Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Very Good Wekend

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.

11 comments:

M.E. Masterson said...

WONDERFUL! I do hope I am as spry at 90! Congrats to the bride to be...

Nancy said...

Grandma Lillian is a hoot!

The shower sounds like it was a blast.

Shelly said...

You sure do know how to pack a lot into a single weekend! Mine never seem that long . . .

Alycia said...

So... is there a nap in your future? What an awesome weekend, and oh my - the cooking... I want to live with you!! Glad you had such a great time ;-)

Ranchmom88 said...

Thanks for all of your post. I enjoy everyone of them:)

Pauline said...

Wonderful memory builder. So happy for all the fun you've had. Keep us posted.

Dar said...

What a fun time it looked like at your shower. I bet Grandma Lillian was the life of the party. Glad you could share so much fun with family and neighbors and the food looks real yummy. Best wishes to the happy couple.

Lavern Bevers said...

Your neighbor is so cute!I have 1 that will be 85 this summer sadly she is just now starting a fight against ovarian cancer.Tough Christian lady who loves the country but hates their cattle and ranching sadly.Hoping she will be able to live out here again.She hates the cow end of things because of her husbands temper and actions .She sure can be fun though.

Michigan Gal said...

This post just warms my heart. So glad you had a fantastic weekend. :)

M. E. Stephens said...

Wow! Great. :-) I'm so glad you had such a good time with your daughter home. :-)

Jennifer said...

So glad ya'll came, and brought Miss Lillian!!! :)

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