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my weekend list.

November 12th | thoughts



i’m driving to the desert this weekend

to spend time with my mom and sister

and speak at a retreat in murrieta, california.


here’s my weekend to-do list…

1. enjoy the drive.

2. look for pretty things.

3. take pictures of pretty things.

4. spend time soaking up my mom and sister.

5. sleep in or take a nap on saturday.

6. make some new friends.

7. reflect on how God has given us so much to be thankful for!

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what’s on your to-do list this weekend?

35 Responses

  1. Margie Brown says:

    Just got a job so getting organized at home and mentally preparing myself for the new challenge coming next week while keeping everything at home running smoothly! Multi-tasking…here I come!

  2. how fun! give your family my love. enjoy. soak in the goodness of it all. you have been doing a bit of speaking lately! is this a bloggy thing or a church thing? and what have you been speaking on?

  3. Rosanne says:

    1. Start sprucin’ up the guest room for Thanksgiving visitors.
    2. Start thinking about menu for Thanksgiving.
    3. Browse the online Black Friday ads for after Thanksgiving shopping
    4. Do some heavy workouts preparing for turkey meal
    5.Do some more heavy workout preparing for pumpkin pie!

  4. Wow. I’m completely envious of your beautiful scenery!
    My hubs works alllllll wkend so I’m going to just try to clean and finish up a huge furniture project.

  5. becca says:

    We have a birthday party scheduled for our son who is turning one on Monday! Happy and sad at the same time.

  6. Paige says:

    Sounds great Lisa! Have fun! My to-do list this weekend includes 1. Haircut 2. Christmas shopping 3. Put away Halloween decor 4. Dinner with friends 5. Enjoy the lovely Fall weather we are having on Long Island

  7. Southern Gal says:

    Wish I could hear you speak at that retreat.
    Instead I’ll be doing these things:
    1. Try again to get decent pictures for the Christmas cards!
    2. Buy fabric to begin sewing Amy Butler bags.
    3. Work on finishing our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.
    4. Preparing food for friends who are recovering from illness.

  8. Ashley says:

    Such beauty!
    I love number 4. I think I’ll do that this weekend except it will be my nephews and niece. Sounds like a plan!

    Lots of Smiles

  9. Claudine says:

    Sounds like a simply lovely weekend!

    I plan to be present to my family. Enjoying the cooling weather and the slower weekend moments!

  10. Denise says:

    The teenager will be working, so hubby and I will be getting chai chargers to go and we will be walking the Bob Jones trail and enjoying the beautiful weather we are having! I too hope to find pretty things to photograph on our walk. Have a wonderful trip to Murrietta, if I’m not mistaken that is near Julian California known for their apple pie!

  11. Kristi F says:

    Organize my home office and clean house – how boring is that???

  12. April says:

    That first picture is just breathtaking!
    And your blog … so very simple & fresh.

    Happy weekend,

  13. Tiffany Day says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Hope you have a great weekend and you can cross off all the items on your list at the end of it!!

    on my list:

    1. Trip to Michaels to get craft supplies
    2. Linger over my coffee – both mornings
    3. watch my son play baseball {love}
    4. soak up my sister
    5. your #7 – i will borrow that one – its a good one to be on my list!


  14. Jessica says:

    I live in Murrieta! How funny…what a small world:) I plan to do nothing..after 2 months of crazy weekends and the holidays coming I need a weekend to relax…maybe a movie and some park time with my son. Enjoy our town..btw save yourself the hour drive to Julian and buy the pie at Barrons, its cheaper and same for the wine…it’s cheaper at the grocery store then it is at the winerys.

  15. Oh, I love the weekends. Yes, I have plans! I just did a post on my blog about “Plan and Purpose”. Great minds think alike. My plans include; hot chocolate with pink/white heart shaped marshmallows (again), playing in the leaves with the girls (they’ve been begging me), taking more fall pics.

  16. Oh, I love the weekends. Yes, I have plans! I just did a post on my blog about “Plan and Purpose”. Great minds think alike. My plans include; hot chocolate with pink/white heart shaped marshmallows (again), playing in the leaves with the girls (they’ve been begging me), taking more fall pics.

  17. i am making elizabeth esther’s potato soup tonight for some friends. painting faces at a make-up event tomorrow and then i am heading to an undisclosed location on sunday for a personal retreat with my dog. i just need time away to think, to pray, to be alone. i am so, SO excited about this.

    have so much fun with your sister and your mom! there is not a salve more healing than that for me.


  18. Lizz says:

    1. To tell my husband we are expecting our first child!
    2. My niece’s 2nd birthday! (She’s sooo big now!)
    3. A service to celebrate a life gone too soon

  19. peachgirl says:

    We are going to an antiques mart to look for a new dining table. Enjoy your weekend!

