Anyone that knows this crowd knows that it's almost impossible to NOT have a good time so that was a given. But here are some highlights of the weekend:
* Clef Hangers singing at the cocktail hour and during dinner....those boys look 12 but were amazing!
* The bandanas that the Hickory crowd busted out...most of the room ended up with them on....some people are probably not very happy with EVERY picture that the professional photog took of them in their not-always-cute bandana.
*Spinning the gourd in the middle of the dance floor to pick the next person in the middle of the circle. I conveniently went and grabbed my camera during this game.
*The insane amounts of dancing that I'm sure made people sore the next day
*The old school music videos playing on the big screen....Em especially loved Usher and I especially loved watching everyone trying to "shuffle" with LMFAO.
|Em was trying to get a picture with Usher on the screen and Jake did something stupid.|
*"Mom's Gone Wild"
I hope that we can always find a reason to get together with this crowd. It is a type of fun that is hard to recreate after you get out of college. However, EVERY TIME we get together, it goes down in the record books. Love them all.
On Sunday, David and I went to Emily's parents house in Clemmons to see the kiddos. Considering our early bedtime of 1am and the Given's much later bed time, we spent most of our time at the parents house WITHOUT Greg and Em. They came dragging in, sans Emily's phone, around 11am. Their kids are growing up SO fast and are SO cute and fun. Nate is as sweet and smart as can be and Abby sure is a pistol. Sweet and sassy rolled into one cute little girl. I hope they have the best time living in Tuscaloosa and I'm staking claim on a road trip next year for a football game.
When we got back to Southern Pines, we walked to the Ice Cream Parlor with mom for lunch and to wait on dad to get out of a church meeting. Andrea Grieve and Lily happened to be in town so they came to the house and met us after lunch. Matt, Carly, Grey and Cam also came down for the afternoon and we had the best time. We all walked down to the park and let the kids play until there was sand in places that sand shouldn't be. Lily is a mover and a shaker and although she doesn't like sand, she is afraid of NOTHING. She was climbing, swinging and sliding all over everything. Grey and Cam LOVE slides and found a super fast one that shot them out of the bottom straight into someone's arms. So cute. Matt treated us to dinner that night at Mellow Mushroom and we got back on the road to head home. We left a car in Whiteville so we decided to park there for the night since David was working there the next morning. The dogs LOVE Soo Soo's house, mainly because there is no fence containing them and deer are EVERYWHERE. Needless to say, at 3am, the dogs just had to go outside (we don't cave on them normally but Maddie's stomach was making some seriously weird noises). David took them out and seemed like they were gone for a while.....So I got up to check.....dear Jackson and his bad hip had run off.....thankfully he wasn't trailing anything but just exploring at 3am. Dork.
Other than a little stomach bug/eating something bad this week, things are going well. Tuesday was really rough for me, but I'm much better now. At 5.5 months pregnant, I am beginning to really feel pregnant and starting to look it. I have a little bump that I've noticed for weeks but is starting to show to others now. Joy.