no, jas hasnt had her baby----but i got to see in her a patience and calm that i know she didnt get from me! the dr says she isnt engaged....her body is not ready....so we do ultrasounds and wait.....i'm not a good waiter....but jasmine is such a happy, pleasant person. She is going to be a terrific mom---if that baby ever lets her! :) jasmine and david have put together a darling nursery....pirates everywhere....i got elbow deep in stain as i worked on a pirate ship wheel and and anchor for baby Ben's room.
so maybe i dont have the mad skills that i claimed with cannon....apparently ben hall has his own thoughts....fine....i can deal with that. also got to spend some time with lyric & ben....what a cute couple. they are so nurturing to each other and focused on planning their life together. Ben is tender, funny and a list-maker.....he will totally fit in.
went to a Lamar University basketball game with david, jas, lyric, ben and a bunch of other singles from the institute (church)....that was fun....before the game we had dinner at the institute....links, burgers, boudain (blecch) and dirty rice----so i had a burger bun with dirty rice in it.....mmmmmmmm. Jas & david dont have tv....so i watched Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 6 times---really....love that movie....you can watch each scene individually or the movie as a whole.
i love having the girls in beaumont, I am able to rekindle all sorts of friendships with people i knew when we lived there 20 years ago.
pictures will be coming----i left my camera cord in beaumont! i'm going back on saturday to wait out the baby and get final stuff done for the wedding.
3 pretty dresses....one of the fun things about the wedding planning is planning what I'm going to wear----how I will match the theme....what image do i want to project? (i dont know why this is underlined---and i cant figure out how to make it stop---oh well)....i browse thru catalogs to find the dress that will not outshine the bride---like that would EVER happen...it would have to fulfill these requirements:
- something i might actually wear again
- movable....you might think that is the same as comfortable---but its not----the dress has to let me move
- not make me look frumpy....i hate looking frumpy
- not too showy
I've only met Ben twice---so time will tell....but he is a mediator and calming influence...a necessary and appreciated skill in the drama which is us.....graduates in may in electrical engineering and will be looking for a job while lyric finishes nursing school. think we may intimidate him at this point......really? us? intimidating!?
anyway---i want to take a moment to pay homage to the men in my little girls' lives...each boy could have their own post....and probably will at some point....interesting to see what my girls are drawn to....and to see how close they married their father! Dave, Joe...now Ben...my darlings' prince charmings.....
Dave & Joe have established themselves in the family....ace loves them as older brothers....we love them as sons....i have no doubt Ben will be the same...i've already watched him run around jas' apartment shooting elastic bands at ace.... he'll fit in nicely.
good job ladies
.....lovely things----they keep your apron protecting your pretty clothes....they provide a lovely bow on your backside....
.....My mom came for 10 days---we had a lovely visit. She paired my socks and cleaned the top of my dryer....she fussed over how busy i am and if i am happy....she ordered pizza delivery (we never do pizza delivery!) My sister, Eden (this is her helping to set up for Jasmine's baby shower during the holidays) brought mom up from Austin area and the three of us goofed around for 2 1/2 days----thru an ice storm----doing wedding invitations and corsages...it was lovely....here is a picture of some of the flowers we did.... Tiny tiny roses....too girly? hmmmm...not sure...but i guess for a wedding....then again...when else would someone be wearing a bouttoniere?
apron strings----i'm trying very hard to be a big girl and let go....but it goes against the grain and i hate missing out on things....even if i only think i am missing out on things...but i have to try to let my daughters be big girls and be themselves and live their lives....its good for them...
but not for me.