We left off at Wednesday and the "If Only" post about the dreamy B & B idea. Earlier that week I talked with one of my friends and previous customers, Melissa, and she invited Bill and I to share Thanksgiving dinner with her and her family. When I say that I "talked" with her, I mean that we texted. We hadn't actually had a spoken conversation before and come to find out, we were both hoping that the other wouldn't think the situation was just weird. Thank God, neither of us did! Since we are who we are, we knew that we couldn't show up empty handed. Also, and not that there is anything wrong with it, we also knew that stopping by the store to pick something up other than drinks wasn't going to sit well with us.
We had a lovely time with the Wright family and friends and even though it wasn't our home or our family, it was a close second!! We are so thankful for the way social media can bring people together. It truly felt like we had known each other for ever! A gift from God for sure.
Friday, our last day there, we had offered to help Evan around his office with whatever he needed help with. I was so excited about this day, yes I am fan girling - so what? It was a dream come true.
Evan had a wedding that coming weekend that he needed to do the flowers for and his office was right in the middle of a renovation and he was a week out from his first holiday open house! There was plenty for us to do. On that Tuesday we had met up with Evan for lunch and he took us back to his office. We started to clean things up while we were there and move some of the furniture back to where it belonged. Friday we split up and I helped Evan with his flowers and Bill painted those huge urns, primed and painted a fireplace mantel, painted a mirror frame, moved furniture and hung things on the walls.
Evan was even kind enough to let me play around with his mantle design. I knew he'd change pretty much everything that I did and that was okay, because I would do the same exact thing! It was still a blast and I loved every minute of it!