Wednesday, July 29, 2009

You Can Party But You Can't Party Here!

I want to thank all of you for attending the Bella Pink Shower and making it so much fun for me! Y'all always pull out all the stops at a party and I know I can count on you to go the extra step to make it something special! Y'all really outdid yourselves. I laughed and cried and laughed some more! I've got a lot of cleaning up to do and I really appreciate all of ya'll that stayed to help with the hose down!

First thing I need to do is get rid of all the leftover cake...not a problem! Cake... What cake?

I swear it looks like Babies R' Us exploded in here! I have no idea where Jenn will be storing all this...there's no room under my bed! I guess ya'll are wondering who won the prizes aren't you? I'll be telling you in just a minute if you'll just keep your britches on! Y'all are just like a worm in hot ashes! First I wanted to tell you that after this post I won't be around as much for at least the next two weeks...possibly three. Bella is that close to coming home with her mom and dad. There is so much to do to get ready and Jenn is feeling a trifle bit overwhelmed. I'm going to go and stay with her for a few days and help get everything situated, so she won't be worrying about that. Bless her heart, she has enough on her plate as it is.

The doctor told her this evening he really did not want Bella in day care or around a lot of children for the first year. He wanted her to go through the first RSV season before day care is an option. So that creates a little bit of a situation. Roby and Jenn live about an hour away from us and his mother. Jenn doesn't have the luxury of being a stay at home mom...although she would love to! Roby may change his job schedule to night, but that is going to make it hard on him. They are discussing moving closer to one of the G-moms and I sure hope it's me! Once again Jenn is turning it over to God and placing it in His hands. She is certain He will provide all the answers and that everything will be all right. In the meantime, could I ask y'all to pray for them as well? God has been in control of Bella from the beginning and I know He will continue to provide all that she needs including her mother being able to stay home at least for a few months. The doctor also said that if he did not look at Bella's chart and know her, he would think she was just another newborn...absolutely no problems! Our God lives!!!

I also have to start gearing up for Zapp Hall and the fall show. Mindy and Theresa are getting the jump on me. They're already posting about what all they've bought and I've been a little lax in my shopping. I fear Cat Daddy is combing the back alleys least he tells me he's alone! That's always a little scary when he's out shopping solo! I need to get things ready for Winnie & Tulula's (BTW, there is a back room sale going on at Sweet Pea's this weekend you really need to check out!) and I have about a million thank you cards I need to write to all of you for all the things that have been done for Bella and sent to her. Y'all have been more than have been angels! Plus, I have really let my own house kinda go to Helena Handbasket as well. I can only feed people that line about the cobwebs being left over Halloween decorations for so long! I know, I know...we ALL have too much going on in our lives!
Now on to the winners of the giveaways. Vintage Patina is the winner of the Bella Pink Rose ring and the two winners for the tiny dancing shoes made by Karen of A*Musements are.....Everything Vintage and Gather! Girls, send me your addresses and I'll put your gifts in the mail tout de suite!
So I guess for now that wraps everything up in a black Hefty trash bag. Like I said, I'll just be peeking in on y'all off and on, so you best behave yourselves while I'm gone. Don't make me take my earrings off! The next time I post, hopefully it will be with the best news I could possibly ever share...unless I win the lottery in the meantime! Wouldn't that be a hoot? Don't could happen...if I would just buy a stinking ticket!

One last thing, can you believe I forgot to have y'all play the diaper game? I know you are so disappointed! They even sell it in a kit! You mean to tell me no one can go out and buy chocolate bars and diapers on their own...they have to get a kit! In my day to save money...we would've just busted out the real thing! Sweet Mess my eye!

I also have to tell Malissa...girl you were right on the money right down to Sharon's Cracked In The Head baby nightlights. Go to the head of the class, Teacher!
So tata for now (that's tata not tatas, Cher! You better believe I'll be checking in on you!) and I'll be sure and try to leave little comments so you will know I'm still breathing!


donna baker said...

I never won anything in my life! Thank you. I am going to miss you. You are so sweet. I think us Moms would do anything on earth for our kids. Will pray that Bella is home soon.

common ground said...

