I have been away from the computer for a week now, and it has been even longer since I posted. Not that my life is all that exciting, but I will be going to my old, easy friend "the list" to catch up.
-Last Friday my husband set it all up for me to go out with Kate for my birthday. I am always up for that! We decided calories didn't count for that night, so we had a utterly delicious dinner at Sips followed by a cheap movie. After that we went to Barnes and Noble to share an Oreo brownie and drink some yummy coffee concoctions. Like I said, no calories counted. We talked, talked, and then talked some more. I didn't get home until almost midnight. We were really livin' on the edge. And my sweet friend picked up the tab for the night. Thanks Kate! It was so fun and much needed!
-On Saturday, my actual birthday, I was awakened by Gibson telling me happy birthday and Maya with a big smile on her face. We just relaxed for the day and then our babysitters arrived at 4:30 (thanks Megan and Sarah!!!). Phil and I ran a few kid-free errands and then we were off to P.F. Changs (which I call P. F. Chingy's...with a hard "g", just like Ching-y...the rapper...yes I'm a dork). We had some amazing food and great conversation. It was such a gorgeous evening. We ate outside on the patio in the sunshine and 65 degree breeze. It really felt like Autumn and I loved every minute of it. Next we went to a movie and then to Bravo for dessert. Oh good gracious, did we ever eat dessert. It was FABULOUS. Then we arrived home to sleeping children. It was quiet, peaceful bliss. Thank you my love for a great night!
-On Sunday we went to the first gathering at Apex and then we headed straight home to clean. We had the first showing for our house and we busted our butts getting it perfect. I mean, our house looked great...and then we found out they never even showed up. Discouraging, yes, but they had a good excuse...an emergency appendicitis. I guess we'll let it slide this time.
-I spent the rest of Sunday packing and getting ready. On Monday morning I left to go on a trip with my sister, her two two-year old boys, my mom, my dad, and my two children of course. It was a shopping trip to Franklin, Tennessee. We've been there quite a few times in the last 5 years, so we have all of our favorite places we like to visit. We found some good deals and ate some really good food. The kids did great despite the fact that my sister and I shared a hotel room with all 4 kids. They slept well and we talked into the wee hours like high school girls. It was all in all a great trip eventhough my children decided to poop the entire time. I think between them I probably changed 25 poopy diapers in only 4 days. Seriously.
-Oh, Maya is walking around everywhere. She even learned how to stand up by herself from the ground (instead of pulling up on something). She is already getting so fast!
-I got home last night and I'm utterly exhausted...and sick with a crappy cold. My throat feels like it's slowly closing up. Today we need to do lots of cleaning again, we have a showing. I'm all for it though, the more action we can get on the house the better.
OK, that's all I can muster for now. I'm off to make the kids lunch, put them down for a nap, and then begin my cleaning rampage. Pray for a SOLD house!
---and now I have to throw up a quick "Praise the Lord!!!" for baby Reagan who flipped from a breech position to where she needs to be. We are so thankful. We can't wait to meet our little neice in just a few short weeks!!!