Friday, May 8, 2009

Party, Friends, & Food...What's Not To Love?

Here's a few pictures from Thursday at our friends personal shower who's getting married next Saturday. We had a great time and the food was awesome! I just hope her groom to be doesn't have any heart problems or high blood pressure because with some of the gifts she received...well, all I'm gonna say is they could run into some problems! Oh, and Monica...I missed you being there and hope that you are feeling better soon!

My husband is the best man in the wedding, so I can't wait to see him in a tux again! I'm helping take pictures for the wedding and I have a sneaky feeling that I might have a problem keeping my camera lens off him. I love that after 21 years of marriage, he can still turn my head and make a smile come across my face.

Enjoy the pictures...

The food was wonderful...

The friends were many...(This first pic is of the bride to be and our former pastor's wife. Please stop and say a prayer for her when you read this. Their son was killed in a terrible car accident in January. They resigned the church a year ago when her husband became disabled after a heart attack. She carries a heavy load at this time, and needs your prayers, especially this Mother's Day!)

This would be Layla...who is a nut! If you're having any kind of party, then you want her there!

We had lots of laughs...mostly at the bride to be's expense!

Making bridal gowns out of toilet paper...

the end results...

SOMEBODY had some of the leftover toilet tissue stuffed in her purse to take about CHEAP!
So, we had a great night with our friends and the bride to be has plenty to wear on the honeymoon. I'd say that was a success.

Because there were some of the brides family attending that some hadn't met, we played a little ice breaker game and each one told about their first kiss. There were some great stories about first kisses and I thought I'd share the story about my first kiss.

My first kiss was given to me by the man I have been married to for 21 years. Yep, he was my first and only. We were very young, and he was so shy and nervous about kissing me, we were on our way to church and so he decided to just give me a quick kiss while we were stopped at a red light. Next thing we hear is metal touching metal. You guessed it...he let his foot off the brake and hit the car in front of us! There was no real damage to the cars, just a little damage to the pride when he had to explain to the man what had happened. Great thing is, after all these years I can still get that feeling when he kisses me today. I love that man with all my heart!
On Friday afternoon, we invited a friend of mine over to eat so our boys could play together and we could enjoy some time catching up. We had a casual and lighthearted meal...chicken spaghetti, salad and breadsticks, with peach cobbler and ice cream for dessert.

My husband filled up a small pool for the boys to play in, so of course the camera had to come out. My husband had left a small ladder leaned up against the fence from where he was doing some work yesterday, and of course the two boys found it and just had to peek over the fence and see everything in the neighbors yard. What is it about a fence that makes little boys want to see what's behind it???

We had a great time and so did the boys.

You can so tell they are 'church kids'. Yes, they baptized Cat in the Hat! SEVERAL TIMES!


Mrs. J L said...

The shower pictures came out really nice! Love ur frist kiss story...its ADORABLE!!!! :)

Miller Racing Family said...

What a fun shower.
I love all of the photos.
Landon always takes great photos, it must be those pretty eyes.
Hey, come check out my blog I have an award for you.

Layla Frances said...


I did not take the toilet paper, I left it in the bathroom downstairs, my hands were too full to carry it so I put it in the purse...not to mention, why would I take something I do not use ???? ha ha jk....

and I guess I am a nut, I will be ok with that adj.

Carol Kennon said...'s okay! You don't have to give explanations. And, you are a great much fun to be around. :)