By: Jennifer Murray

Scenes from an Overdue Date (Part 2)/Weekend Recap

Okay, before I recap on THIS weekend, let me fill you in on our big date snapshots from this post.  Some of you were right on the money with your guesses (especially you fellow Hoosiers).

 

#1 No, we didn’t leave on a jet plane, it’s a set-up at the new Lucas Oil Stadium (Home of our beloved Colts) that we peaked in at while they were rapping up a convention.  It’s definitely a "first class" facility.

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#2 This is "Hink" the mascot of my alma mater, Butler University.  Unfortunately, my Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the conference season with us in the stands.  It was quite a disappointment since it’s the first game we’ve been able to attend in 3 years. We’ll be rooting for them as we quickly approach the "most wonderful time of the year". (No, No, not Christmas – March Madness!)

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#3 This picture is in our car as we headed home from our extended date.  It’s been quite some time since we’ve been out past Cinderella’s curfew.

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Some highlights from THIS weekend include:

  • Watching the boys devour their first bowl of popcorn.

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  • Watching Fireproof with Brad.  It’s a MUST SEE.  I’m begging you – Rent It!

  • Finishing my enormous task of sorting and boxing up clothes. Tears of joy!   

  • Moving the boys’ cribs upstairs.

  • Going to Toys R Us for the first time since college.  Oh my goodness!  That place is a two-year old parent’s money pit.  I held myself to only "needed" purchases: disposable diaper bags, snack bowls, and an ear thermometer that doesn’t work. 

  • Giving away the HP Photo Printer to Lindsey!  See the review blog for more details!

  • Gaining 14.7 pounds from a slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

  • Celebrating 28 years of life for my true love.

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    PS I have several posts up my sleeve so check keep checkin’ in for more!

  • 18 Responses to “Scenes from an Overdue Date (Part 2)/Weekend Recap”

    1. Following HIM
      February 23, 2009 at 2:40 am #

      So if you gained a little eating cheesecake…the important part is…was it good? If it was, great! Happy Birthday girl! Have a great Monday!!!
      ~Elyse~

    2. Jaycee
      February 23, 2009 at 2:46 am #

      Hi! Just found you guys. I had quads too! We lost one @ 4 months. http://millsblessings.blogspot.com/ Anyway, I was laughing at this week update cause I gave mine popcorn for the first time too. And strawberry ice cream cones. I might’ve gotten a little carried away with the junk food! But it was fun!

    3. Lindsay
      February 23, 2009 at 7:33 am #

      Looks like you guys had 2 great weekends! I also just gave my son some popcorn for the first time fairly recently. He loved it and its now one of his favorite snacks 🙂

    4. Stephanie
      February 23, 2009 at 8:08 am #

      I LOVE the 30th Anniversary Cheesecake!

    5. Suzanne
      February 23, 2009 at 8:57 am #

      glad you guys had a fun date!!! love the last pic! hope you have a great week! you guys just fly on down to texas and come party with us this weekend! (wink)

      love you, jenny jen jen!!!
      suz

    6. A&EMom
      February 23, 2009 at 9:21 am #

      Hi! Congrats on a night out!

      We’ve had great success with the Temporal Artery Thermometer. Ours is an Experion and works great – I’ve seen the same brand used at several doctor’s offices and minor emergency rooms. (It’s where we hang out on the weekends.) You can find it at Wal-Mart. The very best part is that you can monitor the kiddos while they’re sleeping!

      Hope this helps 🙂

    7. Anonymous
      February 23, 2009 at 9:43 am #

      Love the updates, always. We saw Fireproof, even my husband cried, so I’ll enter this comment anon to “protect” him!
      It was such a good movie.
      Can’t believe the boys are moving upstairs!!! Still all in one room??

    8. Tina
      February 23, 2009 at 11:49 am #

      So glad you had a great date night! How I hope one day soon we will be able to sneak away for a few hours! those boys are to darn cute and great pict of you and your husband!

    9. Barbara Manatee
      February 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

      I keep hearing how great Fireproof is…I’m going to have to rent it soon and convince my hubby to watch it with me!

      That cheesecake sounds delicious! Too bad we don’t have a Cheesecake Factory anywhere near us…bummer!

      Happy birthday to Brad!

    10. Jessie's Girls
      February 23, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

      EVERYONE needs an ear thermometer that doesn’t work.
      And where did you find a cheesecake that caused you to gain 28 lbs. in one sitting? I want one.

    11. therapydoc
      February 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

      I stop by here once in awhile just for the adorableness.

    12. Anonymous
      February 23, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

      Glad you were able to get out and celebrate, and yay for chocolate cheesecake! Still difficult for me to acknowledge that our Baltimore Colts are in Indianapolis (we had to choose a team to follow after the Colts left, and we chose the Steelers…guess that was a good decision, hehe!). Loved the picture of all your boys enjoying their bowls of popcorn. The little guys are looking soooo grown up!

      Gail
      Annapolis, MD

    13. WebSavvyMom
      February 24, 2009 at 11:54 am #

      Just found your site and you have a beautiful family. Wow, I don’t know how you handle four boys the same age. My son is two and at times can be a handful.

      http://thaxtonfam.blogspot.com

    14. Fulton Quads
      February 24, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

      You guys are an inspiration! I hope to arrange for some dates with my honey one of these days & when I do I hope I get to eat some yummy Cheesecake too! (=
      Love, Cathy & the quads

    15. Andria
      February 25, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

      Love the popcorn picture! That’s good stuff!

    16. Christy
      February 25, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

      Sounds like you had a busy but very fun week!!! I too LOVE FIREPROOF!

    17. debi9kids
      February 26, 2009 at 2:22 am #

      What a wonderful evening and weekend of photos!
      Russ and I just watched Fireproof for Valentine’s Day and then took it with us to watch again for our anniversary. Such an awesome film!

    18. Long Family Chronicles
      February 26, 2009 at 7:50 am #

      Each day I am with Sophia, I think to myself, how in the world did Jen do it with 4 boys? Sometimes I think I might go crazy with just 1! You are such an awesome mother!! I really admire you and all you have done!! You are a blessing to me and an encouragement!! You need those encouragements during the infant stage as you probably know x4!

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