Sunday, February 18, 2007

weekend update, Sunday leisure

Jessie has the good fortune to be home alone for the long weekend and decided to hold a scrapbook open-house for the duration. I went over on Friday night. Jessie, Hannah, Bridget and I scrapbooked and Robin and Rachelle kept us company. Although Hannah is very pregnant and having problems with spreading numbness (scary!), she got there early and made us great munchies and fabulous smoothies with her super-industrial blender. We ate, created, watched movies, and discussed the finer points of Johnny Depp's inexplicable sex appeal.

Jessie, Hannah and I stayed up until about 6:30. We slept until 9:30 and then got up and resumed our projects. It was so great to be able to leave all our stuff spread out and sleep whenever we wanted, with no thought to having to wake up early with the kids. In addition, I woke up to see Jessie's two hairless cats sleeping in-between us while Jessie petted them in her sleep. Quite a sight. (Too bad I didn't bring my camera!)

We even went on a shopping excursion to the scrapbook store, complete with jammies (well, lounge clothes, really), bedhead, and day-before makeup. They were having an excellent clearance sale, and a good time was had by all.

You want to know the best part? I'm scrapbooking again! With the exception of the mini-albums I made for Christmas gifts, I didn't make a single scrapbook page last year and was feeling really out of it. I thought it would be hard to get back to, but it really wasn't. (I'm sure it helped to be sitting next to Jessie, creative genius that she is.) I didn't have much time to prepare for the crop, just threw in some photos and supplies, AND I made some 12 x 12 layouts for the first time. (I had to apologize to Jill because she used to pester me to switch to 12 x 12 and I told her to lay off because it was never going to happen. But to be fair, I don't feel like I've switched. It's just that now I embrace all shapes and sizes.) Jill joined us and brought us frosted sugar cookies -- Julia, love your recipe! My point is, I had a blast. Sadly I had to return on Saturday night and can't make it to any more scrapping sessions this weekend.

Marc subscribes to the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Reading it is his favorite Sunday activity. Unfortunately, between church, his time-consuming calling, and his very demanding Daddy's girl, he doesn't usually get through too much of it. Here he is lying on the couch this morning having a go at it, with Eva being what we call a "kitty girl" -- meaning that she is totally interfering with his attempts to read, much like a cat will lie on the exact spot of text you are currently trying to see.

One of our darling neighbors had his mission farewell today -- yes, I know that technically we don't have farewells anymore, but he gave his pre-mission talk and the chapel was overflowing to the point of setting up chairs and a television monitor in the foyer. Anyway, it was a great talk and I was glad my boys were there to hear it.

When we got home from church, Max asked if he could make cookies for said neighbor. Of course I said yes! I just loved that he had this idea and that he executed the whole thing from finding the recipe to delivering the cookies warm out of the oven. Plus, I think he looks so cute in his church clothes and apron...

Tomorrow Marc is going to Salt Lake to help his sister with her remodeling project and Max and Lucas are going on a grandparents' date, so it will just be Eva and I at home. I'm not sure what we'll do yet, but so far, it's shaping up to be a pretty great weekend!

14 comments:

rebecca said...

What a fete! Overnight crafting, complete with treats and shopping and lounge clothes! So fun!
I ADORE that photo of your son - made even better by the description of what and why he is baking!

Amie said...

I love your weekend update. I love when I get the scrapbook bug again. I love the feeling of getting back into it and being "addicted" again. I either do it or don't, unfortunately no happy mediums.

I think you should give us a monthly Jessie update. It was fun to read about her again. I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

It sounds like your President's Day will be fabulous with just you and Eva. We are already in the midst of school this morning.

Cute picture of Max.

Jill said...

I'm so impressed with your success at embracing 12x12 (I still feel the apology was necessary) and the venture back into scrapbooking (you should post your cute pages). Jessie scored a majorly great weekend and I can't believe she's going to be totally caught up by the end of it! Wow.

I hope today proves to be a wonderful day at home for you!

Crystalyn said...

what a night! sounds like a lot of fun! and what a sweet, sweet son you have.

jenn said...

Wow! What a wonderful weekend- food, girlfriends, scrapping, shopping, Johnny Depp...

I love the picture of Max in that apron too! Such a cool guy!

melanie said...

I agree Max is adorable in church clothes and that apron. He does look really grown up though. Not what a mother wants to hear.

Your scrapping sounds wonderful! I love doing that kind of stuff with friends, it makes it so much more fun. And the shopping in lounge clothes is a must, who wants to get ready at that point?

Hope you have a kick back day with Eva.

Liz said...

Wow! A scrapbooking weekend! I'd love to be able to do that. I am in the midst of some scrapping myself, but not the kind of non-stop kind you did. Still it is fun, and hard to stop! :)

Love the pic of Max and the apron.

Amy said...

Great weekend for sure! A day alone with just Eva is almost as good as a day alone--especialy if you don't mind using the TV as a babysitter.

Your day of scrapbooking with the girls sounds fantastic. I keep telling myself that I'm going to get back into it this year, but here it is, almost March and no pages even in the planning stages. Oh well. Who says next month can't be my month?

amy m said...

How delightful to have a scrapbooking all nighter. Man it's been forever since I've done one of those. Hope you share what you worked on. Good to see you switch up the sizes and that your scrapbooking again. I have plans to do it this week while Adam's gone...We'll see I guess.

Kristi Brooke said...

sweet photo of marc.

ok is that not the best recipe! we made them today too.

Tasha said...

That scrapbooking weekend sounds awesome, add to that sister time, and I am completely jealous!

Claudissima said...

wow this weekend sounds like you did some much and all activities that you love. I love the picture of Marc trying to read the paper...eva looks soo cute and darling....I love that paper....actually I love the little magazines that COME in it! I used to go to BYU library and check them out...that would be the only reason for me to subscribe! I loved the picture of Max baking too...jill is funny...

Diana said...

I'm glad you're scrapbooking again. You guys looked like you were having so much fun. Too bad I have my dang allergies.

Dad said...

I am SO impressed by Max. A future missionary for sure. I also get a kick out of Eva and Marc. A very fun relationship!!

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