Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Well today's the day! We didn't forget. It was ten years ago today that "Ben and Sam" tied the knot! My Mom wanted a wedding, and I just wanted to get married, so I let her have it! The only part I picked out was my dress because I wanted to be comfortable. My Mama's best friend, (my other mama) Shell, made the dress I wanted. I don't remember much from that day because it flew by so fast, but I remember thinking that I was just going to bust I was so happy. I remember having a lot of fun, even taking pictures, and I remember that we kept whispering to each other during the pictures "This is real...We get to be together for the rest of our lives...We are getting married!" They played the Hallelujah chorus as we left the sanctuary.....that was the only thing that Ben asked for! Rascal! We were a couple of happy kids at twenty years old, and I'm happy to say, I wouldn't change a thing....as Maddie would say "We love ashother".
PS. Did I mention that I was barefoot? Little hippie. Oh, and there are descriptions of every photo on Flickr if you like that sort of thing.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Monday, after an exhausting day at market, we were sitting at Cracker Barrel waiting on our food when all the employees start chanting one of those restaurant-birthday-tunes, I think "hmmm...We have a birthday coming up.....who's is it?....Oh, it's mine......No but there's something else.....What comes before my birthday?....Oh! Our anniversary!" I turn to look at Ben and say "Babe! Oh my goodness! It's almost our tenth anniversary!" He says "Oh yeah! It is! I totally forgot!" I reply (totally not offended because he usually remembers before me) "Me too!"
Then tonight, we were getting ready for bed and I looked at my phone and noticed the date "Oh yeah, our anniversary is this week sometime. What day is it?" He replies "I don't know, I forgot again." I say "Me too, my phone reminded me!" Then he says with a laugh "Ten years and we can't remember our anniversary!"
Nope, we can't.....and that's just the way I like it. Not a day goes by that I don't feel special, we still laugh and play, and have a good time together...I still get excited when he comes through the door, and he never needs an excuse to treat me like a princess.....I love him and feel loved more every day. We don't have to wait on a special day to do any of that! Next month we plan to take a little side trip on our way home from Quilt Market in Texas. We're going to call it our tenth anniversary trip...but if we forget to call it that...it will be alright, because I'll still know that I'm his girl, and he will still be my Ben.
By the way..."Ben and Sam" was on the front of our wedding invitations! So many people have called me Sam all my life that we were afraid they wouldn't know who Samantha was! I'll try to get a picture of that up sometime this week.....if I remember :)
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thank you all so much for the sweet comments and emails! I read every single one at least twice! A lot of you asked how I have been feeling....well the first trimester was full of sick and tired, but pretending to feel great and in the weeks since the sick has worn off the tired has stuck around. I feel sort of like I'm on cough medicine all the time. I'm tired but happy! I'm not sure that it has completely become real for me yet but in the moments that it does feel real I get so excited!
Another big question was "What did the kids think?" Oh my! These kids were so funny! I still don't know how I managed to hide the bump here at home, but they totally didn't get it! Molly said "How long has this been going on?!" and when I said "Since June" she acted a little mad for a minute but then quickly changed her mind and said "Oh Mama! Now I'm glad you didn't tell us, cause now I don't have to wait so long!" They were so excited! Last Tuesday was when they found out. We came home from the doctors office and told them and then took them out to eat (a BIG treat around here) and then to the mall for them to buy something for the baby. For two or three days they would say things like "OH! That's why you were so tired" or "OH! That's why you wouldn't ride the roller coasters!" You know it really is surprising how unobservant kids are about some things! I mean I couldn't have hid a bag of chocolate for more than a day, but a baby, oh your good for a few months!
I have been a lazy-bum today after such a busy week with market and all, but I plan to get on the ball tomorrow and post all of those market pictures I promised. Now I need to get up, straighten up my house, and get these kids fed and dressed for church. It looks like we will be having chicken noodle soup with goldfish crackers tonight! Gotta love quick dinner nights! xo, Sam
Sunday, September 12, 2010
......the smallest Caffee safe and sound in the second trimester! The last week has been so filled with joy as we finally shared the news with our children and family! We are SO happy! Another big surprise came when we talked to our social worker and found out that this little angel will NOT affect our adoption AT ALL! Praise God! I think I worried over our Bulgarian babies as much as I did this little one over the last few months. Oh friends, God is so good! This Mama has one full, happy, busting-at-the-seams heart today! I'll tell you all about market later (Monday is the last day), but right now I just want to sit back and enjoy this moment......
Saturday, September 11, 2010
So the good news is that we are DONE! We have over 1,400 patterns packed and ready (I have to say here that Ben and Anna ROCK), and all of my sewing is finally done! YAY! The bad news is that there is no way I will be able to show you all of this stuff until we get back :( and I really think you are going to like it too! Oh, well. It is what it is.
I miss you guys! I thought of all of you, my online sewing buddies, as I sewed these samples up. The samples reminded me of back to school time and freshly sharpened pencils, which made me think of homeschooling and how I need to tell you all about our new set up this year. Oh I have so much to say! Including a little post after market explaining what my top-secret summer project was!!! I wish I could blab it all now but I have to wait until after market for that one....Meet me back here Tuesday and I promise to make up for all of the silence! In fact I may never be silent again after I spill the beans on this one! Can't wait to see you Tuesday! xo, Sam
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ben and I have enjoyed a weekend alone while the kids have been camping with my Mom and Dad, and I just miss'em so bad I can't stand it! I even woke up early thinking about how bad I just wanted to kiss their little faces and smell their dirty little heads! EARLY people, like 5am early...you know there is something wrong if mama is out of bed doing laundry before eight o'clock! But you see I have this plan! The kids will be at church this morning and Ben just left for the firehouse, so I'm cleaning up, packing my bags, going to go to church to kiss my kids until they are sick of me, and then follow them back down to camp and crash the party! I've shared their little kisses and smells all I'm willing. Nana and Papa will just have to keep me too :) Then I guess I will have to come back home Monday evening with them and be in a flurry of sewing and preparing for market....but I'll not think of that now. Nope. I'll just think about how sweet those dirty little kisses are gunna be!
I'll see you guys next week! I hope your long weekend is wonderful! Oh and be ready, there is going to be a little surprise popping up here soon....xo, Sam