Sunday, August 28, 2011

this weekend

We're back at home, winding down after a half-sad, half-wonderful weekend.  Yesterday morning my family and I attended the memorial service of my best friend's mama, and it was so hard, but also such a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman, wife and mother.  It was difficult to see my friend in so much pain, but I know it was really helpful to have so many loving faces surrounding her.  Any time someone close to you or someone you love passes away it's always hard to see the meaning in all of it- why people have to go through pain or suffering, why we have to lose the ones we care so much about.  To hear my sweet sister of a friend speak about her mother today was so moving, and made me think about life and time and so many things that we don't always keep in the forefront of our minds day after day.

Afterward we went to Green for lunch and ran into some friends, then headed back to my parents' so Hank and my Dad could go to the Cardinals game. We have season tickets this year (great seats!) so it was fun for the guys to go do that and have some "manly" time. ha. My Mom and I stayed behind and watched a lot of reality television and ate a Kashi Greek pizza. Perfect night.

This morning we woke up bright and early to do some laps at the pool and then went on our usual Sunday morning trek to breakfast and food shopping. When we're at my parents' we always do what they do- which is Starbucks, Trader Joe's and Sprouts. Sometimes Costco and sometimes Whole Foods. I'm kind of weird and really, really love food shopping so it works. Afterward we went over to the Loops' so Henry and I could hang out with his Auntie Autumn and the kiddos, and Hank and Jason could go down the street to a sports bar and do their fantasy draft. Have I mentioned that my hubby is sports obsessed? And I have I mentioned that he is on FIVE fantasy teams? Yup. Insanity. 

Now we're back home, the little one is asleep, and I'm gearing up for a busy week. I hope you all have a great Monday!

our weekend

above: scarves makes even lazy days prettier; puppy/baby cuddles; IKEA; 7am and a peaceful pool; post-swim; sister sister; getting ready to lighten my hair; Autumn; my handsome frozen yogurt date.

18 comments:

  1. I'm so, so sorry about your friend :(

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  2. so sorry about your friends

    http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm sorry about your friend's mom :( I couldn't imagine losing someone I love. Anyway, I love the pictures though. Especially that scarf- so cute!

    Samantha
    http://theadventuresoftwosams.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the weekend photos! Your scarf get up was super cute!

    tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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  6. i'm sure that your friend it's gonna be better day by day.

    i love these random pics:)
    xoxo

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  7. i'm sorry about your friend's mama, that's awful. but i love your iphone snaps (and your bathing suit) :)

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  8. I tried the scarf in the hair look too. It looks so nice on you, but on me it's ridiculous. Sigh. I'm sorry for your friend x

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  9. sorry to hear about your friends momma. <3

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  10. My husband is sports obssessed too! He did 6 fantasy teams last year, but knocked it down to 4 this year. Haha. I feel your pain :) It gives me more time for doing crafty things though.

    -Lindsay

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  11. My condolence to your best friend & the family.

    My husband is sports fanatic. He has few teams also. Its good I have more time for myself.

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  12. I'm sorry to hear of your friend's mother. :(

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  13. I love that scarf in your hair, super cute!

    Hilary
    level20wife.com

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  14. Lovely synopsis of a bittersweet weekend. So sorry again for the loss of your best friend's mom

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear about your friends mom. I know exactly how you feel.

    I love your photos. Where did you get that bathing suite? It's amazing!

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  16. My fiance is obsessed with Fantasy Sports too! This weekend he had two drafts, tonight he has a third, and this weekend a fourth. Not to mention the baseball and hockey ones he's on too!

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  17. I am so sorry bout your friend. However, I am glad you enjoyed the rest of your weekend. The shirt you are wearing in the top left instagram picture (the gray and black shirt) is too perfect. May I ask where you got it? If you would tweet me or let me know on instagram, my username is @indielove234 .Have a blessed week!♥

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  18. Just catching up on my blog reading since my summer ended and work (Kindergarten school teacher now) started. I know full well about the sports obsessed fan...my fiance' is one too. He is on five fantasy football teams too!

    Hope all is well,
    Danielle

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