MUST. Choose. Joy.
Must. CHOOSE. Joy.
Must. Choose. JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, now that I have that off my chest, here are some pictures of what we're up to!
Another week, another wedding! If you're counting, I've had 4 weddings so far in about 8 weeks. To say I've been busy is an understatement! I'm currently enjoying a little break, but I have two more to go in the next 5 weeks. Here are some of the bouquets from the wedding I did last weekend. It was a small one, but I loved what the bride chose.
Aren't those lavender roses gorgeous??
Stock, lilies, freesia, and roses.
It smelled so good!!
In the middle of all our craziness, Travis ran in a half-marathon on Saturday morning. You know, because we don't know how to relax or enjoy a morning with nothing to do? Regardless, he ran it and I decided to surprise him and bring the kids to cheer him on at the finish line. In classic fashion, I barely got us out the door in time and I pulled into the little town it was in, realizing I had no idea where the race was or how to get there. So with a quick prayer to point us in the right direction, I just drove in a direction I hoped was toward the race, honestly not knowing what I was doing. Wouldn't you know it, I ended up in the perfect place with just enough time to grab the kids and tell them to start walking toward the finish line. I had no clue where Trav was or if he was even still running, but we kept our eyes peeled for Daddy and then I thought I'd call him to see if there was some random chance he'd answer. Amazingly he did answer and low and behold, there he was about 200 yards from us! We got to watch him run the last mile and heard his name called as he crossed the finish line. It was so fun for the kids and I think Travis was thrilled that we were there to cheer him on. It was not an easy course, lots of hills, but he did great and clocked a good time. He amazes me. He's like the energizer bunny in so many ways, I keep wondering when he's going to slow down but so far that day doesn't seem to be near!
He ran with his good friend John and they were blessed with a cool, overcast day. Maybe the one time lately we've been thankful for clouds!
We were so exhausted by the end of Saturday and the kids were besides themselves, so I decided to keep them home on Sunday morning so we could just have a low key day to rest and play. It was definitely a good decision! We all slept in, Carter and I til 8 and Ava til 9:30!!! Crazy! And then we stayed in our jammies most of the day waiting for Daddy to get home too. After he hit a grad party or two on the way home!
Carter was a fan of that plan! I found him on the porch all curled up with his favorites, listening to the rain :)
And after some chores of my own, I curled up with my favorites too. New sharpies, some new magazines and a book by BooMama (which is so good!!!). It was a great ending to a hectic weekend. Although I'm really looking forward to Church this weekend, I missed my peeps!
So in case you were wondering, yes, it rained today today. Stormed in fact. Such is life in Minnesota this year. Here's hoping for some sunshine tomorrow though!