Reflections of a Mom's Life

Saturday, September 1, 2007

A full first Saturday of September!


Today was a busy day for the Williams' family. I started the morning off finishing my cooking for the month! With my recent travels and busy schedule, I hadn't carved out the time to get it done. We had slim pickin's for dinner a few nights here, I was scrambling at dinner time every night but I absolutely didn't want to shop for dinner and waste money when I needed to just plan a time to cook!!! One night we had Chick-fil-A (not that I don't LOVE that place!) b/c Anthony had ordered it for clients a couple weeks ago and it just happened to be some "special" Friday, I don't remember what they called it, anyway if you came back they would refill your order for free! We were able to pick up 6 boxed lunches and some sweet tea! Perfect! Even had some for the next day's lunch. Needless to say, it was time to get on the ball and get my cooking done! So I started last night, cooked a few this morning, headed to the pool for some time with Anthony and the kids. It was such a beautiful day, I had practically forgotten that I really like being outside! It was such a nice reminder that this heat is almost over and the fall will be here before we know it. I got to take a nap and then I got Anthony and Harrison ready for a very special FIRST!!!

Anthony and Harrison went to their FIRST college football game tonight! Whoowhoooo!! I'm sure there will be many more in their future but it was fun to see Harrison get all excited about it. Anthony had tickets to the Carolina Railhawks (soccer) and to a University of NC Football Game (playing JMU). They had first planned on going to the soccer game but changed their minds to football. One of our neighbors, Jay and his son Alex who is 6 and just started playing football, went with them and Anthony passed the soccer tickets on to the airport. Harrison was very excited about having a guys night out! Boys need those times with their dad with no mommies, you know! I'm sure they are having a blast eating food and watching the game! I snapped the picture of the two of them right before they left with Harrison holding their tickets! Harrison is really looking more and more like his daddy! Especially when he's in the mood to wear a ball cap!

I finished up my cooking this afternoon (22 meals in the Freezer...yipeee!), walked on the treadmill, and played with Jackson. He must have played in the bathtub for over 30 minutes. I'm usually one of those "fast" bath mommies but we had the time and it was fun! He's in bed and I'm going to go and practice my music. I sing in church tomorrow for the first time since we've moved to NC. I'll be in the DLC tomorrow (hard to explain, but sort of like a simulcast service but not like Kinetic where the music is different than the sanctuary) and then I'm in the Worship Center for the next two weeks. I'm so excited to be getting involved in the music ministry at our new church and to start serving again. So, off to practice! Can't wait to hear about the game when the boys gets home!

7 comments:

Heather J said...

Don't you just love having all those meals just waiting to be eaten!! What a great feeling!! I know Mark can't wait for some Anderson 1sts like Anthony is experiencing with Harrison. What a special bond between father & son!

Sherri said...

Yea! I'm so glad you are singing in the praise team now. I can't wait to see/hear you when you're up there with my hubby the next 2 weeks. We're so blessed to have you serving at PBC.

Erin said...

Wow Beth! How do you do all that cooking all at once? Sounds like you have a great plan. Love reading about your fun life with your boys! Hope singing went well. Love, Erin

Katy said...

How cute did Harrison & Anthony look - too adorable!! I'm glad they were able to get out and be boys by themselves - what fun!! And you know how I love a full freezer!!! :) You go girl!

Vonda said...

Okay my heart is melting as I am looking at this pix of Anthony and Harrison holding the football ticket. He looks just like his Daddy 25 years ago. Sniff sniff...okay Vonda pull yourself together. How awesome is that that they were able to go out and enjoy this evening together! And go girl, 22 meals in the freezer wow! When I come back to Germany, I've got to do that again...thanks for sharing all of yours and Katie's recipes. And hey I'm salivating just thinking about Chick-Fil-A...that will be one of the first places we hit up when we go to Dallas...it will be within walking distance of our hotel...do you think we can sprint a 1/4 mile with a stroller in less than a minute. Yep, I betcha we can too! Love ya -V

Linda Williams said...

Yes, it IS wonderul for a Daddy and his son to have some special time together. Anthony and his Dad went a few times to the Big Mack Truck Pull.....Do they still have those things? It looked like both father and son were excited about their evening. I know they must have had a wonderful time!
Love,
Mimi and Papa

Heather Hughes said...

Dont you just love it when you see your boys doing things with thier daddy. I love that Jay gets to take the boys to do BOY things. What a great bonding time!