Monday, August 15, 2011

The First Bridal Shower

It was a lovely day in August for the shower.
Aunt Dianne Jones and Meme Different were the hostess with the mostest.  They did an excellant job.
Lauren and Mark got lots of beautiful gifts.  So many friends and family came to the shower.  Paul worked so hard to get the yard looking good (despite the lack of rain and recent high temps)
The inside was pretty too.
Betty did the food which was super!
Here are a few pictures that will show you more than I can tell you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Engagement Party

Saturday night was wonderful.  So many friends and family came to the party.  It was really wonderful.
The food was superb.  Thank you Dr. Debbie's sister for making the caramel cakes.  MMMM
The house and pool/patio area was decorated so pretty.
I took a few pictures (until I ran out of room on my memory card)
Here are a few of my fav's

Aren't they the cutest couple ever??

Loving this.

Okay so the Mark and Lauren's wedding is getting closer (71 days in fact)  and things are getting a little hectic in my life. (I know I am the mother of the Groom) 

So I ran across these Universal Truths  I had to edit a few of them but they are too funny.

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment sometimes, when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page document that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Dang it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

19. I might have to disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite ( or margaritas)  than K

20. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid rough roads" routing option.

21. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

22. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

23. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

24. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

25. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

26. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent another idiot from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

27. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

28. Is it just me or do high school kids get dumber & dumber every year?

29. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

30. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

31. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

32. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet my behind everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

And with that I say Thank Goodness It's Maroon Friday!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NOW it has really been a long time...

Okay now it has been a really long time, but I have a good excuse.  No really I do, you see right after this post (May 13th to be exact) my son Mark proposed to his long time girlfriend Lauren.  Of course she said yes and the fun began.
Then less that a month later I started summer teacher training.  No, most of the time I don't have to be trained or even do the training, I just go and sit and if a problem, question or concern comes up I handle it.
Which means I spend lots of time away from home. LOTS !
I think I slept in my own less than 5 nights since May 31. 
I love my teachers but I was so ready to get home.
As far as the wedding goes, things are progressing quite well.
I have most of my "duties" completed.  A place for the rehearsal dinner, select invitations, almost ready to order them, favors for the rehearsal dinner, centerpieces for RD tables, placecards, dresses for most of the parties and I think for the wedding, and a whole lot more stuff.
The first of the parties is this weekend.  The engagement announcement party, it should be fun.
I'll post more and include pictures too.  I promise. 
See you soon.