Who would have thought? Last week’s measly three posts were courtesy of a very busy week… busy but productive! So I’d like to tell you about my equally busy weekend.
Friday got started early again with lunch and a facility tour of where my father-in-law works. It was a unique tour because I not only saw the offices, I also got to see the manufacturing plant and a testing lab. I love facility tours and have had the opportunity to visit a few manufacturing facilities both large and small and it’s really fun to get that perspective.
On Saturday, Brad and I pursued an offer on my Mazda and I ended up saying goodbye to my CX-5 (it was a good car) and saying hello to a new Chevy Volt (it is also a good car!).
My mom arrived at our house on Saturday evening after visiting with her new granddaughter and the rest of my brother’s family. She spent the night at our place in order to take a road trip with me on Sunday.
On Saturday, I also for the Low Transmitter Battery alert on my Dexcom and I’m calling to get a replacement today. My battery lasted about a year, which is amazing because they’re really only expected to last for 6 months. I wish they were rechargeable. *sigh*
On Sunday, mom and I broke in the Volt with a trip to Youngstown for my sister’s baby shower. She and her husband will be welcoming a little boy in the fall. We went early to spend some time with them and their 2-year-old daughter before the shower. My niece is Aunt Rachel’s biggest fan. And I love it!!!
It was a nice shower and I’d forgotten how cute baby boy clothes can be. He’s going to be a well-dressed little guy!
My niece is going to be a good big sister. She told me that her brother is in mommy’s belly. She ended up wearing her “Big Sister” sash like a cape most of the shower though… she also told me that it was her birthday party.
I learned a lesson in aunting* heartbreak though. I heard her crying and saw my sister holding and comforting her. Then I heard her start yelling “Rachel! Rachel!” in the most distraught little girl voice. My heart just shattered at the sound and I rushed (the whole 3-yard distance) to her, to discover that she had looked around the room and didn’t see Aunt Rachel and got very upset. The upset was easily dispelled by spending the present-opening time with Aunt Rachel and her new kitty that was her big sister gift.
How was your weekend?
*Aunting is a verb to describe the many and varied activities involved in the role of “aunt.” Yes, I made it up.
A new car! How exciting! I love the picture of your niece 🙂
Oh what a fun weekend!! Yay new car!
Being an aunt is THE BEST!
Congrats on the Volt!! And the new nephew!
I love being an aunt, and a great aunt but soon I will be a grammy!!
I think I need a birthday sash! How cute!
Aunting! I like it!
New cars are so exciting, aren’t they? I’ve had mine for three years now and it still feels new and awesome. But 10 years of driving a clunker will do that I suppose.
A new car is so exciting. I have had mine for just over a year and still get happy thinking about it.
A lot going on, so awesome. New cars are fab!
yay on a new car! And the road trip with it, I want to know that feeling! 🙂 And being an Auntie is the best gift ever.
Congrats on the new car – very pretty! Mine is starting to fall apart, but I just can’t bear to part with her yet!
LOL – “Aunting” is a great term. I am unfortunately an only child, so I may never get the pleasure of aunting, but now I must find ways to use this word in daily conversation. hehehe. 🙂 And yay for the new car, that’s awesome!
One of the nice things about aunting is that you don’t have to come by it biologically. You can “aunt” for your close friends’ kids.
You niece is adorable! Congratulations to your sister!
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