Sunday, September 23, 2007

So it is the end to a wonderful weekend and I feel like an update is in order.

The fun started on Friday after work. My mom and I ran home and hoped in the little bug and started our way up to Portland to pick up Kelly. We got up to Portland around 9 and had little time to get out and stretch before we were on the road again back to Bend. Needless to say, we didn't get home until 12:30 and both my mom and I had to get up and go to work on Friday... not as much fun as we thought it would be.

Friday morning came quicker than expected and I was up bright and early for a full day of work. I was able to have lunch with Kelly, which gave us more time to catch up and be our roommatey-selves together for a little bit. After work, I ran home to change for a benefit my mom was in charge of. My mom is currently the president of the board of directors for the Women's Resource Center of Central Oregon, which helps women who are having a hard time get back on their feet. My feet hurt and I was tired from a long day, but my heart felt good for helping raise money for the center.

Saturday morning came quicker than I would have liked too. My mom, Kelly, and I got up and were on the road back to Portland by 7 on Saturday morning in order to get up to David's Bridal for the dreaded dress fitting. We got up there and met Donna and Laura, my future mother & sister-in-law, and began sorting through hundreds of dresses. 3 hours later & about 20 different wedding dresses, I had found the dress of my dreams! I was also lucky enough to find my bridesmaid's dresses too. It was a VERY productive day!!!

Following the dress fitting, we went to lunch and then to grab our shirts for Race for the Cure on Sunday at the Health Expo and then made our way to our hotel. We decided to just hang out and watch movies, so the night was a quiet one. We did make a late night trip to Portland City Grill with Chad because he was hungry, but I was tired (very very very tired) so we didn't stay long.

This morning (Sunday) was yet another early morning and busy day. Kelly's friend from high school just lost her mom to breast cancer, so a large group in support of her walked the 5k around Portland this morning. I have to say that I have never seen so many people in Portland EVER! It felt great to do that walk, even though I have never known someone personally with this type of cancer. After the walk, Kelly stayed back in Portland and my mom and I made the long journey home. Once home, I did nothing but lay in my bed because of mere exhaustion.

Now I'm about ready to go to bed and hopefully get a good nights sleep. The "wedding dress weekend" was a successful trip and now I have yet another thing to cross off my list. YAY! Next weekend, Sam is driving down for a job interview and then on Saturday we are going to look for houses... WHAT? Yeah, more blogs to come I'm sure... =)

Saturday, September 22, 2007


more to come later...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

These friends of mine
They feel alone
When the shows are over

Don't know where to go

In Philadelphia

At Christmas time

They question love

Wonder why they try

And when the show is over

How I hope that they discover

The joy that they bring

And I hope they remember

This bond we have together
And how they love to sing

Thank you Bethany & Kelly...
And Rosie Thomas =)