Stephan and I did it!
We successfully completed everything we wanted to have done to/in our house and then, with lots of help from my dear friends, Crisi and Sheryl, and out new friend Kat, I hosted a fun baby shower for Meredith and Baby E!
My hard work was all in the cleaning and decorating and food preparation, so I really didn't have that much to do. (Especially since Sheryl and Crisi are so amazing and did so much!) It was my amazing husband who did all the hard labor. I'll try to remember a basic run-down of all the tasks he accomplished. (and he's probably gonna be mad at me for tootin' his horn so loudly. I can't help it, he's so good! Yay God!)
On the days before the shower, my true love finished these:
rebuild the soffets,
fix the laundry room floor,
paint the whole exterior of the house,
sand, textured and paint the patches in the living room,
and stain and seal the fence!
All of this was completed in one week.
Of course, Stephan did have some help.
At the shower, I was so happy to see Meredith be blessed with tons of gifts and friends to pray over her and her family. The food was amazing and Sheryl was sinister in leaving a few of her super-decadent cake balls here for me to eat. All in all, I'd check it off as a pretty successful party. Now, we get to wait for Baby E to get here! And James IV! They're due within a week and a half of each other, and both mommies are feeling about ready to pop, so we'll see who arrives first.
Such an exciting time! It makes me so very thankful to God for my sweet friends and for precious babies! And my family. My sister and brother came into town for the weekend and I gots to see 'em. That was fun.
To God be the glory, great things He has done!