Good morning Ladies !! You join me this morning from a wet and rainy Minnesota . We had a few sunny days during the week but the temperatures are staying on the cooler side for April. So I look forward to tomorrow and the first of May and warmer days ahead!
I started last weeks post on Saturday but it did not publish until the middle of the week when I finally finished it ! I finished the post telling you about our daughter spraining her foot. It was scary at the time to find out she hurt her foot at a friends house after missing a step. It came close on the heels of our son fracturing his shinbone in November so you can imagine what I was thinking “Here we go again!” We picked her up and got her to the emergency room. It turns out it was a sprain only and nothing broken ! She was sent home with crutches and had to use them for the first few days. Then she was able to walk on her foot and is making great progress. She will be able to get back to playing softball in a few weeks.
On Sunday morning we went to Church and also to the coffee and donuts provided afterwards. We had a nice chat with another family from the parish. Our youngest had swim lessons in the afternoon and we had a relaxing day thereafter. We were back to the weekly grind on Monday . Our 9yr old had his first baseball training session of the season, he has a few friends on the team so is happy about that , but it is good to meet other kids that he does not know yet. He also has training on Thursdays . Two of our 3 doors were installed during the week on the basement project and we also have carpet picked out for the new bedroom and our main floor office! The carpet company owner is coming on Friday May 6th to measure the areas we are installing. You will have to wish me luck today ! I am undertaking to grout the tile floor in our new bathroom today !! I will look at some online videos for the correct technique ! Hopefully I will have good results next week !
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Have a beautiful weekend and a lovely start to May ! Best wishes, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies from a sunny Minnesota ! I am glad it is going to be a nice day after a lot of rain yesterday . I said rain not snow so you can tell the temps are rising ! There is a silver lining!
At the end of Last weeks post I said we were working in the basement painting . We did get two coats on the bedroom . In the bathroom we made a last minute decision to put wallpaper on the sink wall. We have it ordered now. We also have the doors ordered , and will pick carpet soon.
On Sunday morning we woke up early and when it got light we noticed the Easter bunny had visited our house with eggs in the front and back yard ! We went to the early 8am mass at church. It was a lovely mass to celebrate the risen savior ! After Mass we came home and the kids went on the Easter egg hunt. After a few minutes they had full buckets !
Soon after we got packed up and made the 90 minute drive to my Brother-in-law and his family’s house to celebrate Easter with all the family. It was a lovely afternoon together , the Easter bunny had also stopped by their house so there was another egg hunt for the kids . It was a as we had snow a little later !
We spent a few hours and then it was time to make the trip home to get ready for another week! It went pretty standard as it does during the school year. We did treat ourselves by going out to eat on Wednesday evening. After work on Friday was different! We went to look at carpet samples in the showroom part of the company i work for! It was nice being there after hours and getting a chance to look at ease. We are still deciding on a carpet for the basement. Decisions !! On Saturday we worked on the basement bathroom by installing a tile floor! We rented a tile cutting saw and it went smooth! here is the result below !
On Saturday evening our daughter went to a friends house and after an hour we got a call that she had hurt her foot coming off a step awkwardly. So we brought her to the ER and it turns out it was a sprain, I am glad there was nothing broken !
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Have a beautiful week and I will chat again at weekend !!
Good morning Ladies from a cloudy Minnesota this Easter Saturday ! We have been having a lot of wind here this past few weeks . We also have had some nice sunshine during the week.
I wanted to add the video above , telling the story of Easter week and the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. It is a beautiful Hallelujah .
I finished last week with a late Sunday post. Monday was a busy day with work . Then in the evening we started to prime the walls in our ongoing basement bedroom/bathroom project! But it is exciting to finally be painting. Tuesday was similar with more priming in the evening, I was tired after the second evening !! Wednesday was the kids last night of Church class for the year! I want to thank all the teachers who volunteered to teach our kids in their faith journey in 2021-22 ! Maybe someday I will have the conviction to do the same!
On Thursday evening it was the feast of the last supper . Jesus last meal with his disciples . Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood.
