I just wanted to rewind my life a little bit here and recap what's been going on the past two weeks.
Last week, the 11th-17th, we had Arne and Vanessa staying with us. They are friends from Germany and we only get to see them once every two years, so while they are here I kind of unplug from everything and tune into what they want to do, and things with friends.
|Vanessa and I at the races|
**For those who may not know the backstory, Arne was a foreign exchange student my Junior year of high school who lived with my then boyfriend and his family. I was over there all the time so of course we became very close. He then went back home that summer following the school year and we went to visit for a couple of weeks as well before school resumed. Ever since then, Arne has been coming back to the US about every 2 years. Then 7 years ago he and Vanessa started dating and he started bringing her back as well. So there's the story!
While they were here we went shopping in DM, grilled out one night, went to the races one night, went up town several nights...things of that nature. It was so nice being able to see them but it seemed so short! Last time they were here a little over 2 weeks so just 6 nights this time seemed to fly by! The good news is they are planning to get married in April of next year and depending on the baby situation and how crazy of a mother I am, we may go to Germany then for the wedding..baby in tow. We'll cross that bridge when we get there :)
They left on Friday morning and then I had a day to recuperate, and then Sunday it was my bestie's Bridal Shower day.
The shower started at 2:00 but all of us girls got there early to setup and have everything ready before the bride and other guests started to arrive. We had lots and lots of food (thank God half of the bridal party likes to cook because Lord knows I don't), 3 games ready, and some summery decorations! I thought it turned out well.
She had lots of people show up and got tons of goodies! I've told everyone the Bridal Shower is one of the best parts of a wedding because you get all the things you feel too guilty buying yourself but have always wanted. :) Anyway, I think the day went well and hope she enjoyed it! Part 1 of Cassie's wedding- Check!
Tuesday Ryan and I "celebrated" 8 years together--isn't that crazy?! We didn't do the whole gift thing this year, because...well, I just got a brand new car, we're *trying* to buy a house, we have a baby on the way, etc. etc. etc. but anyway we went to an impromptu lunch that afternoon to celebrate :) And if the weather is crappy all weekend, we may head to DM for a date night instead of to the lake like we had planned :(
So besides the wild week and break from life we had last week, life is back to normal for us this week! Like I mentioned, we were planning on boating this weekend buuuut the weather has other plans, so we're unsure of our Memorial Day Weekend plans. Considering I'm growing a small child, we probably won't do anything too crazy anyway :)
I hope you all have wonderful, fun, and SAFE holiday weekends!! Have a drink for me, please?! :)
**I should also add this past weekend marked 7 years since Chandler has been with us. Everyone on Facebook and Twitter summed it up perfectly with all their sweet comments about him and how much we all miss him, but how lucky we are to have a guardian angel like him looking over us. God could have taken several of us that night but chose him for a reason. Not only was I given a second chance at life that night, but also have been blessed with a guardian angel as well as a chance to reproduce another life and for that, I am so thankful.