Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Surprise Lingerie Shower!

A couple of weekends ago, some friends and I drove up to Atlanta for our friend Laurie A.'s surprise lingerie shower. Her bachelorette party was earlier that night; she and her friends went to see a Braves game. Unfortunately, because of work, none of the Augusta girls could make it up there in time for the game. But, we found out that her sister had planned a surprise lingerie shower at a hotel in Atlanta for after the game. So we decided to drive up to Atlanta to surprise her at her surprise lingerie shower! We had a great time hanging out. Everyone but Natalie was able to go...we missed you Natalie!

All 5 of us slept in a room with 2 full size beds, and the hotel wouldn't give us a roll-away cot. So, thanks to Lindsey's great idea we pushed the beds together (which fortunately weren't "sewn" to the walls...haha Laurie B.), and slept quite comfortably :) It was a quick trip, we drove up there Friday night and drove back Saturday morning. Luckily, we made it home in 1 piece...a Bainbridge girl driving in Atlanta with a Metter girl giving her directions isn't always the safest thing :) Laurie A., we were so excited to share this special time with you, and we can't wait for your wedding!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Guilt, revisited

I wrote about feeling guilty a while back, here. I read this blog post about guilt today. Now, it's a completely different view of guilt. She is writing from a mother's perspective, a lot different from the perspective I was writing from. But, it was a great post and I wanted to share it with you. Click here to read it.


I woke up feeling stupid today. The bridesmaid dresses are in, and my mama is going to pick them up. And I have to decide what I want the girls to do with them. Hang on to them for a little while? Try to sell them? Donate them? I just feel stupid that I'm making them have to deal with this.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Project OT

This is the project I made for my pediatric fieldwork site. I got the idea from a catalog at the clinic, and decided to make one for the project I am required to do. All of the pieces are connected by different fasteners....buttons, snaps, velcro, zippers, and laces....for a fun way to help kids learn how to use fasteners. I shouldn't say I made it, I had A LOT of help from my Mama. She is the most talented seamstress I know. She had to teach me how to make buttonholes, sew in zippers, when to use a zigzag stitch opposed to a regular stitch, etc., etc., etc. I wish I could sew like she does.

There were fun little "surprises" underneath each piece...smiley faces, rainbows, butterflies, birds, cats, dogs, a treasure chest, and a little person behind the door.

Madelyn wanted to help out while I was working on it!

But we don't wanna leave!!!

This sign showed up in our yard over the weekend. I almost cried when I saw it. I don't want our house to be for rent! I love our little house! I don't want to leave!

I think Laura feels the same way....

Honestly, we don't know how that sign ended up on the ground! Maybe the wind blew it over?? Maybe somebody ran over it?? But I guess it's a little harder to see if it's laying flat on the ground...we could go pick it up, but then people would think our house is for rent....
It was all funny last night, then I got a phone call from the lady who handles our landlord's rental stuff for him this afternoon. Crap. How did they know we kicked the sign over then didn't pick it back up?
Luckily, she was just verifying that we were indeed staying through August. She said if the sign bothered us, we could take it down and put it on the front porch :) Which is just where it's about to go...
Hopefully, if everything works out like we want it to, we'll stay in our house through January, which will give us a little more time in this place that we love. Keep your fingers crossed, and I'll keep you posted!

Monday, July 6, 2009