Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shakin' things up...

I'm sorry I was so MIA last week. Dave and I have started attending a community group (bible study), I have started working out in the evenings (you just saw pigs fly, right?), and I was preparing for another shower. I know you're shocked about the shower, but in the interest of shaking things up and adding spice to my life, it was a bridal shower instead of a baby shower and it wasn't at my house! See, my life has depth and interest!

In a burst of luck, I won a 2 night hotel stay at a work function and it was for the date of my choosing in Dallas. I decided to cash it in for this weekend since the shower was on Saturday in Dallas, so Dave and I left work on Friday and headed north on I-35. We had a great dinner in Dallas and then met up with my sister and her friends for an 80's themed skating party complete with glow necklaces and 25 year old men in frighteningly short denim shorts. It was basically a crime.
My Sister and her boo...probably during couple's skate, let's be honest! His claim to "80's costume" fame was that he was wearing a braided belt. I'm not buyin' it.

Saturday, I headed over to Lindsey's to prepare for the shower. My dear friend from high school is getting married! I am so excited for her! It actually works out for all parties involved because Leah happened to fall in love with a Red Raider, just like yours truly, so Dave and Andy can have really meaningful conversations about the rise and fall of "the pirate" while Leah and I solve the world's problems. Or analyze Hoap Floats. Or analyze anything for that matter.

I digress...Leah looked gorgeous and so happy! It is so fun to celebrate her and Andy and share this special time with them. She got many FABULOUS things including ALL of her everyday dishes (total haul!), a Le Creuset french oven that I wanted to carry to my car instead of hers, a few place settings of her gorgeous china, and in a move that brought the room to tears, her grandmother gave Leah her Fiestaware dinnerware that she and Leah's granddad got 58 years ago for their wedding! Talk about special! It was a very precious moment!
The Fiestaware "moment"
Her china which I LOVE!
The hostesses (minus Joni!) with the beautiful bride!
We ended the weekend with brunch at Hattie's in the Bishop Art's District in Oak Cliff. We met some of Dave's family and it was so fun! Great brunch, great company and really fun decor!

Image: SnootyFoodie

It just wouldn't be a weekend without a shower now would it? :) Hope yours was great!

17 comments:

Sweet Simplicity said...

What a gorgeous shower! I love the floral arrangement.

Lauren said...

The shower looks so fabulous! The flowers are gorgeous!

Susannah said...

Dang girl, you and your showers!!! But, it looks like girlfriend racked up!

Liz said...

The first paragraph of this... hilarious. Also, you look like a shrimp in that picture... those are some very tall hostesses! :)

Very fancy shower invitation and flowers! Cute! :)

High Heeled Life said...

The shower looked like alot of fun!!! HHL

Annie said...

wow...that shower looks amazing!! very pretty!!

Kate and Zach said...

Oh... Hatties... I used to live about a mile from there. LOVE their food! It was definitely one of my favs... Did you get the mac and cheese?? If not, you MUST go back next time you are in Dallas... to.die.for. :)

arg said...

I'm dying over the bottom cake plate in the cup cake tower. DIE.ING.

Everything looks so beautiful!!!

And ditto about Hattie's. My mouth might (might.) be watering a little bit.

Sara said...

What a beautiful shower! Her china is great! And that Fiestaware is too much! So cool!

Samantha said...

Um. Those leggings are FABULOUS!

Is your church part of the Acts29 network? They call all their small groups Community Groups. Just curious! :-)

The Pink Chick said...

What a fun weekend! The shower was absolutely beautiful, and the skating party sounds like a blast!

kristin fulghum said...

i love all the colors for the shower. they look so fun and summery. and of course i love fiestaware!

Paula Kathlyn said...

I love a good 80's outfit! Where was the picture of you in your attire? ;)

melissa said...

That skating party looked like fun! I don't think I've been on skates since I was in 8th grade.

Such a beautiful shower! I love the invitation and the bright colors. Job well done!

Vicki said...

Wait...are braided belts out? Because I'm pretty sure I just bought one at JC Penny to give Kristen job security! The shower looked beautiful. I think you are getting quite good at the "shower" business...can you say job opportunity?? Glad you guys had fun in Big D.
xoxo,

Kelsey Claire said...

You do go to a ton of showers. Glad that you got to stay in the hotel and have a little getaway!

Emily said...

You are a Shower-Maniac!! I love it!