Good Friday was a day of fasting as it is during all Fridays in lent for Catholics . Our Church had an afternoon celebration of hte passion of Jesus, but I was not able to make it to that one. I went to a nearby Church where they had a 7pm offering. It was a beautiful and poignant event, with everyone getting to go up on the altar to kneel in veneration to Jesus on the cross.
Today we will probably complete the painting in the basement with 2 coats of finish paint ! Tomorrow we go to my in-laws for Easter .
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Good morning Ladies! I am back again after another 2 weeks since I posted ! Last weekend was one where I was busy and did not get around to writing . It looks like spring is here , but I am guarded with that word “looks” as you can never tell when your next snowfall will come in Minnesota. We did have a few skiffs of snow during the week but they went away quick. this morning it is just above freezing at 35F. Our grass is slowly turning to a shade of green from brown, yay!
When I left off 2 weeks ago I had said I was going on Saturday with my son to his new sport trap shooting. They shoot what is called clay pigeons , little discs not the birds thankfully ! He has struggled in other sports but is really enjoying this one. I want the best for him. The mid week was busy with work and school for us . On last weekend , Saturday we had visitors in our old next door neighbors Paul , Patricia and their 4 kids, they are busy having the same number kids as us but their youngest is nearly 2 , so still in the busy stage. it was nice to see them again in a relaxed get together at our house. They liked our house so much that they are now looking to move close to us if the right house comes up! On Sunday we went to church and they had a nice pancake breakfast afterwards, we look forward to it! Our youngest had swim lessons in the afternoon. Monday morning came fast and another week ! There was not anything out of the ordinary that happened during the week. On Friday night we invited our friends Brian and Crystal over along with their kids for game night , we had a lot of fun, with the game spoons being the best , you have to be fast ! On Saturday(yesterday ) we started painting in our daughters new bedroom !! We got one coat on the ceiling and are going to apply a second one. We did not get too much paint time in as we we were also entertaining yesterday afternoon /evening! ( Seems we are becoming quite the hosts!) Chris, Jen and their kids came and also Eric , Sarah and their daughter visited. We had not seen them since early 2020 , after we were all robbed of friend time for the past 2 years , but everyone is getting back to normalcy Thank God ! We chatted , had some good food , and for the adults not driving home a glass of wine or beers for the guys! We also did some games , beanbags (cornhole) and other board games, the kids also got out on the trampoline as the weather was nice! They left around 9pm after a lovely time together!
Now you are up to date, I will finish our Las Vegas trip review ! On the Sunday morning we were there I woke before everyone and went on a early morning walk. It was pretty quiet on Las Vegas Boulevard .
It was a really nice day ! I got back to the hotel and got ready for Church. Went to a Lebanese Catholic Church nearby, it was slightly different but a lovely experience.
After some food and relaxation we took on the 90 minute journey south to Bullhead city Arizona to meet friends from Minnesota who were nearby. They were bringing their son to Arizona for a college tour and we arranged to both drive and meet in the middle ! We had lunch and chatted , then went to Scooters fun park where the kids did activities from batting cages to go carts and mini golf ! I played the mini golf too actually ! I was able to take this photo below of the beautiful sunset before we left to return to Vegas.
We got back to the hotel late , and were ready for sleep! On Monday we went to the strip area and Mandalay Bay. We walked around the grounds and some of the stores inside , then we went to the Irish restaurant I had been wanting to go to !! The food was very good , I also got to meet the Irish Bartender !
We came back to the hotel and relaxed in the pool and hot tub for the evening. The next and last day we went to Krispy Creme for some guilty pleasures , donuts !! We used to have one here but it closed a number of years ago. You can watch the doughnut making in progress but we just missed that part, next time ! I was able to capture the snow capped mountains in the distance from Krispy Kreme, just in case I was missing the snow from home!
It was then time to go back to the hotel and do a clean up and then eventually go to the airport. Of course there was some more window shopping to do!
That was our trip , I would definitely go back again in March to escape winter !
I started this post in the early morning and it is now early evening. We went to Palm Sunday Mass this morning it was a lovely poignant reading of the passion and Christ’s ultimate death on the cross for us.
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