October 20, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

I had a wonderful time in Cape Girardeau! I arrived Thursday afternoon and went to see my little sister's basketball game. She is point guard, and is an excellent player (she got the athletic gene). I spent Friday with my parents. We had lunch and browsed some wonderful shops downtown, right on the river. It was a beautiful day. We ran into Hobby Lobby to run an errand, and I saw the perfect chandelier for the baby's room. However, for some reason we decided not to get it right away. That night Mom and I decided that we needed to go back and get the chandelier the next chance we got (I'll get back to that story later).

Saturday was an absolute blast. Mom, two of her friends and I went shopping in St. Louis for a girl's day (which none of us ever treat ourselves to). It was so terrific to spend time together and just have a leisurely day. We actually didn't make it into too many shops, but here's what I found:

For Evy: 6 or so outfits that are in impeccable condition. I got them at an upscale consignment shop, and the total was $24!!! They were having a great sale, and I got so many adorable things. Also pictured: my first official container of Dreft detergent. Let the baby washing begin!

I treated myself to a shirt from Anthropologie. I have always adored that store, but have never been able to afford anything on a whim. While in St. Louis, I went into the sale room and picked up this adorable shirt and tried it on. Not only did it look good on me (a shock), I know it's the kind of style that will fit once I'm not pregnant anymore. And it was on sale---perfect! I also got 3 pairs of shoes. Two are clog-style, which is my go-to shoe this season it seems. They're just really comfy with jeans, and I can't do a high heel right now. I also found a good pair of walking shoes (the white pair) for Disney and other miscellaneous outings with Evy that will require a cute comfy shoe. Good finds!

Sunday was great. I snapped some pictures with the new star attraction, Penny. She's my family's new black lab, and we all love her. She's just adorable.

The weather was spectacular all weekend. I was trying to catch the color of the leaves, but I don't think it came out. But I'll include this picture of the view from my parent's house. It's just gorgeous.

I also can't forget to include the star basketball player and wonderful little sister. Here's Punky (she stole my rocking chair for awhile):

Today I had to leave to come home, but I had a great morning with my parents at home. Daddy had a lunch meeting, so Mom and I went to grab a bite to eat and then returned to Hobby Lobby to get my chandelier. Guess what? It had been marked 50% off!!!!!! It was meant to be. I love when the Lord hands you a little present like that. This isn't the best picture, but here it is:

Being in Cape definitely made me excited to live there. Everytime I visit I always feel 100% at home (well, except for missing Kurt!). I always feel spoiled when I visit my family, mainly because I love the time we get to spend together. Thankfully I'll see them again not too long from now for the Branson trip.

Speaking of trips, we're gearing up for Disney! I ordered some new books from Amazon to pass time in the car. I also ordered filtered water bottles so we can just use the Disney water fountains for water but it still taste good----way cheaper than buying drinks everytime we need them! Next on the list is a neck pillow for Kurt.....I was told that I need to share at least a little of the driving so he can take a nap :o) I can't believe it's nearly here.

Have a great week---love to my family!

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Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...


i love the chandelier!!!! so so pretty!

i've missed seeing you - i feel like it's been too long - we'll have to catch another movie soon!

oh - and black labs are great. we had one for 7 years - eli. a friend of mine has a black lab also named penny!

and i love the pictures of your family - now i realize how much i miss them!

Tiffany said...

I love Anthropologie. I used to go there on my lunch hour when I worked down on the Plaza in KC,MO. It's not totally my style, but I love the whole shabby sheek/-natural/earthy thing they've got going on. It also reminded me of my friend Samantha. And when I got a little home sick for my friends back home, I could go there and look for a lil' happy I could pick up for her there.
On a different note...the chandelier is so perfect. I'm in love with it.
I just have to say, if you,I,Demetria, and Suzanne ever went shopping together, my husband might divorce me.- Just kidding, but it would be scary!

Chelsie said...

Nice to hear you had a wonderful trip to visit your family!

winstead family said...

looks like you really enjoy yourself w/ your family, which is so awesome! ahh, i miss your dad. he looks really happy though! :) i can't wait to hear all about disney, and i love love love the chandelier!

Katie said...

great job on the chandy - I love when God whispers in the store clerk ear to change the price just for me :)

Mrs. Langhans said...

The Chandelier is beautiful! I love it!...the tutu was sooo easy to make! Here is a link that has instructions. http://www.ourlittlepeapod.com/baby_tutu.htm

I used the spools of tulle that Hobby Lobby has. That way you only have to cut the length you want. Instead of elastic for the waist, I used a piece of grograin ribbon. That way that you can just tie a bow to put it on. Let me know if you try it! Good luck!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Wow, what a trip you had! I love all of the goodies, but can't quite decide on the highlight . . . although that 50% is quite fortitous! :)

Christy said...

yay on the sale price!!!

I LOVE Hobby Lobby!

Cute shirt and baby clothes!

I love the smell of dreft...I seriously sometimes buy it and wash the kids clothes in it because I miss that baby smell!!
Yes, I am a weirdo.

What books did you order?

Carrie and David said...

Wow, you're on the ball with the Dreft! Good for you! I think I started washing Aubrey's clothes about 2 weeks before she was born. LOVE the chandelier. It's precious! Have a blast at Disney! Can't wait to hear all about it! :o)

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