Happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We stayed busy, but we enjoyed being able to spend time together as a family.

Saturday morning after tidying up the house I took Curly Girl and Lil' Nut with me grocery shopping while Bookworm and Mickey Mouse went on bus visitation with Mr. C.

On the way to the store I spotted a sign for a yard sale in a very upscale neighborhood that I just couldn't pass up. While I was browsing the tables, a man arrived to pick up some furniture he had purchased earlier in the day. The furniture was under a tarp, so I hadn't seen it yet. When the tarp was removed, my heart skipped a beat. There was a matching sofa and loveseat in brand new condition that would have gone perfectly with the paint colors in our family room! Oh, well! I didn't have the heart to ask the sellers how much they got for the set.

I still found some good deals. Bookworm has been needing some t-shirts now that warmer weather has arrived, and I was able to get her six shirts that looked like new for $1.50 total! My real treasure of the day was an adorable little flower pot fountain. The water makes the most relaxing bubbling sound, and I thought it was just too cute! The spade handle needs to be glued back on to the base, but I still thought $3 was a fair price. I haven't decided if the fountain will have a home on the front porch or the back porch. Today it's on the kitchen counter.Saturday afternoon our family headed here to do some fishing and enjoy a cookout with friends. The weather was perfect, but the fish weren't bitin'. Our host finally snagged a fish, much to the delight of the kids. He was kind enough to throw it back into the water with the hook still intact and let Curly Girl reel it back in. She actually thought that she caught the fish, so she was thrilled.

Our host thought that Lil' Nut would enjoy having a turn, too, but her reaction was a little bit unexpected. When she got the fish reeled in she said, "Hey, that's Mr. John's fish!" She's too smart to be fooled. :-)

As darkness approached, we roasted hot dogs over the campfire and made S'mores. Before we headed home Mr. C decided that Buddy needed a bath in the pond, so he tossed Buddy into the pond (much to the chagrin of a few members of our family). Buddy didn't know what in the world had happened, but he quickly found his way back to the shore. Poor dog!

Our church attendance was pretty good on Sunday despite the rain and some families being gone for spring break. All of my Sunday school kiddos were there, and we had a fun class. A new family that has visited with us several times came forward at the end of the service desiring to become members of our church, so that was a real blessing.

This week I am hoping to get a lot more spring cleaning done. Today I'll be working on the dining room. It's a small room, so it shouldn't take too long to get it spic-n-span. If you are doing some spring cleaning at your house, post a comment so that I can check your progress.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Monday, April 02, 2007
Happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We stayed busy, but we enjoyed being able to spend time together as a family.

Saturday morning after tidying up the house I took Curly Girl and Lil' Nut with me grocery shopping while Bookworm and Mickey Mouse went on bus visitation with Mr. C.

On the way to the store I spotted a sign for a yard sale in a very upscale neighborhood that I just couldn't pass up. While I was browsing the tables, a man arrived to pick up some furniture he had purchased earlier in the day. The furniture was under a tarp, so I hadn't seen it yet. When the tarp was removed, my heart skipped a beat. There was a matching sofa and loveseat in brand new condition that would have gone perfectly with the paint colors in our family room! Oh, well! I didn't have the heart to ask the sellers how much they got for the set.

I still found some good deals. Bookworm has been needing some t-shirts now that warmer weather has arrived, and I was able to get her six shirts that looked like new for $1.50 total! My real treasure of the day was an adorable little flower pot fountain. The water makes the most relaxing bubbling sound, and I thought it was just too cute! The spade handle needs to be glued back on to the base, but I still thought $3 was a fair price. I haven't decided if the fountain will have a home on the front porch or the back porch. Today it's on the kitchen counter.Saturday afternoon our family headed here to do some fishing and enjoy a cookout with friends. The weather was perfect, but the fish weren't bitin'. Our host finally snagged a fish, much to the delight of the kids. He was kind enough to throw it back into the water with the hook still intact and let Curly Girl reel it back in. She actually thought that she caught the fish, so she was thrilled.

Our host thought that Lil' Nut would enjoy having a turn, too, but her reaction was a little bit unexpected. When she got the fish reeled in she said, "Hey, that's Mr. John's fish!" She's too smart to be fooled. :-)

As darkness approached, we roasted hot dogs over the campfire and made S'mores. Before we headed home Mr. C decided that Buddy needed a bath in the pond, so he tossed Buddy into the pond (much to the chagrin of a few members of our family). Buddy didn't know what in the world had happened, but he quickly found his way back to the shore. Poor dog!

Our church attendance was pretty good on Sunday despite the rain and some families being gone for spring break. All of my Sunday school kiddos were there, and we had a fun class. A new family that has visited with us several times came forward at the end of the service desiring to become members of our church, so that was a real blessing.

This week I am hoping to get a lot more spring cleaning done. Today I'll be working on the dining room. It's a small room, so it shouldn't take too long to get it spic-n-span. If you are doing some spring cleaning at your house, post a comment so that I can check your progress.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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11 Comments:
Blogger Tammy said...
Sounds like you had a great weekend!

Blogger Mommy said...
Well, we spent the WHOLE Saturday cleaning the garage. My give away pile was ridiculious! My husband called Salvation Army to haul the junk away, and they told us we need an appointment for that. So we had to put it ALL back in the garage, lol!
But we did get alot done in the way, of at least we now know what to keep and what to give away!:)
I also rearranged my furniture and while I was doing that vacuumed under couches, and the dustboards. Still alot left to do though!

Blogger Mommy said...
Oh yes, sorry you didn't get that livingroom set. But I love that fountain. I think it would be neat to put at the front door. I always get a welcoming feeling when I see a fountain at the front door.

Blogger Mommy said...
Oh yes, sorry you didn't get that livingroom set. But I love that fountain. I think it would be neat to put at the front door. I always get a welcoming feeling when I see a fountain at the front door.

I love the fountain!! It's so cute. I've never seen another like it!

Blogger Julie Fink said...
I'm glad that God blessed you with a nice weekend.

Blogger Karen said...
Hi Mrs. C,
Thank you for your prayers for Dad. His procedure/possible surgery is tomorrow at 2:00.

I'm sorry, too, that you didn't get the furniture. But you found some really neat things, and I would love to add a fountain to my patio this year. I say that every year, and I keep putting it off. ;-D

That's wonderful that you had a new family join your church! We have been attending a different church from the one we attended for 17 years. It is closer - 2 minutes down the road, a much smaller church, which is what we were looking to get back to, and the minister has such a love for people, as well as the fact that his sermons have really spoken to us. It's hard to leave a church, but sometimes God leads you in a different direction.
Blessings, and have a wonderful Easter week and celebration!
Karen

Blogger Arlene said...
Yes, I like the fountain, too. I think you should put it out in front so everyone can be soothed as they come over for a visit :)

Blogger Mishel said...
Glad you had a blessed and fun weekend! I went to the link you posted and WOW...that house is beautiful!!

And as for spring cleaning, well...we are currently remodeling our home, so it feels like one BIG, never-ending spring cleaning job! LOL

Blogger Happymama said...
I LOVE your flower pot fountain. It would be beautiful in your garden. It's so sweet with the little bird.
Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. The fish picture was cute. Hehe

~Kristi

Blogger Kelli said...
Hello Mrs. C! It sounds like you had a great weekend! I LOVE your sweet little fountain! $3.00 is an excellent deal! Good luck with your spring cleaning this week!
Kelli

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