Monday, December 14, 2009

Weekend Rewind

Just another crazy, fun-filled December weekend! Friday night we had some friends over for pizza & games. It was our first official double date with them and based on our crazy laughter I can almost guarantee that more nights with them will be in our future! We played cards and I am most definitely proud to say that the girls definitely dominated the boys! We won 3 of 4 games of Pitch! Woohoo!

Saturday morning I had to work & then Hubby met me and my parents at our local chinese restaurant. It perfectly fits the definition of hole-in-the-wall and/or dive...but it's sooooo yummy! We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around and I was able to get some wrapping started. Hopefully I'll be able to come close to finishing that up tonight!

Saturday night was my office Christmas party. We ate way too much & had a great time with all my co-workers, my parents, and my grandparents ( who are always invited to the party since they started the business!) It was my grandma's first official outing since her stroke at the beginning of October & she did so incredibly well! I think it definitely gave them more confidence & I know they were both so happy to have a meal out of the house!

Hubby & I in front of our Christmas tree

The "girls" at our office...the only other official employee is my dad! Love these girls!

Hubby & I in front of the fireplace
The next part of our weekend gets a little bit interesting & before I even begin the story let me state that I have Hubby's full permission to post this story on the blog--plus it's actually quite funny now. So...yesterday I had a meeting after church so we planned to drive separate cars. It's a little hard to explain what happened next but I will do my best...Hubby has a routine of backing out of the driveway and when he is even with our tree in the front yard he hits his garage door button to close the door. Well, yesterday morning this is just what he did...unfortunately I had not hardly even begun to back out of the garage. My wheels had not yet crossed over the laser beam so subsquently the garage door hit my car...yup, hit my back glass and promptly went back up. My car came out without even a scratch but the garage door was a different story. Everything seemed ok at first glance, but 2 of the 4 guide wheels were completely out of the track and it was impossible to get the garage door down. After quite a bit of frustration Hubby decided we would go to church, secure our house as best we could and he would deal with it after he came home.
I do have to say that I handled the entire situation very well; in most cases I would have freaked out but it became very clear that me freaking out would do nothing to help the situation!
When I got home from my meeting, I saw what was possibly the most beautiful thing ever--Hubby & 2 of our great, fantastic, superb neighbors assisting in the complete dismantling & realigning of our garage door! Can I just say Thank you God for wonderful neighbors?!? In a little less then 2 hours they were able to get the door almost completely back to normal! Hallelujah!!! Hubby was having nightmares of a huge repair bill and possibly even a brand new garage door...thankfully I think the most we will be out is maybe 5 or 6 large pizzas! With all the help I was even allowed to snap a few photos...just FYI: Garage doors should not be in 4 big pieces!
Half-way there...

Getting closer...

Time for the bottom two pieces to go back on!
Hubby, I love you dearly & am so glad that we can now laugh at our experiences! It certainly could have been a lot worse!
After the garage door fiasco we headed out for our Small Group Christmas party. We had dinner at a fantastic local Italian place & had a white elephant gift exchange! We came home with a soup mix & a basket full of yummy chocolate goodies. After dinner & gifts we went a bowled 2 games. Hubby & I both pretty much sucked, but we a had a great time! I just love our small group & am so thankful for God bringing them into our lives!
The gifts for our exchange!

Brandon opening his soup mix! I'm pretty sure no one stole that during the course of the night!
Before we headed to the bowling alley, we went and visited a local Christmas light display that is certainly very well-known. This picture does absolutely no justice to the full display as it is fully set to music & I cannot even imagine how many lights he has on display!
Wonder what his electric bill is each month!
More shopping, wrapping, & parties are on tap for this week! Oh how I love the Christmas season!


Mrs. A said...

that pic of you and your hubby by the tree is so good!! Looks like you had an awesome weekend.

Jennifer said...

You always have the most fun weekends!!! Loved the story about your garage door - glad your car wasn't damaged and your neighbors helped you fix it. And can I just say that I was covetting how CLEAN your garage was?! We can't even park a car in ours right now.

Glad your grandparents could come out and enjoy a party - and the pic of ya'll is great!

Lindsey said...

Great pictures!!

Brittney Galloway said...

Oooh, I'm glad the door got fixed! I have a tendency to melt down, even when it's not helpful as well! I'm working on it!

Callie Nicole said...

You look so pretty in those pictures! How nice of your neighbors to help get the garage door fixed. And that house with all those lights is crazy! We have one of those in our neighborhood too - I don't know how they afford it!

Megan said...

Such cute pictures! And I'm pretty sure that garage story has happened to my family before! So glad people were there to help you get it up and running!

CJ said...

I found your blog today and I love it! Will be coming back for more

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Love your blog--yall are so cute!