Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Sunday Salon - Baby Shower Style

Gigi LOVES parties & she was a terrific helper!

Favorite things from this week.... 

1. The Baby Shower!! Yep, My baby is having a baby in a month and this was the week of the out-of-town baby shower. It was WORK but very fun! Putting on a baby shower while getting through the first weeks of school was crazy for my daughter in law and myself. Who knew?!?!? We did! But we did it and loved it anyway. Thanks to Jenn! It was beautiful, crazy tiring and fun....AND a road trip was a great getaway from it all! 

2. Book Group aka Book-duo. I love talking books, but Mel feels like more than my equal than most. She challenges me, we really TALK books and share. I never want to miss. We read On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith. Enjoyed the writing but felt that some of the language was just not necessary and it put us off. Still, the setting and character development made the book. Great night. A reward in more ways than one. Hope that next time there are more of us but it really was a night not to be missed.

3. Family and friends. I don't want to forget how much I love them and need them. I truly loved a girl-trip with my daughter. Thanks Kyle for sharing her.

Books From the Library this week .....
                           Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama (Thx Mel)
           Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer (thank you bloggers)
                          Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (testing it for 4th graders)
                  The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (thank you somebody?!?!)
              The Loners by Lex Thomas
           The Last Van Gogh by Alyson Richman
           The Great Graph Contest by Loreen Leedy (4th grade math)
Cool, huh? I wonder when I'll read them?

Great Quote to Remember... "Failure is not acceptable, it's often essential." Randy Pausch (WOW!)

I am grateful for.... safety, good counsel, book talks with my little Emma, hugs, long friendships, book group, phone calls from #1 son, listening ears, my health, a fun new colleague, lunch, & my daughter in law, Jenn.(She is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.)

Song I can't get out of my head....Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye (I adore the Glee version....mmmm.)But how the heck do you say that name??

I leave you with a few more baby shower photos!!

My SIL Dena, my sister Dawn, Mommy-to-be Jennie, and my mom
Grandma Ann and her only granddaughter!!
Sisters of the heart!! My daughter-in-law Jenn & my daughter Jennie! Two incredible women!


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

How sweet and such a happy time.

MelWhett said...

Love you too! I definitely feel like you have become one of my best friends!

Jenners said...

Yay for lovely baby showers! Everyone looks so happy. What a joyous occasion! Love the centerpiece.

And I know that song -- it sticks in my head too. And I know the band's name is "GOAT-TEE-AY." Glad to be able to pass that on.

Have a great week!