I gotta be honest. Last week started out really tough. On Monday I was dreading the week ahead. There was so much on the calendar and Bill was away for a few days and I just felt completely overwhelmed. It's funny, when you have a baby in the house, your schedule takes an ugly not-able-to-get-much-accomplished- kind of tone to it. And I don't mean funny-ha-ha.
But when Tuesday came and I'm sitting at work (actually, standing because my job is lunch and recess duty, so I don't sit) I had this A-HA moment.
Everything I had going on was GOOD stuff. What was I freaking out about? Wait until you see what the week was like below. I have to say though, the change I had from one day to the next can't just be about having an attitude adjustment. It can't be that simple. It must have a lot to do with hormones, amiright? And that's all I have to say about that because my brothers read this blog and they might get weird-ed out about this revelation I had.
So, let's continue on to the greatness of the week.
Tuesday: Ann's induction into the National Junior Honor Society.
Ann came home last month with a letter saying she was being considered for the NJHS. She needed to fill out multiple forms about her service, character, leadership, and citizenship accomplishments. It was pretty straightforward. She debated about whether or not she wanted to actually be a part of it. I think it was her lazy side not really wanting to fill out the forms. We
The ceremony and reception was really nice.
Thursday: Tommy's Confirmation!
He is now fully initiated!
Funny story. I had not ordered a red robe for him to wear because I figured he would just use Billy's old one. I hung it up the weekend prior to help get the wrinkles out. The day before Confirmation Mary says, "You know that the size for that robe says 5'3-5'5", right?" (Tommy is about 5'10") I hadn't realized that but I figured it would be fine, maybe just a tad bit short. So I nonchalantly ask Tommy to go try it on. Oh my word....the sleeves were up to his elbows and the hem was near his knees!! I scrambled to text everyone I knew who had sons that might be able to lend me one of theirs. In the end, a friend had one to give me and she dropped it off in the nic of time! You might say the Holy Spirit was looking out for us!
|Thomas Andrew Peter|
Friday: Ann's 13th birthday!
My little girl is now a teenager. We did morning doughnuts before school. After school she and Tommy had to go to their Jazz Band competition. Bill and I were able to head over to watch them perform.
|Ann holding one of their awards|
We didn't get home until 11pm that night but we managed to squeeze in some ice cream cake to celebrate Ann before bed.
The next day, Ann had some friends over to watch a movie and have pizza and cake. I neglected to take pictures. But Ann had gotten a Polaroid camera as a gift (so cool, so retro) so we took a picture for each kid to take home. This was a picture of the one Ann kept for herself. (she really was happy, just a bad pic of
The rest of the weekend was spent doing social stuff with our parish retreat family. Lots of baking, gatherings, and masses but definitely one of my favorite weekends of the year. Bill and I went on our parish retreat 10 years ago and it was life-changing. We have the best parish ever!
I'm so glad to have another snow day to sit back and document the good week we had.
Signing off to spend it with my 7 favorite peeps.
Happy Snow Day!