We had a busy but fun weekend. Of course, a busy weekend probably sums up most this time of year – right? On Saturday we had some good friends over. They actually all started out as “Pep’s friends”, but now most of them are married & have kids so they’re my friends too! It was fun to all get together and also alot different with kids & babies around.
Sunday was jam packed fun … or mostly just jammed packed. We had our annual “Lovett Family Christmas Party”. It’s always the 2nd Sunday of December. This year apparently all the old ladies were tired of cooking so we went here:
Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like the Golden Corral! In case you’re wondering – and I know you’re not – we had some “Order of Business” at this year’s gathering and it was voted that starting next year we would get together on the 2nd Saturday of December – for lunch at Eddie & Laurann’s and it will be catered – everyone will just chip in of course. Don’t you love those kinds of family gatherings! You have “business” and it involves planning for next year … can’t we just enjoy the one we’re in!!!
After a good ole’ meal (if you like that kind of buffet thing), Pep & I went on a movie date to see 4 Christmases. I can sum that one up with “strange” and “disappointing”. We laughed, but each time we were also thinking what in this world?!?! Nine times out of 10, we’re pretty disappointed when it comes to those Romantic Comedy-types. Why can’t they just make a good movie??
After the movie we zipped off to Pep’s company Christmas Party. It was really nice – the food was good, company was pleasant, and the door prizes were – GREAT. Pep won this:
Isn’t that awesome!!!! Yes – it is! It’s a 42″ LCD/ HDTV Flat Screen – yipee!!
Then on our way home, we decided to put out a fire – literally!! Our neighborhood holds an annual fundraiser called “Night of Lights”. Votive candles line the streets – well, one of those fell over a few houses down from ours. Fortunately we & another neighbor pulled in when we did. Apparently the grass was pretty dry & it started spreading pretty fast. They got it out before it got to the pinestraw.
So after all the excitement I can’t wait to see what this weekend holds!
I know it’s July 9th already, so while this “wrap-up” may be late for most with my track record this is super fast!!!
We kicked off our festivities by taking Evan to his first Braves Game on July 3rd. We had given Pep’s Dad tickets for Father’s Day so it worked out good because we had more hands to help entertain the little guy.
His favorite player is Chipper … of course that’s because that’s the only player name he knows, so not only does he love Chipper but he loves every baseball player because if he’s in a uniform & baseball cap … well that’s Chipper!!! Anyways, he was incredibly excited!!! However he wasn’t excited about the game – he was excited because he thought he was going to play with Chipper!! I kept telling him we were going to the Braves Game & he kept telling me he was going to play with Chipper. This lasted until about the 4th or 5th inning … he kept wanting to know when it was going to be his turn to play?!? This watching stuff was for the birds!!
Unfortunately it wasn’t a good game for the Braves – we lost & ended the series being swept by the Phillies.
Then on July 4th, we went to our friends the Klehm’s house for a good old-fashioned cookout & fireworks show. We hadn’t gotten together in a while, so it was so good to see them!!!
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And change it did … this morning I was working from home when I received an impromptu call that some bloggy friends were meeting for an impromptu lunch at the Fickle Pickle. Oh it’s so yummy!! So Staci, Amanda (with Lydia), Becky & I had a yummy lunch of Chicken Salads, Chicken Tortilla Soup and a Chocolate Ginger Cooking … and of course some fried pickles!!
Ok – so the girls are more than “just” bloggy friends, but I’ve never been able to say that, so I thought I’d use it this once … they all have blogs & are all friends, so it still works:)
The most amazing part that I just realized – we ate an entire meal together & not ONE camera was brought out!!!! If there’s four of us, usually at least 3 cameras will come out … but today – not ONE!!!
I’m headed off with Pep & the little guy for a little Labor Day road trip to Charlotte NC. It wouldn’t necessarily be the first place we’d choose for a vacation, but we’re really excited about going … 1- I’ve never been to Charlotte, NC (I don’t think) but 2 – we’re going to see some good friends!! They’ve lived in Charlotte for about 2 years now & we’ve never made the trip to see them, so it’s finally time! They also have a little girl that is about 1-1/2 so that will be fun to see the kiddos together.
I’ve stocked the DVD player with Bob Marley, Santana, Curious George & of course Stevie Ray Vaughn so the little guy should be content on the road!!
This weekend was my 10 year high school reunion … Go Eagles! It was a two night deal – Friday night was just an informal get together at a local restaurant & Saturday night was a formal thing downtown. Or another way to look at it was that Friday night was free & Saturday night was about $75 per person … I chose Friday night.
I didn’t decide until the very last minute to go, but I’m glad I did … surprisingly it was alot of fun. I went with a girlfriend that I still keep in touch with so we were each other ‘security’ + my cousin graduated in the same class so I figured there’d at least be two people I remembered & liked:). It was of course filled with the very basic, dull questions like so ” what do you do”, “where do you live”, etc. etc. But it was so nice to see alot of friends that I honestly haven’t seen since graduation!!! As far as I could tell no one has made any great invention or become incredibly wealthy, famous, or anything like that. One guy is a Blackhawk Pilot – I think that’s pretty cool & another girl married a Pro Football player – that’s about as close to famous as the Class of 1997 has gotten (minus the one awaiting criminal charges … he at least made local news)!
Anyhow – it was just very strange, but in a good way – most people hadn’t changed a bit (minus a few extra pounds, but still looked the same) and then a couple I wouldn’t have recognized walking past them (and I didn’t that night). I think the strangest thing for me when I stop to think about the last 10 years is that the Class of 2007 was in 2nd grade when I graduated … that’s just crazy to me … 2nd grade!!
Well, if I keep this blogging up for another 10 years, then I’ll update you on my 20th!