Monday, November 5, 2007

good friends

this weekend was the wedding of two great friends of ours, leo & anne. chris and i have known leo for as long as we've known each other. in fact, chris met leo 6 months prior to meeting me, and i met leo shortly after meeting chris. since then, we've hung pretty tight. been through a lot. cranky times, happy times, lots of drunken times.... along with the three of us, there have always been other roommates and friends who we all have met and grown to love and still see every so often. but this weekend gave us all some much needed time to catch up and let loose (well, let loose as much as a pregnant woman who is 6 months along can, gha... i had to pee after every single song that i danced to!)...

we've seen a few "others" come and go from leo's life and none of them brought the true leo out to play like anne does. she's perfect for him and he adores her like nothing else :) it really did make us all so happy to see him in such a state. it's something i noticed the first time the four of us went out together and from that point forward, i just KNEW that they would be married in no time.

as for our other college friends, it was so great to party with them. something we haven't done in a LONG time. it's surprising how close we all are even though we're all in different parts of town and different stages in life. we can still manage to get together and have a great time. not too many college buddies and roommates can do that.

over all it was a great time, spent with great people and friends. it makes you realize how much you should cherish friendships that you have had for so long. we all might do our own thing and go our own directions but in the end, we spent some pretty awesome times together and the love and support that was there some 7 years ago is still there today.

i'll leave you with this, a photo of chris and i just before we left the house for the ceremony. just for record keeping sake, i'm 26 weeks along with andrew in the photo:

oooh, and a side note about the dress.... which if i do say so myself looked pretty hot! lol... two weeks prior i had tried on a few other dress options. they looked fine, and i was content with picking one of the two. time check, 11 pm the night prior to the wedding, i put the same two dress options back on to make my final decision and found that both options were HORRIBLE.... i looked like a huge dumpy mess and there was no way that i was going to attend a wedding looking like i did in those two dresses. so... what did i do... jumped on the internet, found a dress at target and decided that early saturday morning i would head there to try on this dress. it was $27.99, and fit like a freakin' glove! i felt so much better in it. so there i am, in the above photo in a dress that i had purchased two hours prior... way to be prepared cara, way to be prepared....

4 comments:

Amanda said...

That dress is FABULOUS for maternity wear!! What a great last minute decision. You certainly are one hot mom!

cara said...

awe, thanks amanda! i was just happy to find it in such a pinch :) i can't wait to wear it again, i have other events around the holidays and i plan on wearing it to those too :)

Annie and Greg said...

You are one hot momma!

Jaime said...

you look so cute! :)