Monday, June 30, 2008

Exciting and Exhausing!

Today was exciting and exhausting. My neice Amy is expecting her third child and I watched her two precious girls Ashlynn (I have blogged about her several times) and Bralynn while Amy goes to the doctor to find out what baby number three is going to be.
Andrea decides that she would like to go shopping to look for dorm things and decide colors for bedding, towels and etc.
We meet Amy and Brad in Alabaster to eat lunch and to give them the girls. They are having a GIRL!
We (Andrea and I) then head to JC Penny's then to Belk . Andrea wants a purple comforter and matching sheets ...you know the hole shabang! Well, dorm beds are bigger than a normal twin bed. You have to buy twin XLG. Do you know how hard this is to find?
Well, we ended up at Bed Bath and Beyond. I think we was in this store for hours! We found a purple comforter but it wasn't soft. We picked up several different things. Andrea couldn't make up her mind. Because she has been set on the purple...but wants it to be soft. So, she ended up with the brand Nautica that has pink, green and whitish blue plaid. It had the sheets and comforter and pillow case in a package. We then had to find the perfect color match throw blanket that also had to be soft. We got one in the green color to cordinate with the plaid. The green is not a deep green...more like a light green ..pastels. Andrea is not really into pink....but with the other colors it just may work. We are still looking for the purple combo that is soft in twin xlg. The towels are going to be purple/lavender and turquoise. She wants her name monogramed on the towels.... turquoise thread on the purple/lavendar and purple/lavendar on the turquoise. My neice, Amy can do the monograming.
We got home and off we go again. My friend Chrissy, is having a Home Interior party and I haven't been to one in like forever...so, I go and pick up my friend Candace and we head to the party. They do things so different than they use to. But it is easier also. I really enjoyed visiting with friends and looking at the new things. Now, I am so tired but, can't seem to sleep.
I can't complain...today was filled with family and friends and spending time with Andrea.
It is fun and exciting to watch Andrea in this new chapter of her life.

I plan to post soon about my weekend in Atlanta, GA at the conference.. I am trying to get all my thoughts together on all that I soaked in. It was FABULOUS!
Stay tuned.....

7 comments:

Joyfulsister said...

LOL sounds like you had a great day!! I love shopping with girls, I love shopping for comforters and matching sheets, towels and the whole sha-bang. I can't wait to hear how the conference went, so rest and I'll be back to read more.
Hugz Lorie

Jenny said...

Those XL sheets can be hard to find. Our target always has a nice dorm section.

I haven't been to a home interior party in years, sounds fun though!

Jen

Krista said...

Sounds like you had a great day indeed! It was fun seeing you at the HI party.

If Andrea doesn't want to keep the comforter you bought yesterday, let me look at it. Brandi is wanting a new and she LOVES pink! Have a great day! Krista

Christina said...

Sounds like a busy day, but a fun busy, not a work busy.

A girl, Congratulations to you all.

I have not been to a Home Interior party in ages either. Maybe I will try to find one in my area. I loved this candle chandelier they sold years ago, I wonder if it is still an item through them. Have fun.

Michelle C. said...

too funny! I didn't make it to Chrissie's party last night b/c Lee had a softball game. And I have no money! Glad you had a good day.

DeeDee @ No Greater Joy said...

I hate I missed the HI party. It has been a long time since I have been to one too.

We had tickets to the Barons Ball game. It was fun...

Glad you had such a good day!
;)

Cheryl said...

What a fun day, Darlene! I remember when my niece started college! It was a fun time!

I haven't been to Home Interior in years either, but I see a book every so often. Have you heard of Southern Living @ Home. I love their things also.

Blessings!
Cheryl