On August 6th the girls and I enjoyed a Girls Night that we have put off for far too long. We had tickets to see Wicked again...and even though this was my third time, it was still great. I had tears at times because I was so swept up in the story. The first time we saw it here in Houston I felt that the actress playing Elphaba stole the show. This performance it was the actress playing Glinda who had me cracking up with her great timing. This is a show that I saw on Broadway with Rosa years ago and I have to say that the touring version is just as enchanting as the original show. Again, I have no photo from the night...though I know that one exists on someone's phone -- probably Kelli's. LOL!
August 9th was Ellie's FOURTH birthday! Can you believe it? She and Delayne are growing up so fast. The party will be in September as the two girls and Weston are going to share a big party instead of having three small ones. Look for pictures of a Disney Extravaganza! Elsa, Ariel and Cars all gathered in one place. It will be a sight, I'm sure.
August 12th was Jim's birthday. He only wanted a quiet (or as quiet as our family comes) dinner out. Bri, Josh, Bailey, Meagan, Derrick, Davin, Delayne, Dayton and Will all met us at 'Waller Mexican' (actual name Ceilito Lindo) for dinner and margaritas where we celebrated with lots of laughter and conversation.
On August 13th we surprised Josh with a 30th birthday party at The Barn. I don't have a single picture of the event but it was something else. Meagan went out of her way to make it special with lots of black and white and a candy bar filled with all of his favorite things. I did the cooking for the taco bar with some out of this world pork carnitas that Jim and I had for breakfast before the big party because it was so good! It was a miserably hot day...but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had a great time celebrating Josh with some of his closest family and friends.
And because two birthdays, two days in a row is not enough for me...on Sunday, August 14th I met up with Robin and Kelley for a Girls Night out at the Gwen Stefani concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It was raining cats and dogs, but we had covered seating and the clouds parted for our walk into and out of the venue. We had a good time. Gwen was a good entertainer and the show was good -- except Robin kept hoping that Blake would come out and sing a duet with her. Unfortunately, Gwen had performed in Dallas the night before and he made his appearance there instead of Houston.
Last Saturday, August 20th, we had our annual Ladies Progressive Dinner at church. It's been raining for weeks and it was the last weekend before school started...but we had a good turn out. There were ten of us that visited three different homes for our Pink Flamingo themed party. The invitations and posters read, "Let's Flamingle," which I thought was adorable. But one of our hostesses took it even further and made us all 'to go cups' that read, "Keep Calm and Flamingle On!" Now that is precious!
We invited all of the kids over for Sunday dinner and a Spades tournament. Meagan and family, Bri and Bailey, Jim and I enjoyed a traditional pot roast with one of the best corn casseroles I've ever had. It came from the refrigerated section at Sam's and was worth every penny! We never made it to Spades, but decided to play Farkle instead so that Davin and Delayne could join in the fun. After Jim slaughtered us at Farkle, Delayne and I went to watch a movie so that the rest of the family could play Clue with Davin. It was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon after church.
This weekend we will be heading down to Sargent for a few days and next weekend Jim and I will be heading to Arkansas to visit Mother and do some work at the deer lease. Next thing you know the holidays will be upon us and the year will be over!
Brian has been staying with us for the past week and a half. He is in the process of moving back to the Houston area and is now working for Custom Fire Protection. He is learning the design process of the company. He returns to San Marcos this weekend to pick up his furniture and will be moving in with roommates just minutes from the office. I know he will glad about that. He is not a big fan of the hour drive he has from the house right now! It will be good to have him around more often. We have missed him while he has been away.
Anyway, that's what has been going on with us this month. September brings more birthdays, more parties and a return to Bible study for me. What are you looking forward to in September?