Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

What a 3 Day Weekend!! I knew I should have stopped to blog throughout the weekend so I didn't end up with such a long post, but as you know I didn't and for that I'm sorry. Bryan and had a great 3 days together. We started our weekend off with visiting the new theatre in town to watch the new Indiana Jones movie.The new Warren Theatre is very nice and we loved it. Sorry I didn't get any pictures of the theatre but we went to the late show and I didn't even take my purse in. We ate at the Waffle House. Not many people like it and think it is kind of yucky but we had ate there years ago when the new Star Wars movie came out and Bryan thought it was neat to re-create that. The 9:00 pm showing was sold out on Friday so we ended up going at 10:30 pm!!!!!!!!!! I have not gone to a movie that late in a loooooooong time!!! I'm getting to old to do that!!! I liked the movie overall but I thought the ending could have been different. Let me know once you see it and I'll explain!! :)

Because we were up so late on Friday night we slept in on Saturday!! Yeah!!! I worked on laundry, and then I worked on laundry, and then I worked on laundry some more. I have somehow established a horrible habit of not folding my laundry right away. I have to stop that. It ruins a Saturday!! Seriously. I'm caught completely up now and I hope to break that habit of not folding clothes when I take them out of the dryer effective right now. I rented the movies August Rush and Juno to watch while I folded all the clothes under the sun. I thought Juno was okay. I thought there was some crude humor that wasn't necessary. I LOVED August Rush. I wouldn't mind having that movie. And I would recommend it.

Sunday was another great day! Bryan is going to be teaching the Young Adult class we are in!! During class we talked about the future and direction of our class and he shared his testimony. I loved hearing his heart. Please pray for Bryan as he leads our group. Often when we are in God's Word more and more, Satan attacks more and more. We are looking forward to growing through this leadership opportunity.

We didn't have Sunday night services due to the Memorial Holiday. Bryan and I came home and napped!!! Then we went to Academy to pick up some wood chips so Bryan could smoke some ribs on Monday. When my Poppy passed away, Granny gave Bryan and I his smoker. Ours looks very similar to this picture. Thank goodness ours didn't have this much food. Bryan had used the grill before but this weekend was the first time he used the smoker. He smoked ribs and deer jerky on Monday. It was a meat fest!!! I watched Bryan watch the smoker, add the wood chips, and monitor the temperature. He was very proud of his accomplishments!! It reminded me so much of how much Poppy loved his smoker and I cried when we sat down to eat the ribs. I called Granny later and told her I thought I had gone crazy crying over a smoker. But I do miss my Poppy terribly bad this year. Bryan nearly insisted I take a picture of his ribs for my blog. I thought that was absolutely hilarious. Drum roll please......Here is Master Haskins ribs (and my pasta salad that looks a little scary because I was too close but I was focusing in on the ribs)
We also came home with this from Academy.................
It is a gas grill (we don't have the gas hooked up here) and charcoal grill combination. And it is massive. Between this and the smoker, our patio looks like we have issues!! I told my boss this morning, we could put these bad boys/girls on the back of a trailer and sell barbecue on a corner somewhere!! Hee Hee!!We had to try the charcoal grill out as soon as possible so on Sunday we had a very healthy meal !! :) Kind of!! We grilled squash and asparagus and had bratwursts!!! It was all delicious and we ate out on our deck. By candlelight, porch light, and a lantern because it was dark by the time we got everything done!!
Bryan built our deck a few years ago and we are lovin it this year. Last week we sat out on it every morning before getting ready for work and prayed and read our Bibles. Bryan drinks his coffee and I have my sweat tea or juice. I'm not a big coffee drinker. I woke up early yesterday and sat out on our deck and watched the sun come up. I could go into great detail on how the birds have attacked our deck and how I've scrubbed it and our furniture down this weekend, but I'll spare you the grossness. Needless to say, I'm about to get out my Red Rider BB gun and hunt me some birds!!!!
Because we are grillin' and smokin' machines, we plan to spend a lot more time on our deck this summer!!I did get 1 1/2 projects done this weekend as well. I wanted to get more done but I also wanted to enjoy the relaxing time plus remember I was folding clothes. I cleaned out my chest of drawers and started in on cleaning up our office. I threw away a huge trash bag of junk. No pictures of the office because I am ashamed at the clutter!! I was behind on filing papers away and the closet storage has become unorganized. I worked for 2 hours on the office and I've made great headway! I hope to get new furniture for it this year sometime. We are outgrowing it!!! Bryan and I love to read and we love books. We have two large bookshelves in our office and they are overflowing. This is the only room we have not bought better furniture for. What we have is what we had when we got married, pretty much.
One more thing....Snow cone stands are open !!!!!! Bryan and I had a snow cone Saturday, Sunday, and Monday!!!

If you are still reading this, thanks for sticking it out. Sorry it was lengthy!!


Kim said...

Ugh..I have the bad habit of not folding laundry also! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful long weekend. We spend most of it driving back from Alabama. My husband is the same way if we go to Academy, Bass Pro, etc. (you name it and we go!), he is bothering me now for a new tent so we may have to make a trip to OKC in next week or so!

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

Glad you had such a great weekend!! Those grills look awesome!

Heather said...

OK, I have so much to say about your post. I think we had nearly identical Memorial Day weekends! I'll try to make this short since I just blogged about my weekend. First, we went to see Indiana Jones, too. I'm interested to hear how you wanted the movie to end. Second, I also spent a lot of time cleaning this weekend. And, as part of the cleaning extravaganza, I bought two new book cases. I LOVE to read, too. Finally, we did not grill, but those ribs look GOOD. How far are you from Des Moines? I might have to drive down for dinner ;)

Caroline said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo that ribs are calling my name girl!!!!!! YUM YUM YUM. what a great weekend! that grill is amazing and if my dad ever sees it he will WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!

yesterday i did

laundry......i feel you pain and i live alone. i get it washed but then never get it out of the dryer!!!!!! uuuuggggghhhhhhhh i need to change that too!!!!!

Melissa said...

I can't wait to see the movie! I just got two free movie tickets from buying certain foods at the grocery store, so maybe we'll go see that. I'm so excited about your projects!! Good luck on all the cleaning. I love the patio!

Faith said...

Wow...y'all are some serious grillers! Love the patio. Glad you had a great weekend and got so much done!
I'm like you...I wish I had blogged bit by bit throughout the weekend...now I have got so much to post! Maybe I can catch up tonight!
Have a wonderful day! Praying for you!

Kelly said...

So much to comment on that I'll probably forget something. I can't believe you went to a 10:30 movie! If i can't make it to the 7:00 show - then I'm out. I can't stay awake that long. Scott went with some of his friends to the movie on Sunday night at 9:30 - I was asleep before he even left. ha!
Ya'll's deck looks so nice and wow - with all the grills! Tell Bryan the ribs look awesome and I'm so glad he wanted you to take a picture!!!
I'm glad ya'll had a good weekend!
Oh and p.s. I love snow cones too!

Lindsey said...

Ditto on not folding laundry as I take it out of the dryer. I'm working on that:) Love the deck and the ribs look DELISH! Oh and I'm not a coffee drinker either. Glad you had a great weekend!

Betsy said...

You are talking to the QUEEN of laundry so I can totally relate!! You need to have a major cookout at your house with all those grills!! WOW! You will be popular in the neighborhood! haha

I love your deck! It looks very relaxing and inviting!

Have a great week!

Kristen said...

What a fun weekend! I love the deck...and how awesome to have such a place to have your quiet time!
Glad you all were able to enjoy time with each other this weekend!

Jared said...

I am envious of your patio! Sounds like you had a full weekend! I got my laundry caught up too!!! I love clean clothes!