Monday, December 11, 2006

A Blessed Weekend

This weekend was truly a blessing. My parents came up on Saturday and we are a wonderful visit. As soon as Mom and Dad got here Mom went to work. She helped me sort the children's clothing and get them in boxes. I sorted all of DS clothing before DD was born (clothes he had outgrown), but since then.....I failed. So at least now the boxes are marked whether they are boys are girls clothing and the size. Will be much easier after the baby is born to find the clothing that will be needed as he/she grows. I was going to do it next month, but it would have taken me ages to do it and we got it done in one day. After about 1 hour of working we went out to eat for lunch at Jakes....I like Jake's but hadn't been there in almost 2 years probably ...and Mom and Dad treated. Which was very kind of them. Once we got back Mom and I continued on sorting and Hubby and Dad did a lot of odds and ends job around the house. They put another rod in our closet to hang clothes on...which was badly needed, to say the least! Oh yes, the children have a play house now. Mom and Dad's pastor's family had an extra outdoor fisher price type play house and they brought it up this weekend. So now the children have their own little house.

Once Mom and Dad left our family was on a mission. To find a DVD/VCR combo for Hubby's mom. She wanted to buy one for Hubby's dad for Christmas. to KMart we went. Once at Kmart there were a lot of things on sale. We got the children each a new pair of Jammies (buy one get one free!) and Hubby got a fleecey type pullover for halfprice. Hubby wanted me to look at coats (he has been trying to get me a winter coat for years!) I made one when DS was a few months old, but I made it so heavy the thread is giving in a lot of places. We have searched garage sales and thrift stores to find a coat, but no luck. If I actually liked the coat it was usually a size 6 petite....and there is no way I would ever be able to wear that! Not at 5'10". So after Kmart Hubby suggested we go to JcPenney. They had their coats 60% off! Well...I looked around and fell in love with one, but I still didn't want to pay $80. Well they had a big sale this weekend and Hubby found a coupon that if you spent over $75 dollars you got $15 off. So he bought me the coat for my birthday and we saved $130 off the original price!!! I still can't believe it. I haven't had this nice of a coat since my high school letter jacket (at it was a nice coat too.) So now I don't know what to do with myself. It's such a nice coat. I will try and take pictures of everything later, but I have to have good sunlight with the digital. The flash really changes the look of everything.

Anyway, on to Sunday. I was blessed by the message at church, but the biggest blessing came that evening. My inlaws offered to watch the children so Hubby and I could go watch Handel's Messiah at MVNU (my alma mater). It was so wonderful! I remember not caring for it at all in college and was a blessing to my heart and soul. I have most of it memorized anyway. When DS can't sleep we put the CD player in his room and he loves listening to the Messiah. So I had about 90% of it memorized! When we returned the children were bathed and in jammies, so all we had to do was bring them home and put them in bed.

So, now that I have told you about my weekend, I better get started on my household duties. And Monday is laundry day! I want to try to stay on top of things this week to. My nephew's birthday party is Saturday and I don't want a lot of things left undone before we go to see him. Which reminds me....I need to find a gift for him! Oh my...where is my head. At least I know my MIL is making me a cake for my birthday. I am hoping for her chocolate cake with ganache icing. ;) That is the best!

May you all have a blessed Monday!


Marci said...

Melanie, I am so glad you got to go and see Messiah. What a treat for you and Brian. Your birthday is the 15th, right? Sounds like you had a great visit with your parents. I am so glad. It is always good to hear from you.

You asked about my weekend. It was really good. I had a great birthday.

Lady_MSnow said... birthday is this Friday, but with no snow in the forecast it seems really strange. There is almost always some sort of snow for my birthday.