Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekend Roundup!

Hey everyone!

I decided to take Friday off from blogging, in my efforts to fight off a nasty cold. I would say it was pretty successful. (Now it's allergies, the pollen count here is terribly high...ick!) So here's a short recap of things:

Thoughts on Darby O'Gill- The movie was a little slow for me at first. Once I got into it, I really enjoyed it. It was very fun to see a young Sean Connery, who was pretty cute, if I say so myself. ;) I would definitely recommend this for St. Patty's Day. If you have younger children, there are some scenes that may be a bit scary for them---the banshee scene, etc. Overall, an enjoyable film.

Since I was feeling so bad, my wonderful hubby cooked dinner that night. I was determined to make the special dessert though. I made some Bailey's Irish Cream bars---they were pretty good, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who doesn't like a rich, sweet dessert. Here's a link to the recipe:

Friday and Saturday: I spent camped out on the couch. I caught up on some magazine reading and finished the Pretty Little Liars book series. I absolutely fell in love with the series---I love a good mystery and they definitely had me fooled. The best way to describe the series for me is like crack or caffeine, if you prefer a milder I may do a review on the series soon. I also scheduled our third annual fourth of July camp out. I can't wait to go! :)

Sunday: I began to get back to some form of normalcy. Hubby and I got up extra early yesterday. We had to get ourselves ready and Sophie. We made a stop by the store to pick up a pecan pie for the church lunch, and dropped Sophie off at my friend's house to stay. This Sunday our service was on Trusting God and we read from Romans 4:1-5, 13-17. The service went pretty well, I felt kinda bad because I wasn't very focused. After the service, we headed to the fellowship hall for lunch. John and I got to meet some new people, so that was nice. We then headed to my friend, Anna's house. We talked and watched our puppies play while waiting for Bryan (her hubby, the youth pastor) to get out of a meeting. Once Bryan got back, the boys spent the day watching tv and playing video games. Anna and I made coffee drinks, talked, and went on a walk around the neighborhood. I think it's pretty funny the difference in guys and girls and how they spend there time. ;) We then had dinner together, watched a little tv, and went to DQ for ice cream. Overall, it was a very nice day. Our dogs are in mourning and miss each's so sweet!

So that was our weekend. How was yours? On an unrelated/sorta related note, please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. We are making some big decisions right now and we really want to do what's best for us.

Question 3: If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

I think that this is because of social pressures: family, friends, church, school, job, etc. We feel pressure from people to do things we don't really love or care about. The things we enjoy, we don't have time for or we don't make time for them. We don't see this as important. It's the sort of hazard to being a people pleaser.

<3 Anna Ps. Check out the Monday Madness Blog hop. I did. ;)


  1. Okay, you're going to have to fill me in on "Darby O'Gill" because I've never heard of it :) Also, I'm looking forward to your synopsis of the "Pretty Little Liars" book series because I never heard of that either. (Yes, some of us live on a desert island.)

    I'm glad that you gave yourself a chance to recover from your cold and are doing better. In spite of the ailment, it sounded like you guys had a MEGA-full weekend. (In another admission of ingorance, I know nothing about Bailey's Irish Cream. But after checking out the recipe, you'll be relieved to know that I DID recognize the brand name Duncan Hines, so there's hope for me yet.)

    "If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like...?"
    Because, unfortunately, so much of what we don't like comprises the basic responsibilities of life... like work, household chores, maintaining our health, and the like. Although I have a loooooong way to go in this department, I think the key is acquiring a different perspective. God requires us to be stewards of our blessings. Every good thing requires upkeep and the process of upkeep can be viewed as an act of gratitude. For instance, I prayed for a car. Now that I have a car, I'm required to keep it clean, filled with gas, running properly, etc. No sense in complaining about maintaining it because having a vehicle is a privilege and God DID give me what I asked for. Just a thought.

    "So that was our weekend. How was yours?"
    A blur.

    I'll make sure to keep your family in prayer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do so :)

  2. Thanks for commenting:)

    Darby O'Gill and the Little People is an older movie made by Disney. It's about a guy who catches the king of the leprachauns and also finds time to find his daughter a husband. It's a pretty good film. It's perfect for St. Patty's day.

    I have to do the synopsis those books and they are a pretty easy read. ;)

    I love your answer to the life too short question, I agree completely.

    I appreciate your prayers. Thanks <3

  3. Anna - you had a pretty good week it seems - sick or not sick : ) and what a way to go. Enjoyed reading this post a lot and you will be in my prayers. I am at the same juncture in my life as well. Planning a move with a baby, starting a new life etc. Hope all is good for both you and me.

  4. Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a bit busy I might say but nonetheless I had tons of fun! It was very interestante! haha. Also, I think we're mostly people pleasers because we're so accostomed to the life that we don't usually think outside of the box for doing anything new. But taking that first step and continuing to is the main thing we all need to do and work less on no longer pleasing people so much. You and your family will be in my prayers. Glad you're feeling much better! :)

  5. I also think sometimes we just kinda get in a rut doing things we don't like and don't know how to stop!
    That cake looks very intriguing.

  6. @ Kriti: Thanks for commenting. It can be very hard making big decisions like these. You want so much to do what's best for you and your family. I don't have children yet, but I find myself thinking of them and wanting what's best for them even now...I hope that doesn't sound too weird.

    @ Andrea: Thanks for commenting. I agree with you response on people pleasing. :)

    @ Debbie: Thanks for commenting. I agree, ruts are tough to get out of. The cake was good, but rich. I'm not sure if I would make it again. If you have a super sweet tooth, you will probably enjoy it.;)


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