Saturday, May 12th, I headed to NB to spend the night for Mother's day. My Sister, Mom, and I spent the day together. We shopped, ate yummy food, and went to see The Avengers! It was sooooo good! It was even better than I had anticipated. :) We went to church on Sunday, then my Sister and I made lunch and dessert for my Mom and Dad. My sister did most of the cooking. We had her famous chicken Alfredo. It was delicious! I made a strawberry cake by Mom's request. We ate on the back porch since it was so pretty outside. Mom also opened presents. Nick & I got her a Bible charm and spacer for her Pandora bracelet. My sister got her a charm as well. And Mom and Dad got a new grill! It was super nice and we were able to use it to grill the chicken. After spending the afternoon with my family, I headed back to Pittsburg. I ran home, put Satchel in his kennel, jumped in the truck with Nick, and we headed to Highland to meet up with Joe & Melanie to fish a bit. After about an hour of fishing, Alan, Tovah, & Owen showed up. They fished with us for about 10 minutes, then we headed to Mt Pleasant to eat dinner at El Chico. It was yummy, and Melanie got to open her present. We all went in together to get her a Kendall Wright Tennessee Titans jersey. She was so excited and surprised. I can't wait for them to actually ship it to her. We were only able to do a print out and wrap that. She's excited just the same though. :) We had a good time visiting, then Nick and I went home. OH, and while I was in NB, Nick completely got the rest of the flower beds cleaned out! I was so impressed with him.
|What the yard looked like after Nick pulled up EVERYTHING! So proud of him!|
|Some of our awesome bankers who attended and helped out at the game.|
Wednesday, May 16th, I was fortunate enough to get to volunteer as a teacher for JA-in-a-Day. I had some of the sweetest kids to teach about government, finances, and how a community works. We even made paper donuts. I gave them all real donuts as a treat for doing so well the entire day. It was such a blessing to work with them, but I do know that I am not called to be a teacher. I'll stick with marketing. :)
|The lovely ladies I work with at the bank that also volunteered to teach.|
|My sweet kids working on "How the Quarter Travels" worksheet.|
|They were all soooo good!|
|My great teacher!|
|This is the best "before" picture I currently have. I think Nick took some on his camera.|
|The little outfit we got him.|
|"Don't I look dashing Aunt Dede?"|
|"I don't think I need this on anymore." :)|
Sunday, May 20th, we ate lunch with my sister and Mom, then headed back to Pittsburg. We planted and worked on the front yard, then we had Joe & Melanie over for dinner. They brought Tex back (who had spent the night with them while we were in NB).
Life is not slowing down (but I wouldn't have it any other way). I have a retirement party to plan for an employee of the bank, a wedding to attend that I'm a bridesmaid in, a good friend's birthday all this week/weekend. Thank goodness I get Monday off!