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A Family Weekend

We had a wonderful family weekend! We needed it so badly! Kyndal and Collin came Friday evening and brought some movies. After the little kids went to bed, us bigger kids stayed up and watched Identify Thief. Have you seen it? It's hilarious! Melissa McCarthy is so funny!

We had a full day scheduled on Saturday. Kyndal went to a job shadow at her cosmetology school in the morning, and the rest of us met her for a late lunch at Pizza Hut. We had a great time scarfing down pizza and playing silly games! At the end of the meal I gathered us all together just to tell them all (including Kyndal's boyfriend and Dawson's girlfriend) how important I think it is that we are a strong family that binds together and always turns to each other for support. The kids thought that I had a big announcement. One asked if I was pregnant .... Um, NO! and then Dawson said, "If we are moving back to Oklahoma, I'M NOT GOING!" I thought that was funny because exactly one year ago he was convinced I was ruining his life by moving us here! No, we aren't going anywhere. Our Family Day was exactly that ... a Family Day.

After lunch we went and bought movie snacks and then went to the movies to see Despicable Me 2. It is a precious movie and we all loved it! We saw previews for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 and decided that we would make this movie our next Family Day.

When we got home the big kids watched another movie in Dawson's room, Rick hung Dawson's new door to his bedroom, and the little kids and I played a bunch of board games ... Yahtzee, Old Maid and Uno.

Sunday was spent playing more board games, playing Wii, and redecorating our sitting room. I will be posting some pictures of that room later this week. It might be everybody's favorite room. The kids were all gathered in there talking on Sunday night. Dawson said, "Our house is so cute!"

I see more fun family days in our future in our home. It was a great time together!


  1. Sounds like a great day/ weekend. We loved Despicable Me 2. Our next family movie is Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters. If you guys haven't seen the 1st one Percy Jackson Lightning Thief you should it is great for all ages!! Sea of Monsters would be a great family day movie also.


  2. Isn't that all that really time. It is so easy to spend time together in a house, but never really interact. What a WONDERFUL weekend!! And you are a wonderful mom! Can't wait to see your "new" room. I have a sitting room in our other house, but no one ever goes in there. I guess I need to make it more inviting! :)

  3. What a wonderful day you all had! So sweet.


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