Last weekend.

You know those weekends where you try to squeeze EVERYTHING in?

Last weekend was one of those.

I am super guilty of event cramming. I hate saying no to any activity,  I hate turning people down for things or passing up on any potential fun. You can just imagine how much introverted can-we-just-do-everything-in-groups-of-less-than-five James loves this quality in me. I really have gotten better about overcommitting with age, but last weekend I regressed because, you know, it’s summer and there are only so many summer weekends to squeeze everything in.  And by the end of it, I was happy, filled to the brink with summer fun… and exhausted. Here are a couple glimpses from the whirlwind that was last weekend.

After seeing all the fun that we have been having with our brothers in DC this summer, Zach convinced us to come down and see him in Charlottesville. We left right after work on Friday and headed down to Charlottesville for less than 24 hours. Of course, in that little sliver of time, we managed to eat a ridiculous amount of awesome stuff, because that’s what you do in Charlottesville.spudnutsThat’s the face you make when you eat too slow and the Stones eat all the donuts before you can get your fill.
charlottesville We had to get back to DC by Saturday night, because I had helped my friend Christine organize a summer BBQ and there was no way I was going to miss out on a party. Plus, every event that Christine plans looks like it should be out of some Martha Stewart magazine, and I like to be in the presence of greatness.summerbbq

After getting home at late from the party, James and I stayed up making cookies for our church picnic the next day and trying to bring some order to the piles of stuff we had dumped in the entryway after coming back from Charlottesville. People, church picnics are one of my favorite things. Our church’s picnic included competitions (yes, we made sure someone from our church gang won all of them – minus the sack race — so that we racked up enough free food from Elevation Burger to dine out next week) and an ADULT MOON BOUNCE. As in, there were ones for kids and one just FOR US. Of course, being adults, 15 minutes of hard bouncing and we were all wiped out.

churchpicnicAfter some pretty intense AC unit worship that afternoon, James and I finished the weekend with a bike ride down the mall and cards with friends. Remember how we don’t have real hobbies? Well, we have decided to become a Couple Who Bikes. The first step in this was picking up a bike for James in Charlottesville that Zach made. And yes, I promise that we have every intention of wearing helmets – we just don’t have one for James yet.

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Oh Last Weekend… you were pretty great. I’m still recovering and I just today finished laundry and cleaning my house, but you were awesome.

vscocam733Are you all weekend-packers to, or do you embrace lazy summer weekends?

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9 Responses to Last weekend.

  1. Jen says:

    LOVE weekend packing! I’m totally with you – why miss out on something fun just because it happens on the same day as something else fun?? Nap times have slowed us down a bit, but I believe naps should be pretty flexible on fun weekends. Thankfully E and G go along with that most of the time and Nathan is getting used to it too. ;) And Christine totally has that gift – I remember!!!

    • Hannah says:

      I’m so glad you are converting them all to weekend packers! I love when you post pics of your sweet girls out doing fun things. Do they ever not smile? Pretty sure they have been wearing precious grins in every picture of them that I’ve ever seen.

  2. Emily says:

    Haha talk about a picture worth a thousand words! That shot of Zach and James is hilarious!

  3. Jena says:

    I used to be a weekend packer – but being pregnant is exhausting. On Monday I start counting down the days until I can lay on the couch all weekend again. Lame, huh.

    [BTW: LOVE your blog. My cousin posted a link to your most recent post about your husband not being your soul mate on FB and I clicked, and now I'm hooked. I will not be getting any work done today.. Thanks for that :-) ]

  4. cax513 says:

    I found you the way Jena found you! I just wish that I actually knew you because I’m certain we would be great friends! Everything from the soul mate post to the books engagement shoot/post convinces me of that. I’ll be happily following your blog in the meantime. :)

  5. Natasha says:

    Hi,
    The comment you made about not wanting to miss out on any potential fun made me think of a phrase a group of friends used to make.
    It’s FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out. Said very much tongue in cheek about one particular friend who couldn’t turn down any invitation.

    p.s. I just ended up on your blog by following links from where I originally started. I love when that happens and you end up somewhere completely new and wonderful :-)

  6. I do this too, especially in the summer and fall!

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