July 8, 2010

Too much fun for just one Thursday!

I woke up this morning and Emily and Taylor were gone. I was glad that Taylor was here, not only that I could spend time with her but so that she could keep Emily company on her morning walk. When they got back, I was in the middle of wrapping gifts for our bridal party and parents so I had to have them stay downstairs for a bit. I had so much fun putting them all together, and they turned out exactly as I had imagined them in my head. I put a little something fun into each of the groomsmen's bags, and I can't wait to see how they like it. Heehee.

The boys were up early this morning and met for a little breakfast at one of the Jeannine's in town.

Afterwards, they had plans to go play a 9 hole, Par 3 course. Evidently there was some money put on the game, and it turns out that my Dad walked away with the pot. Who would have known the least likely would be the one to win?

While they were having fun on the course, the girls and I went to the airport in order to surprise the first Texans to arrive in SB. We hid behind a structure and popped out at the right time. I think we surprised them!

Then we came back and got ready for the afternoon at the beach. It was around 130 when I put my foot on the sand, and when that happened, the sun magically came out behind the clouds and it was the most perfect day. Also perfect that right at that time, everyone was showing up. Brett's family all showed up. My family all showed up.

This is what I saw when I looked at the water. Everyone in this picture was part of our group. I was floored and felt so loved that everyone was here for me and Brett.

After a while, we decided to start up a volleyball game. I think we had the most players you'd ever seen in one game on the court, but it was awesome. Everyone who wanted to play got a chance to jump in. Even Colin and Gavin took a turn, and we all had a blast.

Some folks weren't that into volleyball so they had their own fun on the beach. Hard not to in a place as beautiful as Santa Barbara East Beach.

Brett proceeded to throw me into the ocean after the game....the water was so cold that it honestly took my breath away. I wasn't thrilled about that, but I got over it and went back to feeling like the luckiest girl in the world.

Some of our fabulous friends and family.....love all of these people!!

The boys took off from the beach to get ready for their big night. Dave, Brett's best man, surprised them with a baseball game in LA. Turns out that the Dodgers were playing the Cubs, Brett's favorite team, and so he schemed up a plan for their evening. He rented a Yukon so they would all ride together and they had a great time at the game. The Cubbies lost, but I think Brett was having such a great time that the loss couldn't even wipe the smile off his face.

While all the fun for the boys was happening in LA, Emily was busy in my kitchen preparing all the food that I had planned for the Girl's Night In at the house. I didn't mean for her to do all of it, but she was an angel for doing it. After I got home, I had so many other things to do that I wouldn't have had enough time to do the cooking too.

The food all turned out SO good and we all ate it up! Camille had a little bit too much fun with the large pom pom flowers I made....she looks good though, and would give Chiquita Banana a run for her money!

Brett had worried that there wasn't going to be enough room in the place for all the women that I was expecting, but I assured him that it'd all be fine. I am pleased to report that it was more than fine, it was wonderful. I loved every minute of having my best girls over at the house to hang out with before everything really started!

What a wonderful Thursday!! Gotta get some beauty rest now....tomorrow is a big day!

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