Sunday, July 27, 2008

See You Later Alligator!

This weekend was a busy, busy one! It was such a wonderful time getting to spend our last weekend at home with our families! It is a weekend we will both cherish forever! We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends! To our families and friends, Thank you for everything you have done for us! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Friday Night!

Friday evening, Jon and I went to a going away party for one of my long time friends Melissa. She is actually moving as well and starting a new life in Tucson, Arizona with her boyfriend Joey. Joey is going to school there. I can't believe we are both moving on the same exact day, August 1! We have known each other since 9th grade and was the maid of honor in my wedding. We were both cheerleaders together and have definitely been through a lot together. I will miss her very much! Her mother was kind of like a second mother to me! Melissa and I were attached at the hip all through high school. I remember staying at her house all the time and making Rotel queso and drinking Dr. Pepper. Those were great times that I will never forget!

Melissa and Myself

Dylan (whom I've known since middle school)
Joey, Melissa, Jon, Me, Janell (who also cheered with Melissa and I)
and Archie her husband, Archie and Janell are newly weds!
They were just married July 11 in Jamaica! Congrats to them.

Saturday Night!

My mother and step father threw us a big shin dig at their house in Oklahoma City. We had the best array of food! We had 1,000 ribs! (It seemed). My mom made homemade potato salad and homemade beans. We had salads and rolls, lots of fruits and deserts. And some great family and friends to make the night even better!
What a wonderful night this was! We are so blessed with such great family and friends!

Look at all those ribs!

So yummy!


My brother Sean and I

Jon and Jon

Me and my mom

Jon and Sean

Me and Jon's mom Brandii

Jurrii, Jon and Brandii

My step sister Kim and I, isn't she so beautiful!

Me and my step dad Steve

Jurrii Duttii and Me

Brian and Me! My twin brother from another mother!

My best friend Lisha and myself! I'M GONNA MISS YOU

Jay, Liz and Me
Liz and Jay are 3 months pregnant! Jon and I are so happy for them! They are going to make the best parents!

Jessica, Chris, Liz and Jay! We're going to miss these guys ;)

Brandii and Brian eating cheese cake bites and strawberries. Brian mixed the two together and said it was like a party in his mouth. Silly guy!

Brian, Jay, Liz, Jessica and Chris

Lisha, Chris, Me, Jon and Brian

Brian, Jessica and Chris cooling off by the pool.

Brian and Me! I MISS U ALREADY!

Brian, Jessica, Jon, Chris and Myself!

Sunday Funday

Sunday morning Lyndsay came to the house and picked me up so we could spend the day together. We first went to Target so I could get some last minute things for our move to Germany. Afterward we ran a couple more errands only to end up at the beadery, Allouettes. Lyndsay and I spent FOUR hours at the beadery and had such a blast. She made the cutest necklace and I made a necklace for myself. It is my favorite one yet. It was actually a really tough necklace to make so Lyndsay, after finishing hers, had to help me figure out what I was doing. She actually finished it one side of it for me, because I didn't have the patience to do it myself ;) But it turned out wonderful! I was so pleased with it, I have worn it constantly since we made it! Time went so fast that by the time we looked at the clock it was already 4:00 and I had to rush back home to get ready for the cookout we were having for our families. I was so glad I got to spend that time with Lyndsay because she has become such a great friend to me! She's done so much for me. I'll miss her a lot. I did take a picture of my necklace so I could share it. I hung it from the wall so I could take a better picture.

Later that evening, Jon's parents, sisters, my dad and step mom came over to spend time with us! We also had Brian our best friend come, Lisha and Lyndsay my great friends came as well! We did a little cooking out and just had some great fun! We ate like little pigs and afterward played this hilarious game called Apples to Apples. It is a card game. If you haven't played please go buy the game. It will be well worth it. The game is so much fun for a group of people! We had a blast with everyone and are so grateful for the time we got to spend with them! We are going to miss everyone so much but know it won't be long before we get to see all of them again!

Look at all this chicken Jon made!!!

Lisha, Lyndsay and Me making veggies!!!

My dad and brother being silly!

Me and my dad!

All of us playing Apples to Apples!

Jurrii, Brandii, Jon, Jon and Jennii


valerie said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun at all of the parties.
You will be very missed.
I know Brian will miss you guys like crazy.
I'm glad we'll all be able to keep in touch through the blog.
You guys take care and know that you'll be thought of and prayed for often.
BTW, Kristen's computer is messed up right now in case you get to wondering why she's not commenting. :(
Love you guys,

BrianB said...

I couldn't have asked for a better goodbye week. I'm sure you were sick of seeing my face. :) I really hate crying, so thanks for that! Time will fly, but don't think about it. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to learn about other parts of the world and continue to let your love for each other grow as well. I'm sure I will get yelled at soon for not checking my myspace enough. I love you guys very much. Please feel free to talk about me as much as possible to the German ladies and let them know that I will be gracing them with my presence soon. I'll sing them my rap song. Word! I gots a left hand shake for Jonny Shermany in Germany.


Kristen said...

What an awesome way to be sent off! Glad you guys were able to spend time with your family and friends. Looks like so much fun!
I got your voicemail yesterdaym, but Brian said your phone wasn't working, so you can email or txt (if you can) and let me know what's up. Sorry I'm so horrible at listening to my messages. :(
Our computer has a virus so I won't be on here unless I'm at work, but I'll check in when I can.
Hope you are getting adjsuted well so far!
I'll miss ya girl!