Tuesday, November 3, 2009

There's No Place Like Home.

Last month, when Husby was on an out of town rotation, Levi and I packed up and spent a few days at my parents house to sort of break of the monotony of our weeks.

Something I absolutely love about coming home is the preparation my Mom puts into our arrival. As soon as she knows that we are heading her way, she starts planning, preparing, and making sure everything is just perfect. She makes my life SO much easier while traveling with a baby.

She has a closet filled with diapers.
She has an entire shelf full of formula.
She has tummy drops.
She has a baby bath tub.
She has a crib.
She has TOYS.

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(Levi's toys at Glam*Ma's)

She has absolutely everything I would ever need for little Levi, so that I can just pack up his clothes and mine and head on over. It is a lifesaver.

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(These little formula bottles sit outside my bedroom door at her house, for quick access for Levi's midnight snacks! ;)

If I had to load up everything Levi would need for a few days stay, I'm sad to say that my little car just would not fit it all. My Little Man requires a lot of things! The pack and play alone would take up the whole trunk. Ugh!

All of this to say, I so aspire to be like my Mom to my children when they are grown and gone. I hope I put as much love and thought into preparing for their arrival home just as she does. It makes me feel so special! It is something I treasure.

Not only does she make sure that Weebie is taken care of, but she also makes sure that Husby and I are taken care of! For instance, this was waiting for me in our bathroom.

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And if that isn't enough, here is a cabinet that is always stocked for unexpected (or expected) guests!

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I never even pack a toothbrush when I go home because I know there will always be a new one sitting in this cabinet. I love this cabinet.

Doesn't this all just make you want to set out to be the best hostess ever?! It sure does me. This is only a little bit of what she does when preparing for our homecoming. I just wanted her to know what it means to us. She makes us feel like royalty.

And speaking of royalty, when Levi is at Glam*Ma's, he sleeps in a bed fit for a PRINCE!

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Isn't it beautiful? How I adore it. Mr. Weebie looks like an angel when he is asleep in there. An absolute angel.

But.... I can not tell a fib. The crib actually looks like THIS when Levi sleeps in it.

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Tee Hee Hee.

Thank you Glam*Ma and Grandpa, for the things you do for my little family.

48 comments:

  1. Wow- that crib is amazing - and so that fully stocked cabinet! Love it!

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  2. Wow. I'n utterly speechless. You are completely blessed with an amazing Mom. No wonder you've wanted to be a Mom your entire a life. With a Mom like that, I don't blame you.

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  3. Wow! Your mom is seriously the best hostess ever!! I strive to be like YOUR mom when my kids are grown and out of the house. :)

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  4. Can I come stay at your moms?? LOL

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  5. Wow! Your mom does such a great job preparing for you guys to visit! I hope my mom does that when we come to visit!

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  6. Josh's parents created a nursery at their house when Cub was born, too! It DOES make visits so much easier!! Your parents seem great!!

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  7. Oh my goodness! How did you ever get the strength to leave home :)

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  8. Wow - your mom is truly an extraordinary lady (I know you know that!) Everytime you post about her and the special things she does for you guys, it warms my heart. I want to be the same kind of mom to my kids and make them feel treasured and special too - you are already that kind of mom to Levi. You are truly blessed with that momma of yours Whitney.

    PS - That crib is AMAZING! It belongs in a magazine or something!

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  9. Wow. I am speechless as well. She is definitely a GREAT hostess! I think the crib is PHENOMENAL!

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  10. what an awesome grandma and mom! I so want to be like when my kids come home!

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  11. What a fabulous mother!!! I'm with you...I hope I can be like that one day with my kids!

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  12. Your mom is the cutest person ever. :)

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  13. That is easily the most beautiful crib I have EVER seen. :) Just from the few photos here I can guess that your partents' home is GORGEOUS. :) I'll bet it's really a blessing to have such a warm family to go home to. Hope it was a great visit with your family!

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  14. What a wonderful hostess your Mom is!! I want to be her, too!!!

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  15. You ARE very blessed, Whit! Be thankful your mom can afford to be that kind of hostess. So many moms out there WANT to do that kind of thing but don't have the $ to do so. It can be heartbreaking to desire to give and not be able to. I'm thankful she can provide those things for you and your family!

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  16. You are so very lucky Whitney...and so is your mom to have a daughter like you. I so wish Cassie would appreciate the things I do for her and little Liam (whom has yet to grace us with his presence!), but all I ever get is attitudes from her...ahhhhh, kids!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  17. That looks like a big treat to visit your Parents!! I was in awe when I saw all the things that she does to prepare. I can clearly see that she is SUPER organized, and full of class! I mean CHANEL waiting for you!!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing. i just got inspired to be a much better hostess!!

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  18. So, how do I make my reservation at the Black Family Bed and Breakfast? :)

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  19. After I logged off, I thought of something my dad used to say: 'TIS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE. Your mom must truly be blessed!

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  20. that baby bed, or should i say throne, is absolutely amazing.. I want to sleep in it!

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  21. Your mom is the best! I love that crib.

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  22. Oh my goodness! Your mom is AMAZING! Definitely a hostess to aspire to!

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  23. Oh my goodness! what a treat! I wish i had it like that when i go home :)

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  25. There is nothing better in this world then going home to Mom/Grandma, well at least me and my kids think so!
    Your mom is amazing!

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  26. Wow. That is amazing. I want to go home to my parents and find all that!

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  27. Wow! That totally does make me want to be the best hostess ever! How very sweet of her to do that for you. :)

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  28. What a fantastic homecoming! She seems like just the best glam-ma ever!!

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  29. so fun! it's so wonderful going to mom's house!

    we have the same mobile at our house-- hudson LOVES it. he reaches for all of the little animals and talks to them!

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  30. What a great momma you have....it really does show how much she loves you all. I love how my mom makes one of my favorite meals whenever I come home, it makes me feel so special.

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  31. Amazing! My mother does the same thing. She's already buying tons of my favorite food in anticipation of my Christmas visit!

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  32. I don't know that it makes me want to be a good hostess as much as it makes me want to go stay with her! I think my Mom might get a little jealous though ;)

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  33. Wow! It looks like a hotel....such service!

    Your mom is amazing!

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  34. What a sweet mom! That's really impressive. I love my mom to death, but she definitely isn't the hostess type like that ;)

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  35. Can I saty at your mom's!?! : ) lol

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  36. The hostess with the mostess! She's so cute ;-)

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  37. How awesome of her and I bet she loves doing it!

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  38. ok, your mother is my hero! I try to be that good with guests but the silver tray of formula is over the top! How sweet! I want to be that grandmother!

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  39. Terry is an amazing hostess but more than all the goodies is her wonderful spirit. She makes you feel like the most important person in the world when you are with her.

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  40. Oh how sweet!! Levi is gonna love Glam*ma!! Just think of all the wonderful memories you are making with him!!! ;)

    THAT CRIB IS AMAZING!! I have never seen anything like it!! sleeping in style!!

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  41. Your mum certainly raises the bar when it comes to hospitality! So thoughtful.

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  42. My mom likes to prepare for us like that too.

    But I have to admit, I usually end up bringing a few of the gifts back to my house when I leave!

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  43. That's amazing! My mom always had everything for the kids when we went to visit and it was such a huge blessing. I never had to bring diapers and she often had clothes, too. Moms are so thoughtful.

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