Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sum Sum Summertime

I feel like I have been a bit lax in my posting lately.  Apologies.  It has been a busy week and the brain is fried.  Our good friends Jeremi and Jenni are getting married tonight, yes tonight, and we have been scurrying around the last few days helping out with all the little last minute details that will make your eyes hurt and your blood pressure rise if you're the bride and have to do it all yourself.  Wedding planning and detail-doing is fun, as long as it's for someone else's wedding.  

Especially when you manage to get yourself invited to the Bridal Luncheon at Cheesecake Factory.  It's much easier to tie ribbons on programs when you're dining on Dulce de Leche Cheesecake.  

The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were last night.  You know it's going to be an emotional ceremony when half of the people there were crying DURING THE REHEARSAL.  Tears flowed without even seeing the beautiful bride in her white dress.  When Jeremi proposed back in December, he wrote a song for Jenni and sang it when he was asking for her hand in marriage.  He recorded himself singing the song, and she is walking down the aisle to "Jenni's Song".  My eyes are watering just thinking about his sweet clean voice singing to his bride as she joins him in marriage.

Dane and Wilson are ring bearers, and I have to admit I am pretty nervous about that.  They are supposed to stand in the front with the groomsmen for the entire ceremony.  They each have a cute little pillow to carry, and I can just see a pillow fight ensuing on the floor while Jenni and Jeremi are taking communion.  Oh no no no.  My friend Stephany made them these cute "Ring Bearer" shirts with their names on the back, so the wedding coordinator would know who to yell at last night.

On another note, here are some completely random pictures from the last week or so.  I came from the store one day and Dane asked me if I had gotten him "his very own real watermelon."  I had not, in fact, gotten him his very own real watermelon, so I picked one up for him on my next trip to Kroger.  The boys are all about any food that they are required to eat outside without a shirt on.  Maybe we can sneak some broccoli or salads in them if we tell them they have to be eaten outside topless.

Brandon brought back soccer jerseys from Thailand, and they made quite the impression at church together.  It was pretty handy having them all dressed in fluorescent yellow shirts.  The boys were very easy to spot from far away as they ran all over the building.
And now it is time for a moment of silence.  As we walk through this valley of the shadow of death to mourn the passing of half of my Mac screen.  Mac suffered potentially fatal injuries to the right shoulder area in an unwitnessed terrorist attack by an unknown 2 year old assailant last week.  Okay, maybe not a completely unknown assailant.  Sirens blaring, I rushed Mac to the "Geniuses" (I use this term VERY loosely here) at our Apple store.  The "Geniuses" informed me that my $1200ish computer needed a new top panel, which was going to cost $855.

Now, I didn't major in math.  I sometimes have trouble with fractions and graphs and things.  I may not be a "genius", but do you really think I am going to buy that the bottom half of my computer, you know, the half with all the brains and Apple technology and superiority, only costs about $300, while the cool screen that manages to break after being in my possession for less than 6 months is worth a staggering $855??

Um, seriously??

So we have rigged my little Mac to my bulky 8 year old PC monitor that is tough enough to withstand the onslaught of Aidan.
I'm sure I will post about the wedding itself in the next couple of days, so have a great weekend!

And if anyone from Apple is reading this, I'll take off all that mean stuff I wrote about you if you can fix my screen for free :)  (Hey, it's worth a shot).


Jack S. said...

Hope the wedding went well. Regarding the screen.....sorry cuz. But the "Geniuses" are probably right. While laptops are really nice, the screens are REALLY expensive, and not 2 year old proof. Check on eBay, CraigsList, etc for screens. You might find a deal there, but installation....well good luck with that. Hopefully there is a computer geek at church that could help you out. ;)

Adrienne said...

Those soccer jerseys look awesome!

Hope Jenni and Jeremi's wedding was wonderful for everybody...and hopefully, there were no repeat Ring "Bear" behaviors such as sprinting back UP the aisle after handing off the "ring!" :o) Can't wait to hear all about it!