Monday, May 14, 2007

Feeling blessed :)

I've had the BEST couple of days! Feeling very blessed and very loved. :)

Yesterday for Mothers Day (hope you all had a fantastic day too!) Greg got out of bed straight away, went straight into the kitchen and starting cooking me bacon and eggs!! Big deal? Yes it is! It usually takes me 30-60 minutes to get him out of bed! lol... so I was feeling very special that he would do that no complaining! Then we had a yummy breakfast and I got a couple of gifts from the boys. Jaidyn chose me a dish full of choccies from the Mothers Day stall this year, which was a step up from the plant he bought last year (he learnt that Mum and Dad kill plants, lol) Oh and a lovely card he made at school too. He was very excited to give me them. Love my kids!! Eli just made more work for me with 2 or 3 dirty nappies just in the morning, lol. Greg gave me a lovely card.

We went to my Mum and Dad's for a nice family lunch. And as it was also my birthday today, I got spoilt there too. My sisters bought me a new purse and new mascara, and I got some money to spend from other family members. Mum said I had to wait till today for my present!

So this morning, when Greg got out of bed (I let him sleep till 7.30am ;)) I had to go and hide in my room for a few minutes. When I came out there were these balloons around the table - with my name on them, how cool!
I was like "I have Natalie balloons!" hehe....
and then I had to shut my eyes really tight (with Jaidyn keeping close watch on me to make sure I did) and Greg went and got my present... I then opened my eyes to see a SEWING MACHINE on the table in front of me. Not just any sewing machine either, as I was expecting a fairly cheap one... but a Janome! Good stuff! You see, I'd almost written off getting a sewing machine as Greg doesn't have a job so we thought we'd have to wait till later to get one.... but he'd been concocting with my parents and his parents and they all went in together for one. And the reason for the Janome is they were able to pick up an ex-lesson (so really not used much at all!) machine from the shop, so I got a much more expensive one but for 1/2 price or something.... so I'm really excited about that!! Can FINALLY use machine stitching on my layouts and I hope to also learn how to make some other things like curtains, baby nappies and maybe bags and clothes one day too! So a couple of free lessons at the Janome shop in my near future I think...

Today I've had a lovely lunch out with my hubby (and baby!) and had an unsuccessful look for a new coat too, bummer (my arms are always too long!). I've also had some lovely well wishes, phonecalls and cards from beautiful friends :) Thankyou so much guys, love you all!! Tonight, I may get some scrapping time or I may be on the phone... hehe

Oh, and I just wanted to share these gorgeous pics I took of Eli last weekend while Greg was away camping. Elijah must have been missing his Daddy coz he decided to put on Greg's boxer shorts, lol. So cute huh!!

16 comments:

Lali said...

Well Happy Birthday Nat, glad you had a lovely Mother's day and Birthday. Can't wait to see what you do with the sewing machine

Cute photos of Eli

Tam said...

Glad you had a good day, sweet! And so excited for you and your sewing machine!!

Your little bubba is getting so big, and even cuter ;o)

Ali :-) said...

Hey Nat!

Happy birthday!!! Glad to hear that you had a great one!! And woohoo on the sewing machine!

Ali :o) xoxo

Nic Wood said...

Happy Mothers Day, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie..glad to hear you got pampered by your boys!

Nic xxx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful happy birthday blessings to you Natti!!!! What a wonderful few days you've had!

Can't wait to organise a special time for you to come for a wee visit here, just need my busy ole life to stop whirling for a few moments so we can. ;)

Lots of love and hugs to you sweetie!
Chrissy xx

Tara said...

Happy Birthday!

Chris Millar said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful b'day Nat! A happy belated b'day wish from me!! Can't wait to see the sewing on your layouts!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nattie!!! So glad you got spoilt and had a nice mother's day too!! :o)

Roz xx

natalie michelmore said...

glad you had a great birthday Nat, enjoy your sewing machine!
I LOVE the balloons!!!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday to you lovie! How awesome that you got a sewing machine. Looking forward to seeing a stack of lovely creations!!

Katie said...

Happy birthday Nat! Glad to hear you had a wonderful Mothers Day and birthday! How awesome having both on the same day! And enjoy that sewing machine of yours too!

Katie :)

Karen L said...

Happy Birthday Nat too - so excited for you. Can't wait to see all your beautiful sewing on your layouts now. You are a special person - great to see that your family affirms that also.

Katie Toland said...

Oh Nat, happy birthday! Sorry I missed it :( I'm glad you had a fantastic day, and wow, what a pressie. And great shopping to by your DH! I'm impressed. Little E is just too cute in those pics. Happy mothers day too. I'm still praying for Greg's job. Hopefully it won't be too much longer, and we know God will continue to provide for you.

Can't remember if I left a comment on the last post. But I LOVE your layouts. Great work!

DenimAngel said...

Oh Nattie, Happy Birthday, sounds like you had some wonderful moments and received some great gifts.
Susan

Deb said...

Oh! I didnt even realise it was your birthday!! I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful day - what a great present from your family!

all the best oxoxo

Hayley said...

Happy Birthday & Happy Mothers Day! I love hearing stories about everyone spoiling you, it's so grogeous! I can just imagine the boys being so excited to see you with their pressies. Eli is so cute with Greg's shorts on! haha
PS. It took me a while to convince adam to sponsor a child, but eventually he came around. Just plant the seed in Greg's brain and give it some time.