Friday, July 24, 2009

Bridesmaid Duties are Over...For Now

The wedding has come and gone. It was too much fun. Once again, I proved how I have no shame and did a lot of dancing at the reception. Who can resist the "electric slide?" I must say Amber had the most fun bridesmaids, because we sure did get out on the dance floor and got the party started. Nothing compared to the "Poker Face" dance. Those who were there are now laughing a little to themselves remembering that stunning display of choreography! I must admit, I was impressed!

If you don't mind a little (sometimes crude) humor, and I assure you, we don't, then you should check out this video of one of the groomsman's toast/serenade to the couple at their rehearsal dinner. My cheeks still hurt from laughing! Here is the link! Make sure you read the info on the side, and small children should probably leave the room!

I didn't take enough pictures. I never do. But, here are the few I did take:

Bridesmaid's Luncheon

Right Before the Ceremony

At the Reception
Prettiest Bride Ever!
Happy Couple!

P.S. I've been in the LBK for about a week now. My pasty Colorado skin has become so burned I can't even sleep well. It sure is nice to not be alone when Greg has to go off and save the world.

P.P.S. I really miss my mountains. I am quite attached to them.

An Uber-Special P.P.P.S. My wonderful husband informed me last night that we will probably be heading to Hawaii in December. That's right. You heard me. I better start running or something...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fun Weeks Ahead!

The next few weeks are going to fly by, but hopefully not. Greg and I will be traveling quite a bit. Not just Greg this time. This week, Greg is gone for the first part of the week, then we go to Lubbock, then San Antonio for a wedding we know is going to be perfect, back to Lubbock where Greg flies off somewhere for work, then in about a week and a half we'll be back home to Colorado Springs. I'm out of breath and tired just thinking about it, but it's going to be fun. Being out of the house during the middle of the summer is not such a bad thing, considering (I can't remember if I told you) we don't have air conditioning...beating a dead horse much?

The really serious, critical, grave (just press F7 and you can get a thesaurus too!) problem of the next few weeks is: when am I going to see the new Harry Potter movie? I'm too busy to go to the midnight showing when it opens in the middle of this week, and no one in Lubbock has read the books and wants to see it with me. I think, for the first time ever, I might have to go to a movie by myself. I just don't think I can wait for Greg to get back. It's just too darn exciting!

Unfortunately, the subject matter can be a little controversial, even though I just don't get it. When the last book was coming out, I got so fed up with people not being able to separate fact from FICTION, I wrote a letter to the local paper. If you would like to read it, follow this link. You can tell that when I wrote it, I was a little bit angry because I repeat myself a little too much...

P.S. So, I'm not the bride at this wedding we are going to (thanks Captain Obvious) but I am still having dreams about not remembering my shoes or showing up wearing a different color dress than all of the other bridesmaids. What does that mean?

P.P.S. Greg and I are officially-not-just-talking-about-it-and-then-backing-out going to Vegas in September! It's okay to be jealous.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July Weekend

This past weekend, we had our Colorado and Utah friends and family come and visit. It was our first time to have many visitors in our new house. I think it made me love our house more. Yes, the kitchen may be the perfect place for the Keebler Elves to bake their scrumptious goodies, but that's the only downside, I think. It seemed that everyone was comfortable and had their own space. Unfortunately, it rained. While it helped keep the inside cool (you know- Colorado hippies and their stupid building houses without air conditioning, you've heard about it from me before), it meant we couldn't hang out outside. At least we had plenty of room to be inside.

When Greg and I were looking at houses to buy, we thought about weekends like this. It's really important for us to have our guests feel comfortable, and I hope that they did. It's so fun to have your own house. Even the cleaning is more fun. I don't think Greg and I will ever rent again.

With the wonderful aspects of home ownership, there are also the pitfalls. On Thursday, we had a torrential downpour that caused one of our wells around a basement window to fill up with about six inches of water. Consequently, the water seeped through the window and got the carpet in the basement bedroom wet. Sophie was in trouble until we realized what had happened. I had to wash the sheets for the second time that day, and set up a fan to help get the area dry. It was fun. Trust me.

Last night Greg got a toothpick stuck in his throat and thus I experienced my first ever ER visit. I looked everywhere for George Clooney, to no avail. They numbed his throat, which we think made him relax enough to let it pass through. He's alright, thank God. We are so glad we live 2 minutes away from a beautiful new hospital. Our doctors and, especially, our nurses were wonderful and understanding, but don't think I am rude by saying I have zero desire to see them again soon.

P.S. I didn't take one single picture this weekend. Sorry. Use your imagination.

P.P.S. I find that those who preach tolerance are the least likely to practice it. Write that down.