Got home from the hospital about 12:00 last night and couldn't sleep, so didn't go to bed until after 1:00. Up this morning and back to hospital; if all goes well, Mother will go home tomorrow. Got home this after about 1:00 and have been frantically cleaning and washing, drying, folding; bagging leaves; dusting, etc. Time for a break and posting of Friday night's photos.
Chris's Surprise Birthday was Friday night, and he was well and truly surprised. He thought he was the only one with secret surprises, but while he was planning everything for Amelia's birthday and popping the question, Amelia had been planning his surprise party for months. All of the friends knew about both events and managed to keep the secrets beautifully.
Here is Amelia (poor, sick, allergy-ridden thing) sporting the ring. I didn't get a very good picture, but it is a gorgeous thing.
Little Chris and Rachel worked all day helping Amelia get ready and still managed to look beautiful!
Schontz guides Big Chris in- although the room was completely dark, the flash shows the stunned look on Chris' face. It was a great party, and I have more pictures on the other blog, but Amelia would never have managed without the help of Rachel, Kyle, Little Chris, and several of Chris's friends.
Although Chris's real birthday is tomorrow, celebrating birthdays and engagement on Thursday and Friday nights made for a Red Letter Weekend.
I'm going to think about the responses to Val's post and the various comments thereon and add them to yesterday's post.
Oh, and Sylvia emailed me to say she received the quilt! Relief!