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I'm a 30-something wife and mom. My boys are my pride and joy. Together, we are navigating being a forever family post international adoption.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Funday 4

I have decided to take Sunday off work and spend time with my family. Here's what I got up this time:

6:09 AM: Wake up in Buddy's bed. Oops - must have fallen asleep last night by accident. Get up and go back to my real bed for a few more hours sleep.

9:37 AM: Wake up to crashing and banging in the kitchen. Buddy's making breakfast. I love my boys, but they are not the quietest people on earth.

10:00 AM: Hubby comes home from the grocery store with a toasted graham latte for me. Buddy and I sit down to eat breakfast and catch up on some Good Mythical Morning we missed this past week.

10:37 AM: A relaxing morning of online shopping, nail painting and Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

12:05 PM: Buddy goes out to ride bikes with the neighborhood kids, Hubby heads off to his parents' house. He's the best man in his brother's wedding this afternoon.

12:34 PM: Time for me to start getting ready. I wish I'd asked Hubby his opinion on what to wear before he left. Too many choices!

2:01 PM: I end up turning to Twitter for outfit help. Green dress it is.

2:57 PM: Buddy and I make it to the venue for some pre-ceremony family pictures. Hubby looks very handsome in his tux and Buddy looks great in his new wedding outfit. Too bad it probably won't fit by the time the next special occasion comes around. The kid is growing like a weed!

4:00 PM: Time for the wedding! The weather is beautiful, the venue is charming and everything goes perfectly. The sun comes out from behind the clouds just as the bride starts down the isle and the light shower (rain on the wedding day is good luck!) during the vows is almost like a scene from a movie.

4:24 PM: My favorite weddings are short and sweet. Bring on the dinner and dancing! It's a Thanksgiving themed reception with apple cider, a turkey dinner and pumpkin pie in lieu of a traditional wedding cake. Yum! And to make it that much more fun, a 90s themed dance party follows!

10:03 PM: Buddy hits the wall so he and I head for home. Hubby stays behind to celebrate with his family and be the designated driver.

11:20 PM: After watching an episode of Lost (that leaves both Buddy and I a bit lost) and a snack, I tuck Buddy in and retire with a book (still A Walk Across the Sun,  it's slow going) to try and stay up until Hubby comes home. I'm so tired that I doubt I'll make it, though.

I hope you had a good weekend. Good night!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Funday 3

I have decided to take Sunday off work and spend time with my family (well... mostly). Here's what I got up this time:

7:45 AM: I wake up in my mother's basement to the sound of Swar crying for breakfast in the kitchen upstairs. We have an open house today, so we decided to stay with my Mom. The dogs have been here about a week so the house was always ready for private showings. I get up, feed the dogs and get dressed.

8:04 AM: I check my email on my phone and find out from our birth searcher that Buddy's step-grandfather in his home country has died suddenly in an accident. Hubby and I decide not to tell Buddy while at my Mom's but wait until we get home.

8:27 AM: After much searching, I find the toaster and make myself breakfast. Hubby is kind enough to make me a coffee on the mystery appliance that is my mother Keurig. More searching to locate sugar. It's gonna be a long day.

8:42 AM: Despite my vow to no longer work on Sunday, I need to make an exception today. My boss has a big meeting on Monday that she is calling in from her holiday in Italy for, it's the least I can do. Thank goodness for remote connectivity so I don't have to physically be at work.

11:39 AM: Done. Shower time. Or time to get distracted from taking a shower by social media and more coffee.

1:03 PM: Hubby, Buddy and I go out for family lunch at a dinner next to my Mom's place. All day breakfast is an amazing thing.

2:24 PM: My on-call phone rings - briefly back to work.

2:57 PM: I look out my Mom's window and see a bunch of deer hanging out across the street. Some things about the suburbs are pretty neat.

3:59 PM: That's enough work for the day. Being too tired to do anything else, I  have a bath and watch a bit of TV.

6:40 PM: Apparently I fell asleep, but wake up to takeout being delivered. Not too bad.

8:05 PM: The last private showing for our house ended at 8, so we say good bye to our dogs (just in case we have anyone who wants to look at the house before offers tomorrow) and my Mom and head home. According to our realtor we had over 30 people come through and look at our house. And only one weirdo, she said.

8:46 PM: After getting home and settling in after the open house, Hubby and I have the hard job of telling Buddy his Step-grandfather has died. Buddy is stoic and matter of fact about it, but he is obviously upset.

9:22 PM: Brush teeth, PJs and bedtime for everyone. I end the day in Buddy's bed with some sad cuddles. A very tiring day for all.

I hope you had a good weekend. Good night!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Funday 2

I have decided to take Sunday off work and spend time with my family. Here's what I got up this time:

8:16 AM: I wake up to both our bathrooms in use, and I've gotta pee! The struggle is real.

8:24 AM: That's better. Now, time for coffee.

8:49 AM: Buddy made me breakfast (a toaster strudel) and as I was finishing up a call came in on my on-call phone. So much for not working Sundays...

9:06 AM: The call was actually much easier than they generally are and everything I need to do can wait until tomorrow. Yay!

9:25 AM: Hubby comes home from the grocery store with a none-fat, no whip pumpkin spice latte with my name on it. Well, a poorly spelled version of my name. Oh Starbucks...

9:47 AM: Time to get the house packed up. Our realtor is coming by at 1 to see if we're ready to show the house. Fingers crossed!

12:55 PM: Why did we not clean our house for our own use? It looks amazing in here!

1:00 PM: Pictures, documents and decisions. Selling a house is no joke.

2:12 PM: After a quick snack, Hubby, Buddy and I pile into the car for a family outing.

3:50  PM: We get home from a drive in the country and Hubby heads of to a church meeting. Buddy and I go to the mall so I can pick up a few necessities and he can look at video games.

5:07 PM: After shopping, Buddy and I go to my Mom's house. We drop of some boxes from our house clean-up and visit with my Aunt and Uncle who are in town visiting. We order in food and after his meeting finishes, Hubby joins us.

9:04 PM: It's the night of a lunar eclipse, so we all go outside and watch the supermoon.

9:18 PM: We sat goodnight to our extended family and go home to get ready for bed. Buddy is exhausted and falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow.

9:57: Hubby has some work to do, but I'm cashed for the day. I'm going to settle in and start "A Walk Across the Sun" by Corban Addison.

I hope you had a good weekend. Good night!