Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Weekend recap- too tired for a good title!

The weekend is over. Hallelujah.
Here is a riveting recap... but its got lots of pictures to keep you entertained!

We enjoyed Dutch Dancing:

No really, he enjoyed it.

We enjoyed corn dogs
(inside the salon I work at because it was only 40 degrees outside, and rainy)

The kids rode floats...
Jackson isn't quite the hugger that his sister is!

We tiptoed pouted through the tulips

We scrubbed streets...
Before you comment, you should know that there is nothing flattering about a Dutch costume. Nothing. Don't judge me. And it was cold. Very cold, so I had extra layers on. Yeah. That was it.

This will forever be the funniest picture to me! Do you see how all the kids are looking in one directon? Evidently one parade watcher seemed to have found her own spirit to move her (our Tulip Festival is a very dry occasion) and was whooping it up for the entire parade. It was near the end and when this eccentric lady runs out to each float, the kids really never knew what to do.

We laughed in the tulips too...
If you look closely you can see how tired my dear Miss Maicy's eyes are, but she wasn't giving in.

We also took some time out for my beautiful niece to get married!!
I couldn't be more happy for them! Such a great couple who are headed in the right direction in life! God is their center, and I pray will continue to be! Love you, Dave and Shawna! (sorry I don't actually have a picture of the couple, just Shawna and her little buddy!)

So if this weekend looked like tons of fun, or just so curious that you have to see for yourself, head out to our neck of the woods the 3rd weekend in May, we'll be here!!

And, after all of that. I need to share my greatest highlight.
Are you ready?

My 9 year old son learned how to set my coffee pot.
Yes, that's right.
He cleans the coffee pot, refills it all, hits the set button.
And wha-la! My coffee is done!
God bless that boy, that is by far the best gift.
Some of you will get this, that it is a huge treat to not have to make your coffee everyday.
And some of you are like "what's wrong with her?!" Its okay, there is a natural tug of war when it comes to my fan base!

Did you all have a reat weekend?


Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Alicia! I am so embarrassed to say that I live 45 minutes away, and I have yet to attend a Tulip Festival. I should not be allowed to step back in Sioux County until I fix this problem.

Love your photos, and I think you look mighty fine in that costume.

Sarah said...

Hey Alicia! I scrubbed streets for the first time in my life on Saturday and I loved it! Who knew! We might have to start planning our Iowa visits around the tulip time. . .sorry Pella people. . .Tulip Festival! You all look great, but where is Steve's costume?

alicia said...

Jennifer- I can't believe you haven't been there!! Next year I will drag you over here!

Sarah- Steve in a costume- *giggle snort* ha! Good one. (I'll call you if it ever happens!)

Gabby said...

I love the pictures, and I am jealous that we live so far away! If I had known you "do" hair, I would have been asking you more tips for this mop I am wearing!

Love the pic of the kids in the parade, so FUNNY, and the shoe!

I just know we would be real life friends if we could!

Alexis said...

It looks like you had a great weekend and those pictures are awesome!
I totally get the son making your coffee thing....I have now decided to look forward to that day! My oldest is 4 so it will be a while.;)

alicia said...

Gabby- you make me laugh! Your hair always is great! And yes, I know we would be great friends!

Alexis- thanks, it was fantastic!
Your day will come before you know it and you will be wanting your little 4 year old back- trust me!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

THis is great, I love the costumes and the pouting :)

DORCAS said...

YEA! Coffee pot! I need to have essie figure that one out! HA! HA! I love it! It looks like you had such a good time. I love all the pictures! Thank you!



Sara said...

well, *ahem* you already know what MY weekend was like! *ahem, chocolate cake* etc...
LOVED the pics of you and your fam in full "tulip festival"-ish dutch-ish garb! I'm SOOOO getting in on this tulip festival thingy some year! Fun Post!

Diane said...

Great pictures. Busy weekend. You still look adorable and so does your family. :O)

Cole said...

looks like a busy and fun weekend. lovely blog. :)
nicole visiting from

Lynda Young said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. I love the 2 tulip photos. Gorgeous.

Cristi said...

As a child I grew up in a dutch community. I loved it. The tulips I think are the best part but maybe because I adore tulips. What a very fun family time. I really enjoyed all of the pictures!

Rachel said...

Wow - that looks like a lot of fun!!! I love the costumes, and the kids are too cute!