Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Sadie...

I'm finally blogging about our weekend. My computer has been acting up...or acting like it's going to die actually. Alex worked on it the past few nights and it's working for now!

Alex and I headed out of town on Friday for a relaxing weekend. I was attending Sadie's Sip & See on Saturday afternoon, so we decided to just make a weekend of it! My in-laws were watching Amelia, so we were excited to have some time away - just the two of us. My MIL picked Amelia up on Friday around noon and Alex and I hit the road as soon as he was finished at work. Our plans were to get there and have dinner on Friday evening.

Well....we were on the road no more than 30 minutes and traffic came to a stand still. Needless to say, we didn't make it there in time for dinner. We went straight to the hotel and upon pulling into the hotel parking lot, Alex's truck started making a TERRIBLE noise. His car is the newer of our vehicles...we never dreamed we would have car trouble while out of town! It was dark and we decided to worry about it the next morning. Fast forward to the next morning...Alex woke up with fever and coughing his head off. He sounded like he had tuberculosis. It was bad. We had plans to have breakfast and spend some time together before he dropped me off at the Sip & See.

We were able to spend a few hours together...in the after hours clinic.

They told him he had bronchitis and a sinus infection and called in some meds. We walked out of the after hours clinic, went to pull out, and the truck made an even worse noise than the night before. Alex knew exactly what it was at that point and said if we drove it - the wheel would fall off! It was a wheel hub-a-ma-jig or something like that. We sat there and laughed. It was all we could do. Our little getaway had turned into such a stressful weekend. Thankfully, we were able to get ahold of his Uncle (that lives in the area). He picked us up, dropped me at the Sip & See, and took Alex back to the hotel to rest. Thank you, Uncle Biff!!! Seriously, I saw a halo over his head when he pulled up to that clinic parking lot.

I had a great time at the Sip & See. I felt like I was in somewhat of a daze at that point and thinking back on some conversations - I just hope whatever I said made sense. I hadn't eaten and even more importantly - I had no coffee in my system. I'll just go ahead and apologize in case I was spaced out.

I loved seeing some of my old blogging friends and meeting new ones.

Lots of them brought their sweet babies and I could not get enough of them.


Sweet, sweet Sadie. The reason we were all there! Love her. She is such a beautiful baby and did so well being passed around and loved on by everyone.


I'm not going to lie...this baby stole my heart. He totally made me want a baby boy. He just chilled and let me hold him for as long I wanted. I finally gave him back to his Mama, but I would have brought him home with me in a heartbeat.

Jillian. First of all, love her name. :) She has the sweetest little personality/spirit about her. She is so stinkin' cute!

I didn't get to hold all of the babies there - but held just enough to get a low grade baby fever.

Kelly and Laurie did a beautiful job. Everything looked so cute and the food was delicious! Loved the idea of serving fruit in a waffle bowl - totally going to use that someday.

Caroline and her sweet parents took me back to the hotel after the Sip & See. I love her and her family. I'm excited that she's moving to Arkansas and praying her parents will be moving here someday soon as well! :)

We stayed an extra night since the truck and my husband were both broke down. We called a dealership while there but they couldn't get us in to fix it. My FIL and BIL decided to come and help us get the truck back home and we would have it fixed at our local dealership. After finding out the trailer was too small for the truck (because nothing can be that easy) we made a couple of trips to the parts store and they fixed it themselves.

I'm so thankful for my family...don't know what we would have done without them this weekend. My MIL and SIL's helped take care of Amelia while we were away and we finally got back to pick up our girl on Sunday evening. I was so happy to see her face and get to kiss on her. It will be awhile before I can leave her for that many days again. My heart aches being away from her!

It was a crazy one but we had some fun/laughable moments as well! :)

Love to all,


Immeasurably More Mama said...

Jill! This was a crazy weekend for y'all but I'm glad you still made the Sip & See! You do have a wonderful family.

Charon Benton said...

oh my! I would have been so stressed out--sounds like you handled it perfectly though! Glad you had fun at the Sip N See!! Isn't it funny how we miss our "babies" so much when we are gone--and they are always "just fine" with Grandma? !! LOL

Jen said...

What a weekend! :) Glad J and I were able to help out. The shower looks precious and I think you need to bump that baby fever up a notch.... ;)

Lauren said...

I know the Sip & See was worth the adventure it was in getting there, ha!! :)

Betsy said...

Oh goodness....that is a crazy weekend! I'm so sorry it was stressful. But at least y'all can laugh about it. The Sip and See looked like so much fun! I wish I could have been there! Hope you have a nice relaxing week now....you deserve it! :)

Jenna said...

What in the world!?!? That is some crazy stuff, my friend - I am so sorry for all the stress! Bless ya'lls hearts for real. Well, if its any consolation - you looked beautiful at the sip and see! And I know you enjoyed seeing everyone - such a good party!

Glad you are back home with your girl and hopefully Alex and the truck are feeling much better. Love you friend!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, what a weekend! I am sure it was worth it though to spend time with everyone! Glad everyone stayed safe!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, what a weekend! I'm sure it was worth it though to see everyone! Glad everyone stayed safe!

Hillary said...

You know I still feel terrible! You had to go through a lot to be there with us. We'll just blame Sadie. She's cute and can get away with things...at this point. Later in life I'm not so sure. :)

Ashley said...

Yay! I can comment again! That sounds like such a CRAZY weekend, but I am so glad you are home now and everyone is healthy and repaired! I am glad you got to go to the Sip'N'See though! How fun! Wish I could have been there to see y'all too!

Faith said...

You look so pretty in that picture with Caroline and the one with Eli too. Hot Mama!

I'm SO sorry about all the trouble that you guys had. That makes for a stressful weekend, but I'm so glad you were able to go to the s & s and have fun with those girls. I just wish I could have been one of "those girls". Ha!

Miss you so much!

Ashley E. said...

Looks like such a fun time! I hate y'all had so much trouble though!!

Courtney said...

I only recently started following Kelly's korner so I'm a little cracked up see all y'all at the same event. I'll tell you what, from reading all of your blogs (and the duggars) you make Arkansas look pretty enticing! Crazy weekend, hope all is well and that this weekend is less chaotic.

Rebekah said...

Oh sweet Jill!!! I am so sorry your weekend away was such a stressful one! Bless your heart!!! But this little blog stalker is so glad she got to meet you! Hope you are doing well!