Some days you’re just speechless, yanno?

Had a good weekend even though I felt like we were just go-go-go both days.  Took Mallory to see Ben’s mom on Saturday.  It’s a good time for us to visit, make sure she’s doing okay after the sudden loss of her husband, and for her to just be delighted by her granddaughter.  From there we hit a few errands including buying Ben a few new fish for his tank and strolling through Whole Foods.  Squish scared the pants off a woman with a quick super high pitched shriek of excitement as we were walking through the bulk foods section.  I think she may have lopped 3 years off her life, the poor lady!  Took another family outing to Franklin Covey because we’re determined to ‘get organized.’  Well, at least we have refills of the tools we like to use.  We’ll see if the getting organized follows.

Sunday was a pretty hectic day as well.  Got up and got dressed – made sure Mallory had a mid-morning nap before my sister picked us up to go to church for the first time together.  She had a blast and was pretty good throughout the whole service except for when she started growling.  Of course this week’s sermon was about the devil  tempting Jesus when he was in the wilderness.    I’m sure many in the congregation felt there was a demon sitting in the back pew *sigh*.  All in all, an ok church but I’m still on my church shopping adventure.  We’ll see where I end up next week.

Following that, we drove up to see my parents and had lunch up there.  They took us to the new house and we got to take the tour with the tile up, lights installed, and cabinetry in place.  Words can not describe how much effort they put into the planning of this house and how they’re going to use it.  They plan to ‘live’ in the downstairs (so it’s kind of like a condo) and put visitors upstairs.  To save money and heating and stuff the upstairs and downstairs are two different zones.  They even have a separate hot water tank for upstairs!  Also, their pantry off the kitchen is larger than my office here at work.  They’ve worked hard all their life for that house and have done things the right way – good for them!  They give me hope that we too can have the same things they did.  We grew up in a trailer in SW PA and now they’re building a monstrosity of a house.  They’re living the American dream 🙂

Came home to a tremendous shock.  Ben had made dinner, cleaned up the living room – dining room – kitchen – AND family room – including dusting, organizing stuff that he didn’t know where it went, and vacuuming.  There were even fresh flowers in a crystal vase on the dining room table in addition to the smell of an awesome beef stew coming from the crock pot.  He worked pretty hard while Mallory and I were out of the house and it was so nice to be able to just sit and relax after I got home.  That was a pretty cool gift!

How was YOUR weekend?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcsFalcon
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 17:41:17

    That’s odd – I wrote a post on my faith blog a few days ago about the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.

    How exciting for your folks! It must be so fun for them to see their dream home coming to life right in front of their eyes!

    And what an awesome way to come home – fresh flowers too! Ahhh, how nice to just come home and be. 🙂

    Sounds like you almost need a weekend to recover from your weekend! Busy girl you!

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  2. Sherri
    Feb 22, 2010 @ 18:06:06

    WOW! I’m speechless. And I’m still laughing about that growling vampire/demon baby. So cute.

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  3. DarcKnyt
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 01:06:51

    Very busy weekend. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy going back to work. 😉

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