Sunday, May 24, 2015

Designated Driver

Saturday night was Shauna's Batchelorette party. I was invited to at least part of it with Brads mom Sandy and a few other mothers.

The party started at Shauna and Brads house with drinks and other items related to a certain part of the male anatomy.

Like a new water bottle for Shauna

And a cake!

We went to eat at Los Tres Amigos where the food is OK but the margaritas are fantastic!

 Shauna got lots of cute gifts

 Me and my sweet daughter-in-law Marissa

Back to the house for more pictures, more drinking and games like pin the ( insert certain male anatomy part) on the man

Shauna and her girls

One of them made her this bouquet out of lollipops. The idea was to bring it with her to the bar and offer people a sucker for $1. Called suck for a buck! Unfortunately, in all the excitement we accidentally left it at home!
 I volunteered to be designated driver which the girls took me up on so I loaded them up in my Equinox and off we went to the Diamonback Saloon, a country western bar.

The girls had lots of delicious looking shots!

And did a lot of dancing!

Those country western dancers will line dance to any song! Even if it's not a country song!!

And we stayed until 1:30 in the morning. I had fun just drinking water and watching them have fun! And at the end of the night got them all back to Shauna's safe and sound!

It was after 2:00 before I got to bed and today I'm exhausted but it was worth it!

Don't look at me but how gorgeous is this daughter of mine?

6 more days!

Until the next time!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Some non-Wedding Stuff

Well, we're two weeks out for this wedding that we have been waiting a year and a half for! I can't believe how fast the time went by. It's going to be over very soon and then I'll probably be really bummed!

Other things have been going on too, not wedding related.

My friend Marie found out she is going to be a grandmother for the first time! Her daughter is due in November. We talk about becoming grandmas all the time and I am so excited for her! Hopefully I'm pretty close behind her! 

Rich and I took a little two-night getaway a few weeks ago. We went to Pentwater, which is on the western side of the state, right on Lake Michigan. We stayed there for one night and then traveled to Traverse City Turtle Creek Casino for another night. We manged to see a sunset on Lake Michigan. It was OK.

Lots of people had the same idea...sunsets on Lake Michigan are a popular attraction!

My lilacs are in full bloom right now! They smell heavenly! I wish I could cut some and bring them in the house, but they last a whole 10 minutes! Plus my cats would probably eat them!

"Only if  they taste like catnip!"

My brother Don's oldest son Joey got engaged and will be getting married probably this time next year. His fiance Michelle is a sweetheart!

We are currently trying to decide if we want to sell our house and buy a smaller one now while the market is good or stay put for a while. Its a sellers market right now which is a good for selling but not necessarily for buying! Plus all the logistics of going through all that gives me a headache thinking about it! Who knows? When in doubt do nothing so that's what we are doing!

Work continues to be a necessary pain! We got approval from the Regents to relocate the whole pathology lab to an outside facility that is approximately 3 miles closer to my house! The best part is there is parking right at the facility, so no more buses! The bad thing is we won't be moving until sometime in 2017! 

Maybe I'll strike it rich and retired before then! 

One can dream, right??

Until the next time.......