Sunday, June 28, 2009

nanny, grandpa, and the countdown

My blogging is sparce, I know...and I feel a blog backlash if I don't get with it----eeek!

This past week we were very blessed to have Nanny and Grandpa Pettijohn in town, and what better welcome to PA than some homemade bread. {homemade as in from the farm market down the road, not me, silly}. It is baked and delivered fresh Tuesday's and Friday's, therefore relinquishing our need for store bought bread. Heaven.
If you come visit, I'll greet you with the best sandwich of your life. That's my PA promise to you. This bread melts in your mouth...
As all good trips go, we started off our week with dinner on top of Mt. Washington---a very touristy dining spot filled with some yummmo steak houses {the kind that make you later want to roll down the hill, post dinner}...I'll take you there too, only if you're not afraid of the incline.
Nanny and Grandpa with their last visit before their baby boy has his own baby boy.
If I could say thank you a million, trillion different ways I would because all week long they both helped us get SO many projects done around the house in preparation for the arrival of our sweet tiny. One of my favorites, being this one...Hudson's armoire. Stained just for him by his Grandpa ♥
I'll post the final result along with nursery pics when it's done :)
My love for cheap finds I have made no secret, and I think I reached my pinnacle of frugal finds with this purchase.
A brand new $100 dining room set off of Craiglist that Nanny and Grandpa helped me pick up {while I jammed them in JR's single cab truck with me, we looked like some OK hillbillies all squished in a truck with some table and chairs roped in the back, it was awesome}. I feel like we got closer after that experience.
To make our table feel at home, Nanny whipped up one of her famous Farm meals, and it worked. A little side of fried squash and zucchini {fresh from the farm market} and fresh green beans, corn bread and pork chops.
Grandpa's Father's Day present was front row seats at a Pirate's game, but the one who came home really a winner was Nanny. Turns out the Pirate was a fan of HER! oh, and it was $1 hot dog night....can you beat that? no. You can't. Atleast not in my pregnant world.
We worked all week long, between washing alllll of Hudson's clothes/baby wardrobe which amounted to 3 days non-stop of laundrydoing. Good grief!! Nursery set up, we got his rocker in, and some more spectacular frugal finds-----I could not have survived this week without Nancy and Ronnie. Really. We packed so so much in one week, that it would be hard to write about all of our amazing food experiences, farm market adventures, and flower buying. So you'll just have to believe me when I say it's been one of our best weeks in PA yet!
To top it all off, we treated them with a trip up to Volant, PA. Home to an Amish community known for it's scenic drive and of course, good food.
And since you've been patient, I leave you with some Mommy/Daddy pics ♥
34 1/2 weeks
Only 5 weeks left, wow.
Nancy and Ronnie, we both thank you thank you thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for all of your help. There is no way we could have been able to accomplish so much without you, and to share the baby stuff with you are memories we will cherish. We loved so much, being able to drive you around PA and to show you all of our neat finds up in the land of the north :) It is a true joy to spend time with you both, and we certainly do not take for granted our late night chats and early morning breakfasts with you guys. We love you, and can't wait to see you again in just a few short weeks.

Thank you for loving us so much...

9 comments:

Lil' Woman said...

Aww such cute pictures...I loved being back in PA for vacay! :)

Sarah@VintageChic said...

How sweet to get all the loving help with the prep for Baby Hudson! Looks like you guys got a lot done and had fun!

Love your pictures! Your camera takes such wonderful pics.

Ricardo and Lauren said...

looks like you guys had a wonderful time! great find on the table!! I sure do miss that belly!! Can't wait for our trip up there!

The Drama Mama said...

How FUN! You guys are just too stinking cute! LOVE the last few pix of you guys! Praying for you, girl! HUGS!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That bread looks delicious! How great that your in-laws got to help you with so many little things before that baby gets here.
Love that pic of your belly in front of that pond! It's getting closer!! yay!

Abby said...

Congrats on the amazing frugal find! I love it!

You're still looking gorj, and 5 weeks will pass in the blink of an eye!

Lindsey said...

Aww such sweet pictures and that sandwich makes me hungry!!

Love yur blog!

Lisa said...

you two are so adorable and look so in love!!!! Hudson is so lucky to have you guys.

bella grace photography said...

What precious pics...your family is going to eat that little boy up with love. Did you ever gt the bedding from O-stock on the bed???please post pics if you did...After seeing it on your blog I too ordered..and havent gotten a chance to find drapes so it is still in the box...thanks..donna