A SEWING TABLE!!!
This is something I had been wanting, but would have never in a million years bought for myself. To find such a fabulous one used was almost miraculous! Happy Birthday to me (Chris wanted me to choose my own present this year, and I hadn't decided yet).
We easily loaded it into the back of our Volvo (Have I mentioned how much we love having our V70 station wagon?) and got it home.
While we were out, I received the following text message from my mom:
"Dan will be home late tonight. I
have killed the fatted spaghetti.
Anyone who wishes can come eat
Sunday at 5 pm. "
While my little brother is no prodigal son, we were still very excited. I had just spoken to him the day before, and he hadn't found a ride, so this was a nice surprise! Also, my mom cracks me up.
Next on our busy day: watermelon! I had volunteered to cut up two watermelons for a wedding. We planned on doing it the night before, but of course I forgot. As it turned out, we had exactly enough time to get it done! It was fun to help out on what I know is such a stressful day. We dropped the chopped fruit at the church, and headed out for our next stop.
Rancho Cucamonga! How fondly we remember thee (except when it comes to weather, cause it was sunny and HOT). Chris dropped me off at Panera for a lunch date with two of my best friends. We were long overdue for a catch up. Sadly, no picture. Why didn't we take a picture! Too busy chatting, I guess. I hitched a ride to my mom's house from there, not realizing that Chris had taken the kids to a nearby park.
While I was waiting, my brother Andrew and his very pregnant wife Karen got there. They informed me that Daniel would not be arriving "late," but rather by 8 o'clock! Chris and I decided to stay and say hi, and the next thing we knew we were going to A&K's stake church building for a Luau.
Mmm...Tongan food. It's been too long! We saw some awesome dancers, but headed out early to go see Dan. I'd have loved to see more, but we both agreed that it was okay since we got to see The Haka.
Then, something happened to change the course of the rest of our weekend.
Peter fell asleep in the car.
Suddenly, our whole evening opened up. Instead of hanging out at my moms' house for an hour or so, we could stay late chatting and not have to worry about our kids (Amelia will still sleep most anywhere).
We had so much fun! Dan made us cookies, I rubbed Karen's ankles to try and get her contractions going, we discovered Vine. Anyway, the next thing I know Chris is laying down on the couch, the signal that we aren't going anywhere for a couple hours at least. Since that was around midnight, we decided to spend the night.
Chris was out within seconds, but the rest of us stayed up another hour and a half, and then, of course, had one of the worst nights sleep of all time. I can handle less sleep or interrupted sleep, but apparently not both together. I felt awful the next morning, which, by the way, began at 6:30. Amelia and Mikal both had a hard time, so Andrew was in a similar boat. Chris is such a heavy sleeper, it is pointless to wake him us to help me. (I don't really mind, since he usually gets up early on Saturday mornings with the kids)
Chris wanted to head back to Downey for our church responsibilities, but I was really struggling. We decided to split. I got a sub to lead the music, and stayed at my mom's to try and rest (I only ended up getting a 15 minute nap later that morning), and he went home for some of our stuff, church, and then made it back to my parents' in time so we could all go to church together. Thanks to really great speakers, we made it through sacrament meeting, but were dying to get some sleep. We dropped Peter off at nursery, and went back to my mom's house.
When we arrived, we found Andrew and Karen there, getting ready to go to the hospital! We helped them get out the door, then headed to the store to pick up some snacks for them. Then it was back to the church to get Peter, then we picked up Dan and brought him back home. My mom and I took Amelia and the snacks and left the men to eat and wait for an update. We got there about 4:30, by six the others had arrived, and just after that so did the baby!
Welcome to the world Guinevere (Gwynevere? Guenevere?) Rose!
It was so nice to have such a wonderfully, and unexpectedly, eventful weekend. We got home and I crashed on the couch by 9:30 while Chris got the kids to bed. I can't remember the last time I was that exhausted, and I wasn't even the one who had the baby!