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Have you ever had a weekend that is such a perfect blend of fun, relaxation, and productivity, it leaves you feeling wonderfully refreshed and accomplished before the busy week ahead? That’s how Logan and I felt this past weekend, and we both commented on Sunday night what a great one it was! I’m an extrovert and love to go out, while Logan the introvert prefers a more low-key weekend at home, so it’s rare that we both feel perfectly content.
Our weekend started with a dinner out with friends on Friday night, while the boss lady stayed at home with my aunt (Thanks, Meme!). We really cherish our date nights these days since they are so hard to come by, and loved the chance to catch up with good friends over a good meal. We ate at Della Costa in Midtown, and really enjoyed the food and conversation. We love these friends!
Saturday was pretty low-key. We started the morning off with a coffee run and trip to the farmer’s market. The afternoon was spent organizing our storage closet and drop zone (areas that accumulate quite a bit of junk) and setting up our new patio furniture.
We headed out that evening for an outdoor concert at the nearby shopping center, and picked up dinner on the way home.
Isla was all ready for the concert in her pink headphones! She loves snuggling up to Daddy in her ErgoBaby carrier when we’re on-the-go.
This next picture isn’t the best quality, but it’s too sweet not to share! We finished the evening with story time before bed, and Miss Isla was in the perfect mood to read a couple of her favorite books with me. Oftentimes, we have to skip story time before bed because she’s so overtired and fussy, but this was such a sweet moment and I’m glad Logan caught it on camera. Her current favorite books are Bear Snores On (pictured here), Giraffes Can’t Dance, and and ABC book with lots of colorful pictures!
Sunday was a big day for Miss Isla, as it was baby dedication at church. Logan and I had the opportunity to present her to the church and share our intention to raise Isla in the Christian faith, in hopes that she would come to know the Lord personally at an early age. Our pastor prayed for the babies being dedicated, as well as their families, and the congregation affirmed their desire to encourage our children in the faith. We were blessed to have many family members attend the celebration and witness Isla’s dedication.
We spent the afternoon at Logan’s parents’ house on the lake. We had delicious lunch and enjoyed our time together on (or near) the water.
We went to bed Sunday night feeling extremely blessed, thanking the Lord for family, friends and our sweet little gift from above. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!
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