This has been a extremely exhausting weekend.
Julie called Friday afternoon and said our baby furniture was in.....right then and there I knew what my weekend was going to look like.....Jason on the floor, furniture pieces, tools, parts, etc. all over the place - putting together the furniture..........I was right - and then some.
I went and picked up the furniture - yeah it's heavy - and headed back to work to wrap up week 4 (our rush week to get all the revenue we can entered). About 6:15 we finally finished and I was headed home. My co-worker, Brent, came by the house to help me unload what was my task for the weekend.
After dinner I decided it was time to get started......We moved everything from the baby room into the front bed room to give me enough room to work (keep that in mind as you read later in the blog)
So there I was.....sprawled out......reading directions (which.....is like a foreign language)
I started rocking and rolling........piecing it together, taking a break to allow my hand to stop cramping from the allen wrench, started going again......Finally, around 11:30 I was done with the hutch and the crib......Man, it looked beautiful (an it was standing which I was impressed with).....no duct tape, strings or anything.
So, I decided it was time for me to crash out....only problem was I didn't make it to the bed - so I was on the couch again. Woke up the next morning, made some coffee, started cleaning.
Julie was in the baby room talking to her mom......didn't let me hear the conversation which I thoguht was weird. Then she came out and delivered the blow.......The furniture doesn't look good in the baby room.....It's too big and makes it look like we just crammed stuff in there.....we're going to have to move it to the front room....>AWESOME!!!!!!
You see, the furniture doesn't fit through the door - it's too wide - so you have to take it apart and put it back together......again.....AWESOME.
Remember when I said we moved everything from the baby room to the front room???? AWESOME.....We had to move everything back out of that room and into the living room, take down the bed in the front room, clean out the closets, etc.
So again....I'm sprawled out, taking out screws, and pulling the crib apart - piece by piece.
We finally got everything done and it looks awesome in the front room. It's going to give us a lot more space and even let us get a bigger glider which I'm stoked about.
Needless to say I was/am exhausted....my body hurts because I'm too old for that crap!! haha
But, it will be worth it when we bring our baby home and it has a nice room.
Saturday Julie and I had a date......at Perini Ranch....The place is awesome! As soon as you get out of your car you breath in a little bit of heaven. As usual I ate way too much (bread, catfish, jalapeno bites, hush puppies, zuccini, and bread pudding. It was amazing! There were kids running around crazy and one particular kid that brought a smile to my face....he was laughing uncontrolably....it was hilarious!!
Now, I'm still awake and Julie has long gone to bed. I ventured into the new baby room just to look. I'm sure a lot of expecting parents did/do the same thing. Just to see the room come together and know that life is about to drastically change. Go in there to say a prayer for the babies health and happiness and pray for strength/patience for yourself and your spouse. I truly was humbled at the site of the crib. For some reason it's real now.
I'm still amazed at how God works in our life. It's hard to believe that in less than 5 months we will be parents. We will have a little one to take care of. I'm still a little shocked but extremely excited. You see, my parents were great. They raised Jeff and I right from the moment we were born. Teaching us right from wrong, how to treat others with respect, saying yes maam, no maam, yes sir, no sir. But, most importantly they raised us to love God by their actions. My parents often say if they could go back they would do things differently. Looking back on it, I wouldn't change a thing. They truly are amazing people, amazing parents, and undoubtably amazing children of God. I hope and pray that I too can be like them, and instill in my children the principles and values they taught me. I am excited about becoming a dad.....no doubt about that. I'm excited about the challenges that are ahead as we get ready to embark on this amazing journey! I'm so fortunate to have great parents. I'm so fortunate to have great in laws. I'm so fortunate to have great friends. And I'm definitely fortunate that Julie is my wife and best friend.
Short Bus numero dos didn't work out. too much work to be done on it for SK to justify fixing it. So, this week I'm heading to El Paso to pick up a new short bus......That's right...Short Bus numero tres....in EL PASO!!! It's only 7 hours from here. So, I'll leave around 5:00 am one day next week....head to Midland to give short bus numero dos back to them, pick up the rent car and head to El Crappo.....Get SB numero tres and drive back to Abilene.......wowza - that's a lot of driving for one day. I can't decide whether or not I'm going to spend the night in Midland or if i'll just drive straight back. But, at least I'm getting another van.....I've put roughly 4000 miles on my truck just in the last 2 months of driving it - way more mileage than it's driven the previous 10 months combined...it needs a rest:)
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and a great week coming up........8 more days until we fin out what peanut is - I can't wait!!!!