What a weekend.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I don't think I'd make it if this week weren't a 4 day week! This past weekend was a whirlwind of family and friends, featuring grief and joy.

Friday night was Abbi's visitation, followed early Saturday morning by her funeral. I haven't been to many funerals in my life, thankfully just 3, but in my humble opinion Abbi's service was the most beautiful.

There was no way to hold it together.

After the service we went home and I pounded out 4.2 miles, my furthest to date in just over a half hour. I felt terrible until I came home and saw my time.

I quickly washed up and then Tony and I headed out for a couple's shower.
{Holy cleavage! I can't believe Tony let me out of the house!}

Had a fabulous time with friends, until the rain came and dampened the mood. We decided to call it an early night and left the party around 9:30.
Five Little Monkeys {thanks AJ!} with Isaac after bath time.

Tony liked playing a photographer this weekend!

Sunday morning then we tried out a new church. Since Tony and I have been married, coming up on 3 years now, we have never had a home church. We are a part of a couple's group at a large church that we frequent, but we both knew even joining our group that we will never call that church our home. Our local Christian radio station does a spot called Church of the Week and I was intrigued by the pastor's message, the name and proximity to our house, so away we went yesterday morning to Emmanuel Covenenant Church. We really liked it, although the service was a little different than their normal, due to a baby dedication and the like, we'll be going back!

After church it was time. I played in my first soccer game!!! I was extremely nervous the whole weekend, but when I took the field I was purely excited. The pressure was off since I was only subbing, but it was great fun to be back! Especially since I was able to drag Gina into it. Nine months for me and 6+ years for her, but we were back in the game. :)
I ended up embarassing myself a few times, but . . . eh, what can you do?
This picture is taken immediately following my falling on my butt while running backwards, the other team's player ended up tripping over me and I was called for a foul.



After the game we went straight to my friend Aaron's parent's house for a small get together featuring pulled pork. I can't even describe it. It was amazing, especially when paired with Paulette's homemade barbeque sauce. Divine.

Not quite following the 30 minute rule, hah, Tony got Isaac into the pool! Tony used to be a lifeguard and swim instructor so he couldn't wait to swim with Isaac!
As you can tell by the look on Tony's face, the water was cold!

The first attempt, didn't go over so well.

Tony loved every second of it, Isaac not so much at first.

He didn't mind being in Daddy's arms at all!

There was about 5 minutes when the little man liked it.

But when he was over it, he was over it quickly!

We had to leave early so that Tony could go to softball. {picture from last week}

Finally at 7:00pm on Sunday I was able to get some much needed R&R with my little crush.

26 comments:

Kristal said...

I have some serious catching up to do on your blog!

I'm glad to see your back in the game. :) And dang girl...your leg muscles are killer!

Chelsea said...

oh... your weekend sounds like so much fun! you are such a great mother!! :)

Heidi said...

Wow, you were busy! I like busy weekends though, don't you? It's great how active both you and Tony are. You're setting a great example for your cutie pie.

Kristy said...

OK now you're just making me look bad... just had a baby and is out playing soccer and getting all marathon-ready! You are such a Super Mom :)

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Wow what a weekend! It is so good you are so active. What a great outlet from the bustle of everyday life. I am already missing exercising [6 more weeks...ugh].

Oh, and about the cleavage. I am convinced men have no gauge to let us know when it is too much. Mr Newlywed once let me out of the house in something that was very va va voom! When I saw the pictures I asked him about it. His reply "I thought it looked nice."

...of course you did...

Emily said...

I'm exhausted just reading about it. Your weekend beat mine of family drama. Great pictures - you guys are such a cute and active family.

hopeful #1 said...

Looks like a great time! Go you and your 4+ miles and the soccer game! :)

C said...

Such a busy weekend! Love that you're getting back in shape so fast! Awesome!

Becky said...

You look so great out there on the soccer field! Wow! You are super momma! And he is so cute-I love all the pictures and all his little facial expressions...adorable!

Meredith said...

Too funny- I read the same book to my nephew about 20 times this weekend!

Katie said...

You are one busy family! I don't know how you do it - kuddos though!

AJ said...

Too cute. So glad you had fun, even though it was busy. I can't wait to take Colin to a pool :) I feel so featured in this post...the book and the shirt. Miss you!

Beth Ann said...

You did have a busy weekend! I love all your pictures of Isaac. Way to go getting back into the game. Looks like you had fun.

Helen Joy said...

I love the picture of you reading to the little guy:-) So sweet!

Melissa said...

It looks like you had an awesome weekend!!!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Love the "swimming" pictures! Priceless.

That's crazy about not having a home church because we are in the SAME situation. I'm desperate to find a good local church. We either find not-so-good local churches or great churches about 30 miles away!

Bluebird said...

WOW! You were one busy lady this last weekend. I cannot believe it! Woohoo, to a four day work week! It sounds like you really need that :)

I'm glade you liked the church, and I love the pictures!

Sarah said...

Great pics!!

Andrea said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Busy, busy, busy :)

Holy cleavage is right! Give me some of that, girl.

Julia said...

Love the Isaac swimming pics, too cute! What a great weekend.

Dunc said...

I go to a Covenant church - holler! Also, what the heck woman with all of your running and soccer-playing and general athleticism. It's call I can do to walk 2 miles on the treadmill, and I am only postpartum with a food baby :-)

Meagan said...

You are super mom!! Crazy woman! Seriously, you are my role model! haha.

And baby isaac is sooo cute in the pool!

Kaitlyn said...

Leah, this post just makes me happy. Seeing your family makes me happy. Thanks for sharing :)

Leah said...

Wow! You had a busy weekend. I LOVE the pictures of you and Isaac. The one where you are reading to him is SO SWEET!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

Just came across your blog on Misadventures! Your son is PRECIOUS! and whoever the photographer is of all your pix is fantastic!

YOU GO! playing soccer! That rocks!

I've got a great Summer Giveaway going on - Thought you might want to check it out!

Jennifer said...

I would say it was a busy weekend, but it looks like everyone had a great time!!

 

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