Saturday, February 13, 2010

Our Weekend

If you are bored by the trivial details of someone else's life, you may want to skip this one :)

I had a lovely treat Friday when Natey stayed home from work. It was a planned ahead of time that he would take the day off in order to attend a marriage seminar together this weekend. It has made the weekend so lovely and long that when I started typing this Saturday evening I had forgotten (again!) that we had a whole day left :)



The marriage seminar was on video and was called "Laugh your way to a better marriage". It was great fun. Some issues were frankly and explicitly addressed that have been avoided in church culture in general and so many of us looked at each other afterward and said "Finally!" It was a good time all around and we had some great conversations come out of it.



After the Saturday morning session we hung around talking to friends for a while, then headed home to grab some lunch. Our plan for the afternoon was to get ready for Joshua's birthday present which we were picking up that afternoon. He's been asking for the same thing for months. Something unexpected for him, my boy who is not such a big animal person asked for a pet bunny. A brown bunny with straight ears (the specification on ears came because Mama loves lops and the boy feels a proper bunny has ears that stand up). Then he changed his mind and decided he wanted a bunny that looked like his stuffed bunny. Which happened to be a dutch. But I couldn't for the life of me find a dutch rabbit within easy driving distance. I suppose we would have come across one eventually, but little boys aren't the most patient creatures in my experience. So I also searched for an alternative. I found a girl who'd been doing 4H for quite a while ready to downsize her herd. She had lovely, pedigreed mini-rexes for only 10 dollars each. I presented this alternative to Joshua and he agreed this is what he would like to do. He very specifically asked for a "mama" rabbit. The day before we were to go pick up his bunny I overheard a conversation that enlightened me as to his gender preference. He wanted an actual MAMA bunny, with babies in her tummy so he could soon enjoy funny little baby bunnies. Ahem.



Well, his Mama had to explain to him this would not be the case. But...



:D



Since Mama has a big soft spot for bunnies...she agreed to purchase a "papa" bunny to make the plan for baby bunnies possible. This plan was agreeable to the munchkin. So today we came home with a lovely black doe (there weren't any brown ones, but he fell in love with the black one the instant he laid eyes on her, so it's all good) and a very cute chocolate tortoise buck (it's a nice orange color with a bit of chocolate shading). They are super, super cute and super soft and nice sweet bunnies who are fun to hold. Hopefully I will have some pictures of bunny and little boy cuteness to show off soon.



I survived the half hour drive and back tolerably well. The drive back was much better, on the way there a certain little boy was so excited as to be unbearably loud and rowdy, at least for the close quarters of a car. Once we got the bunnies settled in I started to work on some writing while the boys played outside in the mud. Then the phone rang...



It was my mom and she said, "Are you on your way?"



Huh? Oh Shoot!!!! HOW ON EARTH DID I FORGET MY BROTHER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY TONIGHT?????? Good thing my folks only live a mile away. It was definitely a red-face moment though. I remembered up until some unknown moment Saturday when everything but the present moment was apparently completely erased from my brain. But, we had a great time, enjoyed dinner with our family and wished my brother and his wife happy birthday.



Home again. Baths and bed for the boys. Nate had a friend over and I worked on a bit of transcription, then moved on to blogging and finally to reading and vegging. Went to bed at a decently early hour.

I enjoyed church immensely yesterday morning. Afterward we took a trip to Medford for Nate to run an errand. We all enjoyed some lunch together and a couple of stores. We came home with a few new craft supplies and had a nice quiet evening at home.

And there you have it, our eventful (for us :) weekend...

7 comments:

Matthew said...

That sounds like a great time. Good family stuff. Thanks for coming to my party. I'm going to try and go to the game store to get my cards when Nate can come with me. It will be lots of fun.

shedhorn said...

Sounds fun!
We loved the thing at the church, finally someone who is not afraid to address the real issues.

Didn't make it Sunday morning, I was writing a paper for psychology. I wont bore you guys with that one lol.

princessmama said...

Nate would love that, I think Matt :)

We missed you sunday Zac, our family circle when we prayed for the kiddos was very small, lol. Hope your paper writing went well :)

Matthew said...

We often join the Thomas family because they don't have any other kids to pray for.

princessmama said...

This I know Matthew, my comment had nothing to do with you :)

Matthew said...

Fine, just leave me out then :(>

princessmama said...

So SAD for you... ;-)