Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Busy, busy Labor Day weekend!

Well, I wanted to post some pictures from our full Labor Day weekend, but I am having camera/computer connection I will just talk about it for now and hopefully post some pictures later.

I did get the baby quilt finished Thursday night and gave it to Keith on Friday morning at work. (I did the binding by machine...Let's just say that I really need to practice that process. It wasn't horrible-I didn't pick it out-but that may have had to do with the fact that I had to have it done that night!!)
Friday night after work I spent HOURS at Joannes shopping their Labor Day sales and getting some quilting/sewing goodies for my sister Kelsey. (She got a sewing machine for her birthday from Mom, Dad, Betsy and Mare!)

Saturday I met my sister Mary in Marietta Square for some shopping (they have a farmer's market on Saturday mornings, and they were having an art show) Mare ran to dance practice and I ran a few errands, then met Kevin at REI and Dick's Sporting Goods to check out their end of season sales. We each got a wet suit (on clearance) so that we can hopefully enjoy our jet skis even as the weather starts to cool down. (Since they haven't been working for the warm weather time!!) Mare met us there and we walked to Borders (I got Kevin a new Bible he thought looked interesting) then we all met the 'rents for dinner here and some more book shopping at Barnes and Noble. (I just can't get enough!!) Saturday night Kev picked up the wood I needed at Home Depot and we finally got a headboard made for our king size bed. Now we just need to get it attached to the wall! (We were up until after 2AM!)

Sunday we got up early and drove up to TN (we picked up Mare and the 'rents) and met Kelsey and Travis to go down the Hiwassee River. It was nice to have our own life jackets so that we didn't have to use their stinky ones (I always forget how nasty those things smell until I get there, and then I wonder why did I want to do this again?!?) After a run in with a huge tree branch (I think Kevin was trying to get rid of me, but I survived and came out with only a few scrapes and bruises) we made it down the river (It really is a lazy river, so we try to make obstacles for ourselves so that Kevin has fun, which is why we then got caught in the one place there was a bit of rapids and pushed under a big tree growing over the river and I, being in the front, got the tree branch in the arm-thankfully I did get down flat so that I didn't get it in the face!!) and helped Kelsey and Travis load up their canoe and went to their house for a cookout and to celebrate Kelsey's birthday.
After dinner we helped her work on the final design placement of the blocks for the quilt she is working on for Travis. (It was funny when she told me about the fabric for this quilt because I bought some of the same fabric as well ages ago, but I haven't made anything with mine yet!!) That was a fun day, but it was another late night since it is a long drive home from Ringold!!)

Monday we got to sleep in a little bit, but then we were up and getting everything together to go out on the jet skis. We were able to spend about 2 hours on the water and with no major issues! What a relief!! It was so much fun!! Then we went over to Kevin's mom's house for dinner and a nice visit. (And we ended up playing canasta, I didn't do very well, but that is a fun game!!

Tuesday morning came too fast and I was not ready for work, but work was ready for me, so now we are back to the regular daily schedule after a full and fun long weekend! (Although I am working the early shift all this week and next since my boss is out of town, so maybe I will actually get out and hike a couple times over the next week or two and try to get my energy level back up...I am tired all the time lately!!)

I hope to get some pictures on here soon!


Anonymous said...

You lead an amazing life.

Andy's Bethy said...

Goodness girl, you wear me out. Mom said that trip down the river was probably her last one, but that you were just sitting pretty with your prince escorting you downstream. Kevin is such a gentleman!
That Bible looks cool. Remind me to check it out next time we are up there.
Wish I could have been there for Kelsey's birthday party. Can't wait to see all the cool things she makes with her present.