Monday, February 25, 2008

Life is Sweet

Some of the highlights of our weekend included:

Friday evening David called on his way home from work to say he was going to be making dinner. My response was " Oh good! We are having shrimp and I don't have a clue how to cook it. " Turns out it's super easy, the stuff cooks in like 4 min. We tried Andrea's recipe, which is sort of the rage right now and it turned out beautifully, just like the picture. And it was so delicious . Don't laugh at me, but I didn't know that raw shrimp starts out gray and transforms into that pretty shade of pink while you cook it. Such a great way to kick off the weekend, all thanks to that thoughtful man of mine.

Enjoyed this most heavenly of desserts, cuddled up in the window box, in our pj's, listening to the crackling of the fire, laughing, and dreaming about the future, talking about each other how blessed we are, about how glad we are to have each other, to have our funny, splendid little girl.

Getting to sleep until we woke up, then tickles and giggles and reading books in bed . Whipping up Orange French Toast for a late breakfast, and spending the happy remainder of the day out in the sunshine. I worked on yard clean up and planted sweet peas. And David worked on a toy box he is making for Annabelle, who ran back and forth all day between the garage and front yard, went for rides in the wheelbarrow, rode her little pink daisy car down our drive way, greeted and waved at everyone in the neighborhood, including dogs and cats, repeatedly, and exclaimed over the toy box, which is really going to be beautiful.

Sunday included church, meeting up with friends at the park that we haven't seen in ages, and another one of our dear weekly visits with Auntie and Granniebelles.

Just a simple weekend full of little delights & sweet togetherness. So sweet.

8 comments:

diashermosos said...

Yay:) I'm so glad the shrimp turned out for you. I had been meaning to write you back and tell you it was indeed as easy as it sounded. Yay for good food, yay for family, and yay for happy, sweet, relaxing weekends!

Leslie said...

this Chelle sounds wonderfully simple and sweet... and uncomplicated. A little jealous!
And yes that recipe is delish... trully trully...

AndiMae said...

I love how your words paint such a beautiful picture of your sweet weekend- I can truly see it, even without your photos! It all sounds so relaxing and lovely...

How is your new rocking chair?

Marie said...

Chelle, you have what sounds like a very blissful lovely life there. I love coming here to your page and reading about it and feeling some of the love that you so freely share and also listening to your good taste in music. I often just park my browser on your page and putter about my kitchen while your music plays!

Fairlightday said...

Lovely weekend Chelle dear. I'm glad your's was as wonderful, sweet, and uncomplicated as ours. Isn't it nice to know that even though we are so far apart, we can still share sweet simple days? Love you dear!

lolly lisa said...

Simple and sweet is my favorite way to spend the weekend, and yours sounds devine! So nice to hear spring has begun to sprung in your part of the world - still winter here...

Shanna said...

It sounds wonderful! Thanks for the links to the recipes, I'll definitely be trying out a couple of them :)

Amanda said...

what a lovely little weekend...and from the sound of your post, spring has peeked its head near you...send some our way! :)