Pam asked me if I saw the early years show last night (of Jon and Kate +8). Yep, I was so excited to see it because as a new viewer, I didn't know much about their story! Thanks Pam for the headsup!
Tonight we are going to dinner with one of my most energetic friends and her family. I love being around them! Oh, and we are going to Outback. Can I say brown bread? I'm gonna carbo load! Ha!
I am sad to say that this is the first year since Chris and I have been together that we won't be going to the summer Wilmot mission trip. For those that don't know what Wilmot is: Three times a year (Christmas, Easter and Summer Vacation) a group from Eagle Family Ministries goes to a small town in the poorest county in the US called Wilmot. At Christmas, we do a whole big thing with presents for each child. My mom and I sort of head that one up - we do all the shopping for 150+ kids! It's so much fun! During the summer my wonderfully talented hubby heads up the "Extreme Makeover" project. He and the team have totally re-done the community building as well as a home. But this year we won't be able to go. It really breaks my heart.
Here is a pic of Chris and his best pal down in Wilmot, OJ:
Last but not least, I feel like a soup sandwich. I have a wedding shower to go to and I STILL haven't gotten my gift yet! I know what I want to get but it seems that I just can't find the energy to get to the store! The couple didn't register for much because they've both lived on their own for awhile so between them, they have pretty much everything they need. She did however register for some bakeware so I am going to make a cute basket filled with the things she wanted plus some. Hopefully I can get this done sometime this week!
Do you remember your favorite wedding gift? Without a doubt mine was my Kitchen Aide stand mixer. I cried when I got it. Sad, I know. But I love to bake and I wanted one sooooo badly. I will never forget opening the package and writing that thank you note. The sender probably thought I was nuts, because I went on and on about how much I loved it! So what was your favorite gift?