Monday, September 14, 2009

Wow! What a weekend!

What A weekend this has been!!! From 4:45 am on Friday morning until last night at 10pm we Have worked like dogs!! What did we do you ask???? Well I will show you

Friday was the SURPRISE bedroom makeover for Jen that took 17 hours (Ha 17 hours for the 17 yr old...should have done this years ago huh?) ;) My husband was SUPPOSE to be home by 11a.m. and something went wrong with his plane so he was rescheduled to arrive at 3. My mom got here around 10 and my oldest daughter saved the day and came around 1. She was our runner in the early part of the day going to get more paint, picking up her daddy at the airport, brother at school etc. But there was a point early in the morning when I was about to cry thinking there was no way to pull this off. I asked the LORD to please help and make this possible and EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER. Mom and I spent most of the day putting on the primer and then around 3 Jennas friends and BRIAN showed up! They began adding the color and it went so quick! Well then they all left and now it was time for the tedious trimming the edges and corners and the ceiling too. Krista was amazing with the ceiling pole ~ we called her 'THE BEAST" and Brian, Mom and I did all the trimming. Finally after 17 long hours and many trips up and down the stairs we were finished. Where was Jen you say?? Well school during the day and her friends detained her afterschool, then she had to work a football game and then took her to eat afterwards until they received the "official ~ come home" text from us. We all sat patiently waiting to see her response......SHE LOVED IT! Here are some pics

Krista "the beast" painting the ceiling

Tyler and Angelea painting away

Some of us waiting on her to walk in to her SURPRISE!


Jennas room was HOT PINK before...I am so sorry I didn't take any before pics but here are some of the final outcome

This also leads into her bathroom which we also had to paint

This is my favorite! This is Rylee ~ I think she might be saying "GOOD GRIEF PEOPLE, it's 11pm and I have been such a good girl ALL DAY LONG.....ARE WE DONE YET??"

Then Saturday ~ Jenna had her first date. Ty asked her Daddy if he could take her out to dinner for her birthday. He gave them permission and he took her to an Italian restaraunt and then to Braums for ice cream.

Here they are all dressed up for their date.

On Sunday Brian cooked 6 racks of ribs, his famous and oh so delicious salsa, and coleslaw. I made 2 huge pans of potato casserole, corn on the cob, baked beans and brownies. We had a house full of family and friends. The kids had a good time and played a silly game called haha and then they played "twister"

This is the haha game. One says Ha. next one says ha and adds a ha to it and so on.....soooo silly and funny to watch

Here are some of the twister pics

We also rearranged our bedroom and the game room and put a recliner in my bedroom for my upcoming surgery this Friday so that I can sleep in it.

This morning Jen woke up and is sick. I am praying it is NOT the flu! She complained yesterday of her head hurting but bc of her party, I think she really downplayed how she truly felt.

It was a wonderful weekend and as my mom said "ALOT OF FAMILY BONDING" and we were all super sore :) but Jenna loves her room and I am soooo grateful for my family and Jenna has amazing friends and without any of them NONE of this would have been possible!

I missed visiting you all and have alot of catching up to do!
Love and blessings to you all!


Warren Baldwin

Great family fun! And I'd like some of those ribs. One of my favorites!


That's a very calming color [ happens to be my fav!]...Great pictures of fun, quality time, love, friendships, etc...Will keep you in prayers as you prepare to have a new shoulder! I hope your daughter is feeling better. God bless you sister and your beautiful family. Love you in Christ.


Wow that was a lot of work. Good for you. The pictures are wonderful. We just redid our kitchen after a pipe mishap and now that I am putting everything back I keep wondering how did I ever get all this stuff in here before lol.

Thanks for the beautiful post.


The Real Me!

PHew! You all were BUSY!!! But it looks like everyone had a great time doing it and then having some fun down time!!
Big hugs to you sweet friend.

Gotta Have Faith

Great Pictures! Despite working so hard it looks as if everyone had fun. Hope she loved her new room make over!


christy rose

Wow! Loren you were not kidding with this title to your blog! What a wonderful weekend! Jenna's room looks absolutely great! I bet she really loved it. And she went on her first date? What a sweet picture of them both. Loved the picture of Rylee. She really does look like she is saying that. I laughed hard when I read it. And, the rest of the family pics are awesome too. Everyone looks like they are having such a blast. I hope Jenna gets well quickly. What a bummer not feeling good is! I am praying for you this week for your upcoming surgery. We are going on vacation of Friday, so I might not be able to check in on you to see how everything has gone. I am not sure how much internet access I will have. But, we will be back on Sept 26th. I will be sure to check in as soon as I can. I am pretty confident you are in good Hands though. :)
Love, Christy


You guys did a great job - talk about stress, though! I'm praying for a successful surgery and recovery. The pics are great. Love the blue!


Beth.. One Blessed Nana

Love the room! I used to love to redo the girls rooms when they were at home.

I will be praying for your surgery.

Girly Muse

What a fun time! The room looks great. It was so sweet of all of you to surprise her with that.

I love the pics of her and Ty! That Twister one is awesome. :) Soooo cute.

Hope you can rest up now in these days before your surgery.

Love you!



Do you possess super powers that we are not aware of? I mean you take care of your family, do room make overs, take care of your dad and you still have time for yourself???

I feel tired just reading your post but so super glad that Jenna loved her room. I love the color! Caitlyn hasn't changed her color an aqua blue since we painted it about 4 years ago. She said it reminds her of the beach.

Will be praying for you on Friday, sweet sister and we seriously need to make plans to get together some day. How is your dad?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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