Saturday, September 27, 2008

I was right!

In my last post, I imagined I might come home well rested from my quilt fest, but thought maybe I would come home exhausted. I was right. I am not well rested. I fell asleep at some unknown hour last night (was it 8:30 or 9). After Mitchell's birthday party (hip hip hooray, he turned 7 yesterday), I sat down on the couch to wait for my hubby to finish up some stuff for his calling. The next thing I remember is Bj telling me it is time to go to bed. Then, I woke up at about 8:30 this morning, and I am still not that well rested. I am wondering if I am feeling this crazy because I quilted instead of slept in UT, or because I took a Zyrtec. Who knows!

I need to go out of town more often when I get rewarded so well for it.  When my sugarplum of a daughter handed me these beautiful flowers when she and her dad came to get me from the airport, I knew I needed to do this more often.  The flowers are smelling up the house (in a good way), and it is fun to see so much color.  
Happy Birthday!  It's the stitch's 7th birthday.  I can't believe how old he is.  He is such a fun boy.  He is a crack up.  He wanted to go to Texas Roadhouse for dinner (only after I steered him away from Cracker Barrel with the idea of the "peanut place").  As we were waiting for our food, he kept eating all those peanuts and drinking his chocolate milk.  Then, all of a sudden, he let out this HUGE man burp.  Hello!!!! We are in a restaurant.  He laughed so hard, and worked hard to reproduce a couple more man burps while we were there.  He is all boy, all fun, and full of love. 
Ahhhh, Bj.  I love Bj.  He and I are opposites in so many ways.  This cake is a great example.  He went BIG.  Since I was out of town, he was in charge of making the cake.  Mitch asked for an ice cream cake (he really wanted a cold stone cake, but at $40 I said, how 'bout we make our own).  So, after much deliberation, we decided instead of cake, we would use brownies.  So, leave it to the Beej to make a three layer cake, and go all out.  Bj used 3 boxes of brownies, and 2+ gallons of ice cream to make this tower of love.  It was seriously yummy, and I think we need to invite the whole ward over tomorrow to help us finish it off.

I am feeling very grateful for the opportunity I have to go to UT, and quilt my heart out.  Okay, I should really say, quilt and shop my heart out.  Thanks to a very special lady (you know who you are, MOM!)...I have come home with more fabulous fabrics to add to my stash.  My mom is so kind to me.  She encourages me to become the best I  can be, and she does her part to give me the supplies I need/want to do it.


Denise said...

So when are we having our first quilting lesson? I'm ready!


Mandy said...

Wow sounds like you had a great time! I think we all need to take a lesson from you and have a week to sew/craft/etc instead of sleep. :) And wow what a birthday cake...tell BJ that I need the recipe so that Jeremy can make one for me. wink wink.