Weekend Wrap Up

I think it goes without saying that I am totally heartbroken, disgusted, and fearful regarding the shooting and the senseless murders of all those who lost their lives in Newtown, CT. The entire weekend I was in my feelings about how much control we really don’t have when it comes to the safety of our children when they are out of our sight. Hell, the reality is we really have little control at all. Someone can break into our homes or ambush us in the mall or theater or ram into our car at a stoplight. This has really shown me that every moment spent with our loved ones is so precious and should be treated as such because we truly never know.

I’ve cried about this, I’ve pondered, I’ve hugged my children and my husband a little tighter this past weekend. My conclusion is that the only real defense I have for keeping my family and loved ones safe is to pray and believe that God will protect them daily.

As far as my weekend shenanigans go, I stayed pretty low key this weekend.

Friday evening, I volunteered my time with the Pajama Program and when my obligation there was completed I skipped over to a party sponsored by Just Fab that was hosted by Danielle, Eboni and Trina.

Just Fab Holiday Event

top: Dee Dee, Dominique, Danielle bottom: Yours Truly, Breck

Saturday I spent the majority of the day under my covers thinking about those poor babies and their families. My husband was so kind as to take the children out with him while he ran some errands. I napped  and when he came back solo because the children wanted to stay with my inlaws we went out to dinner and off to Walmart to finish up our Christmas shopping…what an impromptu date night.


Two bikes and a Doc McStuffins Doctor bag…How romantic!!

The “sickies” have been passed around so much around here I’ve lost count. So let’s just say my son was out of school two days last week and now the baby is sick again. Sunday I was busy trying to nurse her back to health. I did manage to get out and do some grocery shopping and visit Ulta for some Christmas gifts.

That’s all folks. How was your weekend…considering?

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  1. I am in disbelief over the tragedy last Friday! My heart aches for those families. We have to keep our faith in God and trust in him. I’d like to think that I could protect my children at all times but that’s just not possible. As they get older you think it gets better but I worry even more about my two adult children! ugh it never stops!

    Hey, you have to take those date nights however you can get them! lol We got Madison the Doc McStuffins Dr’s bag as well, she’s obsessed with Doc!!

    You gals look fab!
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  2. There’s no way to make sense of something so violent and tragic. I am still deeply saddened for everyone involved. I know that God can work anything together for the good of those who love Him, but you have to wonder how in times like these. I am still praying for wholeness in those hearts and in that community. We definitely spent most of this weekend not worrying about anything but being grateful that we have our little family in tact.
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  3. Aside from being glued to my tv watching news coverage, I went to a few holiday parties/toy drive/birthday parties. I feel so bad for those families. Especially right before Christmas. The memorial they had last night was touching but I know it is nothing that can help ease the pain…..
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  4. My weekend was low key. Staying in the house the whole time. The baby has been really sick and had to stay in – doctors orders. Yes, the sickies are in full swing around these parts too. My husband is just getting over the cooties and my son is just getting started. Did I mention I’m icky too? Ugh!
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  5. my weekend was pretty low key too. especially considering the tragedy on Friday and I had to work on Sunday.
    Yay for date night! Got to get it in whenever you can…
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  6. My weekend was very noneventful. I saw that the Mr had attempted to wrap some Christmas gifts. Of course, the wrapping paper won that battle. So, I ended up wrapping them and giving him a wrapping lesson at the same time. It was a little rainy and windy here. We did venture outside to check out the Christmas lights all the neighbors put up though.
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