Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Week that Kelly Came

Good morning, blogland! It seems like everybody had a pretty nasty Monday yesterday, and I hope that Tuesday is much, much better.

I worked yesterday. Not good, not bad, just neutral. Which is what work has been a lot lately.

Before I get into the pictures and stories from last week, let me just say, I had some crazy dreams last night. Please note this disclaimer first: I AM NOT PREGNANT. I repeat ... I am NOT HAVING A BABY. End disclaimer.

So, the entire night, and I mean ENTIRE, I dreamed about having a baby. Well, first it was one baby. The second dream, I was having septuplets, which were all term, and yet my baby bump was seriously lacking in size. This had me worried. And I was dreaming about having a c-section, and looking up at the CRNA and completely freaking out ... and he gave me this gas stuff, and I was sure I was going to be put out and intubated, and I remember thinking that I did NOT want that to happen ... but I never went to sleep. And realized that it was laughing gas that he was giving me. And THEN I dreamed that I was still in high school, and had just had a baby, and was trying to do too many things at once, and this weird lady who I don't know was helping me with the baby and trying to keep me from breastfeeding .... and yeah. It was weird.

That's what happens when you attend deliveries (especially c-sections, a lot) and work with babies all the time.

Once again ... I AM NOT PREGNANT. Fin.

Now ... onto the fun stuff!

Kelly's Birthday Dinner:

I used my new china and my crystal and bought snapdragons to make a really pretty table :)

And we dressed up!

Love her :)

This is a GORGEOUS picture of Kelly, I think.

Colton came for dinner!

Me and my sweetie

Kelly's birthday cupcakes

Opening her birthday card from me

And her present!

Colton gave her an Arcade Fire CD, along with a song that he wrote and recorded himself. It was really ridiculously cute :)

After dinner, we played Battle of the Sexes!

Thursday, we went to Chez Lulu!

Lookin' cute :)

And Friday, we met Colton at the Botanical Gardens. They are so stinkin' cute.


They decided to have a skipping contest ... here they're plotting their path

And off they go! Oh, how I love this picture

I love the light here

Then we went to Starbucks for a "snacky-snack" for Kelly

In the car, after dinner at Cantina

Mark took us to the First Presbyterian church as a history lesson - one of the churches to whom Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" is addressed.

I love my sister!

And then we headed up to the Vulcan, to try to look at the Birmingham skyline. The trees were in our way.

Silhouettes of the trees

We found a little hole! Birmingham is really pretty at night...

And there you have it - our fun week in pictures! I can't wait for her to visit again in July :)


  1. looks like a lovely time with friends :). i love that you guys dressed up for the birthday dinner - any excuse to dress up is always good!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! such a great weekend!
    and your birthday dinner looks wonderful! you guys look gorgeous, and BOARD GAMES HOORAY! and cupcakes never hurt!!
    how awesome!!

  3. I'm so glad you had such a great time together!! :)
    Those birthday cupcakes... YUMMMMMMMMMY!!
    I wish I had a sister like you!
    (I have a brother, and he has never NEVER made me cupcakes. Boo.)

  4. I love the pictures! Your table was super cute and your sister and you are beautiful! :))) So glad you had a great time. :)