Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holidays and Birthdays and More

I think I am officially back - or whatever that means - this past week was a whirlwind. You would think since I had 5 days off in a row I would have felt refreshed - not so much. Then yesterday I came back to work and it is crazy busy here this week. Our Thanksgiving was great - good food, family, good friends, good wine - what more could you ask for. Only problem was I sent home all of the sweet potatoes with our guests and forgot to save some for Mr. ESPN -oops!

The in laws visit was good, although now I feel like my kids are going through detox ... I am sure you other parents can relate. Below is a pic from the last night they were here ... I don't know what happens, but we get so busy when they are here that I forget to take pictures ...

Grandma and Grandpa left on Saturday amidst tears from Chatty ... once she recovered we headed to our good friends the Cottrells to catch the U of A vs ASU football game. Other than the near heart attacks (due to the poor play by U of A at times) we had a fabulous time and we celebrated a victory!! Of course all the kids were decked out in their CATS gear.

As if that wasn't enough, we began decorating the house. Mr. ESPN still has more lights to put on the house ... that was all by Saturday evening. Sunday we had church ... Bridal Shower for Angie (it was so nice to have an afternoon away!) ... a little shopping .... "Jesus' Birthday Party" celebration at church ... dinner out at Oreganos for my birthday ... what a weekend.
Yesterday was my 35th birthday ... those of you who know me well know that Mr. ESPN is not so good with my birthday, in fact most years he fails miserably (not gift wise but just making it a special day for me). This year he made up for it. He and Chatty baked me cupcakes and bought me two tops from Banana Republic (that I like!). They also picked up Pei Wei for dinner last night and had the kids bathed by the time I got home from the gym. All in all a great day - thanks Mr. ESPN!!


Coco said...

Oh Lord, my kids are totally going through Iddy and Pa withdrawals. I call it "reprogramming" when we get home. No bed time, cookies for breakfast, "toy shopping" at Wal Mart. What the hell!!

Ok, Mr. ESPN needs to call Adam regarding the birthday situation. I think he would forget if I didn't remind him. Not kidding.

Good job, Mr.ESPN!!

starnes family said...

Happy Birthday!

Cute Cats pic......love that!

Deelsu said...

Good job Mr. ESPN is right!

FROGGITY! said...

Happy Belated! You don't look a day over 25, by the way. Awesome that your hubby treated you so special!!

Every time we see grandparents it is a weeklong process ... love that you called it detox... of getting back to normal!!

Hope decorating is/was fun!!!

Sassafrass Jane said...

So funny! I STILL get spoiled by my grandparents. And there's no one at my house to detox me anymore!

Looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving week--and Happy late Birthday (good job Mr. ESPN)!