Sunday, October 11, 2009

Best of Both Worlds!

Making your home sing Mondays

A wonderful three day weekend is making my home sing this week!

We kicked it off with a Contreras grand slam breakfast with pancakes, eggs and bacon for the men and Jillian hot cakes for me. Then off to kids club.

It was ok that we started a half hour late. The boys were out getting their friend who had to go feed his cousin´s guinea pigs. At least, we had a kid! (plus our own)

Off again to get the van fixed, only to wait an hour for the mechanic (a friend of a friend). So, we had to go with plan B. Play time at the park and Burger King picnic lunch! We can go for that.

Shhhh.... don´t tell the boys. Mommy and Daddy sneaked away for a coffee and...

and .. and what´s that???

No, you can´t have any! It´s mine! ALLLLL MINE!!

Oh ok, I´ll share. Don´t worry I only had a little for my splurge day, and it was so worth it! ( We just got Ben and Jerry´s out here a couple of years ago. It´s a real treat only once in a blue moon as you have to pay so much more due to it being an import.)

Then we had a two hour cleaning marathon at home. The boys worked so hard cleaning hamster cages, their room and the school room. I was so proud of them, that I increased their allowances 50 cents each.

We had a good Lord´s day. The Lord blessed us with three for dinner and a guest for church in the evening. She is a believer who just arrived from Uruguay. We look forward to having yet another sister.

A full football game and family night! Our stream tv on our computer is finally working! This is a huge thing for our family! Being so far from our extended families, this brings a little of our past to the present and to the mission field. The boys got to stay up to see our favorite team play. And they won too! Go Cardinals!

We have today off! It´s Saint Pilar day here in Spain. ( I think) I also think it´s Columbus day in the States. So we have decided to coin it "Maria Pilar Columbus Day" for our family! We get the best of both worlds! We will be heading to the beach. (it´s cool enough now to have the beach more or less to ourselves) I plan to jog and see if I can beat my hubby in a foot race.

Hope you have a wonderful singing Monday praising the Lord and enjoying your family!


  1. Tomorrow is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada! So have some turkey too! ;)

  2. What a wonderful day you are having on this monday,:o)
    Not to sure how our monday will be,
    we have some sickness going through the house,we'll see?

    What time is it over there ?
    Its already Monday there?
    Its only sunday night 8:35 here..

    Enjoy your day !!

  3. Look at your handsome guys!!!!!

    Our friends host Kids Club here too. I wonder if it's the same thing! It's similar to VBS!!

    And look at you w/ your ice cream! I'd be doing that too! LOL!

    You're looking great!!!

  4. That sounds like fun!

    And you protect that ice cream from those boys! LOL!!!

  5. Oh what a fun time and your pictures are adorable! Sounds like you'll have a lovely day at the beach tomorrow!

    Your link did not work so I am going to delete it and try and post another one to fix it. Thank you for linking up today!

  6. Sounds and looks like a fun couple of days!!!

  7. Looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy your day at the beach!

  8. That sounds like a bunch of fun. And the pictures are hilarious. That's how I feel about my coffee and ice cream! LOL

  9. Sounds like a great weekend! Hope you guys have fun at the beach today. Think about us. It's raining...again! I'm not sure when it will ever quit raining!

    Yes, the local public schools have off for Columbus Day. But I'm mean mama. My son is doing school today. Don't feel too sorry for him, though. He gets a whole week off when he goes to visit family in two weeks. So he has to work now. I know it's a terrible life ;)

    Take care my friend!
    Glad to know you shared that yummy ice cream. I think I might have been tempted to keep it all myself!

  10. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It's great to meet other mom's with 3 boys so close in age! It's not very common.
    Love your blog and I look forward to reading about your journey.

  11. Adorable pictures! I like ice cream, but the coffee is what would have won me over! Actually.... I probably would have splurged on both!


    Sounds like you had a great weekend. I'm glad.

  13. Looks like you had a great day. Your ice cream shot was hilarious!


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