Sunday, September 12, 2010


The first week of school went by in such a busy flurry I can't believe it's already over. School is really off and running, and my to-do list proves it.
That didn't mean I couldn't take some time off this weekend, though. Mark and Larissa are getting married in early October, and yesterday was their joint wedding shower put on by friends.
It was a ton of fun, with games for everyone including the classic "Newlywed Game", with questions from "What would Mark eat for dinner if Larissa wasn't around?" to "What is the first thing Larissa does in the morning?" It was fun to watch, especially since Mark had more trouble answering questions about himself than Larissa did about him (above picture is case in point). My friend Kim, a crazy-amazing baker, contributed to the festivities with a cake portraying a full-body bride hanging out on two tiers. How she does it, I have no idea and will probably never be there. I just admire.
After the shower, the guys left and us girls got ready for the big part of the night- the bachelorette party! Larissa decided that she wanted the theme to be 1930 and 40's pin-up girls (think Rita Hayward and Ginger Rogers), so we broke out the Victory curls, garter belts, thigh-highs and t-strap heels for a night on the town!It took awhile to get ready (how did those ladies do it back then, every single day??), but with lots of help and lots of hairspray and bobby pins we were all pin-up worthy.Larissa was the belle with a vintage purple dress, victory curls, a flower in her hair and a net angled across her face. She kept saying she felt sky-high tall with her curls and heels, but she looked fantastic in them!It was a lot of fun to go out dancing- we stopped at all sorts of places, including a polka bar with a live polka band! It was a great night, and I was exhausted when it was all over (my normal bedtime is around 10-10:30, so staying out till 2 for me is super late!) but it was so much fun to hang out with my old college friends and really get to know a lot of new girls.
Today is back to reality, with lessons plans to make, half a novel to read for class, and research to do before heading back to Duluth.
Time to pour more coffee and get crackin'. Have a great Sunday, everyone. :)

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