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Sunday, July 11, 2010

What a Week!

A little recap of the past week, for those of you who need some boring reading to help you sleep...

Friday, the 2nd, Darrell and I stopped by my favorite store--Lowe's.  Don't remember what we went in for or if we even purchased that item.  What I do remember is that we made a detour by the appliances where they were having a 20% off sale.  We needed a new fridge, so made the mistake decision to see what they had.  We found a Whirlpool side by side with the freezer on the bottom that we really liked.  Original price was around $1800.  It was on sale and with the additional 20% off, came to about $1000.  Sold!  It was delivered on Sunday.  While we measured to make sure it would fit in the kitchen, we didn't measure to be sure it'd fit through the door!  Poor guys had to take off the fridge doors to get it in!  A good blogger would have pics of all this.  Unfortunately for you, I am not a good blogger.  Trust me when I say there was lots of sweating, grunting, and under-breath muttering. 

Lauren's little family arrived early Saturday morning.  We hadn't seen them since Christmas, so this was a special treat!  Darrell, Cam, Cassidy, and Grant went out on the boat Saturday while Lauren and I played.  Nathaniel was such a cutie.  He's crawling now and pulling up.  He took several days to get used to us, but they'll be back in August and hopefully he won't be so standoffish.

Saturday night we went to Lauren's inlaws for pot luck and fireworks.  They live on a family farm with 4 of the 6 children having homes there.  A river runs through part of the back of the farm and this is where we were celebrating the 4th.  The water at this time of year is fairly shallow, though there are some hidden drop offs, and the current can be fast.  Nate started getting fussy and was ready for bed, so Darrell, Nate, Lauren, and I decided to skip the fireworks and head home.  As we were in the truck and about to leave, I spotted Cassidy struggling in the water.  She had lost her footing and couldn't get back up.  The current was quickly carrying her out.  Luckily, Cam's Uncle Eddie saw her and shouted to Cam, who ran out and grabbed her.  Poor girl was so frightened she couldn't speak for a time.  When she did, she told her dad she was never going in the river again.  She did go fishing with Cam and his dad on Monday, but I don't think she got in the water.  A friend posted an article on Facebook regarding drowning.  Couldn't have been more timely.  I'm sharing it here in the hopes it will make more people aware:  Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning.

Somewhere along the way, Cassidy broke my camera.  It was laying on the kitchen counter and I saw it earlier in the day and a little voice told me to put it away.  I didn't.  Later, Cassidy saw the camera and thought it would be fun to twirl it by the strap.  Of course, you know what happened next.  Splat.  The camera is in one piece, but apparently has internal injuries.  I posted about it and the only picture I could find was of a dissected camera.  Thankfully, that was not a picture of my Olympus.  I'm going to try a couple of ideas to see if it can be fixed, but I don't hold out much hope. 

We made several trips to HobLob for yarn.  A trip to Chuck E Cheese, which actually wasn't too bad.  We got there early and the place was practically deserted.  I won 50 tickets on Deal or No Deal!  Now if I could just get on the show and win that million!  I "borrowed" Darrell's camera to take these pics at CEC.

Tried out The Sweetest Batch Cupcakery which sells huge cupcakes with names like Steel Magnolia, Baby Love, and Tiffany.  On a scale of 1-10, I'd give the shop a 9--it was decorated really cute.  The cupcakes I'd only give about a 4--they were dry and cost almost $4 each!  Do you know how many cupcakes you can make at home for $4?

Then we found out about the cupcake bus!  A new cupcake place is opening soon--lots more convenient and closer to me (haven't decided if that's a good thing or not).  Until they open the store, they drive a small school bus from Nashville and park in the parking lot of where the shop will be.  They have flavors like key lime, coconut, sweet potato (the best!), strawberry lemonade, and lots more.  Theirs are regular sized and only cost $1.50.  Good stuff!  I predict The Cupcake Collection runs the other place out of business.

Lauren and her kids left Friday morning.  I spent the rest of the day getting the house back in order, then vegged out yesterday.  I didn't go to any yard sales, which was sad, but did make a quick trip into Goodwill where I got a couple of things.  That satisfied my thrifting withdrawals.

This little tureen--soup? gravy?  Regardless, I love it! 

Heart shaped plate--I have one already and thought this was a duplicate.
Unfortunately, all they have in common is the shape.  Oh, well.
Only $2.99

Shelf for $5.99
It's actually upside down in this picture, but this is how I plan to use it.
I've been wanting something to use for a bed crown and this should fit the bill perfectly!

Holly and Alexander arrived this afternoon and will be here till Thursday.  So I'm getting off here and going to play with my favorite 3-year-old!  Hope your week was just as wonderful and full of fun and surprises!


Gramee said...

How scary for that little one on the water!! thank goodness all was ok!

i am afraid a crashed camera will probably not work it WILL probably be cheaper for a new one, I had this happen a few years ago.

I started my Cupcake Thursdays with my grandkids after going to a fancy smancy cupcake place in San Diego I love to make cupcakes!

Eric and Rozanne said...

So where is this cupcake bus parked? We HAVE to check this out! My kids have been wanting to visit the cupcakery, and I promised them this week. Scary about the drowning glad you spotted her.

6L's said...

we love our freezer/fridge like that! don't think i'll ever go back to the other kind!

we'll have to try the cupcake bus...i've heard nothing but great things about it!

Lauren said...

Try the sweet potato Laura, it's the best. I heard they'll be back this Thursday around 12:30 or so in the Chick Fil-A parking lot.

I really like your tureen mom!

Connie said...

What a fun week you had, cupcakes, new refrigerator, family get togethers and...ugh, a broken camera. Oh well, the camera can be replaced, your granddaughter can't. So glad that had a happy ending.

Love the soup tureen. I'm jealous.

Sweet Tea said...

Glad your sweet little Grand is Ok - water can but fun but it can also be scary and DANGEROUS!!. . .Love the new fridge. Hope it lasts you for a very long, long time. Great deal!...Cute little kido's.

Scrappy Doo said...

Congrats on the fridge! sounds like ya got a great deal

How scary for her and yall and I can't blame her if she never went near there again.

Now, I have to go find me some breakfast and all I can think of is cupcakes :-)

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