Christine’s Bridal Shower


Christine is getting married and the festivities have begun! Her party was wonderfully planned by the maid of honor, Kim. Kim gave all of us bridesmaids (pictured above) our tasks for the day. When you only have to be responsible for a fraction of the shower, it is not nearly as overwhelming.


My fraction of the shower was to make the sangria. And if I say so myself, it was well done. I used The Pioneer Woman’s recipe from her cookbook. Christine’s Great Aunt Jeanette brought me a piece of paper and a pen and told me, “Jot down these ingredients!” I’ve made the recipe a few times now and it has been a pretty big hit each time. I noticed several people popping the lid off to scoop fruit out and sticking their cups under for more.


The rest of the food spread was quite impressive, and sadly I failed to get a picture of it. We had sandwich fixings, salads, sausage balls, spinach dip and fruit trays. We ate. It was delightful. Christine got lots of wonderful gifts and it was really neat to see all her relatives and friends there to celebrate her.

Christine has really grown up into a real woman in the past few years. She is a very hardworking, caring, and entertaining girl. At her shower we got the chance to meet those people that have known her from a childhood, those who have known her from high school, those that have known her from college, those from work and those people that just know her from life. It was fascinating to see the many people from the many areas of her life. The first festivity was fabulous and I can’t wait for everything else. Congratulations Christine! We love you!


Friend of a Friend

Desiree's Bacholorette

Last Saturday I attended Sandra’s lifelong friend’s bachelorette party. Desiree is getting married in two weeks and I only see her for functions like Sandra’s wedding and baby showers. She did visit Sandra a few times at A&M as well but although she is someone I don’t know very well, I like her a lot. Desiree is very sweet and kind in a way that most people give up on sometime during college. She will do great things and I will hear about them through my friend and that is really what a good “friend of a friend” is.

Every one of my friends has a friend that I enjoy hearing their life updates through my friend, but they are not my good friend. I think it is the same kind of curiousnes that comes with reading a stranger’s blog. I don’t know them personally, but I like to hear that things are going well for them or hear they just took a really cool trip (I always enjoy hearing about a good trip).

Friend of friends are characters in the lives of my closest friends. Their involvement in my friend’s lives make up a big part of my close friend’s lives because they are their close friends. Point is: I am fascinated by the friends of others and Sandra’s friend serves as an example to that. If you followed any of this, I’m impressed.

Sunglasses and awkwardness.

Within two seconds of exiting the car I accosted these girls and handed JMO the camera. I got a new camera and I am excited about this. It turns out my old camera wasn’t taking the greatest pictures. My Vivitar and I had a good run, four to five years (I can’t remember when I got it). When the flash was on, everyone looked like a ghost, although this was good for a false sense of a clear complexion, it isn’t necessarily the coloring I want my memories in. My new memories should have more accurate coloring and a clearer picture. So friends, look forward to me attacking you with my camera and writing a blog post about it.

Thanks JMO, Christine and Leah for being good sports.