Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Life is Good!

I was totally set up today.
I love surprises, especially when my house is clean.
Chris has told me for a week now that there was someone that wanted to come walk through our house. So I knew tonight was the night and for days I've been cleaning and preparing. In another dimension were my dear friends from Lehi. This would have been the third month that I would have to miss Card Group because I can't get a babysitter on a Wednesday night (all the girls are at youth group), and on this very night when I was to show my house, over the mountains were my homies getting together for another girls night without me.
The day had gone as expected...
Large glass of sticky applejuice falls to the floor...check.
Tade has humungous poopy diaper...check.
Jar of salsa splatters on the driveway...check.
Teacher parent conferences, and my kids talk too much in class...check.
I'm sweaty, and cleaning like a banchee...check.
I forgot to clean that window and the ledges are dusty...check.
I don't have any dinner planned for the kids and we're all losing our cool...check.
and so on, and so forth.
So seven o'clock comes around, and then seven o' five, and seven ten, the doorbell rings- the realtor is here. I go to answer the door, and there are four of my card group girls who have driven an hour to surprise me and bring the party to my house. They say "we had a seven o'clock appointment!" Chris, the realtor, and my friends were all totally in on the surprise, what what!
Audry made her famous lasagna and two more meals to put in my freezer for another frazzled day.
Heather brought delicious rolls and drinks.
Jaimie made a fantastic salad with a gorgonzola dressing.
Johanna improvised a genius chocolate pudding, brownie, banana whipped cream piece of heaven.
they brought the cards from the last three months.
This is enough happy endorphines to last me at least a week!
I was so thrilled to be able to eat a yummy meal and just sit and relax and visit without having to show my house that I feel like I'm on cloud nine.
and the icing on the cake...
As they were leaving I had another doorbell ring.
It was Chris, home two days early with his brother Jason.
Someone recuscitate me please.

game over!

johanna, heather, jaimie, stay puff marshmallow, audry

the chic chef
p.s. I have so appreciated all the comments about my gun post. They have made me think and I am definitely going to weigh the issue carefully before I make a decision. Aren't I lucky that tonight I get a man to sleep by my side and protect me for a few days? Relief. Here is a quote that my Aunt Barbara emailed me from Jeffrey R. Hollands last conference talk concerning the issue of fear- I really love it-
"I ask everyone within the sound of my voice to take heart, be filled with faith, and remember the Lord has said He “would fight [our] battles, [our] children’s battles, and [the battles of our] children’s children.” And what do we do to merit such a defense? We are to “search diligently, pray always, and be believing[. Then] all things shall work together for [our] good, if [we] walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted.” The latter days are not a time to fear and tremble. They are a time to be believing and remember our covenants. May we all believe more readily in, and have more gratitude for, the Lord’s promise as contained in one of President Monson’s favorite scriptures: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, . . . my Spirit shall be in your [heart], and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” In the process of praying for those angels to attend us, may we all try to be a little more angelic ourselves—with a kind word, a strong arm, a declaration of faith and “the covenant wherewith [we] have covenanted.”


Jennifer said...

I ride unicorns and sprinkle fairy dust on peoples houses? What?! Pha ha! You have the coolest friends! That is so nice. And what a suprise to have papa bear home. Earlier today I heard a motercycle and it made me think of Chris. Then I thought, it's not him though. He's up in Idaho. I'm so glad that he can be home with you and the kids. What a wonderful, rewarding evening.

Mary Denton Taylor said...

Oh such mixed feelings as I view this post!!! I am SO SO happy that it made for a good night for you but I'm SO SO sad I couldn't be there. :( You so deserved a little love sent your way though so overall I am very happy you got some!!!! We all love you Sara and have missed you over the past three months and think of you often. Love you!

Danielle said...

That's so awesome!

Mama Megs said...

That is totally the type of thing that I dream of my spouse to do for me!!! How lucky you are that he thinks of you in such high regard and knows that you need a break. I love the quote too.

Andrea said...

What fantastic and thoughtful friends! And I LOVE that talk by Elder Holland. I love the idea of angels being all around me.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

what a fantastic surprise!!!

The Chic Chef said...

Thanks for the side shot, Sparky! Did you do some photo shop?