Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fabulous Weekend!!!

What a fantastic weekend I had! Friday I left work and headed up to where the crop was located. It took me about 40 minutes and I jammed to the Sex and The City soundtrack. When I was listening to the first song (Fergie’s “Labels or Love”) I turned it way up and felt really cool…and then I looked down at my big belly, and then remembered that I was on my way to a scrap weekend…I wasn’t as cool as I thought I was :)

Once I got there we unloaded and headed to the local Farmer’s Market. Part of the reason we like this crop so much is that we find some neat things to do in this small little town. After the market we headed back to the hotel to scrap. After scrapping we headed to our Friday night tradition of Christy’s Pizza. They have great pizza! After that we went back and scrapped some more. I was addicted to the Cricut machine. I had so much fun playing around with it! I told hubby that’s what I want for my birthday, so hopefully I will have my own here in about 2 ½ weeks! We then got tired, so we headed up to our room sometime around 11:30 or 12:00 I think.

One of the girls brought her own air mattress. That left three of us and two DOUBLE (not queen) beds. So we called down and got a rollaway bed. This is what the room looked like:

We stayed up and watched Tori and Dean and I fell asleep around 1:30 AM.

Saturday we woke up and headed down to scrap. We scrapped until lunch time and headed over to the town square where there was a local Jazz and Rib festival going on. We had some wonderful ribs! I even bought some of the Bar-B-Q sauce to take home and make my own ribs!

We went back and scrapped some more, and then headed out to visit a local scrapbooking store, Hobby Lobby, and our famous Saturday night restaurant, La Paloma. It was so good and I was so stuffed!

Went back and scrapped some more…I finally went up to the room around 12:00 AM to watch some TV.

Sunday we woke up and scrapped again. I actually got almost all of the pictures that I had brought scrapped, which never happens! Had I not been addicted to the Cricut machine, I’m sure I would have gotten them all done.

I decided to leave a little early so that I could get home before the kids took a nap (maybe I could get a nap in as well!). I left around 2:00 and got home around 3:00. I pulled in and noticed that my dad was still there, which was weird because I thought he would have left on Saturday. I came in and saw him and hubby in the family room. I said “hello” and hubby told me that the kids were still awake upstairs and wanted to me give them kisses. He told me they were in Pappaw’s room (they like to sleep in there sometimes).

When I walked up the stairs I could hear them giggling. As I opened the door I noticed that the walls were no the normal white color…and I found this:

Hubby and my dad and the kids had done the nursery for me! I started crying because it looked so good and it was done! I had been stressing about it for a while now, since I only have 2 ½ months left until this baby comes, and hubby knew that if he did it, a huge burden would be lifted from me. And my dad was absolutely awesome in helping with the room and helping to keep the kids occupied when they needed to stay out.

This is the same theme that we've used for each of the kids...it brings back so many memories each time we get everything out and set up!

I can’t describe how appreciative I feel towards both hubby and my dad. I sat in the room on Sunday (and yesterday) thinking about how lucky I am to have such a great family. What a huge relief to have this done, and what great people I have in my life that made it happen!!!

Now if we could just decide on a name for this baby… :)


Daddy Dan said...

I'm glad you had a great weekend (Don't you always?) And what a great surprise to come home to. The nursery looks great!

ChrisB said...

What a wonderful surprise. The perfect end to your weekend. The nursery looks really great.

Anonymous said...

Awww, Debbie, it looks GORGEOUS!! I'd have had tears in my eyes, too. How wonderful that your husband and Dad (and kids) did this while you were away.


Sherry said...

OH geeze, I got misty eyed knowing the surprise you went home to. And the nursery, totally AWESOME, so soft looking, so neat, so PERFECT!!!!! Heck yeah it got to me knowing how caring and loving your entire family is!! What a lucky baby to be arriving into your family!!!!
Glad your weekend was PERFECT!!!

Jillian, Inc. said...

The nursery looks great! I can only imagine how happy you were and what a relief to have that project completed. How sweet of your hubby and dad (and kids) to surprise you.

Our Moments said...

Wow! Could your weekend have been any better?? That was awesome. I love scrapbooking weekends. I'll be going on my next on in September. And the Cricut? Yes, I LOVE mine.

How sweet were your hubbie and dad?? That's awesome that now you don't have to worry anymore.

radioactive girl said...

What an awesome surprise! I love when people do things like that! The room looks adorable!

Kelly M said...

Wow what a great surprise! It looks great! Glad you had a good weekend

Amy W said...

Looks great! And I am jealous of your scrapbooking...

Julie said...

What a nice surprise! Kudos to hubby and your dad! And I'm jealous of your scrap weekend.

Rachel said...

How awesome of them to do that for you!! I love the nursery. It's adorable! They did a great job. Except in the third pic, the Elmo book is upside down.

Sorry, I am a bit, um, anal, lol!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend and a wonderful surprise to boot!
THe nursery looks gorgeous and even better that it was a gift!

Anonymous said...

What an utterly beautiful and fantastic gift!!

The nursery is to-die-for gorgeous!!!

Now... just waiting for the baby!!!

Michele_3 said...

What a great weekend you had!
And the surprise your hubby and dad pulled off is AMAZING!
I love that theme- We did the same exact one for my youngest when he was born(John Lennon Imagine)
I use to play the mobile over & over for the song!
Very lovely!