The shower was hosted by my Matrons of Honor (Chandra & Stephanie), Cody's mom and Mom's old teacher friends. It was beyond amazing to be with all of them. I had family come as far as from Brownfield and Lamesa. That just warmed my heart. Brenda got to meet some of the teachers which was very special. My old friends, Keele and Heddy were there, too! I could go down the list, but it was so amazing to be surrounded by such love. All of those women have had such an impact in my life. They probably don't even realize. My mother always told stories of her teacher friends and talked about them so I hold so much respect for them. My 13-year old cousin, D'Layna is very special to me and is in my wedding, well, the girl is now 5'5... oh man! She is a beautiful girl inside and out. I cannot put into words how much that shower meant to me.
After the shower Stephanie, Kristy and I headed to the golf course to meet Michael, Cody and Nick. We sat on the patio and just talked for a bit. We had a really nice time. None of the guys had known one another. Cody, Steph and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. Nick and I then went to Rockys because Kristy and him had never been. They were not impressed with our iconic Rockys. Then we all went to Allan's Furniture because he gives great deals for amazing things. I think we found us two chase loungers! We parted ways and Nick and I headed out to Chandra's house to hang with her and her Michael. We sat on the back patio with them, her mom and Landry. Landry just kept us totally entertained, just too adorable. We had a great time as they live in the middle of nowhere and it was such a lovely day. It was just a priceless time. So after this Nick and I headed back to Midland to eat dinner and go to the play with Dad and Brenda. We had a really good time and enjoyed the play.
Nick and I got up to cook Mother's Day breakfast Sunday for Brenda. We whipped up a little breakfast and then just all sat outside enjoying the morning. We hit the road by about 11, and I got bitten by a mean tummy bug. It was a tough ride home!
The weekend was jam packed with love, I will say that. Man, oh man.
|Hostesses: Chandra McBee Brooks, Brenda Gainey, Stephanie Piercefield, Robin Ritchey, Gail Berringer, Tammy DePauw, Sarah Roberson, Jessica Rubio, Linda Battle, Judy T & Vicki Stewart|
|Heddy, Me, Layna & Chandra|
|Keele & Kyryn|
|Brenda embroidered me an awesome apron!|
|She's very strong!|