...it's about time I talked about where I was last week...San Diego!
Spent time with the Collins clan. Friends from Oklahoma, I know they are friends for life. I love these kids.
Jack is our godson. I was there the day he was born. The godmother in me was happy to hear he attended Vacation Bible School. ;)
I can't get over how much he has changed. He doesn't talk like a baby anymore. Especially when telling me that he's "never going to get married." I told him I would be sure to remind him of that when I come to his wedding.
And Claire. Well, she's just sweet. And beautiful. And loving. And everything a mother would want her little girl to be, including being able to totally pull off diva sunglasses.
And Laura. When I think of our time in Oklahoma, there is one friendship that comes to mind, and it's Laura. I know that we may very well never live a block away from each other again, but it doesn't keep me from wishing it was still the case. How I miss our TV nights, our lunch dates, and just her.
I left the Collins' Coronado house to hang out with Molly Marine. See that big helicopter behind us? She flies that. It's a big fareakin helicopter.
I have been spoiled now, seeing my Lehigh girls two times in just as many months. I love my friends so much.
This was as much a reunion for the Lehigh gals as it was for Molly and Jeff's wedding. We have decided this will be a regular thing. People I just met two months ago I consider friends, and I can't wait to see them again. (Do not look too closely at my skin for it may blind you.)
Oh yeah, and did I mention that it was 75 and sunny? Dreadful, really.
I feel like I should make all the people that are reading this blog answer the questions because I feel like you'd know all the answers. :P
1. Where is your cell phone? next to me 2. Your significant other? Where is he? Downstairs playing Guitar Hero, I believe. His name is Ken, if that's the question. 3. Your hair? just got cut 4. Your mother? honest 5. Your father? famous 6. Your favorite thing? golden retrievers 7. Your dream last night? pop-pop 8 Your favorite drink? diet root beer 9. Your dream/goal? to be realistic and successful 10. The room you’re in?scrapbooking 11. Your hobby? really? 12. Your fear? snakes 13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? on our golden retriever farm, which we'll purchase after winning the lottery 14. What you’re not? short 15. Muffins? nope 16. One of your wish list items? tomatoes in my garden 17. Where you grew up? chadds ford, pennsylvania 18. The last thing you did? picked my nose (just wanted to see if you are still reading) 19. What are you wearing? nothing (again, are you reading) 20. Favorite gadget? blackberry 21. Your pets? I'll give you a hint: rhymes with "farmer" 22. Your computer? imac, vintage macbook 23. Your mood? satisfied 24. Missing someone? everyday 25. Your car? still smells new 26. Something you’re not wearing? my pink prom dress (hehehe) 27. Favorite store? etsy (is that a store?) 28. Like someone? ken 29. Your favorite color? kraft 30. When is the last time you laughed? when I typed "pink prom dress" 31. Last time you cried? June 5
...We had our house re-landscaped after moving in a few years ago. (It was a jungle. I'm pretty sure we had endangered species in our backyard). The previous owners got married in the yard, which just boggles my mind.
Anyway. We left most of the big trees because, well, it takes a long time for them to get that big. (Thank you, Captain Obvious).
We are not garden people so we relied on our landscaping company for its expertise. Our rep told us this tree was "junk." Literally, a "junk tree."
All I know is that it blooms late in the year and the blooms stay on for months, literally, and I've had three neighbors stop me to ask me what kind of tree my "junk tree" is. I just tell them it's special. I don't want to hurt its feelings.
...My friend Meckenzie was the queen of the mix tapes in college. I was so sad to get rid of my car with a tape player, but I'm pretty sure I saved those tapes from Mec just in case tape players make a comeback (hey - hoop earrings and leggings did it). A few years ago, she made me four mix CDs, and it was the only thing that transfered with me from my old Ford to the new Honda. I had literally had those CDs in the player for a few years straight. They never got old.
I am going to be seeing Mec soon, so I made her a mix tape. And it seems so lame compared to her's. Here's what is on the list:
Fall Apart Again (Brandi Carlisle)
Hey Jesus (Indigo Girls)
Letter to Me (Brad Paisley)
I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You (Hootie)
...my friend Carron is a serious knitter. As in seriously good. She had me come over last weekend to take some pictures of her modeling her latest creation. I was instructed that she wished to remain the headless model. But they almost look like something out of a knitting magazine, don't they? Man, between Carron's knitting skills and my modeling shots, we might have found a good thing...