Then came my turn, Yes, I ended up walking out with three huge bags of gifts plus a grab bag, where you drew a number and were surprised by whatever was in the grab bag. I reached in the bowl and drew a number 2, well, Anne said, "Oh , I don't want you to have 2, I want you to have something nicer". I smiled at her and drew an 8, she was delighted and sure I would like whatever was in the grab bag. So off we went hauling out enough to fill a small sled.
After having a bite to eat at our newly remodeled Golden Coral, which has been seriously up graded and was very impressive. We went furniture shopping for a new couch and love seat for my Mom. She recently had a large outside wall rebuilt that looked out onto her ever so peaceful, serene and beautiful lake. A lake that holds so many heartwarming memories for our family. She also ordered new carpeting, which was necessary due to some water leaking in with the dry-rot wall she had rebuilt. Mom walked out of both furniture stores with a much better idea of what was available and she was so sweet and appreciative that I helped her out...are you kidding, I was in heaven, and smiling from ear to ear!
We drove home to my house and I showed her my blog and a few of your blogs, she was so in awe and very intrigued with this new realm of friends I was becoming extremely fond of. Still, there was a bit of guarded skepticism. In time, I will win her over. lol
My sweet Dil, Renee, called and wanted to drop by for a visit with our sweet little Gbaby Ben. We all had a wonderful time chatting, ogling over Ben, sharing loads of laughter over silly things like cooking...and why it might be advantageous for Renee to learn how to cook more...lol!!! My Mom gave Renee a bag full of darling baby clothes we had picked up at garage sales. We've always enjoyed garage sales! lol
Then it dawned on me that I needed to unwrap the grab bag, the curiosity was killing me. hehe! There were three boxes in the large bag so I had each of us open one box each...well, to my sheer delight, it was a three piece red, black, and yellow retro lamp candle holder, with a charming little retro girl dressed up with a black overflowing hat, and a votive holder that you slip in a jar. All were the colors of my Retro room, a guest room done up in the exact same colors red, black with just a hint of yellow here and there! Above is a pic of the old fashion soda table in the Retro room. Mom, Renee and I were all amazed! Anne couldn't of know, as she's never been to my house before. Pictured from left Jenna, Chrystal, and Danielle.
If you double click on the pic to the right you can see the three darling items set up right in front.
Our little Gbaby has learned how to say bye-bye and wave, and he will put together words like bye bye, baby, ball...and waves, just like he is speaking a sentence filled with babbling words that don't mean anything and that we should all relate to, the gift to gab at 9 mo's!
So it's just the two of us, amazed at how perfect things can sometime turn out and hoping you grab a moment for yourselves just to breath in all that is amazing! :)