Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy, Happy Saturday

We had such a fun Saturday!  

It started out rather hilariously as I didn't sleep well the night before.  I asked Aaron to go to the coffee shop and get me a dirty chai...which is a chai latte with espresso.

Now, a dirty chai is my go-to when I need a kick of caffeine, but I usually get 1 shot of espresso.

Aaron got me 2 shots, and let me tell you, I felt every drop of that second shot of espresso!


I was more productive than ever!

I cleaned the bathroom, including scrubbing some questionable areas of the toilet with a toothbrush, which I've never done in my life!  

I was washing floors.

I busted out fancy, unexpected dance moves at will!

I was AT LEAST 25% funnier than I usually am!  Is that even possible?!? ;)

And my hands were shakey :)

So let's just say that between the espresso and excitement to see our friends, the day got off to a very robust start.  


Our friends, John and Jenny, came to visit for the day!  They brought their 7 month old son, Evan, who is JUST the sweetest little guy!  I LOVE seeing Jenny be such an amazing mommy!

The girls loved having Evan here!

Leah took lots of pictures of him!

And Gracie had what was possibly the best moment of her life when she helped him with his paci.  It may have been the most panicky moment of Evan's little life, though :)

Maggie took the above picture.  If I had taken the above picture, I would have asked Gracie to stop picking her nose!

In the afternoon, Andy, Steph, Evan, Bri, Amanda, and Brandon, and Hannah (and their brand new baby, Emma aka lucky little lady to have such a great mommy and daddy!) joined us and stayed for supper!

I love how Gracie is just sitting on the couch here with the ladies :)

I was so proud of myself for being so prepared for supper!  I made 6 pizza crust doughs with Steph on Friday and popped them in the freezer so I wouldn't have as much work to do for supper.  Plus, we prepped almost all of the pizza toppings!

There was a slight problem in that I forgot to take the pizza doughs out of the freezer.  

It was probably all of the caffeine induced cleaning, dancing, and hilarity.

So, I whipped up some more dough, which wasn't the end of the world, but that had me in the kitchen for longer than I would have preferred.

Let's pause for a moment and talk about brown sugared bacon.  I made brown sugared bacon to put on some of the pizzas and it is perfection.  I'm pretty sure God wants all of us eating brown sugared bacon ;)

That was a joke.

Anyway, we had 6 pizzas:  cheese, pepperoni, Hawaiian, and half pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and brown sugar bacon/half all of those meats plus onions, black olives, and mushrooms.  The 2 fancy pizzas were the brown sugared bacon, caramelized onions, fried jalapenos, craisin one that I made for Leah's birthday and a chicken, peach, gorgonzola pizza with arugala, balsamic reduction, and lemon honey vinaigrette drizzled on top.  So, so good!

Oh, and did I mention that the girls were in all of their glory having 2 babies at our house?!?!

I told Leah that I would let all of you know that she held Evan too, but I just didn't get a picture :)

Anyway, it was a full, beautiful day spent with some of our favorite people! We were the best kind of tired at the end of the night.

I hope your week gets off to a great start!

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