I didn't blog about it because I was trying to put it into words...
They were here
They are gone
I am sad
Yes, Beth and Chrissy, and I got to meet up for lunch Thursday before they went to the Inspired Event. Chrissy's husband Sean was there too...
You know a friend is life long when her husband...
a. laughs at your sarcastic jabs from the word go
b. let his wife buy you MM mini alphas at the vendor fair
c. feeds your baby in the car whilst you are driving
d. treats you to lunch at Ruby Tuesdays
e.takes an unending number of photos with multiple cameras
So yeah, it was great. Chrissy and Sean are great, and I even took them on a slight tour of the area... everyone should see Frugal Macdougal right?? Who knew that the little airplane on the exit sign meant, YES, this is the airport exit, take it! In my defense, there used to be a sign wholly devoted to the fact that airport exit was the next one...
Plus, I knew to turn around when I saw the "Welcome to" and another state's name on the sign... not exactly what we were looking for.
So, we picked up Beth, holding a sign that said "Minnesota Ali". She didn't know I would be at the airport, so we really did surprise her.
Beth is everything I thought she would be...
The fat dog loved them all too.
I hated to leave after just a short lunch, and all weekend long I bemoaned the fact that my friends were still HERE and wishing I was with them. Now I will change the subject lest I get sniffly.
In other news of Jude...
This falls under the Things you never think you will say category...
Me: Lincoln you have your kindergarten graduation pictures this morning, be sure and smile NICE!!"
Lincoln: Ok, like this? (insert a cheeseball goofy faced grin)
Me: Um, no... just think of something funny when they tell you to smile, like... like...
Lincoln: Like Poopy??? (he is almost falling over with laughter at this point.)
Me: Um, no, let's try to think of something else."
Lincoln: But Mom, poop does make me laugh." (and there it is again, the perfect grin.)
Me: Ugh, okay, fine, when the photographer says smile, you THINK poopy, just don't say it."
Lincoln: Ok, I will just think it and smile.
So we even practiced, I would go "Say cheese" and he would think for a second and then bust out this perfect, genuine smile. The smile all moms hope to capture for photos...
And all it cost me was some pride and a little rule bending on the potty talk...
So, everyone smile big and say "Poopy"...and don't think you won't be remembering this next time you get a picture taken!! LOL.
Adios and some scraptivity*...
(*new wordage AGAIN! Man, I am writing a dictionary soon.)