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!!