Thursday, December 25, 2003

It's finally over

Is it over? Yes! Yes it is! At this moment I would like to have a moment of silence for my hands. They were good old hands. I'll really miss them. The memorial service will be held Sunday at Noon. The location will be announced.
I got up at about 8am and finished up the last of my gifts. Rob got up at noon and wrapped them. Must be nice huh? We went to his parents house around four. His sister is in town with her hubby and kids. It was the first time we have seen our nephew. He is so adorable. He looks identical to Rob when he was a baby. Our neice Amber is a real cutey too. I spoiled those two little ones as much as I could in the short time I had with them. They are both very sweet and loving. I had such a great time playing with them. Amber really cracked me up. When Karyl said to Amber, "Is that your Aunt Stacie?" She would say, "Noooooo dats not Dacie dats Mama." The real Mama reminded Amber about the 12 hours of labor and 4th degree episiotomy(sp?) that came with giving her life! I just sat there and cracked up which fueled the fire of course. I was "Mama" for a couple of hours at least. This whole thing was hilarious since a little earlier her baby dissed her twice and opted to stay with me instead of nursing. When Karyl said "Do you wanna nurse?" and held out her hands to him, he turned away and snuggled into me. The first time he did it was funny. The second time he did it was hilarious. He did go to Mama shortly after since I can't make with the milk! Haha! Rob and I will actually be moving about two hours from them so I will be able to see them a lot. That will help my homesickness some I hope. After dinner Karyl gave me a crash course in sewing. Yes you read right. It's Christmas day, and I am learning to sew after months and months of making presents. Well the reason for this is that my neice Lexie loves dresses, and I thought it would be awesome to make her one. So what do I do? I learn to sew making her Christmas present the day before I'm going to give it to her. I had planned on doing it Sunday, but I ended up staying home to keep an eye on Zoe. Well I made the dress from start to finish in about four hours. I did everything myself and amazingly enough it turned at pretty darn good. I am going to take a picture of it and post it here. I am pretty proud of myself actually. I enjoyed spending the time with Karyl. We really bonded. I haven't ever really had the chance to get to know her because she has lived out of state pretty much the whole time Rob and I have been together. I think that we will become good friends. Now I will have a friend to knit, sew, and crochet with when we move. Craft buddies rock!! When we were saying our goodbyes little Amber didn't want me to go. She started crying saying,"Nooooo you can't goooo!" Then she says,"Hold me Dacie please hold me!" I thought I was gonna start crying myself! Haha! I picked her up, held her for a little while, and then handed her off to Mama. Man did she tug at my heart strings. All and all I had a really awesome day. I got to bond with Rob's family and learn a new skill. We are going to my mom's house tomorrow to have Christmas with my side of the family. I really hope my neice loves her dress. Well, I'm off to bed. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Goodnight!