Monday, July 09, 2007

Lucky

I truly believe that Shawn and I are two very lucky people. During this very long journey, we have been very lucky to meet some of the most fantastic people. Our friends have made this entire process much easier to deal with.

This weekend I was able to spend a lot of time with my new friends and what a blast we had. On Friday, I met Michelle and Nicole at Yorkdale. We did a bit of window shopping while we waited for everyone else arrived for all the other waiting mommies. Once again it was a blast! What a great group of ladies, so full of support, patience and understanding, and the way they make me laugh!



We had a gift exchange as well, the theme was summer baby. I don't know who's gift I got but I would like to say thank you very much! We got some beach toys and some swimmers. Very cute stuff.



Paula's mom made these little knit bears for everyone, I thought they were adorable. I wish I could knit.



I really like this picture of Nicole and me. Thank you Catherine for taking this picture, it actually proves that we know each other.

On Saturday, Michelle came over early in the morning and we headed over to this store to find all the grand opening sales. I bought stuff. I bought a lot of stuff. Good thing Shawn was still sleeping and he wasn't around when we went.


Our buggy when we left the store.

The stash.

I couldn't help it, they were on sale for $1.50 a pack. I had to stock up. It was an offer I just couldn't refuse. They had a limit of 10 per purchase, so I went back in the afternoon with Shawn and made him get some for me too. Now I'll never have to buy another pack for a very long time.

The side view.

I also picked up some stickers (half price), funny shaped scissors (on sale 2 for $1.00), photo boxes (3 for $5.00), ribbon (2 for $1.00). My it was a lot of fun.

On Sunday I invited some of our friends over for a scrapbooking party. Rhonda, Cari, Nicole, Michelle, Suzanne and Laurie and her husband Austin came over for the day. We had all levels of expertise, our resident experts were Nicole and Cari and thank goodness they were there. We were able to learn an awful lot from them as to how to place pictures, what tools to use, paper to buy, embellishments etc. I couldn't believe how much stuff Nicole and Cari had! I never would of thought of how to use any of it if it weren't for both of them. Thank you ladies!

Rhonda also came with a gift for me/peanut. It's one of the charm bracelets we had both been looking for! We both wanted a bracelet that would commemorate our wait for our girls. I thought I was out of luck regarding the bracelet as most jewelers kept saying they didn't have anymore. Well Rhonda managed to find one and got one for me. Thank you very much! You don't know how much I appreciate it. Right now, the bracelet is naked, I have to find some charms that are meaningful to both Shawn and I.


Then last night at approximately 3 am I woke up to the sound of beeps, they wouldn't stop and they wouldn't let me sleep. So I got up to try and find the source of the beeps. It wasn't on the main level and I deduced that it was coming from the basement. This really surprised me as we don't have anything down there. Turned out that it was the carbon monoxide detector beeping. Not good. I went back upstairs and Shawn of course was still passed out. I woke him up to tell him that the detector was going off in the basement. He suggested that we plug in the detector from the main level to the basement to see if it would still go off. We plugged it in and it didn't beep so the good news is we weren't being poisoned. I just wish that detector had gone off at 3 in the afternoon instead of 3 in the morning. Needless to say, I'm very tired right now. Sleep does not come easy to me, once I wake up it's hard for me to get back to sleep. I think I fell asleep close to the time I had to wake up. At least I'll be in bed soon and hopefully the new detector will work properly.

16 comments:

LIZ said...

It was great seeing you again on Friday night. It sounds like your fun extended throughout the whole weekend.That's a great Pic of you and Nicole!

Catherine said...

Wahoo! It was worth the drive to Michael's! Glad you were able to get so much great stuff!

Sounds like you had a great time on Sunday. Hopefully we'll do this again and I'll try hard to make it to that one.

Happy scrappin' friend!

Mark & Michelle said...

WOW - you did a WAY better weekend recap then I did!! I am going to have to do an **UPDATE** to my blog and tell people to come and read your blog to get the better details!!!

It WAS a fun weekend!!! I missed seeing you today - it was the first day since Friday that I didn't see you!

Rhonda said...

Wish I could have been at the dinner, but I'll be at the next one. :)

I'm glad you liked the gift, enjoy it! Next time you're at Yorkdale, you'll have to get it a little less nekkid looking...

Cari said...

It was a great weekend! Thanks for hosting our scrapfest -- it was great to see everyone again. I'm going to go to Yorkdale myself and get a bracelet too (or should I just ask Rhonda to get it for me? She seems to be successful with these things!! If I go, they'll be sold out...)
Cari

amy said...

love your blog. I can tell you have been having a good time! I love all the pics..makes me want to go for some retail therapy

Steffie B. said...

Hokey Pete's girl.....you are one major shopper! ;)

Laurie & Jamie said...

Looks like you cleaned the store out! Love the bracelet. Sounds like you had a great and productive weekend.

Doris & Dan said...

Are you happy now...I am weeping with envy. Sniff! Michaels...why do you foresake me?

Sounds like a great weekend. That pic of you and Nic, you look like sisters.

Having wonderful friends like you def. makes this wait a lot more fun.

Keep smilin!

Donna Paonessa said...

Peoples usually has some nice charms on sale (I have a bracelet too and love it!!).

RE: the CM detector. This has happened to us too. My Dad is a retired Firefighter...he explained to me that sometimes humidity causes them to go off, and sometimes it's just a matter of them needing to be replaced. Good idea for you to try it in another location though, just to make sure you weren't being poisoned. *grin*

kris said...

WOW, sounds like one fantastic weekend! And you got some SERIOUS good deals- way to shop woman!

Janet said...

My CO2 detector went off one night too. I was in a panic, sure we were all going to die in our sleep.Turned out the batteries were just going. Oops. I'm sure my husband appreciated my "do you have a headache" questions at three o'clock in the morning.....

redmaryjanes said...

Did you say scrapbooking sale at Michaels?????

Miss Cleo said...

You know, it was the perfect little weekend. It really was nice.

Jill and Jaap said...

Missed you guys Friday!

Sounds like it was a great weekend! I count myself lucky for meeting folks like you.

Mark & Terri said...

I love craft stores too. Michael's is great but my favorite is JoAnn's. They have great sales too.