Sometimes the best part about going on vacation is coming home. This time, that was definitely the case. I came home to the best suprise I could ever imagine.
I'll start with a little back-up, before I left I was a little over-stressed and under-slept. I had taken too much on and was a little over-whelmed. The week before we left I had painted a bedroom, done all the stuff for the funeral, had swim lessons, 2 doctors appointments, re-painted Hugo's helmet twice, 4 loads of laundry, plus the towels and sheets, lots of messes and clean-ups, had a chicken-pox scare that eneded up being a really bad rash (make that 3 dr. appts) and that was all before Thursday. My Mom called me when I was trying to pack for California and she happed to call at my breaking point. I was all over-whelmed and crying in a big stupid mess that I was stressed because Shawn was on him way home ready to leave and I hadn't started packing, I hadn't done my hair and I really wanted to finish the laundry and mop before I left. She told me to just pack and leave and she would take care of the house while I was gone. I expected that she would mop, maybe vacume and maybe even finish up what laundry I had left to fold. Boy did I under-estimate the power of my SUPER MOM!
Her, along with my dad, brother and my brothers friend Whitney went WAY above and beyond. They re-arranged all the pictures in my family room so they went with the new couches, they organized and cleaned my kitchen. Getting me a cute new holder for my recipe books and paper towels. They got a cute new basket for shoes by the front door. They hung some pictures in my kitchen, they spot cleaned the crazy dirty carpet in the family room, patched, sanded and painted all the holes in the family room, hung new black curtains (the red curtains with red couches was just too much red!), added 2 new damask black and white pillows to my couches, sprayed the weeds and grass in the rocks outside, finished up all the laundry, and so much more. I've been home all day and keep finding new things they did. They even put new tires on Shawn's car for Father's Day. (While we were enjoying the beautiful cool California weather in my dad's new Prius)
I am so greatful for such wonderful family. On both sides. Shawn and I are blessed beyond measure. My in-laws are so awesome, we had so much fun with everyone and are greatful for all the time we got to spend with them. Then at home my family was blessing us tremendously with their time and service. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now. I could seriously just cry!