Starting with Friday, we had my Mom's birthday party, then Sat. we traveled to Houma, LA for Ed's Mom's birthday and then back that evening. He teaches 3-7 grd. boys on Sunday mornings so we needed to be back for that, otherwise we would have stayed the night as it's a 3 1/2 hr drive one way. Sunday was busy all day, too. We had the ordination of our 3 new deacons and a fellowship after that. Anyway, just so I won't get too boring with the tiny details, I'll just say I was pretty worn out last night and I think we were in bed by 10:30 pm. Trust me, that is early for us!
Today was just playing catch-up on house cleaning with some school thrown in ( yep, I know, I need to work on those priorities) for good measure. =)
Oh yeah, we did enjoy our visits...the birthdays were both fun. I always think of plenty of birthday ideas throughout the year but for some reason when the time comes to actually find a present I always run into a mental block. I should probably keep some kind of idea journal for gifts or something like that, but then I would have to remember to write in that too. ;) Anyway, for my mom I found one of those pretty fabric covered storage boxes and just put some little "happys" in there, like note cards, and a CD, and a decorative hook for her laundry room and then a calendar with recent pics of the kids. She loved it. Then for Ed's Mom, I did several little things too. I also did her a calendar, and then I made a memory ribbon board that I thought came out really cute. ( I LOVE those things, I think I could make one for every room in the house if I had room for it.) Oh, and I found this cute little set of drawstring travel bags at Kirkland's, you use them for packing shoes and laundry and they had little applique's on them. She liked her stuff too, (which made me happy).
I guess that sort of catches us up.....
We were discussing goals for the week in discipleship yesterday and when I was asked what mine was, I told them I just hoped to have some real evidence of having accomplished something this week. You know, "fruits of your labor" kind of thing. We'll see.
More on that topic later.