For not having a real agenda this weekend, it turned out to be a full one!
::For me, the weekend felt like it started on Wednesday after Luke was out of school. That night, Matt and I decided to put our family pictures up on the wall in the office (we’d made this plan a long time ago, and bought the pictures and frames and just hadn’t done the work yet). It was a long, imperfect process, but we love the result! We used the pictures that Sonya took of our family last fall. And now that she and her family are moving to StL, it will be easier to get new pictures done someday!
::My side of the family minus the Zach Pals family (boo – they had a wedding out of town) came over for dinner on Friday night, and Jake and Dana spent the night. Dana’s about 38 weeks pregnant and looks amazing…I was as big as she is when I was 25 weeks pregnant, I swear. Is it horrible that I spent the whole time hoping she’d go into labor while she was staying with us?
::We cleaned out the garage. Thank goodness. It was dangerous in there. It was a 3+-hour-job, but so worth it. There are now 2 cars in our 3-car garage for the first time.
::I had a major body-image revelation. I have hated my legs probably since I was 14 or 15 (true story: I was already pretty self-conscious about my legs, and then my then-boyfriend’s best friend told him that I had fat legs, and that sealed the deal on the hatred), so that’s more than half my life. Because of this, I rarely wear skirts or shorts. However, I realized this weekend that they’re never going to look any better than this, so I may as well start wearing some skirts (not so much on the shorts; I still hate those). Yay for being nearly 33 and having enough self-esteem to finally just say screw it, huh? In celebration, I bought this (courtesy of the 40% off sale they were having and a gift card from my boys from Mother’s Day) and something very similar to, but ruffly-er than, this (please don’t judge. I know that store is for 14-year-olds).
::We took the boys to our neighborhood pool for the first time this weekend, and it was deserted, which is fabulous. We hear it’s never busy; I’m going to enjoy having this at our disposal!
::Monday brought a tradition: eating breakfast out somewhere (almost always Cracker Barrel) when Matt has a Monday off work, some batting practice at a local park (pictures coming soon) and then some QT with Zach, Michon and Will. We haven’t seen Will in so long, and he’s getting so big and walking all over the place. The boys have missed him!
::Matt and I ended the weekend by putting our tired boys to bed early and then making a steak dinner. We enjoyed it while we started on my summer goal: watching “Friends” in its entirety. We watched the first four episodes last night, and I can’t wait to watch more! The fashion flashbacks are hilarious (at least three times I said, “I had a dress/pants/shirt just like that!”) and so many classic lines in just 4 episodes. My favorite, maybe ever from this show, though, is from the pilot, where Monica says, “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” to Rachel. Expect more “Friends” posts this summer!