Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well we are on day 6 of our vacation and this is the first chance I have had to post a quick update.  Time sure does fly when you are having fun.  The trip has been just WONDERFUL in spite of the LONG drive to get here, haha.  Oh my goodness, SUCH a journey...good thing the company and conversation were wonderful.  We hit a MAJOR storm in Tucson which was really quite spectacular.  Lightening lit the sky up in several places at the same time and the thunder roared, the wind whipped and the hail came down.  This California girl doesn't see many of those.  But finally 975 miles later we were here.  It was good to see her house and her new things and the conversation hasn't stopped.  : )  We enjoyed a nice dinner out Friday night and on Sat. morning (early) Mel & I headed out for Texas for her second baby shower.  This one was given to her by her best friends from high school.  One of her friends, Joanna, parents live in Lubbock which is about an hour and half from Mike & Mel's.  She still lives in California, but visits often (which means they get to get together when she does) and thought it would be a good opportunity to give her another shower closer to their home so that her new friends out here could be included.  Her other friend Amanda decided to jump onto the plan too even though she too still lives in California.  Her other friend, Nichole, is married to Mike's first cousin and lives in Hereford, TX which is about 3 hours from Mike & Mel.  They all get together often.  How grateful I have been for Mel that she had such a good friend who not only lives close enough for occasional get togethers now, but has also become family.   I have known all of these girls since they went to high school together, and a nicer group of girls would be hard to find.   The shower was just BEAUTIFUL.  Such a pleasant, wonderful day.  She got LOTS of darling little things including favorite storybooks that all the guest brought for Samuel's future collection.  The whole theme of the shower was storybooks, and it soo suited all these girls.  Such avid readers every one of them is.  Anyway, I put together a little slide show of the event for you to see.  We have been working on the nursery ever since.  It is coming along REALLY well.  I will post pictures later when it is all finished, and in the meantime ENJOY the video.  Don't forget to hit "full screen" and escape to exit.  Hope everyone is doing GREAT.  I haven't had much time for visiting and I have missed you all!

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  1. Looks like you are having the time of your life...Enjoy every minute.

  2. Glad you are having such fun! She is glowing!!!

  3. Oh I have been sooooooooooo excited for you...this is great..enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!
    Hugs to you

  4. Sweet Deb, I am wiping my eyes...I have never seen a more beautiful pregnant woman...Mel is simply stunning. And my heart is sooo full knowing the joy you will experience as your daughter begins her journey into motherhood, and begins to understand your mother's heart so much better.

    There is simply nothing on earth quite like it, and I am so thrilled for you! An already strong bond becomes even stronger!

    And it is sooo wonderful to see our daughters mother these little lives they are entrusted with. Words are insufficient!

    The photos of you both are so lovely. You look great, Deb. Enjoy, sweetie! I know your heart is filled with joy! And there is more joy to come!

    Hugs n love,

  5. Hi Debbie, Loved hearing about your trip and of course the shower. I can't believe the level of showers that your Mel has had-they are so professional but also so filled with love. She is one cherished gal-of course I know that from you. Enjoy the rest of your time with her.
    Hugs & love, Noreen

  6. Wonderful!!! Beautiful!! Debbie, I am so glad you are enjoying this special time with Mel. she is more beautiful that ever, and all her weight seems to be baby. lol. You look marvelous too Darling!
    Just think a few more weeks and you will be holding that precious grandson!
    Enjoy! hugs,

  7. So glad you had a moment to catch us up...and share the pictures! Your girlie is just so pretty - and so cute with her belly!! I am so happy that you have had this week with her. Enjoy each day:)

  8. glad to hear your trip is going great and your daughter...she's beautiful....loved watching the slide show..


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