Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dancing it up!

My high school girls are senior.  We had our last Draw a couple of weeks ago.  There was lots of fun country dancing - mainly line dancing, as two-stepping requires a partner. :)  I always love this event.  And it was a great way to kick off senior year with my girls!  I can't believe it's the beginning of the end.
 Me & Melissa - I heart her.

 Leanne & Kyla!

 High school girls are rough on phones.

 They are seniors - craziness!  Tori, Maddie, me & Rachel.

 Jessica, Leanne, Katie & Shawn

Leanne, me & SarahBeth

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tour de Palate 2011

Sometimes it's funny to me that it's 2011.  And I'm not creative enough to make up fun blog titles.  About a month ago Rebekah and I roadtripped it up to Oklahoma City for Deborah's big fundraising event.  She puts it on every year, and it just gets bigger and better with time.  It really was a fun night with family and friends.  There was wine and food tasting, silent auction, a wine pull, a live auction and general good times had by all.

 The organizer and her fiance.

 Me and the dad!

 The family!

 My parents and some of their best friends Paula & Randy.

 Deborah's friend Megan in one of the auction items. :)

Paula brings the party!!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Tickle Monster

So, I still have a couple of things to catch up on, but I'm going to get a little out of order on the blog for a second.  I got an email with a subject the same as this here blog title from Sarah last night.  I opened it and found these pictures that Charlie took at Harper's 3rd birthday party.  It made my night.  I love that precious little girl - she's quite fun.  And Charlie is becoming quite the photographer as well.  Anyway, maybe this will make you smile on this Friday too.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Getting Away...

...From It All. Otherwise known as GAFIA.  Our yearly college girl get together.  I'm kind of like a broken record when it comes to my time with these girls, but I just could not be more thankful for them.  I knew that these girls were a huge blessing in my life during college, but I had no idea what it would look like for us to walk through life together all these years later.  Through weddings, kids, people living in different states and different countries.  Through hard times, and struggles, and disappointments in life.  These girls have become a constant source of encouragement in my life. 

I am so thankful for the way God placed each of us together through our time at Baylor.  I'm thankful for a weekend where we are all together.  I'm thankful for time set aside to look back at the year before and share with friends what God has done and where I've struggled.  I'm thankful for people who know me.  People with whom there are no pretenses.  I love you girls and I wish we could go back to the lake house!!!

 We started out our time at the lake house with some exercise.  Yes, we did Tae Bo.  It was like 108 degrees outside.  You do what you've gotta do!

 Loaded Questions has become a staple of our weekend.  It's really fun to play with people you know well!

 Michelle was the winner!

 It was stinking hot!

 The lake was low, so we spent a lot of time in the pool and playing games in the backyard.

 We played Bocce Ball - we were clearly the winners!

 Sad, sad losers!

 And there was ladder ball.  We one that too.
I should probably note that the other team did actually win our final game of Bocce ball.

Love you girls so much!!!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Sarah (F) turns 30!

So, apparently my blog is going to be in the world of 30th birthdays.  But I love it...all these people turning 30 before me. :)  I kid, I kid.  My dear friend Sarah turned 30 back at the beginning on August.  Sarah loves all things Paris and French, so we went to Toulouse, a wonderful French restaurant in Dallas to celebrate her.  Happy Birthday Sarah!

Me & the birthday girl!

 Cake!  It's blurry, but I still kinda love it!

 Leanne & Jen

 Sarah & Stacy

Our whole group!