Mid October, we made a trip to Memphis to celebrate a very special occasion--Meme's birthday! You see, my mom had been hard at work for weeks and weeks painting her cabinets white. So, my sisters and I thought it would be so much fun to surprise her with a "paint party"! I would come in from TX, and my sissies would pop over, and we'd all help out with the painting while the guys kept all the kiddos occupied (thank you, our sweet husbands and dad!). We were hoping to get the project completely finished, and while we didn't quite accomplish that, we did make a ton of progress.
poor mom--it's so hard to live in and use your kitchen while you are working on a project this big. i'm sure she got so sick of seeing this scene every day for weeks!
hard at work...
we painted over a honey colored wood, so it ended up taking 4 coats! yikes!
my sis mandy doing some detail work
we did take a break from all that painting to enjoy a birthday celebration over at mandy's house
my dad had a speech all prepared just for my mom about "getting older" and "you might be over the hill if ____"
can you tell she loved it?!?
ok, maybe not...she's still a youngin'!
and sweet baby reese loves her meme!
grandad and billie were able to make it
they REALLY got a kick out of dad's speech--
maybe they could relate better? ;)
mom had to protest of few of the points
my sweet hubby was a trooper for the weekend
although...i think he preferred kid-duty to painting haha!
daddy checking his notes during his speech
let's open some presents!
we celebrated my grandad's birthday too--
his is just 5 days after my mom's
the best part of getting older--
getting to snuggle some little ones all over again!
dad's birthday is in early november, so we had some gifts for him too, of course!
oops! think this cap might be a little too small!
my sweet sis michelle and her hubby josh
these boys adore their meme
here are a couple of pics of what the kids did while we were busy painting--
playing at the mall playground
oh, and riding the merry-go-round
what's not to love? these boys had a ball!
a sweet video clip of "meme" blowing out her candles! haha!