Friday, February 3, 2012

busy bees

Life has been busy lately. 

Last week, Chas' sweet, sweet grandma passed away. 
It was good to see her go so peacefully (at 1am on her late husband's birthday) but we will miss our Red Lobster dinner dates with her. 
The funeral this past weekend was lovely. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at a funeral. The perfect party, just the way Nan would've had it. 

Chas' birthday on Wednesday was swell. 
It started off with the birth of a brand new niece, baby Evelyn! 
For lunch, we had Hires cheeseburgers and onion rings with Chas' brother's family from New York (in town for the funeral). 
The birthday boy came home from work to balloons, some birthday cards, and a special present. 
I got him a sweet remote control helicopter which we'll be playing more with this weekend, including building an obstacle course. 
The two of us had a special rotisserie chicken and homemade mashed potatoes for dinner and I did all the dishes while Chas played with his helicopter. 
Then we went with some friends to see "The Artist." (If you haven't seen this movie, stop everything you're doing right this second and go, go, go!)

And now, as I'm writing this post, Chas is putting together our new rocker glider for little cryings...and I'm double fisting a huge bottle of Tropicana orange juice (yup- we're back to that). 

February isn't going to slow down much. 
But that's ok because once February is over, I'll be in my third trimester!

Holy crap. 
How did that happen? 


Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I am dying to see the glad to hear it's good! I totally agree with you, it's crazy how fast this year is already flying by isn't it? Have a lovely weekend! Xoxo

Jenna said...

Oh, my husband's grandma passed away yesterday. So sad. :( We miss her already! Condolences to you guys.

I've heard The Artist was good. I'll have to see it.

Brianna said...

eeep! Happy late Birthday to Chas! And i'm so excited to be following you through your little journey of pregnancy into motherhood! :))

Maria said...

Ahhh! 3rd trimester! Get to meet the little cryings soonish! So sad that Chas grandmother passed away but so glad to hear that she's at peace when she went!

Rachael said...

Sorry to hear about Chas's grandmother. That's sad.
But love that you loved 'The Artist'! I haven' seen it yet, but it looks really good. Have to check that out.

Kimberly said...

1. Third trimester!?! How DID that happen?
2. Another friend just told me I need to go see The Artist asap. Will do. :)
3. I'm sorry for your loss, but so glad the funeral was just the way Chas' grandma would've wanted it. A dear grandparent figure in my life passed away last week, and the funeral services were absolutely beautiful. He left such a legacy, and it was a laugh-filled time too. I was so thankful for the time of reflection and celebration.

Mindee and Austin said...

I've never heard of that movie, I must be out of the loop! I cant believe you are almost in your third tri, that is so great and exciting! Spring babies are the best {This is coming from a mom with a may baby} Im sorry for the loss of his sweet grandma, thats always very sad..i'm glad she went in peace.

Caitlin said...

So sorry to hear about Chas's guys are in my thoughts! And wow, third trimester! Insane! You're getting closer and closer :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I'm dying to see The Artist!!! So sorry for your loss.

Songbook said...

I am cracking up at how badly you crave Tropicana and I haven't heard of The Artist either, but I'm going to look into it now!

Sorry about Chas' grandma :(