Jennifer Lyon

Monday, April 8th, 2024
Weekend Roundup

What a fun weekend!

Saturday we had the kids out for Wizard’s birthday. We had a really nice time! Wizard really was touched, and I think he felt as special as he is to us. It was a big birthday for Wizard. I did a simple cake design due to time constraints and a very soft icing (but good!). Here’s the slightly lopsided cake pic:


And here’s the dessert and appetizer table: Below Wizard’s cake are the gluten and dairy free cinnamon roll Mini Bundt Cakes.


My daughter-in-law (Oldest’s wife AKA Special K) ordered and brought the food, which was tri tip, chicken, rolls and tons of sides. I forgot to take a pic of that, but it was amazing to not have to do all that!

Sunday was my first day to really decompress, feel more rested and get my head together. It was amazing. Much of my improved mental state is because I saw my primary doctor on Friday and without my even asking, he talked through all the issues during my pre-op appointment. He already has an “in the unlikely event we need it plan” outlined. I truly didn’t know how much I was worrying. Knowing the plan is there if we need it has freed up mental space in my head to go live my life in the present and quit worrying about the tests and what to do next stuff. I don’t know if that makes sense, but it works for me. So Sunday, I worked out, Maggie and I took two long walks, I filled out an application to volunteer at the local animal shelter, worked on plans for a party (more on that below), and just had a day without pressure and worry. Plus the weather was gorgeous!

And now for my fun news: The party I was working on? A Baby Shower!!! We are going to be grandparents for a second time! Our middle son and his wife are expecting a baby at the end of August. We’ve known for six weeks or so. This is such beautiful, joyous news. Turbo will have a baby cousin :-) So daughter-in-law’s mom and I are working together on the shower. She (I think) has input from the aunts on her side, and I have my other two daughters-in-law. I love it when everyone just wants to help and make it special. A new child in the family is truly something to celebrate.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

4 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    April 8th, 2024 at 6:00 pm · Link

    CONGRATULATIONS 🎉! Had a feeling a new baby was on the way.

    Nice cake for Wizard. So glad you had a great time. Everything looks so nice.

    What a relief knowing that your doctor is on top of things. It’s great that you were able to decompress and enjoy walks with Maggie.

    C came over yesterday and did work on my washing machine so that it no longer yells at me saying the door is open when it is clearly closed. He also fixed the shower door that hubs knocked off the track. And finally, he wa able to get all the papers for me from the CPA so I can mail in the tax money.

    Saturday A took me to the play and it was so much fun. The theater was very intimate and made the play even more enjoyable.

    Today we watched the eclipse. Hubs had issues but we all made him experience it so that we could. Harrison got a bit scared at totality but otherwise had fun.

    I hope your day was a good one.

  2. Valerie Riback
    April 8th, 2024 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! So very happy for you and your entire family!

  3. Jenn
    April 9th, 2024 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Viki, thank you! We are all excited about this baby. It was somewhat unexpected but such a blessing. My son and daughter-in-law are overjoyed.

    Wow, you had both a productive and good weekend! C getting all those tasks done for you is great. The washing machine would have made me insane. I get annoyed at my microwave for backtalking all the time. It’s so annoying. And getting the taxes off your mind must be a relief too (aside from the painfulness of writing that check!)

    I’m happy you and A enjoyed the play!

    Yay for being able to see the eclipse! I think cloud cover was a concern. And good for you getting Hubs through it. I can totally understand why Harrison got a little scared, but now he can understand it.

    Monday was great, and Tuesday isn’t bad either. Hope your day is going well too!

  4. Jenn
    April 9th, 2024 at 1:06 pm · Link

    Valerie, thank you so much! We’re all very excited and looking forward to welcoming the new baby.

    Hope you’re having a great week!

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