Birthday week has finally come to an end. It really was great to not have to cook a majority of last week. Hmmm....I wonder if I can pull off birthday month?
This week is back to normal with the exception of Valentine's Day. We'll be eating at home on Thursday with the boys and going out on Friday while the boys have a sleepover for their cousin Shawn's birthday.
Oh, wait! I know what I wanted to tell you! Have you ever had God lay something on your heart and then next thing you know your husband is saying the same thing? I love when that happens. It happened just Saturday for me. I've been feeling for a while like we should be doing more with our family and friends. I even made it one of my goals for 2013. Honestly, this is going to sound awful, but one of the reasons I don't entertain more is because of our house. It's a great house, but we home school, we work - a lot, we have a lot of responsibilities and while I've come to accept that in this season in our lives we will not have a spotless home, it's still hard for me to have people over sometimes. Anyway, Ronnie brought up to me on Saturday that he really wants us to make a priority of having family over for dinner more often. Like something that we put on the schedule and actually do. It was just the nudge I needed to actually do it. We're starting this week by having his Mom & Dad over and this weekend we're having my Mom and her husband over for dinner. It's not like we don't see them all the time, but it's nice to spend time together with nothing to do but enjoy each other's company.
That being said, here's our menu:
Monday: Creamy broccoli and chicken casserole, rice and applesauce.
Wednesday: Pork stir fry and rice.
Thursday: Pizza with pepperoni cut into hearts, strawberry spinach salad.
Friday: Date night.
Saturday: Birthday party.
Sunday: Pot roast with potatoes and carrots.
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