Happy Tuesday friends. I hope this week is treating you well so far.
Friday, was my sister, Amie's 17th Birthday. Our tradition is the birthday person gets to pick where we eat. She had never been to The Olive Garden, so that's where we went. I LOVE everything about it! The breadsticks, the salad, the soups, the pastas and even the deserts are fabulous!! It was a great dinner out with the family! And I will give you one guess as to what Hailey is watching on the iPad. #frozen
Saturday morning I went to the gym. By myself. I can't remember the last time I did that on a Saturday morning. It was nice not to have to rush Hailey to the daycare and make it to the my busy Zumba class. Also, it was actually sunny out, which was a big plus from the big snow storm the day before.
I had two birthday parties that night. We went out to dinner to Urban Eatery for Falen's 30th birthday. I had never been there before. The food and company was great as always! Happy Birthday Falen!
After dinner, I went with my parents to my 2nd Mom's birthday party. Shelly was turning 50 and she shares her birthday with her daughter, Allison, who was turning 25. If you were going to support Shelly you were supposed to wear gold and if you were there to support Allison you were supposed to wear silver. Well, I don't have much gold and really I was going for both of them. This is what I came up with:
Skinnies, gold toed shoes, gold necklace with a black tee and my aztec sweater. I have known them basically my whole life and Shelly has always been there for me and my family through the years. It was a fun night of dancing, singing karaoke (not me, but fun to watch), and free booze/food. Can't beat that! Love you Shelly!
Since Gramma moved in with us last week, there have been a few boxes that I needed to unpack and put away. So I did some spring cleaning. There is lots more to be done, but I love it. When I get in a mood, watch out!
We went and visited a family friend that is dying of cancer and staying at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. It was a Sunday afternoon, so not very busy, but still so humbling at the same time. Everyone that saw Hailey was so nice and warm and friendly. It was like they had never seen a kid before. I forget that not everyone at the hospital is old. There was a young man in a wheelchair that was completely paralyzed and what seemed like his Mom had come to have lunch with him. All I kept thinking was that he had volunteered to serve our country and now he was completely paralyzed. He didn't look any older than me. I also saw a few other younger guys. It really reminds you of the sacrifices women and men make for our county and just because they are here in the United States and "home" doesn't mean they are OK or don't continue to have struggles. Whatever they may be. Just a quick reminder for everyone out there to pray for all who serve.
Later in the afternoon I sanded down this desk a bit and gave it one coat of paint. The desk came from Gramma's. She paid $55 for it from a consignment shop and so I swooped it up thinking right away of how I would re-do it. It's not huge, but will do the trick for now. Hopefully I will be able to finish it this week and share with you the after pics. I haven't had an "office" type area in this house and I am itching to have my own space to set-up. This will be a project in the works for a bit.
I topped off the weekend by watching the American Country Music Awards with Gramma and Hailey. I love me some BLUKE. If you don't know what that means then you are seriously missing out. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan hosted again this year. I didn't watch it last year, as I wasn't much into country music then. This year is a completely different story. I couldn't get enough and turned up the music and sang along. Hailey, too! I loved that everyone was singing along with Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum to Wagon Wheel. I just really love that song.
Also, how hott did they look together?
Did anyone else watch it? What was your favorite performance?