9.22.2011

Fun weekends.

I am so behind on blogging but I had two really fun weekends that I wanted to make sure and blog about! First was Labor day weekend in Branson with my family...

Matt and I headed over late Friday night! Romeo was VERY excited to see my parents and Kota but especially his Peepaw. He seriously has an infatuation with my dad and I'm pretty sure he loves him more than me! My dad is super sweet and walks him multiple times a day when they are together so I think that is where the love comes from! He wanted my dad to stay up with him even though it was 2am! :)
Kota and Romeo loved going to out on the balcony to people watch! We stayed at the Hilton Landing right over the outdoor mall! It is a very cool place to stay and even better that they allow dogs!
We were so glad to spend the weekend with our nephew Seth!! His adoption is finalized NEXT WEEK, then we won't have to put that silly heart over his face anymore! Yipee! That means, LOTS more Seth pics will be shown on the blog! :)
This pic makes me smile! When we ask him what is in JuJu's belly, he knows to say Baby! It's so sweet! We can't wait to see him with Preslee!
Fun times in the choo choo train with Dad!
Matt is obsessed with Seth! He wants him to come over all the time! He says he can't wait to teach Seth to play sports since he is going to have a girly girl! :)


Then the next weekend, Mom and I headed to Tennessee to spend the weekend with my Papaw! Sept. 11 was his 89th birthday and my cousin Shawn's birthday too! We also were going over there to pick up the armoire that my uncle and Papaw made for the nursery!
As soon as we arrived, they were very anxious to load it up! So this is me, backing up the uhaul for the first time with the help of Papaw of course! :)
This is the beautiful armoire they built! When I opened it up there was the sweetest little white smocked dress. My papaw said that he wanted to buy the first dress that was going to hang in there for his great-granddaughter! Sweetest thing ever!!

I love him SO much!! I can't wait to see him hold MY daughter! He said from day one that he hoped I was having a girl and his dream is coming true! And now she has the most special piece of furniture made by him (and my uncle) that she will have for the rest of her life!

Building furniture is a new thing for him, his main love is building guitars! While I was there he was showed me the steps he was working on for this particular guitar. I don't know how he has taught himself how to do all the things he does!

Saturday night, we celebrated their birthdays by grilling steaks at my uncle's house. We missed many of our family members but I loved getting to spend time with my family that I don't see very often!
Most importantly, I think Papaw had a great birthday!! And I am so glad I could be there to help celebrate!

19 comments:

Alli said...

That was so sweet of your papaw to build an amoire for your baby girl. It's also sweet that he wanted to buy the first dress to put in there. That's neat that your papaw builds guitars.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Gorgeous armoire! I totally cried at your grandpa wanting to buy the first dress for it but I am pregnant like that :)

Katie said...

I've read your blog for quite a while now but am not sure I've ever posted, but today I had to! #1. That is so exciting about sweet Seth! Congrats to your family on the finalization of the adoption of your nephew :)

#2. I got tears in my eyes myself when I saw that sweet little white dress hanging in the armoire! You are lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with your Papaw!

The Howell's said...

Goodness, your post brought tears to my eyes. the Your papaw buying your daughter's first dress -Precious!

Lindsey said...

I think I shed a few tears. The fact that he thought of getting her a dress is too sweet!

Heather said...

You look so great! And that amoire is gorgeous! What a sweet gift to receive!

Mallory said...

You are looking great! The armoire is gorgeous and SOOO sweet that your grandpa made it and bought Preslee's first dress to go in it. What a HUGE accomplishment for his age!!

Christina said...

I'm not sure I have ever commented but I have been following your blog for a while! I had to comment today though because this is just the sweetest post. The armoire is gorgeous and like all the other commenters, I teared up on the dress part. What a sweet, sweet memory!

Emily Richardson said...

Pretty sure I had to choke back tears when I saw that little white smocked dress.... LOVE!!!!!!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh! The armoire and the comment from your Papaw about Preslee's first dress did me in! How sweet is he?! And what a lucky, lucky baby :)

Reese Ray said...

When I just read that about the amoire and then then the dress it brought tears to my eyes! How special!!!

Nancy said...

How precious! I know you will treasure that armoire forever!! How sweet that he bought her something to put in it. He seems like the most talented guy building guitars & armoire's...I would never know how to do that!

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh! Your post made me cry as soon as I saw the amoire and dress from your papaw. I was very close to my grandpa who passed away 7 years ago (can't believe it's been that long). It was hard on me at my wedding and I never thought about when I have a baby! I'm going to be a mess! What a doll he is and so thoughtful!!

Sarah-Anne said...

aw, your family looks so sweet! so glad you had a good time :)

carolinacutie said...

Love the armoire. I know you and Preslee will cherish it for many years to come. The fact that he bought her first dress is dress precious. I think you should let Miss Preslee wear it home from the hospital!

Kati @ "along for the ryde..." said...

You Papaw seems like a very special man! How lucky Preslee will be to get to know him! & Seth & Preslee are going to be TOO cute together! =)

The Cooks said...

Your family is gorgeous and you have a wonderful pawpaw. Im speechless for the armoire, its to die for:) All the best in yourp pregnancy.

His Doorkeeper said...

Julie, I am late reading this but I have to say that hearing that about the little white dress hanging in the armoire brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart! What a sweet thought....you must write that in your baby book to be remembered! What a great legacy for your daughter!

Blessings!

colleen said...

im not a sap, i dont cry at every little thing... but when i saw that little dress hanging in that armoire your grandpa made you and your little girl i full on busted out crying right here at my desk at work!! your little one is very loved i can tell!!!