Give Me a Birthday, Shower, Birthday and a Birthday... In That Order
Wow, it's a crazy weekend friends!
Yesterday was my mother-in-law's birthday! She is really doing AMAZINGLY well considering all that she is facing with her upcoming surgery to remove this cancer. She went for her pre-op stuff and already sports a very attractive hospital bracelet. "THANKS for the reminder!" she said! "Nothing like wearing this on your arm and total strangers asking what it's for!" She was laughing about it. Good for her!
My sister-in-law offered to take their small TV over to my in law's house for after the surgery. She said they could just put it in her bedroom so that she could have some entertainment during recovery. My MIL said, "Why? I am not planning on being in there that long!" YOU GO GIRL!
So today was a bridal shower for my friend Amy. She is getting married on December 6th and Caroline is in the wedding! She is SO excited!! I took my camera, but I was so busy that I really didn't get any good shots. Everything was pink, black and silver and we had lots of ribbons and balloons. I think she had a good time and she got some good loot!! I mean, some really nice presents from her thoughtful friends. One of our friends made the cake and it was hot pink with black polka dots and it was shaped like a gift!! CUTIE PATOOTIE!!
So now we are on to tomorrow and, you guessed it! Another important day to celebrate! My friend Jennifer is getting OLD! HA! (Well, she will never be older than me so I guess I need to watch the old jokes! Paybacks, ya know?)
Jennifer (on the left, with our sweet friend Faith on the right) and I met at church and over the years we have become pretty good buds! I remember the first time I met her she was standing in front of us at church. She is in really good shape and has a small frame. When she had her back to me I would have NEVER guessed that when she turned around she would be like 8 months pregnant! It was all in her tummy and I am sure my eyes were wide when she turned around and shook my hand!
Jen has a daughter that is a little older than my Caroline so it has been AWESOME to have someone who has "been there" in the not too distant future to call on for advice. They have been so sweet to pass on some hand-me-downs and her daughter has been such a good friend to my girl. We have babysat each other's kids and had many lunches, dinners and a few beach trips thrown in!
A couple of years ago I broke my wrist and Jennifer came to my house, fixed my child's hair, took her to pre-school AND brought her home on more than one occasion... because I could do NONE of it!! THAT is a friend for ya!
Our husbands both went to NC State (GO PACK! KILLED UNC today! SWEET!) and they are both engineers so when we are all together they have a few things in common too!
I guess I could go on and on! Jenn.. just know that I love you! I am glad that you are my friend and I appreciate all of the prayers and encouragement that you have given for the sake of my family! You are a sweet, sweet friend and I am thankful that the Lord put you in my life!
OH YEA! After tomorrow... which would be Monday... we will celebrate Jennifer's DAUGHTER'S birthday too!
WOO HOO! Let the good times roll!! Where's the cake!?