I am one busy girl! I totally like it that way, but I have really been playing catch up until just today, when things have finally slowed down a bit.
This last Saturday, I hosted a baby shower for a sweet niece of mine, Trish, who is pregnant with her second little girl. It was by far the easiest baby shower I have ever hosted. The plan from the get-go was that I would not be in charge of anything-just having a clean house. I didn't have to do food, games, plates, punch, or even napkins! There were several family members hosting, and I really wasn't in charge of anything, which is nice for a change. All I had to do was have the house open and ready! It woked out perfectly since I had Kiley's visitation. I think God knew that this shower needed to be easy for me. I didn't do HALF of what I had planned- in fact, I didn't decorate at all. We just had good food, a house full of friends, and lots of laughs. It was a shower the old fashioned way- with love and family. I did paint a frame for the nursery though.
Saturday night, David and I drove to Rogers for a date night. We decided to eat at Mimi's Cafe at the promenade. When we first were seated, I said to David, "You know, Kelly Stamps did a post about this place and I swear they were sitting over there in that booth when they took the picture." We laughed about how the blog world is really such a small world and ordered our food. After we ate, we waited on the waitress to bring us our check. David grinned and said, "You will never guess who is staring at you!" I turned around and squeled, jump up, and threw my arms around Ms. Kelly Stamps herself. I hugged her like the total stalker I am. Mind you, we have never, ever met in real life. We totally recognized each other from pictures. In fact, it was Kelly's husband, Scott, who first said to Kelly, "Your blogging friend Jessica is sitting over there!" David came over, shook Scott's hand and introduced himself. We talked like we had always known each other. Kelly was so sweet, and pretty, and warm! She was as wonderful in person as you would expect her to be! It turned out to be such a nice date night! After dinner, we went to the new T.J. Maxx in Rogers, where I bought a really fun new top for Spring.
(Disclaimer: I think I ate my lipstick along with my dinner!)
Today, the weather was so warm and nice. It makes me wish for spring, even though I would still love to have one good snowfall. I seriously question global warming when we are in the middle of February and have had no snow!! David wanted to take a bicycle ride through the neighborhood to look at the new housing construction, but I wanted to spend some time with Bichon who had been cooped up all day. We decided on a walk. It was windy, but very relaxing. Walking for me is like water to my soul! I feel so much happier after I exercise.
Here is the little chandelier from T.J. Maxx that David hung in the guest bathroom. When we desigend this floorplan, I really wanted a guestbathroom that opened onto the sink and hid the potty. I was so tired of the layout in our former house where the door opened directly onto the glorious toliet. This bathroom was designed with some privacy in mind! When you first enter the door, you face the sink and a free standing floor to ceiling linen closet. You actually have to turn a corner to the left to get to the rest of the bathroom. We chose this style over a jack-and-jill layout actually, but that is a whole nother story. : )
I hope everyone is well! Have a great rest of the week! : )