It was an absolute blast.
I brought Mary and Luke with me, in order to ease the load on Ben, and because I knew Mary would have a great time.
We drove to Pocatello Friday morning, and as soon as we got there, we picked up my mom and headed to Idaho Falls where we shopped and shopped and shopped. It was so much fun!
I literally got butterflies in my stomach when we finally found the fabric for the couch cushions, that I fell in love with. My mom is a genius when it comes to matching colors and patterns, and she put together the cutest things. I found myself grinning from ear to ear, and suppressing the urge to squeal several times.
We also went to Target and found some really fun stuff there too. Mary picked out some crazy sunglasses, and promised that she would actually wear them....and she does. Crazy girl!
At Target, we met up with my sister Kelsey and had a little snack.
We then headed off to Red Robin where we met up with my brother Devin and his wife and son. We celebrated Devin's Birthday, and had fun eating too many sweet potato fries and catching up on life.
After Red Robin, we drove to Rexburg to watch my sister play in a basketball game at BYU-Idaho. Mary got totally into the game, and was literally biting her nails when it got close at one point. It was hilarious. It is always fun watching Kelsey play basketball, and we had a lot of fun cheering her on.
After the game, we drove around Rexburg for a while, and I told Mary stories of my time there. I showed her where Ben and I had our first kiss and where we met for the first time. It was pretty crazy being there and explaining to my daughter all of the things that feel like they happened just yesterday.
We went to Kelsey's apartment and she showed us all of her nursing stuff. The poor kid is studying like crazy, but she is doing really well.
We then drove back to Pocatello and finally got to bed around 1:00am. Whew!
The next day we went to more stores to get some more fabric and stuffing. We may have gone to some clothing stores along the way. :)
And then it was time to sew! It was so much fun putting this and that together, adding a thing here and there, and brainstorming all sorts of ideas. I got all excited over each one.
My mom did the majority of the work, because I was ping ponging back and forth between kids and sewing.
We watched movie and movie, and I had to do a midnight formula run to Walmart, where I almost was held for shoplifting, but that is another post for another time. :) I finally caved in and went to bed at 2:00am. When I went to bed, we had the pillows for the bench in the hallway all done, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
\ One of the pillows has little flowers on it that my great grandmother, and my grandmother made. With my mom, me and Mary also working on it, it is a 5 generation pillow. VERY COOL!
We finally finished everything Sunday afternoon, and I headed back to Heber with a car full of treasures and a very happy heart. What an awesome weekend, and amazing memories made that I will cherish forever. Every time I will look at the couch in our living room, I will always remember this fun weekend with my mom.
I can't wait to put everything in our house when we move in...TOMORROW!