Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday Afternoon

This has been a busy weekend...  My three grown kids were home for my oldest daughter's 26th birthday!  The interesting part of this story is that their dad, my ex-husband  and his girlfriend were also here for the weekend!  I know it sounds strange but when we divorced we made an agreement that we would work hard to be friends so our kids would have happy memories for their special events.  I had a friend who had divorced parents and that was her advice to me when we were splitting up... so we actually have become friends.  We do not live close to each other so we only visit a few times a year.

So my kids had fun... Tiffany said she was two sheets to the wind... not sure what happened to the third sheet but I guess that isn't so bad...

They stayed up and partied until just after midnight.... ( they are getting old since that is all the later they stayed up!)
So today we are all just really tired...  even the babies.

 I love having all three of my kids home at the same time.  It does't happen much since they are 26, 23 and 22 and two of them live in different states.  I spent every minute of my free time last week getting ready for company and a birthday party for this weekend.... and it was worth it.  I did get to spend a few hours in my studio this afternoon.  I have laundry waiting and the floors could use some attention but I needed some time to be creative.  It is always a struggle for me to allow myself to spend time making beads or painting but it really is soul food for me! Hope you all get some "me" time too!  Sometimes you just have to take it!


  1. Yes, I definitely know the "me time" guilties. Especially since my kids are 8, 10, and 12! I enjoy the time I have with them now, but I am also looking forward to being in the place you're at! :)

  2. Ya'll should be ashamed making them poor doggies stay up and party!

    Sounds like you all had fun. It's good that you and your ex stayed can really mess up kids when the parents are angry at each other all the time.

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  3. sounds like you had a lovely weekend. It's great that you are able to all come together and have fun. We often do things for our children that we normally wouldn't do, but in th end it's all worthwhile, just as you said for the memories.

  4. it is so great you all had fun! Hope this happens many more times.

    have a great week!!

  5. Me time sounds wonderful, maybe I can squeeze some in this week. And bravo to you and your ex for giving that gift to your kids!

  6. Sounds like you had wonderful family time. A great gift to your kids that you are friends with your husband still. Love your doggies esp the little one on the couch.

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  8. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time! It is great that you and your ex-husband get along. It really sets a great example for your children too. :) ~Val

  9. I'm so happy for you, Marian!
    Let the "happy hours" rock on!! :)


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