Monday, October 19

let's chat about the weekend

Hey there, Lovelies. I'm a little later than usual with my weekend download. I normally write my posts in the evening after my kiddos have gone to bed, but last night I opted for sleep instead.

I want to first say how thankful I am for all of your encouraging comments! I love knowing that I am not alone. I feel a lot better about giving myself a little more leeway in my meltdown now. I am guilty of holding myself to unattainable standards at times, but honestly, I think most women do. We expect more of ourselves than anyone else would even consider.

I will admit, the uncontrollable emotions have not completely passed but my extent of control is definitely improving. I'm certain the weekend with the ones I love had everything to do with it.

On Saturday, the boys and I made the hour and a half trek to my parents' farm. My mom grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and made the yummiest cherry cobbler. My favorite part, aside from seeing them and the farm, was getting the chance to relax a little bit. She chased my children while I took some me time just to read and eat my lunch without being on constant alert! 

Saturday evening, we had an impromptu bonfire - Little J's idea. We roasted hot dogs around the fire and had s'mores. It was such a nice evening.

I can promise you I completely ignored the number of WW Points I consumed this weekend. I gave myself a free pass to eat my feelings but am back at it today. As of this morning, I am only 6 pounds away from my goal weight

On Sunday, our Pastor preached on falling in love with Jesus. The more you fall in love with Him, the more you'll love your spouse, your job, and others. He described the feelings that you have when you're falling for someone - you want to spend more time with them, get to know their every like, dislike, and thought. It should be just the same when it comes to our relationships with Jesus. I know that I am guilty of not making time for Him. I'm guessing I'd have a better handle on these emotional encounters if I were stronger in my faith and better trained at keeping my eyes solely on Him. 

Remember my post on skirts? I put this ensemble together on Sunday and was really pleased with my creativity. The sweater is JCPenney brand and the skirt is Worthington.

That about sums up the weekend for me. I wasn't able to "rest" nearly as much as I would have liked, but all of the fun things that happened instead were priceless.

Hope you have a great week!

Linking up with Biana | B Loved Boston, Meg | Life of Meg, and Ashley | A Cute Angle.


  1. The bonfire and family time sounds magical!!!

  2. Your weekend sounds like so much fun! It's funny how down time with family and visiting a place that we love can help to take away stress and help bring us back down! I find that loved ones are essential when I am feeling down or off. S'mores are also a big help too hehe!

    Hope your week is as good as your weekend was!

  3. Congrats on being so close to your goal weight that is awesome!! I haven't been to a bonfire in forever - that sounds pretty amazing right about now! xo, BIana -BlovedBoston

  4. As women, we definitely expect too much out of ourselves! Glad you're feeling better! We're going out of town this weekend so I'm refusing to think about WW points. I'm planning on getting seriously back on track Monday!

  5. You look so cute in your skirt! Love it! Also, the campfire looked like a lot of fun. Glad your feeling a bit better too. :)

  6. What a great weekend! Aren't mama's the best?? Especially when it comes to helping with the kiddos!


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