Tim’s Birthday Weekend

We had a super productive and happy weekend!  Sorry for the late update.

Friday Tim and I were both off, so we made the most of it and packed up a ton of stuff including the kids’ wardrobes except a small winter set, the grown up wardrobes and entire closet except 30 things each, and the entire office except for books and bedding.  Huge progress.  Tim also pared down the garage and side storage contents and hosted the rummage while I worked inside all day.  Roger came midday to help with the babies and that made for a ton of afternoon progress!

Mary Kay came Friday evening and we got an early start Saturday getting ready for a small birthday party.  Sara surprised us and came earlier than expected and the Law-Penrose family and company came to celebrate with us in the afternoon.  It was the perfect Fall day to be outside all day, so that was lucky and enjoyable for everybody.

Sunday came quickly and we finished packing up the garage spaces and tackled the kitchen non-essentials.  Yikes.  I have a lot of kitchen stuff.  Tim hit up the (disappointing) Bears game while Grammie and Papa and mama and babies went to the pumpkin patch.  Adorable.  Silas loved it!

We came back and got to work again packing up random things.  By the end of the day, Tim and I were making bargains with each other.  “If you get rid of a whole box of picture frames, I’ll get rid of one whole box of Christmas stuff.”  I had four totes and a box of holiday stuff!  I’m literally a fair weather minimalist.

Monday was the last of Tim’s Fall Break, so we headed to the park during the house appraisal and it was beautiful!  It’s no joke taking three babies under 2 to the park, even with 2 grown ups.  Kenzi went with me last time and it was miserable.  Tim went this time and it was slightly less miserable, but the trees were gorgeous and the babies were generally cooperative.  We were grateful it was nap time as soon as we got home.

Here are a few pictures from the long weekend.

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Happy 34th year on the planet, Timmy!

Up next for the GB’s:  Onarga to celebrate Roger’s 60th birthday and retirement after 40 years on the railroad.  Huzzah!


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