Sunday, June 03, 2007

Friends + Family = Fun!

This weekend has been absolutely awesome! It was really busy, as you will see, but I'm very blessed with a great group of people in my life, that's for sure.

I started my long weekend with dinner at Newcastle Golf Club with my parents, Lennie, and my sister & niece from Alaska on Thursday night. We got to enjoy the summer weather, great food, and an amazing sunset. Friday (a day off from work!) included running errends and a dress fitting with the girls (my sister, niece, and mom that is...) before sitting in the sunshine at the neighborhood pool. This is the life, I tell ya!

On Saturday, my bridesmaids and mother put on a great bridal shower. I am so fortunate to have such a great group of women in my life! It was fun to get together with friends and family to laugh and share in conversation with one another. The bridal shower had a recipe theme, and it was neat to see all of the different dishes that came in -- I can't wait to get into the kitchen to make some of these delectable creations! Yum!

After the bridal shower, a few of us enjoyed an evening at Chateau Ste. Michelle as we took in the Harry Connick Jr. concert. Oh, can this man sing. He can dance too! :-)

I often joke that Harry is my "other boyfriend." His voice can melt me, that's for sure! However, I wasn't one of the 20 people who brought him mango lemonade after he commented on it during the show... I know better than to try to kiss up to him. (Although, it wouldn't hurt...)

Don't worry, friends, Lennie was at the concert too, and I kept my love for Harry in check... I promise! The wedding's still happening. Oh, and Harry, if you're reading this, we wouldn't mind if you would come and sing at our wedding. (Hey! It never hurts to ask, right?)

Today included a lazy morning and an afternoon dance class with our bridal party. It turns out, we're not half bad at this whole dancing thing! I'm glad that many of us were able to get together and gain a little confidence on the dance floor... it ws a fun time. OH, and Lennie and I have finally picked out our first dance song: "Better Together" by Jack Johnson. It's a dandy tune, I think y'all will approve. (Note: I'll be walking down the aisle to Harry Connick's version of Ave Maria, so he'll be represented at the wedding too!)

I got to spend the evening with my sister and niece for one last time, as we had a laid-back BBQ at my parents house. I'm so grateful that I have such a great family, and really enjoyed the warm Seattle weekend with these two great ladies... thanks for making the trip to Seattle!

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