Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here comes the Bride... finally!

I'm probably going to over-explain this blog entry in the hopes that I have some random blog follower out there who actually cares... Carrie, you're the only person I know that actually reads my blog, and I'm sure you already know allllll about last night : )

But, for my random blog follower (whoever you may be), allow me to explain: I met Carrie almost 2 years ago when I took a job with the bank back in Ionia. Quickly, I learned that Carrie's older sister was my 8th grade biology teacher (longer ago than I care to think about...) and she was engaged to a guy I went to high school with, Jim. Carrie and I became very good friends and last night I had the privilege of attending Jim and Carrie's wedding, a night 2 years in the making. I only have one picture of the couple together, but as you can see, the only thing more beautiful than Carrie's dress was the love these two have for each other (yes, that was a cheesy line, but it's so true). They are obviously meant for each other, and as Jim's brother pointed out in his toast, opposites that have been drawn together.
During the first dance as husband and wife :)

The boys attempting to do some soulja-boy moves. They were hilarious and did a great job!

Hmm... I'll let you make up your own caption for this one...

Me, sandwiched between the only single guys over the age of 21 that were at the wedding. Lucky for me, they happen to be 2 of my very good friends.
Yay for single girls! (PS: This pic is creeping me out because I think I look exactly like my mom...)
Another happily married couple! Aaron and Robyn : )

Grease is the word...

For Christmas this year, my sister and I decided to buy our dad, stepmom, and brother tickets to see Grease at the Wharton Center. We had Karen, our stepmom, help us plan and keep it a secret from my dad and Justin. For dinner, we went out to Olive Garden, one of Karen's favorite restaurants. She just made lifetime membership at Weight Watchers, so what better way to celebrate than with a huge steaming plate of chicken alfredo and endless breadsticks! haha.. Anyways, my dad and Justin thought we were just going out to dinner and then going home. But, at dinner, I pulled out the tickets and surprised them.
Here's the fam at dinner! The five of us haven't gone out to eat together in quite some time so we got a pic : )

Here's my ticket! We were in the sescond row on the balcony and the seats were amazing. We could see everything perfectly and from a higher angle so it was great. Taylor Hicks, from American Idol, was Teen Angel and sang "Beauty School Dropout." He did a great job! The stage performance is quite different than the movie, as far as the plot is concerned. They changed some things around, but all in all it was the same songs that I've been singing for years. I even danced a little bit in my seat... Hand Jive anyone?? : )
Awful pic of Lindsey and I before we went into the show.

I'm thinking of seeing Legally Blonde next year when it comes. I love the movie and I'm sure the stage performance would be just as great!