I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We have been trucking right along on the home front. Things are starting to move very quickly. It’s exciting but hectic at the same time. Thursday our carpet gets installed and Friday our furniture gets delivered. I have to call this morning, but I’m pretty sure our final inspection will take place on Friday. Then we’ll have the green light to move in!!
This weekend started off with a soccer game Saturday morning. Kelly’s team won 4-1. The weather was perfect for the game!
After the game Kelly and I decided to tackle the huge task of sifting through all the “stuff” she’s accumulated in her room in the 5 years we’ve lived there. I told her to make 3 piles – “Keep”, “Trash”, and “Donate”.
She did a GREAT job of keeping things in perspective! I left this task all to her so she feels some sort of involvement in the move, and I truly expected to walk in to ALL THE THINGS being in the “Keep” pile, but she really did have a great mix of all. #proudmama
Once she was done going through the items in her room, I thought it would be fun to bust out the keepsakes I’ve been saving of hers from the time she was a little teeny girl, through pre-school and kindergarten and up until today.
We had such a laugh at some of her early writings! “I like to play socr. Socr is fun. I relly like socr.” 🙂
While we were busy going down memory lane, the door bell rang, and we were pleasantly surprised.
Alfie and his crew re-roofed a development about two years ago. And when they take on these larger projects, we really do get to know our points of contact very well. To the point that many times we stay in touch with them years after the fact! These flowers came from the president of the home owners association of that development. This was such a sweet gesture! I was so pleasantly surprised.
The rest of Saturday was spent spending quality time with Kelly doing odds and ends things. I try to soak her up as much as possible on the weekends! And especially before she leaves Sunday mornings to go to church with her Nana and then to her dad’s.
Sunday morning we hung around the house, and I made our usual big breakfast before Kelly leaves for church.
After Kelly left, Alfie and I headed to the house to do some work on our trees for the spring. The entire day was spent spreading compost around our Leland Cypress trees. Then on our pear trees that line the driveway. And our weeping cherry tree that sits right in front of the house.
Funny story about this weeping cherry tree………… Alfie started working on building this house about 9 months after we started dating. I would come over and help him with it. We pulled down trees together, put stakes in the ground to determine where the house would sit, etc. etc. All the while, I didn’t really know if I would be there with him in this house, but I knew that I enjoyed spending time with him, and if this project was important to him, then I wanted to support him in it as much as I could.
People told me I was crazy. People told me he was using me for “free labor”. (People are ignorant, right?! lol )
Anyway, it came up at some point how much I absolutely LOVE weeping cherry trees! In fact, the weeping cherry tree in my former mother-in-law’s yard is beautiful and my absolute favorite. Well one day, Alfie asked to drive by and see this cherry tree. And so we did. (We have a great relationship with Bonnie! In fact, she’ll be at our wedding!)
And then many months later, I came out to the lot to help Alfie for the day, and what do I see?????? But THIS beautiful weeping cherry tree planted RIGHT smack dab in the front of the house just as you would walk on to the sidewalk.
I knew this was no coincidence. 🙂 And I knew from that point he was telling me that Kelly and I belonged there with him.
ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! (that’s making me teary eyed!!!) <——–hormonal alert!
Back to our Sunday. Our final project of the day was getting our mailbox in place! Alfie’s worker, John, came over to help us. Obviously Alfie didn’t want ME to be the one holding a 4×4 post while he banged it in to the ground with a back hoe.
I know we’re being ridiculously cheese by documenting all these milestones, but I can’t help it. 🙂 The next big project will be getting our yard put in within the next few weeks!!
So that’s it! Our weekend in the nutshell.
Tell me what was the best part of your weekend?