I haven't had such a fun and such a miserable weekend at the same time in as long as I can remember. We had some really high highs and some really low lows. It started out something like this...
Friday night, I went to the Charlotte Knights game after work with a networking group that our company is a part of. We had dinner at the stadium in the clubhouse and then watched part of the game before I headed home to spend time with Jake and some friends at one of our usual hang-outs.
Then, Saturday I woke up and went to get pedicures with Karen. Some nice, long overdue pampering :) After that we had brunch at Panera and tried their Sausage & Gouda souffles...heavenly. Then, a
little little shopping at Target.
Brunch was followed by a sewing day at my friend Shanti's house, complete with lots of entertainment from Miss Reina...
|and people say that Rottweilers are mean...|
|This animal silhouette fleece I found for a steal at Hancock Fabric. The striped fabric I got from the $1.99/yd section at Mary Jo's. This was the first on I attempted, and the rolled edge technique I found and tried to use was a little difficult with the thickness and stretch of the fleece.|
|I fell in LOVE with this barnyard pattern flannel at Hancock, and it was on sale for 30% off. Is it not the cutest?! The dotted stripe fabric was another $1.99/yd deal at Mary Jo's. The rolled edge worked out SO much better on this blanket.|
After a few hours of sewing, I went to an event with my cousin-in-law Brooke, although she's pretty much another sister-in-law and I admire her so much. One of her friends put together an event at her church, with a nice dinner and hearing testimonies of two local women. It was a really nice event; I always am so fascinated by people's stories and backgrounds that shaped who they are today. After the event I got to spend some time with my "nephews" who are more adorable than I could put into words.
Then, [yes, I know, Saturday was very eventful...just wait] I came back to Rock Hill and went out to the softball fields because Jake was playing in a tournament. His team did great and they were playing in the championship game. Enter, Rain. It had been a beautiful day, and although it called for rain it seems like everything had held off. I was happy, but a little nervous hoping that the rain wouldn't show up on Sunday when we had plans to be outside. More on that later. Well, about three innings into the game, the downpour began. I mean hard. I haven't seen it rain like that in a long time. They ended up calling the game because it started to lightning, so unfortunately by default Jake's team lost and came in 2nd place overall. Not bad, but the game was close and they were on a roll, so it was disappointing for them. So, we ran to the car, ending up soaking wet and headed home at 11pm.
We got home, I got into some dry clothes/pajamas and Jake put his wet, dirt-stained uniform in the washer and went to get a shower. I climbed under the covers and was watching TV when about 10 minutes later, Jake walks out into the hall and starts freaking out, hollering and making me wonder what in the world was going on. I jumped out of bed at record speed and ran into the
|The giant puddle. This photo doesn't do justice at all to how wet it was. They had to pull back the carpet and remove the carpet padding, because it was FULL of water.|
|Our wonderful buckets. Thank the Lord for Backyard Beer Pong, the reason for the 12 little buckets being in our garage.|
|After they ripped up the vinyl floor and drained the water.|
|Carpet sort of laid down, with pieces missing, after they took the carpet padding away.|
|Ceiling water damage, before they cut the drying hole.|
|The drying hole. The air vent on the left is the one all of the water was raining from.|
|After they ripped up the flooring. The water line went all the way into our kitchen.|
|Say hello to our concrete slab!|
But, thankfully the weekend didn't end here. Sunday, after going to bed at 4:15am and waking up around 11:30, we got ready and headed out to get the boat ready for a day on the water with our family. It ended up being a pretty gorgeous day. We rode around, docked at T-Bones for dinner, and then rode back, finishing off the day with a breath-taking sunset...
|Me, Dad and Mom...It got a little chilly later in the day with the breeze out on the water.|
|Docking for dinner|
|Mom & Me|
|The family at dinner|
|The sun starting to set on the way home.|