My Life Parenting

Extending the Long Weekend

I hope you’ll indulge me for a day. We spent Labor Day weekend at the fair (Eleanor rode a pony while her great-grandmama yelled “giddy up!”), we went shopping, headed out to the farmer’s market, walked around our neighborhood for hours, spent time with a friend from out of town, did a lot of cooking…

Do you see what was missing from that list? Work. I took the weekend off (which I never do). I don’t have anyone to help with the kids on Tuesdays, so I tend to get my posts ready beforehand. But then last night, my bed was calling and I wasn’t ready to stay up late in the name of work. I’m extending my long weekend by another day. Today is for dancing with the kids to Paul Simon, going to the park, and maybe a little nap for everyone.

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  • Amy Kelly
    September 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I hope you enjoy a wonderful, relaxing time with your lovely family!

  • Giulia
    September 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

    have a great time! Lovely photo…

  • Rebecca
    September 6, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Sounds great! Have a wonderful time with the kids. Glad you enjoyed your weekend with your family.

  • Amanda
    September 6, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Did Eleanor get a cute haircut???

    • Making it Lovely
      September 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

      I trimmed her bangs, yes.

      • Amanda
        September 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        Good Job! I’m scared of bangs!

  • Kristín
    September 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Enjoy your extra day off :)

  • Kelly
    September 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Ah, but you still put up a new post! It still takes me forever to create the shortest ones…so I’m impressed.

    Enjoy your extra time!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 8, 2011 at 12:01 am

      Yes… I did still do a little work. Not as much as a normal post that takes hours though!

  • Susie
    September 6, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Aw, good for you! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and I hope this extra day is just as good! Don’t worry — we’ll still be here when you get back. ;)

  • Rebecca @ beautiful square feet
    September 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Hope you’ve had a lovely day! This is such a cute picture too!

  • Heidi S.
    September 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Enjoy your day with the kids! And what a lovely photo. :)

  • Miss B.
    September 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Gorgeous image so soft and creamy. Enjoy your well deserved day!

  • Rebeca
    September 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Lovely photo!!!

  • Natalie
    September 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Glad you gave yourself a little vaca from work. It’s always good to do that once in awhile. :) And that is a lovely pic of Eleanor!

  • Dana @ House*Tweaking
    September 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    No need to ask for a day with your family! Sometimes our greatest ideas come to us when we’re turned ‘off’ anyways.

    Hope you had a wonderful day!

  • Making it Lovely
    September 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Thanks, everyone. We had a nice day off.

  • Leslie
    September 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    What type of effect are you using for the photo? Is it in photoshop or are you using a special lens?

    • Making it Lovely
      September 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      The blur is from the lens (my nifty fifty), and the color and processing was done in Photoshop. I like to use actions from Totally Rad.