Monday, May 12, 2008

My Best Mother's Day Ever!

It started off kindof rocky, but turned out fantastic!

We didn't get to bed until after midnight the night before. My cousin Taren came over because she wanted to help us get ready. I was surprised when she ended up cleaning our carpet. It looks great! She has a carpet cleaner and brought it over. I thought she was offering to clean our kitchen floor, but she meant the kitchen floor and then our other floors. What a great lady!

Then I was up for a couple of hours in the night with Andrew and ended up getting less that four hours of sleep the whole night. You can probably tell from how I look in the pictures.

Mike and Ben went to do fast offerings at 9:30am. I still needed to get dressed and ready, I needed to get Aaron and Andrew ready, and I needed to feed Andrew before we could leave for church at 10:30am. Of course the other kids decided to go outside and play in the dirt so they had to get recleaned and changed, and the phone started to ring. While I was on the phone with one person the call waiting would beep letting me know that someone else was calling. I had five phone calls within about eight minutes.

I got a little outfit for Andrew to be blessed in. Nothing too exciting, just a little onesie that looked like a polo shirt (light blue with a cute little teddy bear on it) and a dark blue pair of pants. It was really cute. When Taren was over the night before I was getting all the clothes ready so I wouldn't have to be looking for stuff in the morning. She felt bad that I didn't have a "blessing outfit". She showed up at out house on Sunday morning with the outfit that her boys were blessed in. (Her boys are about 17 and 14 years old I think.) She dug through boxes to find it so Andrew would be able to be dressed in white. Neither one of my other boys were blessed in white, so I was okay with the clothes I had. I tried the outfit on him and it fit, and he looked so cute that I just left him in that outfit. Thanks Taren!

After the blessing everyone came over to our house and we had a little meal. Everyone brought salads or rolls and I cooked a turkey breast and we had some ham. It was really good. We all visited and had a good time. It was great to be able to spend the day with some of my favorite people in the world. The only bad thing about the day was the fact that we were missing some of our family. The only one missing from Mike's side was Sara and Isaac. From my side we were missing- 1. My sister Monique and her family. She had to work. 2. My sister Jolene and her family. They had long ago planned a trip to Disneyland. 3. My brother Brian and his family. I don't know about them. It is entirely possible that they didn't get their announcement. 4. My brother Scott. He was deployed to Afghanistan a few weeks ago, and his wife is still recovering from the birth of their second child. 5. My brother Eric. He is living in Oregon. We really missed all of you!

One of the good things - ALL of the Price grandkids were here. It is not often that they are all together in the same place at the same time. This is the best picture I got. I'm sure one of the other people got a better one.

After everyone left Mike told me to go lie down and rest. I thought I would nap for maybe an hour or so. FOUR HOURS LATER (!!!) I heard Mike call the kids to dinner. I came down and couldn't believe it was so late. I felt so much better!

What a great day!


Kati said...

I am glad the day turned out so great for you. It was so cute to see all the kids stand up for their testimonies. Andrew is such a good baby. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day.
AND...I am so glad you got a nap! I think that is about the best Mother's Day present EVER!!!!
Way to go Mike!

Brian & SuZ said...

I thought I had a lot of kids :) Congrats on the blessing, sorry we were not able to attend.

Kenn and Jolene Johnson said...

Sorry we missed the blessing, but I have to admit Disneyland was worth missing a family party. I'm glad to hear your event turned out well and that you had a good Mother's Day. Hope to see you soon (BTW keep May 31st open, that is when Jake and Gavin are being baptized).