To say I was a little giddy about the "surprise" retirement luncheon for me is an understatement. They should know by now that they can NOT successfully pull of a surprise when I am STILL in charge. Fun times, delicious food, wonderful friends and an exquiste beautiful diamond pendant.....were just some of the highlights of my day.
The car was loaded and when the retirement party was over we headed to Houston to watch Princess in her annual dance recital on Saturday afternoon. She is the 3rd from the left ( next to corner of the house ). Actually, the only one doing what she is supposed to be doing. She was waiting for her cue because when they sang DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD she tapped her way to the back of the "house" and brought Dorothy the Ruby Slippers so she could get back to Kansas so Auntie Em wouldn't be so worried. Boy, did she do some tapping! Glinda the GOOD WITCH was very proud as were all her fans on Row 25!
Macy and I couldn't resist walking down the ocean and getting our feet wet while we were in Galveston. We didn't stay there long because we were only stalling while the restaurant was cooking our SHRIMP!
Then on Sunday we all worshipped God together, sang and filled up about 2 pews! Then that afternoon, JD ( and Mitch too ) were the GUESTs of honor at a baby shower! They received TONS of wonderful gifts that will be waiting for Princess Jaxon when she gets here in a few weeks. My precious friends are wonderful to plan and organize showers and such for our kids. Until you have been the receipent it is hard to explain it but it is much appreciated. My friends and church family have loved JD for only 5 years but they do love her ! She is ONE of us in all ways. They adore her. But, who wouldn't??? She is the daughter in love that I prayed for ...for my son since the day he was born.
After all those festivities we can't forget the birthday celebration of my first born BEAUTIFUL daughter, Heather on Sunday. Nana had a red velvet cake ready for us to share after shower. I could tell you how the day she was born that I have never been the same. I could say how she has made me such a better person...then in 1973 and now all all these years later. I could tell you that I learn things from her all the time. I could tell you what an amazing daughter, sister,granddaughter, wife, mother and friend she is. I could say so many things about her but you wouldn't believe them. You would think I was bragging again. So, I won't go on and on. You wouldn't believe that all those remarkable things could be true about one so young! But at 34 she is all those things and MUCH MORE. It was a very long day. The Sabs had to go home because of school but the rest of us put our jammies on and curled up wherever we could and just loved each other. We passed Avery around and marveled at her every little sound. And today, Monday, we slept in and took the day very slowly.
So this afternoon about 4:30PM , the last car has pulled out of the drive today. The house is strewn with "this and that" from life having inhabited here over the last few days. Beds have been "stripped" and sheets are washing. Towels that have been lying here and there are now washed, folded and put away. The dishwasher is loaded with it's last load of the day. And me? Well, I 'll be ok.