Weekend Update & a Photo Overload!
(Aren't they cute? Those are my parents at our Saturday lunch to celebrate their anniversary.)
But first . . .
I guess you noticed that my blog has a new look!! Hurray!!
Thank you SO MUCH to my sweet Gary, for helping me put it together. With some great links from both Telah and Jessi, I (well, me pretending like I knew what I was doing... but really Gary figuring it all out), was able to manipulate a photo and then transform it into my banner.
The photo is also courtesy of Gary, and I just LOVE the look of it. It just makes me really happy when I look at it .. . know what I mean? (It's sunrise at Tybee Island, from our vacation this past summer. Gary said that there's no way I could have taken that picture--not because I can't take pretty good pictures, but because I could never get up that early to take a sunrise picture. LOL)
And now... a little bit of a weekend update:
On Friday night, I went to a really cool fundraising event for Delaney's travel softball team. It was a Girls Bunko Night--everyone donated $30 and then there were prizes for like 4 different winners. Of course, I won DIDDLY SQUAT, but it was fun!
This picture cracked me up because... well... I guess we should have called it Beer n' Bunko. (I had a glass of white wine, and then Coke the rest of the evening, but some of the gals REALLY enjoyed it a bit much!)
On Saturday, we went down to Tuscaloosa to meet Mom and Dad for an anniversary lunch get-together. Major disappointment, though, when we found out that The Cypress Inn (one of my favorite restaurants EVER, that I told you all about on my post Friday) was closed for lunch on Saturday (now tell me, does that make sense??). We altered our plans and went much more casual, meeeting at Chili's instead. My brother, Christopher, and his two boys also met us and we had a BLAST!
A few pics of the girls as we got ready to head out (they were stylin!) . . .
The girls with their Grandma and Grandad. They love them SO much . . .
Mom looking at the gift I made for them (go to the bottom of my post to see more details about this; it was SO fun to make!) . . .
Christopher and Sydney . . .
My girls always enjoy their food! It always ends up all over their face or on their clothes, and they really get INTO the process (well, they learned from the best--ME, the biggest food fan of them all!) . . .
After eating, we did some shopping at Books-a-Million and JcPenney's. It's like this really funny family tradition for Mom and Dad to go shopping at Penney's when they have their 75% off end-of-season-sales. It's like we have to see HOW much money we can save! LOL Well, we really racked up this time! I think the total bill was about $80, with us saving over $300. VERY fun finding all of those super deals!
When we got home that night, the girls put on another "Hannah Montana" performance for us. Too cute! But the best part of it all was that it involved all three girls honestly enjoying each other's company. (So nice when they get along.) Here's Delaney performing the song and dance that McKenna choreographed . . .
Saturday night was a lot of piddling around the house, washing clothes, and doing some grocery shopping (exciting! LOl) And then Sunday was church, softball practice for Delaney, more church, and some basketball watching. Oh and--FREEZING!!! It was SO cold this weekend and no relief in sight!
Now . . . here are a few peeks at the gift I made for Mom and Dad. It was SO fun to make, particularly because I had this germ of an idea and it actually developed into something so cute.
I started with a note card holder I found at the Dollar Tree (yep, for one dollar!) . . .
The little "purse" clasps open and shut at the top and the inside was just large enough to hold some photos. So, I made little "mini scrapbook pages" and tied them up a bow. The theme was "40 Years Later . . ." and showcased some recent photos of the family (especially the grandkids) . . .
Some of the inside pages . . .
I really like how these turned out and I'm thinking of making some blank ones (maybe make the theme, "The Loves of My Life . . .") and sell them at the Scrapbook Event we're having at our church on Feb. 10 as a fundraiser. I may try it!
Well, it's now almost 1 a.m. and I'm starting to drift off a bit. (If I go back and read what I just wrote, I bet there's a ton of typos and spelling errors since my eyes are slowly closing!) I will look forward to surfing around some and reading all of YOUR weekend updates!
Have a good one!!