Loud Drums, Growing Babies, & Grateful Hearts

I have a confession to make… Our Christmas decorations are still up. There’s no excuse- we didn’t have any late Christmases or parties at our house. All month I’ve had good intentions to tackle the house on the weekend… but then I don’t. This weekend I slept until 11 am on Saturday morning… ThatΒ never happens. I admit that I was really, really lazy.

But this weekend I hung out in a bar from 7 pm to 1 am and watched my favorite man hit some drums.

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And this weekend we celebrated a “1st Birthday” with my favorite baby. (Happy Birthday, Elliot!)

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And of course we watched a few episodes of The West Wing.

It’s weekends like these that make me so happy to live in a small city, surrounded by our family and our friends. It makes me grateful to wake up next to my other half on Sunday morning waaay later than either one of us planned and turning my parents down for a spontaneous Bob Evan’s breakfast because we’re just too comfy in bed. It makes me smile to relax on the couch Sunday night and watch TV while the dogs happily nap on our legs.

I am so grateful for these slow, lazy, last minute “hey-can-you-come-play-a-few-sets-at-the-bar?” weekends.

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A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey

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16 thoughts on “Loud Drums, Growing Babies, & Grateful Hearts

  1. Rebecca Jo January 18, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I just got my stuff down, but my bare tree still stands… & we still DO have a Christmas get together to do with friends so I have a pile of gifts just sitting randomly in the corner πŸ™‚ haha

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      I’m so motivated when I sit at work and think about it… but then I get home and collapse. I think it’s a combination of West Wing obsession and this weird head cold that’s been trying to move in all month… Either way, the storage boxes are out of the attic and on the first floor so I’m SO CLOSE!

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  2. bevchen January 18, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Sounds like a lovely weekend. Our decorations came down on the 11th!

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Oh man, go you!! Our tree came down before New Years (because it had died before Christmas… haha), but the decorations are still loud and proud all over the house. I swear… this week I’ll get them down πŸ˜‰

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  3. chelsea @ the new wifestyle January 18, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    i find it horribly depressing to take down christmas decorations so i think it’s okay! glad you had a relaxing and what sounds like a perfect weekend! i took a looooot of naps along the way of my weekend (and never stayed up until 1am) πŸ™‚

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 2:06 pm

      The OCD lady that lives in my brain is SO pissed at me. But I’m just EMBRACING the week and taking on the tasks that I see necessary πŸ˜‰ Plus, I really, really love my winter mantel and every year when I pack it away I pack away a small piece of my heart. Haha.

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  4. Mattie January 18, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    I can’t say I slept until 11, but when we’re at my parents’, usually my dogs wake me up at like FIVE to take them out. I’m happy to report that I woke up at 7:30 Saturday and Sunday on my own and they were still sleeping! It was the best.

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      I never ever ever sleep that late. I don’t know why or how I did it. (Honestly, I think my body is fighting off a cold.) I DID get up at 7:30 and then at 9am to let the dogs out and feed them, but then my tired body floated back to bed. It was lovely. (And weird.) I’m glad you got to wake up on your own this weekend, though! That’s the BEST feeling!

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      It was SO much fun πŸ™‚ We’re so fortunate to be treated like family among our friends. (I mean, they ARE our family so it makes sense!) Elliot had very little interest in her cake but the gifts were a hit!

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  5. Emma (@LondonKiwiEmma) January 18, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Leave your Christmas decorations up & rejoice in their festiveness for a little longer – I would!

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Ok! If you say so! πŸ˜€ (Again, I meant to take them down tonight and didn’t… so I’ll say it’s because Emma told me to leave them alone. Haha!)

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  6. LIndsay January 18, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    I slept in this weekend, too. NO SHAME, girlfriend! You have to let yourself have a break. If J hadn’t been motivated to take our decorations down New Year’s Day they’d still be up! It’s really a pain to take them down…

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    • Louise January 18, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      There are just certain spots in the house that look so good with the Christmas decorations! K has absolutely no role in decorating so it’s all up to me, haha. I’m positive he’d have everything down by the 26th if it were up to him. Haha!

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  7. amycaudill January 18, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Oh I love those kinds of weekends…and I miss them now that we have kids!

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    • Louise January 19, 2016 / 8:09 am

      We definitely try to take advantage of the time we have as “just 2” because I know when we have kids someday evvvverythinggggg will change πŸ™‚ Haha!

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