Saturday, August 13, 2011
A dinner and a birthday...
My good friend Laura invited me over for dinner at her house two Thursdays ago.
I have known Laura since our kids were in the 6th grade, and she always has been a very giving and caring person to me and to my daughter.
Her son and my youngest daughter are still friends as they move on into their senior year in high school and Laura and I contemplated how we are going to manage all the time, expenses and emotions that this school year promises to bring us.
I enjoyed a walk back into memory lane, good food and spending time with all the family pets. We can't have any pets because of my oldest daughter allergies and asthma so whenever I get the chance to spend time with other people's pets; I do enjoyed it tremendously.
This is Laura's backyard and close to the area where she was grilling the chicken.
I love this orchid and its the first time that Laura's plants are growing because as she herself put it "if she planted it, it usually died"!
I prepared the salad and helped setting up the table.
We ate and talked about the kids time in middle and in high school and how fast its all happening and how unprepared we both are to deal with high school graduations!
This are some of Laura's family pets that I adopted for the evening:
This is Eva, she is Goldy's daughter with the neighbors black Labrador.
The neighbors house and Laura's connect by their backyard so Eva gets to see and hear her dad bark all the time.
This is mama Goldy.
She is very playful and wants to be center of attention all the time.
This is the man of the house he was Goldy original mate.
He is the oldest one and the most calm and collected of the three. I love his face; its shows his beauty, peace and maturity.
This giant ball of yellow and orange fur is Poo Bear!
He is huge and somehow agile at the same time. They don't understand why he is so big because they don't overfeed him and he's being checked by the vet. I guess he is just born to be big.
He is their Garfield, well not really he's way more loving than Garfield.
Boundaries skirt is a 100% cotton, just thrifted at my Salvation Army store.
To The Max shirt, made in The Philippines and purchased with the skirt.
Merona sandals from the Ft Lauderdale Salvation Army store at the beginning of July.
New York& Company purse, a gift from an old friend back in 05 or 06.
All the bangles were also purchased the same day that I got the skirt and the shirt.
Necklaces: the longer one was thrifted, the double one was made for me by one of my old supervisor and the one with strings is from Steinmart.
This past Thursday was my niece's birthday and I decided to wear the same skirt because it felt like a Thursday skirt!
We had great fun, the girls playing the new Harry Potter game for the Wii while we cheered them on.
We also tried to see if the girls remembered some of the our earliest memories of their times together and of the games they used to played.
We had some pizza (sorry we ate it before any photos were taken) and the most delicious cake from Sweet Art By Lucida located in Pembroke Pines. We love, love their cakes and have purchased them for all of our birthdays.
My niece also has a giant goldfish as a pet.
He comes up to the top of the tank and she pets him like he's a dog!
The same skirt as two Thursdays ago; the recently thrift 100% cotton Boundaries skirt.
Old Navy top, 100% cotton, made in Mexico and thrifted two weeks ago.
Steve Madden studded sandals.
Necklaces and bracelets are from Steinmart, DOTS and thrifted.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week,