Our girl came home this weekend! Although we've seen her a couple of times in 2 quick 30 minute bursts, she hasn't been home since January. She's juggling 18 hrs of pre-vet classes with 35 hrs of work at an equine breeding farm...Sat. and Sun. included. We miss her a lot, but we're proud of how she is juggling things as well as her work ethic.
On her way home, she made a detour to meet someone for a summer job interview. It's an amazing opportunity for her and she got the job! More on that later. :)
Our girl's best friend is getting married in June and she came down for the wedding shower. Her sweet sister and sister-in-law hosted a beautiful shower. J - you outdid yourself. Shame on me for not taking pictures! We were having way too much fun to even think about it, until this moment reminded us that some things simply NEED to be captured on film:
I've spoken before about Grandma Lillian. She is our 90-yr old neighbor - the voice of reason and wisdom in this part of the woods. Well, on Friday I offered to pick her up and give her a ride to the shower. I adore and respect this dear lady so very much and any opportunity to spend time with her is one I will bend over backwards to take.
One of the games we played required we form groups and choose someone to be 'it'. No other information was given so I suggested that Grandma Lillian be 'it' in our group. Then we were handed a massive roll of toilet paper and told to dress our bride. Oh, Lordy! What had I done? But do you know that dear, dear lady was just the BEST sport and dare I say, she enjoyed herself immensely!
The darling gal on the right is the real bride-to-be : we think the world of her:
Grandma Lillian even shimmied!
You should have heard the hootin' and hollerin' going on in that house- land sakes, we had a time!
After we finished the dress Grandma Lillian piped up, "Where's the groom!", which as you can imagine lead to another round of uncontrollable laughter.
When I grow up, I want to be just like Grandma Lillian.
We also managed to squeeze in a late night of fun at the ranch rodeo, a bit of last minute sewing for the shower gift,
a feed run with Daddy, a night of supper and UFC fights at a friend's house, and a good long visit with our boy in Okinawa via Skype.
We grilled steaks, made pizza from scratch,
smoked pork and chicken, dined on Waffles of Insane Greatness, whipped up a batch of breakfast pockets,
and baked a batch of peanut butter - chocolate chip cookies.
All of this was mixed in with copious amounts of laughter and love.
I'd say that makes for a good weekend. Let's make that a VERY good weekend. A very good weekend indeed.