What’s up, Weekend 11.16

I love the theme for this linkup with the Peaceful Posse: happy/gratitude/favs of the week/happy weekend

That’s exactly how I felt this weekend. It started with Piglet having a new school friend over for a playdate. The two boys played and I got a chance to get to know his mom, whom I’ve only briefly chatted with during school pick-up. She’s great, and I felt like we clicked. She also brought over a Harry Potter lego gift for Piglet, and is as obsessed with all things HP as I am, so I was immediately a fan! The boys are both only children, so I feel like they really “get” each other. Here they are being “pieces of coal”.

Saturday we played host to Match’s sister and her little not so little baby, who is now 1! I can’t even believe how fast that happened. It was nice having just the girls to ourselves. I loved watching Piglet interacting with his cousin. He was so good about keeping her entertained and playing with her. She just lit up around him, and especially for Uncle Match.

We ordered sushi takeout and loved watching Little Niece chomp down on some avocado rolls. She’s going to be sushi obsessed like her cousin Piglet!

Today we took a stroll downtown and did a little Christmas shopping. We stopped at one of our favorites for lunch and coffee. It was a great visit!

After the girls left we took Piglet to the park. It’s been the driest November in Oregon’s history, so we took full advantage. Match and I strapped on our rollerblades while Piglet took to his bike. We raced each other around the park and soaked up the sunshine.

I am grateful for time with new friends, family, and my husband who has been gone all week working out of town. I’m happy we only have a 3 day work week next week, and then it’s off to Bend for some more R&R!

What made you happy this weekend?

10 Things to Smile About-March ’15

  1. My hubby getting a new job-as a woodworker, and bringing me home scrap wood. Oh the projects we will do!

2. Dinner at Fliz’s house, where Piglet decided to go full on naked baby.

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3. Special time with this boy

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4. Enjoying a week off from work and getting extra time at home. Yay for spring break!

5. Our home loan getting conditionally approved!! We move in next month. I am SO.EXCITED!

6. Celebrating my nephew’s 10th birthday

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7. A spontaneous visit from my favorite Auntie and Uncle

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8. A visit from my all grown up cousin and her BF

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9. Trip to the zoo with the in-laws & Piglet

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10. Easter egg hunt at the local college. I’ve never seen eggs disappear so fast!

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Inlaws Oregon Visit

The inlaws came to town for Memorial weekend last month. Match’s dad is doing much better, and every day he gets stronger. His speech is back to normal, and he only needs his wheelchair for longer walks. It was so good to see them, and best of all, Piglet had a blast with his grandparents.

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We had fun showing them around our new town and going for walks in the neighborhood. Match’s sister and brother-in-law came over and we enjoyed a nice BBQ at our place.

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It wouldn’t be an inlaws visit without a little bit of conflict. At one point,¬†after yet another critical comment, I said to my MIL, “One day I’ll finally get it right. One day!” I think she didn’t even know she was being critical, because after that, it was nothing but sweet comments, and she made sure to tell me how nice everything looked. It felt good to be heard, and it felt good not to bottle up my feelings.¬†Match’s parents said how happy they are that both their kids live so close to each other, making it so easy to visit all of us at once. Now we just need to convince them to move up to Oregon too!