Saturday, August 29, 2009

party like it's 1999

Whew. What a Saturday. I need another Saturday just to recover from today. Yikes.

Despite the fact that I haven't been to any kind of shower/party in probably 8 months, today I had TWO!! What are the chances, right? So now I'm home, safe and sound, savoring the sweet silence (okay, so I'm half-watching Animal Planet, but it's relatively silent) and solitude. Let's review the day, shall we?

As a co-hostess for Mollyanne's shower, I got up bright and early to prepare a fruit pizza. Despite a few close calls, it turned out beautifully (note: never try a new recipe for the first time for a high-profile event!! Practice first!!) and I only had about twelve thousand pounds of fruit leftover to turn into a fruit salad. Apparently I have no concept of how much fruit can fit on a fruit pizza and I slightly over-bought...but no matter, everyone loves a fruit salad!

The shower was at Robin's sickeningly beautiful house and was, as expected, absolutely lovely. We opted to keep it simple and classy and stayed away from too much baby-ness...Mollyanne's had 4 showers in the past two weeks and probably doesn't need a sea of pastel blue and green to remind her that she's about to birth a baby boy!! With our yummy brunch food (the shower was at 10:30 am) and Robin's funky dishes, I thought it turned out really nicely.

We had a good turn out of people (and their gifts) and I had a really good time. Lots of ladies brought their babies, so there was plenty of good baby-holding to be had. That's always exciting for me! Here I am with the guest of honor.

I left Robin's around 1:30 and drove home (35 minutes). I had a little over an hour before I needed to leave to drive to another side of town for my next shower, so I spent my time curling my hair. I decided mid-first-shower that I was sick of my straight, flat hair that badly needs to be cut. I want crazy gypsy hair. So I found some curling irons and spent some quality time in my bathroom. It turned out pretty good, although most of the curl fell out rather quickly. Oh well.

My next shower was a lingerie shower/bachelorette party for my friend Sarah. It was a nice mix of church and college friends, and there were some surprisingly scandalous gifts! Sarah's sister hosted the party and there was plenty of delicious food and cosmopolitans to enjoy.

After presents and games at Sarah's house, we went downtown to the Speakeasy (love it) for some dinner and drinks. Most of us were stuffed (several of us had attended both showers...equaling WAY too much party food!) but we found room for some tapas and cocktails. I had a delicious Mocha Nut martini and spanakopita...yum! I had fun sitting with Mollie, who was reunited with the Sangria Martini of her dreams, and was slightly happy about the situation.

I love the Speakeasy, and especially love hanging out there with fun girls. And what's better reason to celebrate is there than for a friend's upcoming nuptials??

Here I am with Sarah...we chose to remove most of jewelry for the trip downtown. Most of it, anyway. ;)

The day and night were fun, but being constantly surrounded by people is draining! I was happy to come home, shower, and lounge on the couch. I haven't seen Matt all day, sadly. He has been hanging out with his brother and some friends and they're still going strong. I could have gone to hang out with them after I left downtown, but the thought of MORE people was a little much and I opted to just come on home and chill. Tomorrow we have a big day at Vineyard with the Children's Open House, but hopefully I'll get some time tomorrow afternoon to hang out with Mattie and rest a bit.

And the countdown is on: only ONE MORE WEEK until we leave on our cruise!! Yippeeee!! However, I'm already dreading the part where we leave Lola with friends for the week. A week without my baby???? I just don't know if I can do it.


  1. It sounds like you had a blast! Showers and hanging out with the girls is always fun. Have fun on your trip. I can't wait to see all the pictures.

  2. I know it was tiring, but I thought my shower was wonderful! And the fruit pizza was an absolute success.
    Hopefully you got some rest yesterday evening. I put on PJs when I got home from church at 4. And then I slept until 11 this morning. I feel much better today!

  3. Can you box me up some fruit pizza and fedex it? It looks amazing! Or just come visit us..


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