  20. jenn says:

    my weekend plans:
    1. welcome husband who has been gone all week home around 9p tonight.
    2. sleep like a rock.
    3. teach 6 women how to make cards and gift card holders tomorrow morning.
    4. take #1 and only son, who is 16, out to look for sport coat and vest–HIS idea.
    5. get black collared shirt for husband.
    6. be a lead worshipper with 2nd and 3rd graders sunday morning.
    7. go to a holiday meeting at starbucks–wait til you see the new gift cards!!!
    8. go to small group.
    9. sleep like a rock.

  21. Kelli says:

    1. Go to neice’s surprise 13th birthday party (armed with “Teen Vogue” and “Seventeen” magazine subscriptions for gifts!)
    2. Go away to cousin’s for the weekend
    3. Sleep, and laugh that my hubby will be home alone with two little girls all weekend!
    4. clip recipes, drink tea, cook, bake, go to a yummy chick flick with said cousin.
    5. Enjoy a solitary train ride home. Ahhhhhhh…….

  22. deezie says:

    Beautiful pictures as always Lisa
    Sounds like your weekend is going to be wonderful
    We leave very early tomorrow morning to visit my Godmother who is very sick and bring her some of her belongings from her home that she hasnt’ been in since she has been in the hospital. I am not good with long drives but maybe if I take my camara I can find something wonderful to photograph.
    Bring my little one to a birthday party and Sunday just be home with my family.
    I love home!

  23. sarita says:

    okay , what a lovely weekend you have planned .. Hope it all falls nicely into place!!
    Nothing real big planned Christmas list is ready so need to shop for that . Hubby is hunting so it will be pretty laid back waiting for him to come home .. Ofcourse visit my daughter and grandkids .. My thrift store .. and Just enjoy this life I am so blessed with …. be blessed my friend !!

  24. Miaja says:

    I’m looking forward to a date night with my husband and another couple!

  25. Merideth says:

    My old stomping ground. My mom taught for the Murrieta school district. Of course when I lived there it was a tiny town. Enjoy! I will be partaking in my new found obsesson…knitting.

  26. Paige says:

    My to-do list is way too long to list here! But, I plan to spend the weekend enjoy all the little blessings in my life while tackling this list. Hope you have a great weekend!

  27. Soccer pictures, soccer games, birthday party, kids singing on Sun. morning ~ then (hopefully) a nap! :) Have a wonderful weekend with your mom and sister! That sounds amazing!

  28. Abby says:

    1. Celebrate a perfect score on my pediatrics exam I took today (which incidentally was on cardiac which made me think of your son during my test : )
    2. Study for an OB test on Monday.
    3. Write a paper.
    4. Clean my apartment and do laundry.
    5. Take a nap in my clean sheets.
    6. Think about how lucky I am to be alive and in school to do what I LOVE to do!

    I’ll get to see my sister, mom, and dad at Thanksgiving. I can’t wait!
    Enjoy your mom and sister extra for me!!

  29. Philippa says:

    Hi Lisa the biggest task on my list for this weekend is to try not to panic about our cat. He has inflammatory bowel disease (he’s only 7) and needs to eat little and often and NO protein. Just lately he has been spending all day outside and not coming back until late and I KNOW today he will be very dehydrated (it’s Saturday late pm here). I am panicing inside but don’t want to show it because my hubby thinks he’s just a cat. He’s not that to me, I can’t have children so this little special singapore street cat (we rescued him from the local animal rescue when we lived there) is like the other half of me! He’s my constant companion in the garden normally and I MISS HIM. Please keep prayers in your thoughts that he will be okay. Trying hard not to cry right now! Smiles.. (just)

  30. love the pics so far! enjoy the retreat!
    i’ll be painting my bedroom and finding moments with the kiddos :)

  31. Megan says:

    Well, let’s see…is there a character limit here? My to-do list is pretty long!

    I’ll just sum it up by saying I have a bazillion things to do to get ready for my first boutique of the season! Lot’s of inventorying and crafting over here!

  32. Lea Culp says:

    What a great “to do”list! I do hope you got that nap and enjoyed your Mom and sister. I have no doubt that you were a real blessing to those at the retreat. Wish I had been there. Abundant blessings to you!

  33. Johanna says:

    Oh LIsa, I wish I would have known you were going to be in Murrieta. That’s where I am…(well, Menifee is right next door). I would’ve loved to get together for a cup of coffee and finally say hello in person! I hope you had a fun & relaxing weekend. xoxo.

  34. Brittany says:

    you were right near me! I live in Temecula, next town over.

  35. Trish says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I really enjoy your encouraging words and beautiful pics here.
    I am a new reader to your blog, but my heart receives a blessing every time I visit :-)
    Keeping you and your precious family in my prayers!
    ~ Trish

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