At the end of December, I rounded up my three ladies, Miss Ciana and Mister Ziggy for a night out looking at bridesmaids dresses.
It was the first time for them to all be in the same room together, so of course we did more laughing than productive shopping. Afterwards, we all went to dinner, and planned to head to one house and watch Bridesmaids, since SOMEONE :cough:Patti:cough: had never seen it. I volunteered to go get the movie, and meet them all at the house. Two and a half hours later, I had already hit up two Walmarts, two Targets, Redbox kiosks, a Kroger and a video shop. NO MOVIE. Need I forget that an elderly gentelman who was working at target called it an “old movie.” O_O. It was also oddly gone from onDemand, iTunes, etc. We gave up, and ended hanging out with the kids and swore to make this happen at a future date.
We decided to pass on going to a bridal shop for dresses, because we all agreed the rules and shipping and strings to pull were too much to handle. Besides, I don’t want matching dresse, and it’s been tough to get “professionals” to accept that. When it came time to actually purchase dresses and FINALLY send the invitations out, we miraculously all got together again a week or so later. Luckily, Hollee scored a copy of Bridesmaids at a Best Buy in Waco earlier that week on her way to a NYE vacation. After a day of shopping at Northpark and insisting the ladies all get their own dresses that…
- A: Show off their individuality & personality
- 2: Can be worn over and over again
- Blueberry: Were under $100, none of this $300 dollar mumbo jumbo
…we picked up bites and went back to the house. This was also a perfect time to taste some more Becker Vineyards wine before we head down there. So, eventually we got down to business, and all took random jobs doing something with the invitations. Patti offered her penmanship, Dawn I think just moved the paper around, and kept pouring the Malbec for Hollee. Halfway through, we FINALLY all got to watch the movie together, and then pick on Dawn for falling asleep. “Dawn…WAKE UP! It’s 11 p.mmmmMMMmm…”
Note: Two weeks later, I received a package in the mail with… DUN DUN DUNNNN… a Bridesmaids DVD inside! On the card were these lovely sketches… let me explain…
One of my Aunts is a HUGE Bridesmaids fan. When I was with family this Summer, we had quote wars back and forth, acting out scenes from the movie. Her absolutely favorite line that I would snark was when Megan says “I took nine…. I took nine.”
I had planned that at Christmas, I was going to find some way to send her nine golden labs with pink berets. So, like a normal person, I ordered 9 golden labs online. I had way too much fun when they arrived. I then busted out my sewing kit, and fashioned nine little pink berets.
I packed the box strategically, in hopes that when it arrived, she would miraculously open the box the right way, and they would all be staring at her. BINGO. That is exactly what happened! Some other family members were at their house, and all took turns opening the box to see what is inside. Needless to say, it was a great story for me to hear about! Looking forward to getting together with my family and the new dogs this summer!