Friday, April 27, 2012

Easter Weekend

Ok, did Easter sneak up yall this year or was it just me? I usually stash anything I get Caden or Palyn (niece) from after Cmas- Easter for the Easter Bunny to bring. This year it was no surprise that Palyn's basket was ready to overflow, while all Caden had in his stash was underwear. (not kidding) Daddy Easter Bunny ran and picked up a movie earlier in the week and an overload of candy. Also earlier in the week, Caden and I put these cute favors together for his 2nd grade class. The free printable and idea came from here. 

Our new church was offering 5 services at our campus. Saturday night, Sunrise, 8:15, 9:15, and 11. I was excited about the Saturday night service because it gave my dad's family a chance to come up and check out our new home and church for Easter without having to miss their service at home.

Shane said this was a grandma dress,
what do they know??

But yes, I should've taken off the glasses!

My sister Calan with me, our brother is too cool for family :)

After dinner at Outback, we arrived at church a good bit early. We went and checked out the golf course from the back patio. It was nice to have them join us for such a meaningful service.

Caden's candy filled basket,
with underwear and Chipwreaked movie!

I had never attended a sunrise service before, but knew this would be a great spiritual service. It full of praise and worship and a brief message about the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I knew I would want to begin this as part of an Easter tradition for our family.

When I was picking out clothes for Sunday, Shane wanted to wear this dark green shirt. I explained to him that we needed to wear pretty springy colors on Easter and that was just a dark, fall/winter shirt. His response of, "But baby, its the Masters!!" was priceless. As you can see below, I had nothing to say back to that!

After a yummy breakfast at IHOP, I helped with the nursery for the other services. Let me just add that this was my first Sunday ever helping, I had planned to just wait until I was living here for good and could make a more regular routine out of it. Easter always needs extra help so I went ahead for that day. Well, I was put with the 2/3 yrs. and stayed in the floor playing and reading most of the time. I stayed on crouched on my knees and kept smoothing the back of my dress down in the back, when I felt a huge rip split right below my bottom. I was thankful for my cardigan and stayed in the chair during the next service! Embarrasing!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating the Risen One with your family. If you are interested in anymore information on a relationship with Jesus Christ, just leave your email in the comment section! I would love to share Him with you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Golfing like my Daddy & Recreational Companionship

At least once a week, (HUUUUGE understatement) Shane heads out to the golf course. He loves it, and I love that he loves it. Everyone always jokes with him about, "getting in his time while he can", or "Brittany let you come out here?". I know they are all kidding, and I know as our family grows our schedule may get a little more hectic and less free time, but I am seriously not the "wife" that demands we be together 24/7. I always joke back and tell him that if I dont care about him going on the weekends while I am visiting here, I am surely not going to care if he goes on the weekends when I live here. I kid saying that Ill probably want him to go!! Seriously kidding, I love being with him. Although, I do feel like it is important in a marriage/ relationship for you each to have your own recreational time. I also think it is essential to participate in some recreational time together.

Recreational companionship is actually one of a man's 5 basic needs in a wife. I have thought about our "recreational time", because I do not play golf, watch it or other sports on tv. But I dont mind going every now and then to "ride along". I know Shane already despises shopping, with the exception of Belk. (He hates Target the most) And yes, to me shopping would be an activity, at least its not an addiction!;) So the things that we spend our time together doing is walking/running- Shane has been very consistent in walking 3 miles everyday for the past 6/7 years. I enjoy running and he joined me when training for the 5k we ran recently. We get Caden to walk with us too. I will always want us to make that family time a priority. He also used to bowl a lot, so that is something we all do together as well. I am thinking later that we 3 may try a little tennis too! So I am not saying you need to stay stuck up your man all of the time, but try to make that time to just have fun together doing what the other enjoys. It has been effortless for us so far, but I know life will get crazier at some point and it will have to become a priority.

The intent of this post was to document the last time we all went out together to the golf course, but it looks like I got off track a little!

Caden, as you know, has not found his "thing". I of course hope that he wants to play golf like Shane, but will not push anything on him. The only thing we wonder about him playing golf is his ability to focus. Which is no surprise to anyone that knows us! His favorite things about the golf course right now are....

Playing on the driving range

Checking out Shane's awesomeness
ha! Im partial!

Cleaning the balls, and getting water in those cone cups

His favorite, of course, is driving

and playing on the hills!

I love this photo above!

After the wedding craziness slows down this summer (July), we are signing him up for Jr. golf lessons. He will know after that if he likes it or just likes goofing off!

BTW- I was cleaning out Shane's closet a few weeks ago, and trying to make a little room for myself. When I was finished I was amazed at how many clothes he still had after getting rid of those that didnt fit anymore. This man has 45 "golfing" shirts. Seriously. Not including regular Polo shirts, Im talking Ashworth, etc shirts. I was in awe that a man would take up a walk in closet. "Scoot over", I tell him!! In the back of my mind, I may have been rejoicing a little due to the fact that he can never complain about how many clothes I have!!!

Catching Up

I should be fairly good at playing catch up by now! It has been more than a month since I have found the time to post about anything going on. I have found my self missing it, but when I get the slightest amount of free time, I remember 1000 other things I have to do instead of blog. However, since I cant sleep AT ALL tonight, Ill catch up on as many posts as possible. Way too many sweet memories in this time that has passed!

Mostly for myself to not leave anything out, here is a list of posts to come:
  • Golf Course
  • Weekend with Palyn
  • Zoo
  • March Beach trip
  • MK Career Conf.
  • Wedding Wednesday
  • Easter Weekend
  • Bachelorette Weekend
  • Apartments Easter Egg Hunt
  • Family Fun Day
  • Random Leftover Pictures
Whoa! I didnt realize how much I had until I just wrote that! I am pretty sure I wont ever let it get this out of hand again! Hope you're all ready to catch up on what has been keeping us so busy!!

Easter 2012

Note to self- Remove sunglasses