I really should try to finish updating…it’s been almost a week since I last updated and now I’m 2 weeks behind LOL. Oh well!
I brought lunch with me to work (shrimp and rice :)). I read a little and then remembered that I haven’t updated this thing.
But anyway! Details are becoming sketchy (I used to be so good at remembering things!) so I don’t remember much from Friday the 13th except that I made sushi for dinner and my babe made his awesome stuffed jalapeÃ±os!
I’m not sure if we had company over that night, but I know we stayed up late. My poor babe still had to work Saturday and I began to get up to make him breakfast but he told me I should rest and he kissed my forehead as I snuggled under the blanket and fell back to sleep :). Amazingly, I slept in till 11:30am! I never sleep in, not because I don’t want to, but because I simply can’t, ever. I felt refreshed! I made myself some coffee, followed up with the girls about when we were meeting for our movie, and got ready.
We went to watch “Bridesmaids”…super HILARIOUS movie!! I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did :). Karina’s crazy; she sneaked in some wine coolers so we had some LOL. It was just Karina, Dayse and me who got to meet up. And after the movie, Dayse had something to do so it was just Karina, her friend and niece and myself having lunch (breakfast/lunch/dinner for me!) at Rodz.
I went home and get a text from my babe that he was getting out of work a bit late because they’d just sent him…to Rodz to work LOL. I made him some dinner and he got home and we watched one of the “Pirates” movies. We’re spontaneous…and I wanted cheesecake so we hopped in the truck and went to Starbucks at Barnes and Noble to get some Godiva cheesecake and Fraps. We looked around for a while and then went home. I love my little dates with my babe :).
We slept in again (two days in a row for me, WHAT?!) And we lazied around all day. We picked up El Pato for lunch and ate with mom. The weather was great that day. It’d been hot and humid the week before but a “cold front” had come in that morning and it was nice and cool. It would have been a great day to take all the kids to the park :(. It’s so quiet without them here, it’s almost weird. We try and watch TV or keep ourselves busy to fight the boredom without them. After we ate we sat outside with mom on the back patio. We took a walk around the yard and noticed all the neighbors’ trash had blown into the yard so we cleaned up the yard. We got three garbage bags of junk! I wish we had a cedar back fence so they can keep their junk to themselves >_<. I raked up leaves and the chopped grass my babe was weed-eating. We felt nice and accomplished :). The kiddos came by with Mary when she dropped Emily off and they stayed a bit. I had at tough time putting Emily to bed that night, which usually happens when she spends the weekend over there. Grrr. It was my scholarship event that Thursday so last-minute things were finished up that week. I think this event was the easiest I've had and this is the last one for "this year". It was pretty low-key at work all week, which is always nice, but I feel...guilty LOL. I'm traumatized from my previous job, where my old boss would say, "There's never any free time!" So when I have free time now, I LOOK for something to do LOL. We went to Jr.'s Wednesday night. We hadn't been over there since even before we moved to the new house. It was nice being over there. Of course I couldn't stay awake long enough and fell asleep on my spot on the sofa till the guys had their "guy time" and we came home. I got ready for bed and did amazingly well the next day, the day of my event. Michelle and I got ready at work and I'm so relieved to say the event went without incident. Every section on the program transitioned smoothly, there were no awkward pauses, the guitarist played beautifuly, the food was delicious...it was just nice :). I got to meet my babe for lunch the next day at Chick-fil-A :). I've been trying to keep from spending unneccessarily so I've been taking lunch to work, but I wanted to see my sweetie so we met up. Seeing him for lunch makes the day go by faster :). Mario kept the kids that night since I had the event and the kids were coming with me during the weekend and I was feeling pretty good so I met my babe and the guys at Buffalo's. I had one drink and just laughed and laughed at the guys and their jokes. We stayed in Friday night and I had all the kids get ready early so that we'd get ready fast the next morning for Jaylen's First Communion. It was awkward being near Mario's family, but I ignored it and paid attention to the Service. The "after" part--taking pictures with Jaylen--was quick and painless and we came home. We lounged around the rest of the day and I painted the girlies' nails. The kids played and had a good time. The next morning wasn't exactly how I pictured spending my Sunday; waking up and driving the kids all the way to La Joya so the boys could go to church. They wanted Jaylen there for post-First Communion things. It's ridiculous though, driving back and forth 3 times in one day. I don't get to see the boys till 2:30 and have to "return" them at 6. It totally cuts into my time with them. I already told them I'd be taking the boys to church here the weekends I have them. I made lunch for the rest of us when I got back and then my babe and I turbo-cleaned because Aunt Nora was visiting, heh. I'm glad we didn't have much to clean :). She brought us a spring wreath and we sat with Mom and caught up. I love her and wish we could see each other more often :(. The kids ran rampant through the house playing hide-n-seek and since they wanted something to snack on I made a chocolate cake. And then it was time to drop off my babies :(. The rest of the kiddos, my babe and I went to Walmart when I got back and we had a lil' BBQ. Put the kiddos to bed and then we stayed out on the back porch for a bit. We spent the next day doing stuff around the house, washing the van (finally LOL), and we went to his sister's house to pick up the TV. We spent all afternoon going to raspa and fruit cup places along the way and NOBODY took debit cards. Very disappointing. We treated ourselves to some Red Mango on our way home after picking up the TV. It was SO GOOD! Almost glad we didn’t get those fruit cups, hehe.
My babe’s friend came over to help him install the TV and then we actually got to sit down and watch TV in the living room! it was nice :). We watched “Extreme Couponing” on TLC–first time watching it and I was hooked! It’s amazing! I wish the stores in our area doubled coupons, though. Otherwise I don’t think it really works out =\. Didn’t mean I wasn’t going to collect coupons and try it out though!
Emily had a hard time falling asleep again that night, even after 2 stories and about 6 lullabies. Alaethia, however, sleeps like a ROCK!
It was a great weekend with my kiddos, however limited my time with the boys was :(. I’m grateful for all my happy memories, though. Every last one!