Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mother's Day / Car Project

Mother's Day has been on my mind for about a month now. It always seems like a bigger deal now that I'm married and basically have two mothers to think up gifts for.

The celebration started Saturday when my mom and I got up "early" to hit a sale at Out N Back. They opened at 9am and we were looking for a pad for her newest Big Agnes sleeping bag (which they had on sale for $50). We got there at 9:45 and they were already sold out! So much for saving a few bucks.

Once back home, my mom and I thought we would have plenty of time to install my new window motor in my Blazer before the famiy party at 4pm. The driver's side window has never worked since the day we bought the Blazer and Bill bought a new window motor for it, but we have never had time to install it. My mom has the know-how, so we thought it would take an hour or two, tops. We were soooo wrong.... Long story short, we had a few mishaps with getting the old one out a then figuring out how to get the new one in and five hours later it was in and works! Hallelujah! Of course, we were all late to the party, but Glines family parties run on "Mormon Standard Time" and showing up 45 minutes late means you are there just as everyone starts eating! The barbecue was really fun and getting to chat with my family is always entertainment galore. The chocolate fountain that my Aunt Colleen put up was a big hit and surprisingly not too big of a mess!

On the way home from the party, Bill and I stopped off at Home Depot to look at plants for our moms for Mother's Day. I left it up to Bill to pick out his present and ended up with a little Dwarf Spruce tree (that would not fit in our 350Z!) and had to call my parents to meet us at Home Depot to pick up the tree! I got my mom a beautiful hanging plant full of white and purple petunias. We took them home and hid them in our room until morning, but I'm surprised my mom didn't know they were there as they were very fragrant and quickly filled our room with scent.

On Sunday, we spent the afternoon at Bill's parents' house. I made a point to tell Bill's mom that he had picked out his own present, but his mom loved her little tree and even named it Midas. I do think it may have been the pain killers, but she said that he (the tree) told her that was his name! (She is always entertaining and fun.) We had Spiedies (something they ate back in New York, there is a festival and everything! Check the links!) for dinner, since they are a specialty of his family, and hung out for the rest of the day enjoying the weather and the wind!


Leanne said...

Wouldn't that be fun (and yummy) to go to that festival! I wonder if they have bagpipe bands? :)

Kim said...

What a good person you are. I kind of hate mothers day, and presents were at the bottom of my list this year. I'm sure they both loved their plants though.