It has been one busy weekend for me. But it has also been one fun-filled weekend. Saturday my sisters, Lisa and Susan, and my Mom threw us one awesome baby shower. So I made the ride down to good old Gastonia to my parents house. And saw the usual scene... my dad hard at work in the yard. My sisters and mom were in the kitchen slaving away, getting the food finished. And my mom, like always, running around like crazy getting the house just the way she wanted it. I hope one day I can keep my house as clean as hers. I truly am amazed at how she raised us three girls and still kept the house in perfect condition. But they pulled everything together and the shower was a hit. We had a good turn out of people. The cake, decorations, and games were a blast. I always get a kick out of the "measure my belly" game.
It was also great that my friends Susan and Sylvia from the Gazette days made the trip over. I had a blast catching up with them and getting some good gossip about what is going on at the newspaper today. I do some what miss working at the paper and I very much miss all the people.
After everyone left, I had about a hour or so to chill out before I went to Longhorn Steakhouse to meet up with Sylvia, DJ, Jackie, and Rocky. Longhorn was good times. Of course, I made the rounds and said hey to everyone that I use to work with and gave them the update on how I was doing and that I was having a girl. Longhorn has been like a second family for me and my sisters. The food was great and the conversation at the table was even better. Finally made it home for a good night's sleep. The next day was a big day also -- it was Reiggin's Birthday! I had already given him his gift; we went to the Jon Reep comedy show in Charlotte. It was a blast. I laughed so hard and I believe Reiggin laughed so hard he got the hiccups. Anyhow, on Sunday after he got off work, we headed up to Hickory to the Babies R Us and picked out our nursery furniture and some super cute outfits for baby Virginia. It was too much fun looking at all the cute outfits and baby items. I was also happy to get Virginia's baby book. We did have a little bit of a scare... I was having contractions on a regular basis while we were there but they turned out to just be Braxton Hicks contractions.
After we finished up there, we headed to Texas Roadhouse to have a birthday dinner for Reiggin. The food was so good. After we stuffed our faces we made our way back to his parents house to say hey and hang out for awhile. His mom had a nice birthday cake waiting for him and some baby gifts for Virginia. So Virginia is going to be styling with all the nice outfits I have gotten this weekend.
Needless to say, I was quite happy to know I was not going to work Monday because of Labor Day. But I am spending Monday cleaning house. So much fun since I have sort of let the house go for awhile. But it will be all better by the end of Monday. I hope! Ok well hope everyone has had a great weekend and a great Labor Day!