Saturday, August 25, 2007

She's going to the chapel...and she's gonna get MARRIED!!

I am a little late in posting this, but if you saw my previous blog you can understand! The weekend before the plague hit our house I flew down to Tampa to celebrate with my sister by giving her an impromptu lingerie shower and a wild bachelorette weekend! All of her bridesmaids were able to head to Tampa except for two, so she was delighted to have so many friends there!

She moved to Tampa right before Anderson was born last year (June). Since she and Jeff got engaged at Thanksgiving she began making almost monthly trips home to Birmingham to plan the wedding, meet with vendors, etc. Since she was coming home so often, and I had such a small baby on my hands, I never went to Tampa to check out her place and see what her life is like there. I was glad to finally see where my sister was living after all these years! I have to say that Jennifer and Marcie both growing up, graduating from college, getting real jobs and moving out of state has been a real adjustment for me! I still remember when mom dressed them alike and they wore their hair in pigtails! We also had the unique but fun experience of being at the same high school for one year. In 1999-2000 I was teaching at Hoover High and Jennifer was a senior there and Marcie was a Junior. I even taught Jennifer US history! They were both on the dance team and I was the cheerleading sponsor, so if our parents wanted to find us on a Friday night...we were all in the same spot! I chaperoned their homecoming dances and proms. Pretty cool, huh?

Anyway...I digress... I flew in Friday morning and went with Jennifer for her last dress fitting. Her dress is gorgeous! I can't wait to post pictures here after the wedding. She also decided to wear my veil, shich menat a lot to me. Then she, Jeff (her Jeff) and I went for a scrumptious dinner at a great seafood spot. The next morning Jeff disappeared to a friends house in Orlando and Jenn and I ran to the airport to pick up the rest of the girls as their flights arrived from, South Carolina, Nashville, Mississipi and Birmingham. We headed to a great mall and shopped for most of the day...if you know me, you know I was in heaven!!

Later that afternoon, we headed back to the house to primp and prepare for the night. We then had Jenn's lingerie shower. She got some beautiful things! Then we headed out to Margarita Momma's for dinner and were escorted to a private room called The Velvet Room. I think they thought we might disturb the diners in the main room so they stuck us in our own room! ;-) After that we headed to a bar next door and danced the night away! A great time was had by all! Especially Jennifer who was given a new "dare" card every few minutes! She was a really good sport! After that somone thought it would be fun to go bowling! So off to a place called Splitsville we went! Finally after that everyone was ready to head home. This momma was pooped, but pretty proud that she held her own with all of the twenty-somethings!! I am posting a few more pics below: