Weekend in Pictures (and words)

Scott and I finally had a date night on Friday. We haven’t been on a real date since we moved here. Well, we got to go out to eat once after visiting Scott’s dad in the hospital. It was right when all of the hard decisions were being made, so it didn’t feel date-like. This was a night all about us and enjoying our marriage. It was the perfect first Friday of a new year.

We don’t go on dates very often, obviously. So, we try to save enough to go somewhere nice. We went to a local place called The Beach House. It’s right on the lake. We stopped to see the new 9/11 memorial that was installed this summer. It was beautiful and the sun was just setting. I really love this man and am so thankful to have him by my side.


Saturday morning, I went to a paint party with the women in our church. There were a lot of laughs, some frustration with making a jar look like a JAR, and lots of fun. I don’t feel like the painting is too terrible since I would not call myself an artist. The original said “Just Breathe”. I did “be still” instead. It is what I always remind myself when life feels chaotic. (Go read Psalm 46!) “Be Still, and know that I am God.”


That evening, Scott went out to the garage to organize some, and I got to do this..


Snuggles are my favorite.

Sunday, the weather was supposed to get nasty, so evening service was cancelled to keep everyone safe. In true Ashley form, I decided that I could not wait to paint our ugly Khaki colored wall anymore. I don’t think I have a before picture because I’ve always tried to hide that particular wall upstairs. (You can see the color in the first picture at the top) If you are a fan of khaki, then please don’t be offended. It’s just not my taste. At night, the wall looked like a pretty sage green. During the day, I couldn’t stand it. So, I pulled out some of the leftover paint from our bedroom and went to work. Scott did the highest parts for me, which ended up being a lot easier than we expected.


It is so much brighter now (even though it was cloudy and dark inside), and I am really glad I bit the bullet and did it. God bless my husband for not wanting to strangle me for my impulsiveness. I would love to paint the whole room this color eventually. The vaulted ceiling over a stair case will keep me from doing it ever. 😉


Did you do anything special this weekend?


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