{Weekend Wrap-up // hair, boats, homemade ice cream and church}

 We had such a good weekend! It was one of those that was the perfect balance between busy and relaxing! Friday night my boys had a guys night while I had a girls night at my aunt's house. My cousin is a hairdresser and is currently doing most of the girls in my family's hair. She knew that several of us were due for a hair appointment so she scheduled a 'hair party night'. It was so fun and great to hang out with some of my favorite girls. Nate and Mason rented the new Captain America movie and got a pizza. They were both asleep when I got home and I was bummed, but I couldn't wait to snuggle with them.

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New hair selfie. It's actually a lot brighter in person. I had to get all that red out! ha

Saturday started off with a slow and lazy morning. Well, for Mason and I at least. Nate went out to mow the yard, I watched some recorded shows and Mason snoozed until well after 10am. Then we all got ready for lunch at our favorite local spot, Oma's. It was as delicious as always. Then we came back home to get some things done around the house. Nate and I started homemade ice cream out in the shop while Mason watched the new Alvin & the Chipmunks movie. Once we got the ice cream going Nate pulled the boat out of the shop to clean it up a bit.

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Mason then went to visit his Nana, Papa and uncle for a bit so it was the perfect opportunity for me to run to the grocery store. I wanted to get it over with so that I didn't have to wake up super early before church on Sunday! When I got back we all went back outside to hang out for a while. I tried to take some pictures of Mason, but he was being stubborn. He just doesn't like pictures.

Mason before a small bribe...

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And after...

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Ridiculous, right? Tell me I'm not the only one that has to bribe their child to take pictures sometimes! Meghan, I know you understand :)

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Sunday morning I still woke up super early. Go figure! So I made myself a cup of coffee and went out to the porch for some quiet time. It was so cool outside and I almost went back in for a blanket. It made me so excited for fall. Two hummingbirds were frolicking and chattering away. They would never stay in the same place for any length of time so I could capture a photo! I sat out there with my camera for over 20 minutes. ha. They were fun to watch and listen to, though!

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After some time on the porch I came in and washed dishes, did a couple loads of laundry, and made my boys some cinnamon rolls before having to wake them for church. It was our first Sunday to greet people before service. Mason took his role very seriously! He held the door for everyone and greeted them with a great big Good Morning! I love how much he loves people and love his sweet little servant's heart! I pray that it only continues to grow.

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After church we ran home to change clothes, grabbed some lunch and headed back to town for something pretty exciting. But, you'll have to come back tomorrow to see what that is...

How was your weekend?


  1. Weekends like that are the best. They are busy, but in a relaxing way. I love that Mason greeted everyone at church on Sunday. That is so up his alley and what a sweet loving heart he has. You've done a great job Momma. :) Way to leave me handing. I can't wait to hear what you guys did.

  2. What a fabulous weekend! I love the idea of a hair party! So fun! Cinnamon rolls. Yum!

  3. Loving your hair! Looks like we both had girls nights this weekend! And yes, I definitely know all about bribing for photos! And now I want ice cream, home made of from the container, I don't even care! Too bad it's only 8 am!

  4. Sounds like a nice weekend. How cute that Mason greeted people at church!

  5. Dang I'm jealous of your late sleeper! My kids are up before the sun every. single. day! A hair night sounds so fun. I did a nail night before school started and I need to do that again!

  6. That is so sweet that Mason held the door for everyone at church. What a kind little soul you're raising. You should be so proud!

  7. Your hair looks great! What a fun way to get a haircut.

  8. New hair and a 10AM snooze? Sounds like perfection!

  9. Sounds like a great weekend! I love the idea of "hair party night"! Where can I sign up?! :)

  10. Oh Crystal how I wish I could have come to the hair party....I so desperately need a hair cut and some color!! I get so jealous when yall are so close but yet I'm so far away:( I love to keep up with you on here and see how your days are going, see Mason growing like a weed, and just to read what you have to write about life. I love you & miss you lots! Give Mason a big hug and kiss for me, tell Nathan to quit catching all the fish, and have a wonderful day:)
    Love yall,

  11. Your new hair is gorgeous. So pretty friend. Coffee outside in the morning is my favorite. Happy Tuesday!

  12. This weekend has the best of both worlds. Getting home stuff done and yet relaxing with some coffee too. You guys have the best weekends!!

  13. Your weekend sounds like the perfect mix of fun, busy, and relaxation. The homemade ice cream certainly would have been the highlight for me.
    And, there's a least one bribe every.single.Sunday for my Monday posts. I'm just waiting for the day when bribery will work on Julia, too. :)

  14. Your pictures are just so pretty! And yep, I bribe my boys for photos all. the. time. "Just one picture and you can have a cookie for breakfast!" "Want a piece of candy? Gotta take a picture first!" Totally acceptable, right?? Love your new hair color! And that spider picture gives me the heebie geebies. Eww! Glad you had a great weekend!

  15. A hair party, what a great idea!! She did a fantastic job. Quiet time on a cool morning with coffee and hummingbirds sounds like a dream. What a perfect way to start the day.

  16. Homemade icecream is one of my favorite things to make! And those sunglasses are so perfect on you!

  17. Hair party?! Sign me up! My friend cuts hair so she comes to my house and it's about the best thing ever. The only thing that would make it better would be more friends and family!

  18. The new hair looks fabulous, as usual! Side note: I love your new photo on the sidebar of your blog! Maybe it's been there for a while - but I am wayyyyy behind on reading blogs! Those wildflower shots you captured are beautiful! I am dying to take some nature shots soon.


Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!