I really do think that this long weekend was exactly what we all needed. I definitely could have done without the bursts of illness from one Gabriel and boogery Molly but other than that-- it was just about perfect. As much as I love working the hospital, it was nice to be home all weekend (especially having Kelly home on Friday too!) I love it when life steps in and forces you to slow down a little. Sometimes that is exactly was this busy body needs.
Of our weekend, I think our most remarkable day was our super Sunday. I know what you're thinking--- our awesome superbowl halftime show, right? (eek!) Sorry, Fergie. You weren't the highlight of my weekend... and it was probably a good thing that Patrick Swayze is no longer here because your singing might have stopped his heart. I did, however, love the impromptu Superbowl party that Molly and Gabriel hosted...
*sorry you were left without a chair, Jude. It is on the Lucy list... promise.
I was not at the majority of the superbowl extravaganza (no tears here!) because I was one house over celebrating our little Lucy with some of my closest Austin friends! Can I please take a moment to tell you how much I love my neighbors?! I think one of the most important things in life is to surround yourself in community... and I couldn't have found a better community. I know these women help me to be a better mom, friend and neighbor--- how have I only known them for 7 months?
They are a quirky, crafty, SNEAKY bunch... soooo sneaky that I had no clue that the most amazing gift was in the works.
See for yourself (with my amazing photography skills---not.)
What this picture doesn't do a very good job of depicting are the individual tiles. Neighbors and friends all came together and hand stitched the individual patches with a good deal of Lucy love. First of all, the fact that they all knew how to do this just about rocks my world a little. (Um, did I mention that a 7 and 4-year-old made a tile?) Secondly, I keep finding myself just staring at it... and before I know it my eyes are welled to the brim. I hope that in my lifetime, I can make someone feel this way too.
And the best part about this blanket? In about 8 little weeks it will be holding one precious new addition to our family. I.CAN'T.WAIT.
Good weekend, indeed.