Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mi Vida Loca

I have finally recovered from the weekend, I think! It was a crazy one.


It all started on Friday morning. Our Controller's birthday was Monday(6/23), but we knew he wouldn't be there then, so the CFO asked us to all wear black. Little did we know that he had had this sign made that said "Lordy, Lordy Dexter is 40" and bought a helium tank and black balloons! Claire, our assistant controller, had also left us a bunch of stuff to decorate his office with, but we were planning to wait and do it on Monday because she had been on vacation and we wanted her to be able to see it. But, when our CFO started decorating with his stuff, we figured, we shouldn't drag it out on him, so we went to town! It was crazy how much stuff Claire had bought. His office was well decorate as was the entrance to our floor coming in from the lobby with the sign from our CFO. Then, we had cake that afternoon. Have you ever seen a cake with 40 candles on it and a fairly tall man walk in with an inflatable walker and blow them all out (well, all but 3, but come on, that's a lot!)? Well, it's humorous!


I also got some work done on Friday, believe it or not...


Well, I had all my stuff ready for the BIG event on Friday, Callie's bachelorette party!! A group of us girls met up at Lauren and Zach's and got all dressed up and drove downtown (I guess it was really midtown where we were) and ate at Shout. Then, we came back and had a super yummy dessert made by Lauren and let Callie open her gifts from us. Some people went home and some stayed the night. It was a LOT of fun! I have an album on Facebook. Girls, I promise I'll email pictures or pass a disk around of all of the pics soon!



Callie had gotten a call that Lauren, Caitlin, Alison, and my bridesmaids' dresses were in at the dress store in Lilburn on Friday. Lauren and Caitlin really only had time to go on Saturday morning and really, I don't know when else I could have gone, so I got up and had breakfast with Lauren and Caitlin and then drove home, took a quick shower, then turned around and headed for the dress store! The dresses are beautiful! I'll send pictures to Callie and let her decide if she wants to post those pictures or make you all wait for the wedding!

No, you aren't reading the wrong blog, this is a super-cute picture of Eli I took on Friday night before we went out. We dropped Eli off with Chris and Jennifer before we went to the restaurant (thanks Chris and Jennifer). Eli was really happy to see all of us!! I just couldn't help but post this. (Yes, Maggie, I will email these to you!)




As most people know, Shana and Josh Stringer are moving to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary (the best seminary in the world according to Pastor Lee). Saturday afternoon, the Lucases, some close friends of Josh and Shana's, helped Dean and Judy throw a going-away party for them at Dean and Judy's house in Talmo, GA (like, up near Gainesville). So, while I was getting fitted, my wonderful husband made the pasta salad that we were going to take. I had time to get home from the dress store, eat a little something for lunch, and put on some make up before Scott and I packed ourselves up and headed to Talmo. I was about to fall asleep in the car on the way up to Talmo, but knew Scott would not be happy if I did. But, once we got there and I started talking with everyone and then we all started playing jump rope, I got a second wind. I really think that Dean and Judy bought those games for the kids...and we let them play some, but mostly we jump roped with the big jump ropes and let the kids play wiffle ball and draw with sidewalk chalk... It was a lot of fun. Andrew and Quinn both did really good jumping rope. Nehemiah was great at it! Several people tried to do double dutch, but no one was exactly successful. The closest was Maggie, who jumped three times, I think.

Okay...that was Saturday...
Sunday was Josh and Shana's last Sunday at church and they got up and Josh talked and made us all cry. Then, our small group went out to lunch together. We are truly blessed to have such a great church family. We love our church family!
I think that reality is finally beginning to set in that Josh and Shana are really leaving. I am happy for them and I feel like this is where they should be, but I am sad in a really selfish way because we are going to miss them! I am also excited, because Shana has been working at Fresh Market and has had strange hours. Now, she will get an office job in KY and we can talk on the phone on our way home every day again like we used to. I know we'll stay close, but I'll miss them...and Bogie and Zoe too...
So, that's why I am tired. I know Scott is too. Scott has really been studying hard for his Cisco exams. Please be praying for those. He seems to really be interested in this stuff.
The next several weeks promise to be busy. This coming Saturday, we are throwing a shower for Wendy (my sister) and Paul who are getting married on 8/8/08. Then, on July 5, we are going to my dad's for a July 4th party and we are going to visit with Meme while we are there. July 12 is Callie's wedding (my, it is very close now!), so the 11th and 12th will be full or wedding preparations! Then, July 13th I have a shower to attend for a college friend in Canton after church!
Whew! I feel tired again. I am going to bed. Have a great night!! If you are expecting pictures from me, hopefully I will email them soon.

5 comments:

andysbethy said...

Sounds like you have been having a lot of fun! I love hearing about your "crazy life".

Anonymous said...

Who is your college friend in Canton - other than me? :)
Lindsey

Scott said...

Man! Now I'm tired again just reading that....

Marcy said...

Hey Lindsey...I commented on this earlier today...but it apparently got lost in cyber-space. I am going to a bridal shower for Sarah Dickinson at Arien Simmons' house (formerly known as Arien Step).

Shana Stringer said...

I miss you too