Friday, August 27, 2010


Tonight is ladies night.  Dressed up style, no less.  Hailey, Victoria, and I are off to a wedding.  :)  It will be fun.  Nice dresses, high heels, make-up, done up hair…all the things that girls do for special events like weddings.  As a matter of fact, I’m sitting here now with hot rollers in my hair (or whatever they call them these days!)  Have to do my hair now, since the ‘Mom duty"’ calls pretty soon.  Victoria has volleyball practice until 5:30; I have to run get her early so that we can make this 6pm event!  So…I have to be ready before I leave so that she can have access to whatever she needs for her quick change once we get back.

It will be fun tonight.  Dan and Stacy are Brent’s age, a couple of kids he’s gone to church with since preschool.  I first remember meeting Dan when he was about 18 months old; Stacy was closer to 4 when I met her for the first time.  They are a darling couple and the wedding will be such fun.  This is the 3rd wedding in Dan’s family in 4 years, with many more to come, since he has 8 brothers and sisters.  I feel blessed to call Wayne and Karen (Dan’s parents) friends of mine—they are extraordinary people who have raised incredible, Godly young men and women.  I always look forward to weddings in this family.  Simple and fun seem to be their goals.  The first family wedding was also a ladies night—Emily was home and went with us that night.  Tonight will be a touch bittersweet without her to share in the festivities.

Once again Jim will miss a wedding.  After spending a week in St Louis, he flies in at 6:15 tonight.  My parents are coming to have pizza with the little boys, then they’ll all head off to the airport—every 5 year old’s dream place—to pick up Daddy and bring him home.   I rather expect that by the time we come back tonight after the reception, he and the boys will be sound asleep. 

Beautiful daughters, a fun wedding, good food, good friends, party clothes.  Sounds like a perfect Friday evening, doesn’t it?  I can’t wait.

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