On Friday night, B came home after a long day of work, and neither one of us felt like cooking and cleaning, so the three of us headed out to our favorite little Mexican joint for some salty chips and salsa and a frosty drinks. I always look forward to our dinner dates on the weekends. For some reason, it's always more fun to go out on a Friday night or Saturday night than it is any other night of the week. And Caleb is learning to appreciate our favorite food now as well, and has displayed quite a penchant for rice and beans after trying them himself:)
Saturday morning, I left Caleb with his Daddy for a 'boys morning', and was off bright and early to head to a warehouse sale in my town. The local boutiques get together one morning every year, and offer select merchandise for up to 90% off. I met two of my girlfriends there, and we shopped for a couple of hours. We spent quite a bit of time in the children's shoes section, where I was able to pick up three pairs of shoes for Caleb for less than $35. I didn't realize that Stride Rite style shoes for children are about $45 per pair, so scoring these shoes for that low price felt amazing. It's the little things, right? I was also able to pick up a pair of floral TOMS wedges for just $25. They will be perfect for spring. These are my first pair of TOMS, so we'll see if they make a believer out of me. I couldn't find my exact pair anywhere to share, but there are several other cute wedge options available. My favorites are these:
|Love every single thing about these|
|The perfect neutral|
|A fun pop of color for spring|
The rest of Saturday was spent on house updates. B has been working his way through painting our entire house exterior, and was able to finish that up. He also bought some new ferns, flowers, and soil, so we were able to do a complete landscape update. I've never shared photos of our house here on the blog, and won't now, but suffice to say, the yard looks beautiful! There's something so serene about lush green ferns swinging lazily in the breeze on a front porch. We planted some gardenias, and I am so looking forward to the fragrant blooms to come. The beautiful weather we've had over the weekend makes me look forward to the days of lemonade and front porch sittin' to come. Caleb and I did spend some time out on our front lawn, playing with water toys in the sunshine. He was rocking his new shades, flip flops and sun hat, and looked so adorable, it literally hurt my heart. Hurt so good. I was kicking myself for not taking pictures to share with you all here, but at the same time, glad that I was just present with him in those moments instead of trying to capture it on my camera. Sometimes, a mind memory is better than a picture one.
Saturday night, we were all worn out, so decided to have a quiet night at home with our favorite spicy sausage pasta bake. If you haven't tried it yet, TRY. IT. NOW. It is so good, my husband literally requests it on a weekly basis. Best part of all? It's easy too. Yummy and easy. Win-win.
Saturday night, we all went to bed feeling exhausted and worn down. Then B and I both woke up in the middle of the night with sore throats, and Caleb ended up with a fever. So, needless to say, there was no church-going in our house yesterday morning. We stayed around the house and attempted to rest and relax. B did end up back outside to finish up yet some more work he hadn't completed, but Caleb and I hung out inside. We took a family walk before dinner, and ended our night with beef enchiladas and The Walking Dead. Somehow, my husband has gotten me into watching that show with him again. I don't know how he does it, as I really have no interest in watching rotting people chase after living people, intent on eating them alive. But, hey. It's the things we do for love, right?
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!