Monday, April 16, 2012

So Many Friends!

I LOVED this past weekend because we got to see so many different friends!! On Friday I co-hosted a couples shower for Jonathan and Denise at Justin and Farrah's house. We had bbq, beer, wine, and cookies--it was super simple but so much fun! I made Bama Caviar and a new dip I found on pinterest, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta. Everyone enjoyed sitting around outside toasting the newly weds to be--we had PERFECT weather! I am mad at myself for not taking ANY pics of the party. All I got were a couple quick pics of the flowers. 

On Saturday morning I was up and at 'em early to head to the Gadsden Service Guild Rummage Sale Storage Units. I treated myself to a Jack's biscuit on the way for being so good and getting up early on a Saturday! :)
Each month a group of GSG girls gets together to organize the units. This way, when the sale comes, we can take our organized boxes to their designated section instead of sorting all of the rummage at the sale site. I am SURE this process will help us be more efficient in November! It was actually a fun morning with the girls--we had a radio going so we were singing, dancing, and chatting as we sorted, boxed, and labeled! 
Afterwards Forrest and I went to the Smoke on the Falls BBQ festival at Noccalula Falls. I almost backed out because I thought I would have more fun taking a nap, but since the weather was so nice I felt bad about wasting a day indoors. Once we got there we ran into the Smiths, and then the Gandhis, and then Daniel LeBlanc with Eloise!! Fun times!! We all enjoyed our free bbq sandwich and were about to wander around the park when one of Daniel's co-workers walked by and handed us all VIP passes! SCORE!!! In the VIP tent we were able to eat tons more food (including cake--yippeeee), and help ourselves to some tasty margaritas! After fueling up we wandered around the park. We were excited to show everyone the falls and the park area where both Forrest and I grew up playing. We were a little disappointed that the participants in the bbq cook off were not giving out samples, but we had a great afternoon regardless!
Eloise ready for a fun day!

The girls at the falls

Our group (minus me) on the park train!
Forrest, Daniel and Eloise, Micha and Tony (the Gandhis' friends) and the Gandhis

Shelia the lion!!

Forrest and Daniel enjoying the petting zoo!

After Smoke on the Falls Forrest and I went to Mass and then to meet our Young Marrieds group at the Back Forty Brewery. After having some samples we headed to Jeffereson's for dinner. Since the weather was still so nice we ate outside! 
On Sunday I was determined to lounge around as long as possible, and that is just what I did! I managed to get moving early enough to get my grocery shopping done before the Service Guild New Member Tea. What a fun party! I am so excited about all of the potential new members that we have for the guild and hope they will all join!! That afternoon Forrest and I hung around outside with the dogs until time to head to dinner with my parents. Steaks and salad? Yes please!!! 
I hope you are enjoying spring with all of your friends just as much as we are!!

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