**I meant to post this on Monday...I wrote it and saved it and didn't publish. oops ***
The weekend was really quite nice! Garret helped some friends move, started an exciting construction project (see below) and I finally got around to starting the official name change process (only took 6 months, no big deal!), spent some quality time with the fur baby at a farm, and had a lovely lunch with some great friends!
We have tried to stop overbooking our weekends and letting some plans just fall into place. We were both so over scheduled before that we were finding by Sunday night we were exhausted and felt like we hadn't relaxed. Lately it has been a really good mix of getting stuff done around the house, visiting friends, and spending time together. I know that we will still have some insanely busy weekends on the horizon, but the past few have been a lovely balance.
And now some photos of the weekend....I am thinking I should change the name of this blog to "Brooklyn's fan club" since I seem to just spam each entry with pics of our babe!
[caption id="attachment_1713" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Ending our night on Friday with some family time in bed. She loves when we let her come into our bed, she snuggles up and makes extremely unimpressed noises when we kick her out[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1714" align="aligncenter" width="388"] my copilot extraordinaire as we headed out to the farm[/caption]
While Garret helped do some moving, the girls decided to head out on a puppy play date.
[caption id="attachment_1715" align="aligncenter" width="388"] She was slightly timid at first but after a few minutes she was off like a shot.[/caption]
Please note the size difference in these dogs. Brooklyn weighs about 18lbs, and the smallest of the farm dogs weighs 85lbs! It was SO funny to watch the four of them run around the fields. She was having a total blast being off leash and tearing around. Garret and I call her the dog bullet when she runs like that. I think we will be heading back there for some play time/energy burning off! On the way home she was very quiet. Curled right into a ball once we got in the car and didn't make a peep until we got home.
[caption id="attachment_1716" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Our new decorative feature[/caption]
Garret has been dying to get to this project and ended up starting it on Sunday. I made a rule that he had to finish our closet first before starting something new, and as soon as that was done he was raring to go. A client from G's old job had left over boxes of bricks that he wasn't using so we took them. They have been biding their time in our back shed until we were ready for a new project. There will be some annoying cutting in to do as he gets closer to the ceiling, but the plan is to have this finished by the end of next weekend. It's coming along really nicely and bringing some neat texture and warmth into our living room. I can't wait to share the pictures when it is done.
I hope everyone else had a lovely weekend too!