I haven’t been in the blogging mood the last few weeks but I feel obligated to update considering all that is going on in our lives. Plus, there are pictures. I’m more likely to blog when there are pictures so I don’t bore you with my words. 😉
We had a really nice weekend that, once again, is over all too soon. On Friday night, Ryan treated me to another date night out. It means a lot that he’s making so much effort to spend time with me despite our busy schedules and the immense amount of stress in our days. I really love him. And since just about everyone makes a point of telling us these nights will disappear when we have children, we’re going to invest ourselves in as many as possible until that time comes… and then we’re going to prove everyone wrong because we’re Corums and we love our date nights!
We had a delicious and romantic dinner at Tommy’s… a local place that has a pretty rowdy little cocktail lounge on one side and extremely classy and intimate restaurant on the other side of a wall, all in one building. You’d never know. The food was so delicious and our waiter was amazing. What a treat!
After that we headed to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland. Though I really didn’t want to like it because it was so different from the novels by Lewis Carroll, I really DID like it a lot. It was very Tim Burton-ish without being over the top and annoying. Very entertaining. Johnny Depp was okay but I thought the girl that played Alice and Helena Bonham-Carter (who played the Red Queen) were both amazing. Seeing the movie took me back to some great times many many summers ago when my grandma and I had gone to a bunch of yard sales and had scored a copy of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (early editions too!) for like a quarter and I spent hours and hours in the days that followed reading them and imagining what Wonderland would look like. Childhood imagination is an awesome thing. I miss reading…
Is it just me or did Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, totally look like Elijah Wood???
After that we headed to our favorite little “watering hole” and had some Long Island Iced Teas. It had been a long week.
On Saturday morning, after sleeping in for a few glorious hours, I got up and made a big pancake breakfast, which Ryan had been craving for weeks. I have to say, they were so DELICIOUS and I totally give credit to Portabello Pixie and her recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes. They rock rock rock!
The rest of the afternoon was spent puttering around, doing some housework, resting, giving the dog a bath, etc. It was nice to have a lazy Saturday together since Ryan did not have to work. And, the weather was gorgeous!
On Sunday morning we got up at the top of the crack of dawn (thanks to the Daylight Savings time change) as I had to be at church at 7:30 am for worship practice. Ryan was a trooper and came along so that we could drive one car into Visalia. Church was great. Worship rocked … how I truly love singing! It was nice to be back up on stage and sharing the gift that God gave to me. The joyous mood continued as we went by to see the progress on our house.
It’s really really starting to take shape. We walked through it again and as several people had recommended to us, we decided to write some scriptures throughout the house so that our house will always be covered in God’s word. I chose special verses to go with each room… a verse about love for our bedroom, a verse about serving in the kitchen, etc. It was a really special time for Ryan and I, so I won’t share every verse. At least not yet.
The rest of the afternoon was spent with the Punt family as we shared lunch and time together with my parents, my brother, his beautiful girlfriend and her handsome boys. We had a great time eating, laughing, playing and hanging out. It was especially fun to see my mom come alive with the presence of children in the house. She’s so ready to be a grandma.
And that’s about it! Monday is here and we’re looking forward to the next weekend… as always! 🙂