Thursday, October 22, 2009

The longest blog ever.

I have a TON to blog about!

A trip to Georgia last week, a wedding, time with friends, RRR, there's just too much! Lets break it down.

1. Mauve
Mauvey got to stay at the doggie hotel (aka Lakeside Kennels) while we were in Georgia. It was the longest we've been apart since she was a little pup staying with her mama. I'm sure Jordan got tired of me talking about how I missed her and hoped she was ok. I was certain she wouldnt want to come home, but here she is! She even got all cleaned up and was wearing a halloween bandanna.
We're glad to see our cute little pup again. She finally has all her puppy shots and can roam around the park & beach. We've already gone on several walks around the neighborhood since we've been home. Only bad thing about going to the doggy hotel: she's forgotten all her tricks and manners. Ok, so her only trick was "sit." Still... I think it's time for doggy obedience training!

2. Red River Rivalry
Texas dominated again this year and defeated now hardly ranked OU. It was a nail-biter game and OU definitely brought their defensive game, and I'm totally stoked that Texas pulled it out in the end. Of course, the game & wedding were on at the same time, which made for a tricky time keeping up with the score. Thank you iPhone for ESPN scoretracker! Way to go Longhorns!!! Hook em!!!!

3. Rehearsal Dinner
The whole shebang took place @ the Partridge Inn, which was really nice. J & I's first date was at the Partridge Inn restaurant, so it made for some especially reminiscent times.

L to R: Jesse, Jordan, & Mary Elizabeth

Me & Cas

The life of the party!

Jenn & Tim

Mom & The Blind Guy (Denney)

3. Wedding
Jordan would say it was all my fault that we packed inappropriately for the weather, but I say he was just as able to check the Weather Channel/forecast. Regardless, we packed t-shirts and flip-flops and the highs were in the 50's. It was chilly. Especially since, here in Rockport, it had been in the 90's for most of October (except for a few milder days thrown in). By far, the coldest/most weather-miserable day was the wedding day. The temps were in the low 50s and it was overcast & raining off and on. The rain stopped just long enough for the outdoor/courtyard wedding to happen, but we fought hard to keep from looking frigid while standing there in our strapless tea length dresses and sandals.

Cas & Duane (indoors, where it's nice & warm!)

We dont look too cold, right?

Mom & Papa

The White Chocolate/Raspberry flavored Cake. Scrumptious!

The flowers are by Crystal Farrow- arent they totally gorgeous??? Crystal also did the flowers at my own wedding, which were also beautiful. By the way, the wedding pictures were taken by Jessica Villemain. She was a ton of fun to work with- I am super excited to see what great images she got from the day. She had tons of neat ideas and was pretty sympathetic to our shivering-dont-want-to-go-outside selves.

Me & My Momma

Denney (Blind Guy), Mom & Nana

By the way, Denney isnt really blind. "The Blind Guy" is just a nickname Jordan and I gave him when we first met him- he had come to my mom's new house to help her put up the blinds. He hung around for several hours after all the blinds were done and I knew he was more than a friendly handyman. And now they're married.

4. Friends & Family time
One day, Mary Elizabeth will hate me for taking this picture. We got to spend a good bit of time with her & Jenn (and Tim & Mitch!), which was really awesome. I love my sisters and wish I could spend so much more time with them than a few hours each time we make it into town.

We all got together after the wedding and some of us... were a little more crazy than others. Notice I'm the only one in short sleeves.

We also got a chance to spend a little bit of time with some wonderful friends. The wedding & all its festivities took up a good chunk of our visit (with good reason). It always seems that we dont have enough time to see and visit with everyone we'd like, and having even less time makes it even more stressful! I dont like spending a few minutes here and there, rushing around and becoming exhausted in the process, but it seems like no matter how long or short our visit is, we're always tired by the end! There was a lot that was still left undone when we got back on our plane for Texas on Tuesday. I wasnt super vigilant about taking pictures with all the friends & family we saw (Kertschers, Maddox's, etc), which is a bummer. These pics of us with the Pierces are totally stolen from Megan's facebook!

5. Baby Vera!

After cooking for 42 long weeks, Vera Corrine Bonser finally made her appearance last Thursday. I am so thrilled for Chris & Carey! Please pray for this new family- for health, and rest and happiness!

6. Mr. Mims

We made a short trip to Sugarland Rehabilitation Hospital between arriving in Houston and heading back to Rockport to visit with George. He's looking great! His speech has improved dramatically. He still has almost no movement/sensation in his left arm and minimal movement/sensation in his left leg. The plan is to stay at SLRH for another 2ish weeks and then he is hoping to be transferred to Mentis Neurorehabilitation Center. He would spend another 1-2 months here doing more intensive, neuro-injury related rehab. We are praying he will be home around the holidays. He still has a long recovery ahead, so please keep praying for continued healing!


Allier said...

So my Grandma got out of SLRH... a couple days after Mr. Mims checked in. She did say that she saw him once, but it was when he still wasn't communicating well, so she didn't get to mention the small world connection, but they were there at the same time. We are praying for all of you during this recovery.

Your favorite Aunt LuLu said...

All 4 of you look absolutely STUNNING! I can't believe what a little lady Mary Elizabeth has become.

And OY! does your momma look great! Please tell her I said "Congrats!"

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