Happy Birthday to our most awesome son-in-law, Buddy! We love you! Buddy is so good to Liza and such a good daddy to Aylabelle! He's one of the hardest working guys his age that I've ever known and he magnifies each and every calling he's ever had. And, oooooh, does he ever love to tease his mother-in-law! We are so thankful that he is such a perfect match for Liza! YAY for having Buddy in our family!
I was never completely alone yesterday until 10:30PM. Grace stayed home with a flu, but by afternoon, she was doing much better. I cleaned and organized in the morning, then ran in all directions in the afternoon and Doug and I needed to be in four places at once last night. It was just a crazy day. But, the laundry is all done, the house is clean, the catch-up is complete. Life gets real so quickly!
The highlight of my day was a surprise package that came in the mail from Liza and Buddy. (Actually, the package said it was from Aylabelle.) They sent Doug and I a beautiful print of the Idaho Falls LDS Temple, the temple that Doug and I were married in. I love it! I'll be rearraanging a wall when I decide on the perfect spot for it. What a thoughtful gift!
Once Grace was feeling better, she was up and helping me around the house. We decided to rearrange the furniture in the family room. Our family room is so small that there are very few options. I think a nice new big flat screen TV would really enhance the room and give us more space. However, Doug thinks that it would not enhance our budget. Not yet, anyway. Regardless, the family room looks nice. I even hung new curtains. This is a conversation that we have often around this house. Having moved every year of my life as a child and then many times in the first years of our marriage, Doug has decided that it's much more "cost effective" to buy me a can of paint or move furniture than it is to move. I'm so glad that he "gets me".
So, I'm feeling the urge to paint. I had told Doug that I'd wait until warmer weather when we could open the windows and air things out while painting. It's time. Maybe it's just the vacation. Maybe, it's spring. I'm obviously and definitely feeling the urge for some change. I want to get through this next busy week and I'll be getting busy with that project!
Today, Denise thought she had the day off from tending her grandson, so we planned on spending it together. Instead, she ended up with another grandson, so he went with us. I had a to-do list that needed to be completed, so we ran our errands together early and had lunch. We finished up early enough that I was able to drop in and spend Doug's lunch break together. I've really missed being together 24/7 after a week of being spoiled together. Now I'm home with less than an hour to study my lesson some until the kids get home from school.
Over the next seven days, my schedule includes:
- a drive to the ranch with Mom...dealing with the flooded cabin situation
- a special extended Corbridge family Fireside in SLC to celebrate the Passover
- hosting a family meeting with Doug's siblings and Mom to made decisions about the cabin situation
- hosting Doug's Mom's 80th birthday party/dinner
- helping a sister-in-law with Mom's gift
- a lunch bunch lunch
- a double date
- teaching my SS lesson
- Quayd's speaking in Sacrament Meeting
- ZJ is teaching her YW class
Life got real very quickly. We're back into full swing. But, I'm much happier crazy busy than sitting still! Life is good!
Don't wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.