Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekend Recap

Good morning lovelies!

We had a busy and fun weekend. On Friday afternoon, my parents stopped by for a visit because my dad was doing a job in our town. Mom and I had a nice time chatting and then they took us out for dinner before they left. From there, the FD and I headed up to his parent's house.

I was so excited to go there because there is a Harvest Festival in his hometown, complete with a large craft show and tent sale at the local candle store. This is something I look forward to all year. Unfortunately, it was a major bust. I didn't buy anything at the craft show (well, except fresh cut fries and a sausage on a bun....) and I only found a few things at the tent sale that I liked. We hit the tent sale early in the morning, but it was already packed, so I felt a little overwhelmed and rushed. I made the FD go back with me later in the afternoon, thinking I must have missed some great deals. I only picked up one other thing the second time around. Although I got some nice candles for great prices, I was hoping to get some Christmas shopping done but that didn't happen. Oh well. Hopefully next year will be better!

After that, we went to his Sister and Brother-in-laws house for dinner. We had a great time eating with them and some of BIL's family and I greatly enjoyed sitting at the kid's table in the living room with my niece.

Although we normally stay for the whole weekend when we go up there, we decided to head home Saturday night because our church was having a special Thanksgiving service that we did not want to miss. The service was wonderful and the turkey dinner was amazing! If any of you are Harry Potter fans, you'll know what I mean when I say that potlucks at our church are like Hogwart's feasts. It's amazing how the transformation in the auditorium occurs. At one moment the room is full of chairs and the next moment, tables are set up and there's food everywhere. It's kind of my favourite thing.

After lunch, we headed home and I somehow convinced the fabulous dude, with a belly full of turkey, to go for a walk with me. We wanted to go for a hike but didn't really have time to get the trail that we wanted, since we had other things to do.

After our walk, we hit up the grocery store then headed to the evening service at FD's cousin's church. Another uplifting service! After that, we went to her house with a bunch of people for soup and breadsticks. Her BF made a delicious roasted pepper and sausage soup and she made yummy cauliflower and broccoli soup and Gail Lamb soup (apparently this is something that the school cafeteria made because FD knew exactly what it was - tomato soup with shell pasta in it) and garlicky breadsticks. It was a delicious end to a lovely autumn weekend.

Now that I wrote that update, I realize that my weekend sounds uber boring so if you're still here and reading this, thank you!

What did you do this weekend?

16 comments:

Shaina said...

I'm still here! And, your posts always make me HUNGRY. Thanks a lot.

Jorden and Kristin said...

that doesnt sound boring! it sounds really relaxing and nice!

Lucky in Love said...

Nah! Your weekend sounds really nice! But I'm sorry your craft show was a bust. That sucks balls.

Brooke said...

i actually purchased my first christmas gift last week, and wrapped it this weekend. Jay says i'm an over acheiver but it felt good to have it done and out of the way.

Lois Lane II said...

LOL, no it doesn't! Sounds delicious and relaxing -- something I usually miss out on weekends!

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Hi there.
I don't think it sounds uber boring. I think it sounds like you drove around like crazy people, spent load of time with great people, and had fabulous food! Uh, is there a better way to spend a weekend?! No. I don't think so.

;)

XO*Tricia

Kristen said...

aww sounds like you had fun! I babysat all weekend :)

New England Girl said...

Your weekend doesn't sound boring at all! It actually sounds quite fabulous. :) Sorry you didn't manage to get in the hike- that would have been lovely, I bet! But overall, I love the sorts of weekends you had. :)

Katie said...

Oooh I love craft fairs...too bad you didn't see anything you loved!

Taryn said...

Super bored. But you're welcome. haha- not! You had a soup only dinner? I have never seen that. Happy almost thanksgiving!

Lindsey Carver said...

I LOVE me a good Harry Potter reference! Sounds like you had a blessed weekend. I had no idea Thanksgiving was in October for ya'll, I'm jealous you already get the amazing feasts and family time!

Gwen said...

Nothing boring there!!! But not finding anything at craft shows is a bummer. XOXO

Jenny.Lee said...

Boring is good every once in a while. (although it didn't sound boring to me. ;)

Brittany Ann said...

A Hogwarts feast? Now that's my kind of potluck. Seriously, why don't I live there with you?

Kristen said...

I love crafts shows and I am so sorry yours was not good! That is sad :( It sounds like you had a good weekend!

Llama said...

Ohhh I want to go to a harvest festival that sounds like so much fun...even if you didnt find anything, at least you got to eat some yummies! Those weekends are my favorite kinds of weekends!:)