I was so excited about getting some of my fall decorating done that I woke up EARLY on Saturday!
I left Louis Dean sleeping as I quietly slipped out of the bedroom and headed to the den. I did not EVEN turn on my coffee! *gasp* That's how excited I was!!!
I spent a good two hours decorating before I heard LD clanking around in the kitchen.
I played Show and Tell as we sipped our coffee and we both admired the fall tree.....my most favorite thing to decorate every year! I found all of the ornaments in a garage sale one summer near my mother's house in Fort Worth for a little bit of nothing. I love them still!
Of course, seasonal decorating trashes the entire house!!
I worked steady into the late afternoon before we cleaned up and headed over to Quadville.
Amber had invited us to Family Dinner and Movie Night. I was more than ready to see the quads. Saturday was Day#10 since I'd seen them last. I think the longest I have ever been away from them has been 14 days.
Amber met us at the door and said the kids were in the back yard.
It is such a special thing to watch this awesome daddy play in the mud with his kids!
Cheap, easy, FUN entertainment - but how many guys DO this??
AND they see me!!! I just LOVE this!!
A special pic of Kailey just to let you know she is recovering very well from her recent open heart surgery. The boo boo on her nose was from earlier in the afternoon when Kailey was being KAILEY!
Can I just say, she is a VERY active little girl!!
Trystan is such a little lady and you can see this even when she plays in the mud!
They had a blast! I bet they always remember the time they played in the mud with their daddy!
They were COVERED in mud!
Mike was in charge of the whole thing and he got them cleaned up enough to come in the house.
It took a bit of time and then he took them all upstairs and gave them showers while Amber prepared dinner. We had the nicest time!! Spaghetti and rich meat sauce followed by a good family movie that I can't remember the name of except I know it had Harry Connick, Jr in it! Oh, YEAH! It was Dolphin Tale!
This morning (Sunday) we were up and in church practically on time!
For lunch we stopped at Arby's and then it was back home to continue to CLEAN and DECORATE!
I watched Forrest Gump, some Fixer Uppers and Bourne Supremacy while I worked.
The den is done!
And I am so happy!
Yes, the A/C is still on and, yes, I know it is still August!!
I just can't help myself!!
I moved on to the front porch before calling it a day.
It is with a happy heart that I am going to enjoy an evening glass of wine and sit in the decorated den with Louis Dean! I'm already looking forward to getting up in the morning as I move on to the foyer and living room and beyond!!!
Still, just so you know, I am saving all my September First Traditions for that most special day of the year to me. A week from Thursday I will light my special fall candles, drink coffee from my fall mug and tea from my autumn goblet, play Neil Diamond's September Morn back to back to back and bask in the glow of September!!! Only 10 days and a wake up!!! I will be READY!!!