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Friday, August 13, 2010

A little peek at our Friday

On Fridays, we are usually busy getting the house ready for the weekend.  I love to start a Saturday with a clean house and mostly clean laundry.  (Are you ever completely caught up on laundry?)  It really seems to make our weekend go a little smoother when we can focus on projects and family instead of cleaning the house. 

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This weekend we have a family reunion and are going to visit my mom & dad too.  Due to cooking for all of this, I had an even longer than normal to-do list but somewhere along the way I decided that I also needed to tackle a few projects that have needed doing for a while.  Of course, they were not on my to-do list and really I did not have time to do these projects but it sure did feel good to get them done. 

One thing that I decided to do was take all of the chairs and the bench out of the kitchen and scrub baseboards and walls.  This led to cabinets being cleaned and floors being scrubbed too.  It’s so hard to stop once you start.  When one thing gets clean, the other things start to show that they need to be cleaned too.  My two little ones made a restaurant with the furniture that I removed from the kitchen.   I love to see my children using their imaginations and pretending!

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Another thing that warms this mom’s heart is when my children all pitch in and help me around the house.  It makes me think of The Five Love Languages.  I know!  That’s quite a jump there!  Let me explain…

When I took the quiz to see what my love language was, I came up with two.  They were “words of affirmation” and “acts of service”.  So the two ways that I hear “I love you” are by the words people speak to me and when people help me.  And that is very true.  When my children help out around the house, I truly feel loved.  Crazy, but true!  Everyone did help out today and made my load a lot easier.  Not only do I love the help, but they love to help too.

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Quite a few hours were spent in the kitchen today as I cooked food for my parents (my mom is still unable to cook since her accident) and some for the freezer to help lighten the cooking load when school starts.  Pictured above are a huge pot of taco soup, tea cakes, and easy enchilada casserole.  In the morning, I will be making a sopapilla cheesecake for the reunion which is oh, so good! 

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I looked out the window while in the kitchen and saw my two girls walking down the sidewalk.  I could tell that they were having a wedding with Flower Girl being the bride and Sunshine Girl being the attendant.  I had to go out and snap a picture of my two beauties.

 

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Friday night is usually pizza night around here.  The older boys helped me make pizza and even helped make a little mess too.  You might notice a little pizza sauce here and there. 

~Friday night, Pizza night~

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I have always loved Fridays.  I love to end a busy work week and begin a weekend of time together. 

I hope you all have a blessed weekend!

9 comments:

  1. these are some really good times of memory making. I remember that last week you mentioned something about making fridays your "get ready for the weekend day, so your family could enjoy the weekend.
    I like that. I was inspired to "try" and do the same. It is a really good plan for our family too. I love how your entire family takes part in what you are doing. this is so rare nowadays. We enjoyed a meal outdoors "late"last night after the sun went down. Temps dropped to the 90's yesterday and it was nice to have a bit of a break. Have a lovely reunion this weekend! {take lot's of photos!!!}

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  2. Fridays are usually our pizza nights too! :-) LOL I also start cleaning one small area then next thing I know, hours later I've tackled more. Hard to stop once we start. Hope your weekend is wonderful! The food looks great.
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  3. Great blog! And I totally get what you're saying about feeling loved by others' acts of service. That is SO me! My husband thinks I'm a weirdo.

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  4. Great post.. love the pictures..
    We love having family movie night and home made pizzas...
    Making memories...

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  5. Hey girl. I enjoyed reading your blog this morning.(I saw the link on your fb) The children are getting so big! I think getting things in order on a Friday is a great idea. I also feel more loved when the family helps me out especially without being asked :) Hope you have a great day!

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  6. I love your post. I am tired just reading about all you accomplished!
    I like to prepare for the weekend here also. It makes for a smooth family time together.

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  7. I LOVE this post in so many ways! What a sweet family you have!
    I wanted you to know my blog is going to private. If you would like to continue following. Please post your email in a comment on my last blog post. This way I can send you an invitation to follow. I have my comments set to be approved, so no one other then I will see your email. Blessings Catherine

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  8. I love your post. I am tired just reading about all you accomplished!
    I like to prepare for the weekend here also. It makes for a smooth family time together.

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  9. these are some really good times of memory making. I remember that last week you mentioned something about making fridays your "get ready for the weekend day, so your family could enjoy the weekend.
    I like that. I was inspired to "try" and do the same. It is a really good plan for our family too. I love how your entire family takes part in what you are doing. this is so rare nowadays. We enjoyed a meal outdoors "late"last night after the sun went down. Temps dropped to the 90's yesterday and it was nice to have a bit of a break. Have a lovely reunion this weekend! {take lot's of photos!!!}

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