The Copeland Family

The Copeland Family

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Our weekend...

So, as promised I have the full story on our weekend with my mom's fiance and two of his sisters...They all-my mom, Pete, Peggy, and Elissa-came to our house for dinner and card playing on Friday and Pete brought the dinner (chili) and an Indiana sweatshirt for me and an Indiana t-shirt for Pierce. The man knows how to make a good impression! Pete's sister, Peggy, brought new clothes for the boys too-super cute church clothes mostly. So, after our boys did their best to be the center of attention for a couple of hours, we put them to bed and played cards. Saturday my mom and Pete cooked us breakfast before the boys and I joined them for a ride through the Smoky's and lunch at Bubba Gump's Seafood House in Gatlinburg. Pete works with disabled students at the high school where he lives, and the patience he has learned doing that really paid off during the 4 1/2 hour car ride with the boys! Today the boys and I joined my mom for church in Farragut before seeing Pete and his sisters off. Overall it was a good weekend, and probably for the best, my opinion of Pete has not changed. If he makes my mom happy, and will continue to make her happy for the rest of their lives, then he's great. Also, the boys love him. Draven has said several times that "Pete is fun!" and he and Brody both couldn't wait to see him this morning at church. My poor mom-the Grammie after all-was left high and dry!

You may have noticed that my wonderful husband was absent from some of the activities this weekend. He was home Saturday working on our house, and at our ward Sunday working on his calling. We are trying to sell our house so there is a lot of maintenance type stuff that we've been working on, and with tax season upon us the Ward Clerk (my husband) has a lot to get done. I missed him this weekend, but I'm so proud of all he does for us!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Happy Couple No. 2

My mom got engaged over New Years and I'm a little behind in posting about it, but I was waiting for "someone" to send me a picture to include in the post. My mom met Pete online and they have been talking on the phone for about a year. In November, for Thanksgiving, my mom ditched us and went to Brazil, Indiana to finally meet this man face to face. (She didn't really ditch us, we were with the inlaws for the holiday) Then she went again for New Years and that's when Pete popped the big question! We haven't met him yet, not sure how I feel about that, but he seems to be very nice and he makes my mom happy. They talk on the phone 24/7-like they're in middle school again-and he's coming here to meet all of us and see mom this weekend. My mom says he's the nicest man she's ever met, but I'm sure he can't be as good as Pierce-no offense Pete. So, I'll have to give you the full scoop after that!
Congratulations to my mom, Lynn, and her fiance, Pete!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Valentine Designs!

For Christmas I received a fun little Cuttlebug die cutter and embosser from my wonderful, handsome, perfect husband (he made me say that), so you'll notice that both cards feature embossed and die cut papers!

Valentine Stamp: Sets of 5 for $5.50 or single cards for $1.25 each. This card features two embossed stamps, white ribbon, and a Valentine themed paper on the right. One stamp says, "Love" and looks like a postage stamp, and the other is embossed with a pretty design. The inside message says, "be mine!"

Be Mine: Sets of 5 for $5.50 or single cards for $1.25 each. This card features a textile embossed, solid color background with white satin ribbon and a "Love stamp. The front says, "be mine" and the inside is blank. Perfect for your own loving message!