What's Been Going On This Week

Hi Friends! It seems like it's been so long since I've shared anything with you. Things have been a bit busier than usual around here. I just thought I'd do a quick post to let you know what's been going on this week.
mom and K at Donkey Tales
Well, my mom came into town for a visit and to catch some recitals and performances. What a blessing it's been! My parents normally come out here for a maximum of 2 days, and that time is usually split between my household and my brother's. This week, she came out on Tuesday afternoon and has stayed at my house until today. We have so enjoyed having her here.
Purging the closet
Here's what we've been up to...First things first, she helped me purge my closet of 4 garbage bags full of clothes and shoes...all the garments with holes, stains, the "future-fitters"(you know what those are, right?), and the stuff that just shouldn't even be in there anymore. My closet is pretty bare, I must say. I'm thinking a little bit of summer wardrobe shopping might be in order. ;-)
A Trip to Omaha's
After we did some school on Wednesday, we went to one of my son's favorite stores, Omaha Surplus. It's like a museum and antique store rolled into one! We followed that store with Target and then some lunch at In and Out Burger. Everyone was happy.
Donkey Tales Performance
That evening, my daughter performed with our church's Music Praise group in a musical called Donkey Tales. She has been working on her parts for several months and did a great job with the drama and solo. It was so fun watching her in her element, and the musical was just adorable. All the kids did really, really well. We celebrated with a trip to TCBY for some yummy frozen yogurt treats.

Thursday was pretty low key during the day, but the evening brought a little bit of excitement. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me post about my son and husband being a part of an R/C Airplane club. Well, my boy has really excelled in his skills of flying and has a wonderful rapport with all the older men in the club. After performing well in the last competition that was held, one of the gentlemen took notice of his blossoming skills. Due to family obligations this man is selling off all of his R/C equipment.
A New Airplane from an Old Pro
About a week ago, he called my husband to tell him that he wanted to give our son one of his airplanes and all the equipment that goes with it. Dumbfounded, my hubby asked him if he was sure. He said he was positive that he wanted to pass on this airplane to someone who could fly it well and who would keep the hobby going. So, when we went out to the airfield that evening, all the members of the club circled around my son and they presented him with the airplane, radios, fuel, and other airplane necessities...kind of a passing on of the torch, if you will. So many of the club members are well into their retirement years and there aren't just a whole lot of young whippersnappers who are taking their place. It has been really neat to see these men take my son under their wings and welcome he and my hubby into their brotherhood. I'm so glad Mom was here to see him be recognized for his skills and attitude, and she got to see him fly his new plane.
Rearranging the daughter's room
Yesterday, we spent the better part of the day working in my daughter's room...purging, cleaning, rearranging and decorating...truly a labor of love. I'll have some kind of a reveal on that soon.
Kit Kat Piano Cake
Today, we are checking out some local garage sales and I'm putting the finishing touches on a Kit Kat Piano Cake for the kids' end-of-the-year piano recital that's happening today also. So, that's what's been going on here...what are you up to this weekend?

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  1. It's fun to get a peek into your life! :) It's great that you had a sweet time to visit with your mom and have her along to share some special events in the lives of your children. What a blessing! It looks like it has been a busy and blessed week. And, I LOVE your piano cake! It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sounds like a fun week along with being productive too! I wish you two had been here to do my closet. :) I keep putting it off and I just have to do it this week. Your mom is beautiful and I can see 3 generations of that beauty in you and your daughter.

    That cake is divine! You really did such a great job with it.


  3. wow what a busy week, work, grocery shopping, trip to Kentucky with husband just to get away, great weekend of rummaging and today we had or rather our dog had puppies
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  4. I love Slice of Life / Around Here / Randoms...what-have-you posts like this! I usually do one every week or two...that cake is simply AMAZING! :) And it sounds as if having your mom for longer than usual resulted in a wonderful time for all ! :) Fun post :)

  5. That cake is so cute, and it looks delicious! I want a slice!

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  6. That cake is just adorable! Glad you got to spend some great time with your mom. And how cool about your son's new R/C airplane! That's a great story. What a blessing passed from an older gentleman to a young one!


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