The past few months have been a whirlwind of showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, cotillions, girl's trips and more bachelorette parties (3 in 5 weeks!)
My sister and my last 3 wonderful friends all got married within 2 weeks of each other this spring, so it has been very busy and full of much needed Ladies Nights!
But who would've thought they would all fall this
closely to each other!?! ...crazy timing! :)
Thankfully Chad is super dad and has handled my absence well and watched over the girls like a champ!
It has really been a blast to spend such long overdue quality time with my fabulous college girlfriends and get to dance!!!
After my 3rd trip to the front row of the stage at The Stage, I got VIP status and knew the band members by name! haha! Kidding...well, kind of kidding :)
I was no VIP but I did know them and they were starting to recognize me, only because I insist on being front and center! hehe! If we're going to do it, we're going to do it right! :)
I did feel like a groupie and a 21 year old! hehe!
The most hilarious part is the lead singer still had a sticker on his guitar I stuck on there from the very first Bachelorette party!
good to know it didn't go to waste!
It has been awesome, i'm still exhausted from all the fun, which quickly reminded me I am actually not a 21 year old! :)
and happily returned home to the play-doh and princess dress up parties I so love with my littlest girls...after a long nap!:)
Here is a just a snid-bit (ok, alot of pics as usual because I wait 3 months later to share all this)
of all the Ladies Night fun I have been having since March...
Starting out with celebrating Julie and her Birthday!
I had to share this picture because I was crying laughing and it still makes me laugh with tears rolling down my face when i see this again. obviously seeing her sombrero we had her birthday dinner at a mexican restuarant...well, the men came out singing, stuck the hat on her head and literally took her head and stuck her face into the cake! She was so taken aback...it was hilarious!
she's always such a good sport!!!
Alison, Veazey, Deedee and I decided since we are all teachers (even though I am still milking my maternity leave:) to take a Spring Break trip...so off to Nashville we went for a day of great shopping and a night on broadway!
it was SO! MUCH! FUN!!!
Only Deedee would bring an apple to dinner with her! haha!
And only Deedee would really think THIS guy was Randy Travis and get her picture taken with him!
Oh my gosh...she is a laugh a minute!!!
9 O'clock Cotillion
I know what you're thinking...
I thought this was all about my Ladies Nights...
why is Chad there? He's a boy! :)
Well, 9 O'Clock Cotillion is a couples event and here is my handsome date :)
but I can assure you after dinner is served and Jessie's Girls starts to play...yes, that is the band's name! haha!
...good-bye hubbies and hello girlfriends!
This is what the front row looks like at Cotillion...
the husbands come and go but they prefer to observe from the back... or the bar area...hehe!
This is one of the funnest nights in Knoxville!
We all dance the night away!
It was a much more enjoyable experience than last year when I was 8 month pregnant with Keenan and kept having to rest during through the "boring" songs because I thought she was going to make an early debut! :) and my doctor was also there advising to me "take it easy" haha! I don't know what that words means especially when music is playing! :)
Anne's sweet sister, Jenny, was the Queen this year!!!
Which is so neat, because Anne was Queen 8 years ago! Following in her big sister's footsteps!
my beautiful sister got married last weekend here in knoxville, which i absolutely love! Her new husband's parents live here, so I am hoping and praying they will eventually end up here! I am absolutely dying to have some family in my town!
She got to come here often for planning purposes, this is one of her planning visits and she had two showers. They got married behind us behind the meadow and in front of the gazebo. don't worry, her wedding pics will be a post all for it's own. :)
This is where she walked down ...it was straight out of a movie!
i love showering paigey...
and another shower with munchie!
Dori's Bachelorette Party
Dori got married April 21st on the Big Island in Hawaii, which is where the Lei'd part comes from. Sadly, none of the martins got to go, which was heartbreaking!
Mary Carlisle was asked to be an honorary flower girl which meant so much to me! Dori has done such an incredible job making Mary Carlisle a priority in her life and getting to know her despite their distance, which is so touching to see from such a great friend and even more from someone as busy as Dori. She is like trying to keep up with the president! haha! ...i'm serious! :)
she is an amazing event planner, hence the adorable stickers cute labels on everything for her and peeroti's bachelorette parties.
This is the sticker I stuck on the lead singers guitar!
Right before Dori & Meg got on stage to show him how to properly dance to rocky top!
Peeroti's Bachelorette Party
Peeroti is the final wedding, coming up this weekend, june 2nd, in Memphis. Her bachelorette party was perfectly timed the weekend of St. Patricks Day, her favorite "holiday".
We all dressed in green, had dinner at Dori's and headed out to none other than The Stage!
Lucky Charm party favors & more adorable stickers to pass out to our fans throughout the night! :)
We thought we were so funny sneaking stickers on the bachelorette's booty!
Just like our old East Scott days where we lived in college
Peeroti wins the most enthusiastic bachelorette award!
She was so excited and eating the attention up! Posing all night long! She would open a lingerie gift up and instantly turn to my camera like the paparazzi was following her and pose...she is hilarious and made for an entertaining bachelorette!
Perfect example....showing off our "rings"
how could you not love this girl!!?
the ladies in our green and sporting glow sticks!
Jennifer, her maid of honor, and Dori headed up this great partaa!
Dori even got Chi O cups for the good ol days!!! Haha!
Such a NO NO :) we definitely would've been sent to standards drinking out of these in college! haha!
i couldn't get enough of these glasses!
and once again...Deedee brought her own snacks, the lucky charms, and pulled them out while we were dancing.
Always prepared! hehe!
Last but not least...
ROOMIE'S BACHELORETTE PARTY!!!
What a GREAT idea! I wish I would've made my friends do this. There were literally 24 of us and we were ALL dressed in 80's!
it was a hilarious site to see!!!
I have to say i have never had SO MUCH FUN crimping my hair, putting on bright pink lipstick and eye makeup so much!!!
I am definitely going to pull this back out for halloween just so i can crimp my hair! haha!
The 80's Rock! Anything goes in the 80's ...there was no judgement back then! haha...i mean, there couldn't have been...look at us!!!! :)
Lisa and Her Bridesmaids
Thank goodness she picked out such beautiful dresses for us and not these for the wedding!
Fwew!!! It's been busy and so fun!
I feel so blessed having such amazing friends and getting to be a part of all of this excitement!
Congratulations to each and every one of you beautiful brides!
I am so sad the parties are over. I am going to have to start planning my own parties now so I can play with my friends some more! hehe!
Maybe host my own 80's party hmm...stay tuned! :)