OK, we'll let you go, but we're going to pout a little that you're not here. So help your sweet Jenn and have a bunch of fun! And hopefully that little cutie patootie will be home with mommie and daddie real soon. Our prayers are with you, and I'll believe God has a plan all worked out. The scripture from Proverbs 3 comes to mind.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight."
Hugs for all of you, Debra

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Oh, wow, Debbie. I had company for a week, and then have been buried with other stuff for a few more days, and look at all I missed!

I missed your shower, but if you could pass along a thought to Jenn, this is what I would tell her - Pray a lot for Bella and her future. Even when she is a young child, it is not too early to pray for her teen years and her early 20's and her future husband, etc. And let her see how much the Lord means in your daily life - that it's not just a Sunday thing. That the Lord is the most important part of every day - that He affects every little thing about your life. And enjoy every day, even when you want to cry and pull your hair out, try to enjoy whatever is going on. The years go by sooo fast!

Love to you, Debbie, and to Jenn and Bella,

Anonymous said...

Hey , Debbie , you will be so missed. But the reason you'll be out of touch is just the best news. And what the doctor said about Bella - " just like another newborn ", what music to your ears that must have been. I have to say he doesn't know Bella's Nana or he would know that she is so not just another newborn. :0) I know God has a plan but I'll pray that it's for you to watch Miss Bella. It never hurts to ask! xoxox, Sue

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

But, the man CAN shop. How cool is that? I have seen you and Jenn together and I know that y'all will be having THE most fun prepping for the homecoming. Prayers for the move/childcare situation. Much love! ~Mindy

misselaineous said...

Debbie, my dear, missed the whole shower except for some last minute comments, but I'm not "Cryin'Like a Baby"....I'm just really glad "We've Got You, Babe"!!!!! *elaine*

Barbara said...

Well Deb, It sounds like the shower was a success, but I can see you now have your hands full. I will be praying for all of you and I know God will provide the answers. Don't know what I could do to help, but I could get the purple tata lady and we could come and clean your house.
Take one day at a time....things will get done.

Purple hugs,

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Holy cow do you have a lot of stuff going on, Deb. How exciting to prepare for the homecoming, but also a little overwhelming for Jenn. Good luck with all of that and I'll be sending over prayers for working out the whole childcare situation. How hard that must be (here in Canada we're taxed up the wazoo, but women get one year paid maternity leave by law, which I will tell you, as a working mom, you REALLY appreciate).

Jodie LeJeune said...

Wooo Hooo, Momma gets a new pair of shoes! Thank you Debbie!!!! I'll keep them safe and sound and when little Miss Prissy Bella starts hitting the streets, I will be sure and send them to her!!! (with a note about the birds and the bees of course!)

I'm glad we didn't play the diaper game. I have a confession to make. As I was holding my diaper, I could smell a little something and I can promise you that it didn't smell like chocolate. I looked to my right and to my left and I don't think it was either of the two pretty ladies sitting on the side of me. So I got tired of holding it and needed the bathroom. As I walked to the bathroom, I gently tossed the diaper under your bed. (Because I know Mindy would like to dig under there!) Maybe it would be a good thing that before you left for two weeks, fish it out and dispose of it properly so you wouldn't think that Cat Daddy is getting rancid in his old age.
Whew. Glad I got that off of my back.

I'm gonna miss you, please don't forget who I am while you are gone...

Thanks again sweetie, this was fun!
everything vintage

Jodie LeJeune said...'s me again.

I promise to continue praying for little Bella and Jenn & Roby.

And, I'm going to pray that Cat Daddy doesn't find more than he bargains for in those allies...I think you need to go with him next time. Good Lord knows what he just might bring home!

Sweet Repose said...

Things always have a way of working themselves out in the baby game...I know I groomed dogs with a playpen and Sesame Street close at hand in my grooming parlor...we do what we gotta do for our Grandbabies...right Grandmother...has a good ring to it doesn't it!

lilsista said...

Take care honey! Come back soon! We'll need lots of pictures please!!!
Smiles :0)!

Tootsie said...

I hope it all works out for you all!!! see you soon!

Scrappy Doo said...

Bella gets more lovely every day :-)
Im headed to Canton this weekend to do some treasure huntin for the barn.

Things will work out. GOD is in Control

Have a great evening

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Ok, send the cake here, I am a cake monster, love the icing!!! And you know little Bella is looking more and more like you on ever pic you post right??? Blessings. Janna

one gal's trash said...

Hope all goes well getting Bella settled in at home. I'm going to eat a piece of cake in her honor today. See ya soon!