Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bachelorette Party

In less than a week, my baby sister is getting married! To help her celebrate in style, her friends and I threw her a bachelorette party. The party was classy, but still very fun--just like Jenny!

Ready to go!

First stop: The Mad Potter. We rented out their loft space and spent a couple of hours painting pottery. Some of us have artistic talent (Hi, Ashley!). Others of us, well...don't.

Seester's masterpiece will be functional and look pretty in her new bathroom.

Next stop: Hotel Sorella at CityCentre Houston. This hotel was fabulous!!!

SISTERS! Jen and I will officially welcome Chelsea to our sisterhood when she marries our brother in September, but we love her so much already!

My seester, the bride-to-be--all gussied up and ready to go out.

All of us ready for a night on the town.

Everyone fit nicely in my "bus" to go to Escalante's.

After a tasty dinner with some of the best Mexican food in Houston, we headed back to the hotel. In the parking garage, I parked next to this car. I guess Hurricane Alex caught this driver off guard, because he had do-it-yourself windshield wipers: a washcloth secured to the wiper with a hair band. Classy.

Ready to open presents! She glows with happiness, doesn't she?

After the gifts, we enjoyed live music in the hotel's lounge. We didn't much care for the honky-tonk band that was playing, but it made for great people-watching!

Back in our hotel room...Game Time.
That's all I have to say about that, because this is a family-friendly blog.

These girls, most of them 10 years my junior, are SO FUN and love my sister SO MUCH. We laughed a lot, and stayed up really late. This mama hasn't been to bed at 2 a.m. in a loooonnng time.
The damage the next morning. Yes, we cleaned up before we checked out.

Needless to say, I needed a nap on Sunday afternoon. I slept for two hours, but there was no more rest for the weary, because Sunday was another important day. My daddy was born on the 4th of July, and we celebrated him with a special dinner and family party!

Dad with his golf cake. He's the cutest!

I headed back toward home early Monday morning. On my way out of town, I stopped and visited with my grandparents. I felt so at home and comfortable sitting in my Gran's garden room, chatting with her for two hours during a summer rainstorm. Then, I drove 15 minutes to see my Buck and Grandmama, and found this waiting for me:

That, my friends, is a legacy on a plate.
Look all the world over and you will not find better fried catfish. YUM.

I'm off now to put in another load of laundry. We are headed back to Houston in a couple of days for THE Big Day! Wedding pictures to come...


Melynda said...

I'm so glad you got to have such a great weekend with your family! Thanks for sharing-- we'll catch up with each other soon!

3 Girl Mommy said...

Looks like a very fun girls time. Can't wait to see the wedding pics!

bhayes11 said...

Sounds like a fun filled, action packed weekend. Glad you were able to enjoy. I'm sure the wedding will be very nice - enjoy it too!
Betty H