Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weekend in Valdosta

This last weekend I got off work a little early on Friday and drove down to Valdosta with my Dad and my sister Kelsey to visit with Bethany and her husband and kids and to help out with her yard sale. (Mom had already driven down on Thursday.) We had a blast visiting, doing a puzzle, watching movies, and working the yard sale. Betsy was having the yard sale to raise some money to help with all the extra expenses that keep coming up with the adoption process they are going through. So we had been collecting "stuff" for awhile (clearing out closets, etc.) and I took a few more things down with us when we went. (But then I picked through some of the things she was selling and brought them back with me!! I love having sisters who are basically my size so that we can share clothes!! Plus she was trying to sell our Care Bears mugs from when we were little! I don't think so!! I quickly snatched them from the sale table and brought them back inside & stuffed them safely away in my bag!!)
Saturday evening their church was having a little fall festival so we took the boys to that and they had a blast. I love family weekends. I know I say this often, but I can't say it enough, I am sooooo blessed with my wonderful family! I love them all so much and I am so thankful on a daily, well make that hourly, basis for their support and love. A girl could not be more blessed when it comes to family!In those last two pictures Zi was a little too busy eating his popcorn! He could not be bothered with smiling for the picture-and Mr. C looks like he is disctracted as well! Sorry Auntie Em, no good pictures for you, there are just too many fun things going on all around!

The boys had some cotton candy and absolutely loved it!! So cute with their mouths turing blue!! Mr C. says it was his first time eating cotton candy, and I believe him because he has a crazy good memory! 6 whole years without a taste of that yumminess! But I guess that is what you get when you have a Earth Mother mom. Betsy loves doing things the all natural way if possible (when affordable) so it really isn't all that surprising that he hasn't tried it before!!) Good thing they both had dentist appointments scheduled for Monday!!
There was a beautiful sunset Saturday night while we were heading out from the carnival over to Zaxby's for dinner. I had to get a picture of a few of their decorations (LOVE the sign and HAD to get a pic of the elephant!) and of the fam! (or at least who was here-we missed you Kevin, Travis and Mare Mare!!)
Sunday Kels & I drove back a little early so we could try to get some stuff done at home, but my back was killing me and I was dreading having to do anything! (Oh the joy's of having broken my back in a car accident as a teenager-I am not a fun person to travel with! This is how I know God works modern day miracles, because I didn't have any back trouble on our European trip and we were gone for 3 weeks!!) Imagine my relief when I walked in my door and my wonderful Mr. (I sure to love that guy!!) was working the vaccuum and had cleaned the toilets. (Good enough for me to call the house clean for now, I know I will have to get around to the dusting and the sinks eventually, but not now!) So I was able to spend the evening curled up with a good book! (Which I finished and was great...but I can't talk about it because I am actually giving it to my mom for her birthday so I don't want to ruin it for her!)

Monday I wanted to make up for my lack of sewing over the weekend so I got home and got straight to work and quilted the other quilt for the Downy Quilts for Kids project. (Three down, 7 to go in my WIP's pile!!) Now I just have to wash them and they will be ready to go. I am a little nervous about the washing part because the fabric came to me precut and I don't think it was pre-washed and so I am afraid it will run, not sure what I should about that because I don't want the quilt ruined. They suggested using a color catcher in the wash, but I have NO IDEA what that is! I am not a domestic goddess...although I would love to be, that is just not me!! I guess I will run by Target tonight and see what I can find! Plus I got a new cutting board at Micheals last week because I had a coupon for 50% off! This one is much bigger than my current one (which is looking worn) so I am excited about having the larger surface to cut on!

1 comment:

Andy's Bethy said...

You got some great pictures Emilee. I love the comment about the "Earth Mother". How funny!
I am so glad we have each other. After that talk this weekend, I am especially glad to have ya'll. Nothing on earth, absolutely nothing, can beat family.