Sunday, January 24, 2010

Whirlwind Weekend

I can't believe the weekend is over already.  It was a whirlwind of activity and we only just arrived home a half hour ago.

A few weeks ago I received an invitation in the mail to a good friend's baby shower.  I really wanted to go but knew that it wouldn't be possible.  The shower was 6 hours away, which was too far to go for just the weekend.  I had just taken 2 days off to go on the cruise so I couldn't take any more time off.

Then my sister had her surgery.  And I was worried about her.  I really wanted to visit her, and help a little.

So I got this idea in my head that maybe, just maybe we could drive up North for the weekend.  I knew it was a crazy idea.  And I knew there was no way Joe would go for it. Because it was  a little bit crazy.

On Thursday I mentioned the shower to him and how  I really wanted to go but couldn't because it was too far.  He nodded and said he was sorry I would have to miss it.  A little later I brought up how I was worried about my sister and how I wish I could go there and help with the kids.  Again he nodded and said it was hard for me to live so far away from my sister.

 I kind of let it go at that point.  For a little while.  Then I turned to him and blurted out "I really want to go to Kayce's shower and then go to my sister's house and help her."

I expected him to tell me No, and that it was crazy, and too far to go for the weekend.

But he didn't!  He turned to me and said "If that's really what you want to do, then that's what we'll do."  And he didn't even call me crazy.

I love that man.  :)

So we got up early on Saturday and got on the road.  We arrived at the shower only a few minutes after it started and Joe dropped me off.

I walked in the door and Kayce was so shocked to see me.  I hadn't told her I was coming.  It was a beautiful shower.  I was in tears much of the time, thinking about how long she has waited for her little Jenny and it was finally happening.  They leave for China in 2 days and I can't wait to see Jenny in her arms.

Thank you Kayce, for inviting me to your special day.  It was such a wonderful day and I am honored that I could be a part of it.

From the shower we drove the hour and a half to Lisa's house.  We picked up the kids and took them to dinner and Chuck E. Cheese's so Scott could have a break. I do NOT recommend going to Chuck E. Cheese's on a Saturday night.  That place was packed to the gills.  I think Joe might be scarred for life.

We got home from our fun night out and I fell into bed I was so tired.

Today we got up and took the kid's to breakfast.  Came home, picked up all three dogs and took them to the dog park.  Brought the kids and dogs home and I started on some of the things Lisa hasn't been able to do the last few days.

I folded a bunch of laundry.  Did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed the entire house, picked up the kid's rooms and mopped the floors.

By this time it was getting late so we had to get in the car and start home.

7 hours later we walked in the door and threw our bags on the ground.  My weekend bag is sitting on top of my suitcase that I never unpacked from the cruise.

I just came out of a warm bath and am now heading to bed.  I am exhausted!  I need a weekend to recover from my weekend.  I don't have a lot of pictures because I didn't have a camera.  I did snap a few with my cell phone.
There was SO MUCH snow on the grapevine.  I don't think I have ever seen that much snow there before. Of course we had to stop and play in it for a minute.

This is what Gizmo(and Joe) did for most of the trip while I drove

Joe snapped a pic of me driving

Isn't this a cool picture? This is what happens when you try to take a picture of the clouds while you are driving because everyone else in the car is sleeping.  Obviously I moved the camera while it was taking the picture.  But I thought it turned out kind of cool.

This is the only picture I got at Kayce's baby shower.  I was too busy having a great time.  Kayce has some wonderful pictures from her day over on her blog.  But aren't these cupcakes beautiful?  And they were so yummy too!
What a great weekend it turned out to be!

I picked up a part time job 2 evenings a week and I start tomorrow.  I anticipate this cutting into my computer time so if I'm not around much, you'll know why.  I'm sorry I haven't had the time to get around and comment as much as I'd like to.  I am still reading, I just find that I'm tired in the evenings and don't have the energy to comment.  Sorry!


Kayce said...

Oh my friend! THANK YOU so, so much for the best surprise ever!!! I'm so glad that you were able to come and give your sister some love and care. Thanks for all your prayers and love! Tell Joe he is the best!!!

Retro Girl said...

You've got a very sweet hubby! That's wonderful that you got to go afterall and see everyone. You are an angel for going to help your sister's family. I am sure they deeply appreciated it :-) What a great sister you are! (Wish my sister would come visit me...ever...)