is still undecided. do they have sumo wrestling?

/9/ hunger games.  it seems only right to be reading the hunger games trilogy during this season.  i finished  book two over the weekend and i’m now working on book three.  and don’t tell me how it ends!


it was a more relaxing weekend than we’ve had in awhile.  we saw an outdoor music night downtown and an indian pow wow event advertised for saturday night via the news.  steven and i thought about going.  then looked at each other and were like, “nah, laying in bed eating ice cream and watching the olympics is just way too fun.” go USA!!!

are you all fans of the olympics? did any of you locals go to the indian pow wow?  it’s on my bucket list of things to do while we’re in the midwest.


  • Reply Barbara H. July 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I’m not a fan of watching sports much, unless someone I know is playing, but there’s just something about the Olympics. Before I used to just try to catch the events I was most interested in (gymnastics and swimming), but this year I’m making a concerted effort to have the evening coverage on. I like doing things with my iPhone during those parts where I am not actively watching, but I’ve got a couple of stitching projects I’ve wanted to start on, and this sounds like a good time! I like to work on them while the TV is on.

    • Reply Mary Beth July 31, 2012 at 8:27 am

      I love to work on small projects too when we’re watching movies or TV. I usually save things I know I can do in my lap for those downtimes. I feel way more productive and it IS multi-tasking. 🙂

  • Reply heytheredesign July 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Olympics! I never really watched sports until I married Luke, and being from a family of all boys, that’s basically ALL they watch. I know how the scoring in football works now, and can scream out a penalty right along with the boys. 😉 I’ve also got golf and basketball and baseball down. I do get tired of the regular sports but can never get tired of the Olympics…it’s been on non-stop! Volleyball, gymnastics and swimming are my favorites but I’ve enjoyed figuring out the other sports this year! And I’m wishing I was remotely athletic. 😉

    Derik declared he was going to be a swimmer when he grew up and I informed him that he should probably stop being afraid of the pool. 😉


    • Reply Mary Beth July 31, 2012 at 8:29 am

      I have never gotten football. 🙁 I try every year, but the rules usually escape my mind by the time we watch it again. And I have to re-learn. 🙂 The Olympics, though. I LOVE! I always wished I would have become a competitive swimmer like my siblings. That’s too cute about Derik!!!

  • Reply Rachel July 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Glad you guys went to Hardesty! We’ll have to meet up for story time one of these days.

    • Reply Mary Beth July 31, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Yes, we should! I am excited to get started again.

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