Sunday, September 6, 2009

Did someone say P A R T Y ? ? ?

Some of the best friends a girl can ask for! Me, Kelly, Ashley, Shannon, Andrea and Carrie
Avery, Paige and Hailey doing the robot!

Celebrating 20 years of marriage this week!
Happy Anniversary Guys!

Kristy and hubby singing and dancing to a little "Summer Loving"... Grease, is THE word!

Shannon belting out some tunes. She is THE funniest person EVER!

Paige taking it old school and doing the "Can opener!"

What's sooo funny???

Acting out the Titanic while being serenaded by a little Celine...oh yeah!

The Birthday Girl and her incredibly adorable hubby!
Hailey, and the double mint twins, Paige and Hannah

Yep, I did !!! P ar tayyy! We had THE best time last night!!! It was MUCH needed. I had a previous engagement, that I was lucky enough to gracefully bow out of ( I know, I am baaaddd ), but there was somewhere that I was wanting to go with my girl.

Dance has opened up a world of opportunity for Paige, but it has also done the same for me. Paige's dance bud's moms are some of my very best friends and we have a BALL ALL the time. Do you have friends that when you are with them, you forget how old you are, or how much weight you've gained, or the fact that you have bills or a job??? I do, and I am THANKFUL for them!

Last night was Shannon's birthday. Her parents have "the party house" with a wonderful salt water (heated) pool, a firepit, tennis courts and.... built in KARAOKE system!!!

I sang a little Cher, I sang a little old school Madonna, I sang some Oak Ridge Boys, a little Celine Dion...and, oh yes, some Buffet, Jimmy that is!
I didn't get home last night until's been a looonggg time since I stayed out that late. I was so very tired today. It was a great day to edit pictures. I have had several photoshoots lately and am awfully behind on editing. I am finding that I take waaayyy too many pics of the families/kids and want to edit them all. That is crazy and I have got to get out of that mindset.
I had a really fun shoot yesterday with a high school friend and her family. They were a lot of fun. She has a five year old and a one year old. I definitely got my activity for the day with them.
Next weekend is my brother's wedding so I will be taking loads of pics and video. I am so excited and nervous for him. It is a very large wedding and he is nervous that he will make a mistake or pass out :) LOL! He and his groomsmen are going golfing during the day and then to get "a beer". I told him that it better only be A beer and not A FEW beers, as we want a nice evening with no problems. :) He's a good boy and he will do great.

I am very touched that in honor of my dad and Laurie's mom, they are donating $5 per guest to the American Heart Association and to the National Cancer Society. That is so thoughtful and has really made me very proud of them. I know I will be emotional next weekend and will be missing my dad dearly. Please say a little prayer for us!
Tomorrow is Labor Day and we are supposed to spend the day with Lala and family, but the weather is iffy. Paige also is feeling a bit under the weather and we have to have her at 100% for the wedding, so we shall see what the day will hold.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Labor Day!


Jodee Leader said...

Holy guacamole! What a fun party! Great pictures! I hope you get to rest up tomorrow!

EllieNat said...

Looks & sounds like you had a great time at the party. Hope Paige is feeling better!

Sue said...

Nothing beats a good party with fun friends!

Marla said...

That looks like my kind of party! I can't sing for nothing, but I am one heck of a back-up dancer!! :)

Good luck with the wedding, I can't wait to hear all about it!

Norah said...

That was a rockin' party!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OMG....that does look like one heck of a PARRRRTAY!!

I am with Marla.....I never take the "mike", but will gladly shake my groove thang as a back up dancer.

I hope that you made the outing today with LaLa and family......Miss Paige needs to be on her A Game next weekend!

Have a great week!!


Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Girlfriend looks like EVERYONE was having a great time.

Friends make life wonderful, don't they?


Colleen said...

That looked like a REALLY FUN party!

Michelle said...

Wow, now that does look like a party house!!! I am so glad you had such a great night out. Paige looks like she had a blast, too. She busted a move or two. She'll have to teach me the can opener. he he

I hope you have a great week and catch up on sleep from your 2:30 am morning. You have a big weekend ahead of you! (Geeezzz, don't I sound like a mother?) ;)

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a fun group! That looks like a total blast!

The fun is just starting with the wedding festivities. Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers for a wonderful wedding weekend. Take care.


Casey said...

Now THAT'S a party!! Looks like a blast.

Marla said...

So excited for you and Miss Paige. I just love my buds. Everyone needs those kinda friends. Cant wait until you all head this way!

rgshrs said...

Looks like a great party!! Hey email me, looks like I am going to be in TN the weekend of the 25-27th! Thinking of you this week and praying things go well (I am sure they will!) Good luck!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I used to have a group of friends like that, but almost all of them have moved out of state and the two remaining families moved an hour away... so we've drifted apart. I envy you this!

Have fun at the wedding... I'm sure it will be wonderful and emotional, all rolled into one.

3 Peanuts said...

Sounds like a really fun night. I hoe the wedding is beautiful. Cannot wait for the pics.