Talk about a really nice weekend! It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable weekends. I can’t remember the time that I watched TWO movies in one weekend (that I actually liked) – seriously why don’t I sit more and enjoy a good flick?! Not only did we enjoy movie time, but we also had great weather so Liv enjoyed playing outside Friday evening and Saturday.
Saturday we celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom by meeting them in-between our house and theirs in Sumner. We went to Loyalty Park and it was SO cute; great playground, grass fields, huge old beautiful trees in an old cute neighborhood. We enjoyed a picnic lunch of sushi from Trapper’s – Liv had a yummy packed lunch from home to enjoy too! She loved the park so much. She was so happy running around, going down the slide, up on the play-gym and in the swing. It you want to experience what pure joy looks like, take a 1.5 year old to the park filled with kids. It was awesome!
We had a great time celebrating the day with my mom and dad. I wish we could have done more for my mom – she is the best, but I hope she enjoyed her Mother’s Day. We also ventured to look at some estate sales in the area and over to The Old Cannery to look around. Nothing purchased, but we enjoyed our visit.
Saturday night we enjoyed pizza for dinner and watched “Django Unchained” once Livie was in bed. We both liked the movie, but I felt like it kind of dragged on a bit too long. I don’t think I was in the mindset for a long movie, but I did make it until the end.
Mother’s day at our house on Sunday started off with the three of us enjoying breakfast together, then a family run and a day of projects. I had asked that we just be at home on Mother’s Day and work on things around the house. Jeff and his dad worked on the mantel project and I had Liv for the day. When she napped I worked on refinishing a new table for her room and different odds and ends around the house that I wanted to get done. It was really nice. Late in the day I even started a movie, “Safe Harbor” and it had better acting than I expected. It was good. For dinner Jeff grilled salmon and we had a delicious dinner all together at the table. It was perfect spending the day at home with my family. I guess I am easily pleased, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Jeff and his dad also made great headway on the mantel project and it is really starting to come together. It is just the shell and doesn’t even have the finishings yet and it looks good – I can’t wait to see it all complete. I am in the process of figuring out the dark stain color we are going to use for the mantel beam and for the banisters. I am doing test stains to see what looks best first. I think I have it narrowed down to two that I really like. The first photo below is where we are at right now and the second photo is close to what it will look like, wood-wise and our beam is thicker than our inspiration.Jeff and Jim are seriously skilled carpenters! I can’t wait for it to be finished. We have another working weekend – hoping we make some more good headway.
I hope all the moms out there had a very Happy Mother’s Day last weekend!