Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Katie, Miriam & me- Summer 2007
Happy Birthday Katie Liebmann Anderson! I hope you & Seth have a great day today. I can't wait to catch up over coffee and *maybe* feel the baby kick?!!
La, Mich, me, Katie & Bec this past Christmas Holiday
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Then we had a cookout w/ extended family- but it was more of a cook-in since most everyone stayed inside, boo! I guess it was because of the skeeters, as my Dad likes to call it. Oh well. I made a yummy pretty, pretty princess pink cake from scratch. It turned out good, a little dry, but looked like a Magnolia cake, which made me overlook its flaws.
The kids in the pictures below are my cousins children, Jesse & Missy. They are so sweet & loving! We had fun playing with them.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
It's good to be back- my Mom's a-c chemo isn't as bad as taxotere, which is great news. But what is the best news of all: tomorrow is my Mom's 50th birthday!! I'm going to get the house clean, figure out meals for tomorrow and bake a cake. Ginna will be home this weekend to continue the birthday celebration! Hooray!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I can't wait to:
catch a cab from JFK, see the skyline, go to my apartment, hug my roooomies, say hello to my doormen, go see my deli guys and get my "usual", run in CP (wishful thinking, I never run on vacation), smell the smells of the city (which is kinda gross), see my desk (I miss my desk; I think everyone should have their own personal desk), go to LONG ISLAND, oh how I love LI in the summatime!, hang out with Tammy like the good ole days, have fun in Glen Cove, be carefree, wake up, hopefully get breakfast w/ Jutta, take it all in, go to favorite shops in Huntington, go to Bon-Bon's (the BEST chocolatier in the world), go to my FAVORITE wrap place for lunch, then .... I can't wait to head to Lloyd Harbor to hug my little boys, to celebrate Alec's 4th birthday pool party, visit w/ T&D, enjoy it all, head back to the city, dinner w/ a friend (tbd), get ready to celebrate Matt & Lauren's engagement party, rooftop bar w/ my friends, drink (and not have to worry about driving), laugh, catch up, get home late, take one last gander at the beautiful city lights and sleep.
Then on Sunday I can't wait to sleep in, get up, run the reservoir (again, wishful thinking), get brunch w/ my BS girls, relax, figure out apartment stuff for the move (not fun), clean the kitchen, pack, get a slice of NYC pizza (yes, please), hopefully see Mir & Chris, relax, shop, meet up w/ LA!, head to church, have I mentioned how much I miss REDEEMER?, worship, oh to worship!, see friends, be excited to be back, dinner, sleep, wake up and head to JFK, head home and give my Mama a great big hug!
At least this is how I envision my weekend to be, who knows what it will actually look like. I am a little anxious to see if the City still "fits". I usually have a good feeling about things and hope & pray to know whether I should return at the end of the summer. I'm also anxious to leave my mom as she starts her new treatment tomorrow, the devils blood, they call it. Lovely. So, goodnight and I'll catch up w/ you next week!
*** Go back 4 years ***
Setting: Allison & Carrie are in their Eggers dorm and are packing to move.
I like to think this is how it happened:
Carrie: What should we do with these hideous bright orange curtains?
Allison: Oh throw them away! I never want to see them ever again!
Carrie: Give them to me.
Carrie's Mind Thinking: Muahahaha, yes you will see these curtains again!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
"Momma, Momma, this nail polish is dryin way too dark! Practically pink my foot, it looks like a stuffed pig bled all over my hands."
All of those are quotes from the wedding scene from one of our favorite movies, Steel Magnolias. Which means.... Allison & Brian are getting married!!! :D
Ginna came home last night and we're going to run a few errands today then head up to Boone this afternoon. I can't wait- what a fun weekend it will be! I'm so excited my best friend is getting married. Here are a few memories.
One of our first pictures, not sure how old. But we did love to play dress up.
I think this is the sweetest picture. Here they are in Jamaica, where they met in 2001.
Al & I went to Weaverville, NC to visit the Parker family... Fall of 2001, I think.
Photoshoot at Bicentinneal Gardens.
Congratulations, Allison & Brian!!
Me & Alec on his first birthday
Celebrating his 2nd w/ the ice cream cake.
I, sadly, was out of town for his 3rd birthday party last year. But it just so happens that his 4th pirate pool party is the weekend I'm in NYC. Hooray!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
But I couldn't believe it. It hit me- I remember thinking and feeling at that very moment how precious life is and how short it can sometimes be.
I didn't listen to his music a ton growing up but I certainly appreciate it all and especially those dance moves! Wow. Say what you will about his personal life but after the interviews I've seen and today's memorial service, I was touched. I teared up through parts of the service but it wasn't until the very end when his daughter spoke that the floodgates opened. I think that's what made it personal for me- his family & children on the stage and to actually see their loss displayed in words & tears.
Even though I haven't been consumed by his death (reading all the magazines, watching tv, etc) I can't help but get caught up in the significance. It's like that one time my sisters, Dad & I went to see the Dixie Chicks live in concert- at one part they stopped singing and had the audience finish the song. Of course we all knew the lyrics and as I looked around, I was overwhelmed by the amount of people all singing together. Another time I've felt this is in the Fall w/ the NYC marathon. I find it absolutely amazing & humbling how people will cheer strangers on with such love & excitement. All this to say, I think I'm a sucker for mass events- when people are all joined together for one cause or event, is something that overwhelms me in a mostly good & emotional way.
But time moves on- and so shall I. What a weekend I have ahead of me and if you've been following this blog at all you know what it holds!
Friday, July 3, 2009
next weekend, you're the bride, Al!!