I have made a new blog friend, Emily. She is from the same area from me (grew up about 15 minutes away). She had her wedding reception where I had my wedding rehearsal dinner. We both went to OBU (Ouachita) and were Tri Chis (our sorority) only she graduated 10 years after me. She came through town yesterday and we met for lunch! We ate at Rick's Bakery. Who knew they served lunch??? I'm going to start eating there about once a week - it was good (sandwiches - yum turkey with artichoke), cheap and you get a complimentary dessert (chocolate pie yesterday). Any takers???
Emily invited 4 of her Tri Chi college roommates that all were in the area to come to lunch with us just so I wouldn't be scared she was crazy. ha ha ha ha! I had actually looked at her wedding pictures on our Friday tour and realized I knew two of her bridesmaids through a friend. Small world. So I had fun eating with Emily, Brittany, Christin, Audra, and Lesley. And Harper enjoyed flirting with Emily's little boy Miles (seriously she was smiling at him and grabbing his hair - the girl is out of control) and meeting another future tri chi, Hannah. (I forgot my camera so I took these awful pictures with my phone but I still had to share them).
When we got home - my parents were at my house waiting for us! They had called and wanted to come see Harper and offered to spend the night and babysit so Scott and I could have a date! I am so thankful they are willing to come over and let us have some alone time! We really needed it! We missed Harper so much but I think it was a lift to just spend time alone.
Harper is so crazy about her daddy and he feels the same about her! I'm pretty sure we couldn't imagine our life without her.
My parents got to see that Harper is sitting by herself now. She sits a little bit longer every day!
This is what my parents looked like when we left. We had put Harper to bed and they settled on the couch with their Macs. We are a family of computer nerds. In fact, I told Scott we were such an old married couple because between dinner and the movie - we had about an hour and a half. We walked around the mall some but then we ended up just sitting and both us of were checking our Iphones. Pitiful. But I did find out what was going on at home because I had two e-mails alerting me that my parents had set up Twitter accounts. I never thought I would see the day when my parents would both be "tweeting" and blogging. ha ha ha! I remember when they were resistant to call waiting and cell phones. ha!
(of course times have changed - I don't think I had my own phone (in my room) until I was maybe a junior in high school and I was 21 before I had a cell phone (and it was in a HUGE bag that had to stay in the car) and I was 26 when I finally got my own computer. Kids these days have NO idea). ha ha ha!
Here we are before we left for our date! Thanks for all the suggestions. We were going to eat at Table Mesa Bistro - this great little place on our town square but it was First Friday or something and they were having an outdoor concert on the square and the place was packed. It would been fun but hot so we detoured and went to Abuelo's. And we saw "The Proposal". I thought it was cute.
Now we are enjoying a quiet Saturday. Harper is napping and I'm thinking about cleaning out our closet. Notice I said "thinking". Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... I'm also thinking about just relaxing a little bit before I dive into laundry and a trip to Sam's before I cook dinner tonight. I love weekends, don't you?
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