Friday, March 12, 2010

An East Texas Wedding...

A week ago today we drove to Gilmer for Marty's cousins wedding. We barely made it due to construction and traffic in Denton.

Marty and our niece, Ciara. She was a flower girl and did a great job! She lost her front tooth in her sleep! Crazy girl! Isn't she precious?
M and his cousin, Morgan, at the reception.

I'm a bad person and didn't get a single picture of the bride and groom. They were precious, though!!! It was a lovely wedding, but by the time it was over I was one tired puppy.

Saturday Jerrye and I headed to Winnesboro to do some scheming for Marty's birthday. It was a cute, quaint little town and we did a little shopping and eating while we were there.

Sunday we went over to Justin and Robin's to celebrate Justin's 30th birthday. He made fresh mojitos, cooked steak and potatoes and then flambeed crepes. I told him I felt bad that he cooked for us on his birthday, but he was quite the little chef. (And he's a fireman, otherwise, the flambe might have scared me a little!)

Here's Justin working his mojo in the kitchen...

I couldn't capture the flame with the lights on, so we turned them off. Still not a great picture. He was really impressive!

Monday he and Robin found out that they're having a little BOY!!! Congratulations, y'all! We are so excited for you!

Tonight we are having dinner with a few friends and then all day tomorrow (after I get my 6 mile run in) I will be preparing for Mandy's Mexican Fiesta!!! It's Mandy's birthday and there's a small group coming over to enjoy the food and get in the hot tub.

The Menu:

Black-eyed Pea and Avacado Dip

Taco Salad

White Chicken Enchiladas (from The Fitnessista)

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Margaritas and Wine-a-ritas

I'll try and post some of the recipes on Monday. I swear, I don't know if work could get much busier. I guess that's job security, though.

I know I haven't done Quotable Friday in awhile, but this was on Private Practice a few weeks ago and I thought it was a fabulous quote!

Anyway Friends

"A little white dress with ABCs all across the front. I remember I came home one evening after a marathon of kids’ parties and whatnot and Little Miss Maya was not quite ready to take her little dress off and get in the bath so we went to her room and hung out on the floor and started talking. And out of nowhere, she told me that when she grew up, she wanted to marry me. So I said, “Why?” I asked her, I said, “Why me?” And she looked up at me and she said, “Because, Daddy, you are my anyway friend.” Now at the time I didn’t know what that meant so Maya had to explain to me that an anyway friend is the one person in your life who, no matter what they say or do, no matter what they’ve been through with you, they love you anyway. So my sincerest hope is that for Maya, Dink, and for Dink, Maya, is that anyway friend. Because no matter how old you are or what your responsibilities, if you have love, real, unconditional love, I think you can make it. So, to my anyway friend and her anyway friend, may you not only make it but enjoy it."

I hope you all have a few "anyway friends" in your life. The older I get, the more I realize that those true friends may be far and few between, but they sure make life easier. And if you have at least one person you can consider your "anyway friend" than you are truly, truly blessed!

Have a fabulous weekend, y'all!

Next week is St. Patrick's and I am so excited!!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Oh my goodness! I saw Dear John this past Sunday and absolutely LOVED it! If I had read the book, I might have been disappointed in how they changed a few things, but instead I am now officially obsessed. I seriously might go see it again tonight and I've already downloaded the entire Dear John Soundtrack. Channing Tatum is my new favorite male actor and Amanda Seyfriend is pretty talented as well! What's not to love about this love story?

This past weekend was wonderful. My mom and I drove to Oklahoma City and met up with one of my best friends from high school, Lyndi, and one of the girls who was in my cabin my first term at Camp Balcones Springs, Caitlin. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and conversation at Zio's. I love both those girls and it did my heart good to get to spend some time with them! Saturday morning I got up EARLY (I'm always late so if we want to be half-way on time I have to have time to prepare!!!) We got around and met Becky at Mimi's for breakfast. Then we did some serious, but successful speed shopping and then met Lyndi and headed to OU for the basketball game. We had great seats and it was a really close game, but OU just let Baylor get away from them. I was still proud of my baby cousin. He did great! We went to eat at Charleston's afterwards with some of the family and Caitlin stopped in before her sorority's formal to say "hi" and "bye".

Lyndi Jyl and me before leaving the hotel for Zio's.

Caitlin and me Saturday at Charleston's. Doesn't she look stunning?! It's so hard to believe that we met when she was 10!!!

Here's me with "the big guy" after the game.

Sadly, these are the only pictures taken throughout the glorious weekend. I think I subconsiously know that taking more pictures just means I'm getting further and further behind at printing them off and organizing them into albums!

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