Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Extra-Mile award

Okay, it may not be as fun and entertaining as the Tad Award, but I have some people who deserve the extra-mile award. These women have been going the extra mile for me and I want to thank them.

First of all, Andrea. She is my SIL and helps me all the time. She lives right around the corner and is always willing to watch the kids or help out when I need her. She threw my diaper party at her house. Whenever we have her over for dinner, she does all the dishes afterward! And Monday she brought dinner and still cleaned up and helped me bathe the kids! Yesterday she came over and helped me pack. She basically packed up all my kitchen cupboards and half of our linen closet. And she cleaned up the kitchen once again. Did I mention she has an 8 month old little girl that she put down for a nap at our house so that she could do all this for me? Andrea you are the best, thank you for always going the extra-mile for me!

Second, my other SIL Dusti. She threw my diaper party with Andrea. She is a super-hostess, great at throwing cute parties. She sent me flowers when I was stuck at home while everyone was at Lake Powell. She took Tucker and Charlotte for a whole day last week and then did it again yesterday! Not only did she give me time with my baby and time to shower and pack, but she didn't come back empty handed. NO, both times she brought back a fabulous dinner when she returned the kids. I'll have leftovers for days. Thank you Dusti for taking care of us!

Now for another SIL, Michelle. She took Tucker on Friday for a fun sleepover with her boys. She treated them to Check E. Cheese. Then on Tuesday when I had a funeral to attend and badly needed to get groceries, she came all the way to my house to watch Tucker and Charlotte. Talk about going the extra mile, she came 40 miles one way to do these things for me! Not to mention she washed all the dishes in my sink. I can't thank you enough Michelle.

Last, but not least, my MIL Terrie. Trent's mom and dad stayed at our house with Tucker and Charlotte while we were at the hospital for 2 days with our newborn. When we came home our kids were happy and fed, we had food in the fridge and our house had been cleaned and laundry done. Then a couple of days ago when Terrie came ot visit and see the baby she managed to clean my kitchen and fold my laundry before she left. What a huge relief it is to have that stuff done when you have your hands full with 3 kids. Thank you for all you do!

I want to thank everyone who has helped or visited since we've had the baby. What a wonderful support system. What a different experience it has been than when we were away from our family having babies in Utah!


Tori :) said...

I want your in-laws. Do you loan them out?

Robin- if I lived by you I would do something extra nice too, because you just deserve it!

Anonymous said...

WoW.....that's really cool and really sweet.
Ya' know, if you weren't so damn loveable you wouldn't have this problem. HAHAHAHAH

love you.

Gina said...

I am so glad you are well taken care of. I have felt so helpless way up here in Utah and just HOPE you are doing alright. I am glad you have so many special helpers going the extra mile... they really are. I love you and miss you so much!

Anonymous said...

glad you live so close and are only moving across the street! love ya and we're so happy you live here too.

Megan said...

Okay, reading those makes me want to move closer to family for sure!!! Either that or borrow your family for awhile, you think any of them would fly into Oklahoma for me?? hehe.

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I'm so glad you had so much help!!