Monday, May 14, 2012

the past few weekends

i'm realizing now that i had a whole bunch of blog worthy things that happened, but never posted them... the month of may's weekends have already been crazy so far, and they're about to keep coming through june.  well, i guess things have been crazy since mid april, but we'll just start from may as far as this post goes.  here's a little bit of everything that has gone on the past 2 weekends
kelcey's dance performance at CRC
let me start off by stating who this "lovely" group of people are. left to right you'll see ben, stephanie, andrea, kelcey & me.  we've dubbed ourselves "benny & the jets" after our first friday night dinner out together at mels where benny & the jets was coincidentally playing on the jukebox.  the five of us are the tag team of dance & gym coaches that do the friday night classes out at natomas & have bonded together over random meals & other amazing things, like my beautiful drawing of lion king on "draw something".
the first friday of this month, kelcey had a school performance at CRC, & "guilted" us all in to going.  haha, i kid.  but she did give us a hard time if we were thinking about going & didn't actually commit. anyways, andrea & i jammed out to wherever the heck that school is after we got off to meet with the other two, to watch kelcey's show.  now, i've danced with kelcey for YEARS. she's perky, bubbly & full of energy.  well, apparently CRC decided to change that. this show she was scary, dark, & downright creepy. well, she got kidnapped during one point (where i was "concerned" for her being in the audience, and got kicked for yelling for her.  haha) and when the kidnapper "slit" her neck (creepy, right?) they actually gave her that lovely scratch we're all pointing at. as you can see, benny & my fellow jets aren't as concerned about her as i am.  don't worry kelcey, i've got your back!
erika's bridal shower #2
this second bridal shower was a lot less stressful, that's for sure!  this time, all erika & i had to do was show up & enjoy.  her mom jenny & her friend jennifer did an excellent job!  it was on may 5th, so there was a cinco de mayo theme to it, complete with chips & salsa & build your own taco salads. YUM. i even managed to win a prize at this one! haha. oh, & after the crazy baby shower sunburn experience from the week before, i remembered to put sunscreen on. big plus.
we then headed through town in to penryn's finest of bars (pretty sure it's the ONLY one) and hung out for awhile with her mom's friends & future mother in law... and her 15 year old sister. haha. which is funny, because i'm pretty sure the LAST time i was at the VC i was 15 or 16, having world's worst carwash for colorguard.  emily just sat there reading the hunger games.  real party animal, that girl. oh, and if you ever go to the VC... their seasoned fries are AMAZING. erika got the ones with garlic on them, & they were SO good!
jenny's early birthday semi-surprise
yeah, it's only a semi surprise.  i wasn't going to tell her until the day of, but i caved, and figured she should know what we were going to be doing. thanks to twitter, i saw that wayne brady was coming to sacramento the weekend before jenny's actual birthday.  i bought us tickets, & proceeded to tell her what was going on when we were doing our march of dimes walk. this past saturday was the big night, so we got all "fancied" up for a night on the town.  dinner at pluto's eatery, made a return to kohl's (classy, i know) and then we found our way to punchline, and sat on the floor in line to get in.  we got there an hour before doors opened, which was superb, because we got great seats! the show was fantastic, wayne was just as hilarious as expected.  and then this happened: before the show, there were 4 slips of paper on each table.  2 of them were to write song suggestions down, and 2 were to ask questions.  we filled the song ones out first, leaving the other two for the couple that was at our table with us.  well, they weren't touching them, so we took them (after asking of course) and both of us wrote something along the lines of it being jenny's 24th birthday, can we have a picture with you?  well, our songs didn't get picked, but my question did!  at the bottom i wrote a stupid back up question of "if you were to write a sitcom, what would it be about" and he turned it on me and made me choose something for them to act out.  first thing that came to mind, as dumb as it sounded when it came out of my mouth, was dueling wedding photographers.  well, they acted out "oh snap!" the new tv show apparently coming this fall, and promised us a photo.  after the show was over, and after people made their way out, once of the bouncers took us to the back to wait for him to be ready.  we shook hands, thanked him, and he was so kind & down to earth.  got out photo, big grins on our face the rest of the night as we headed to denny's, for what else than oreo sundaes!
so there is the first two weeks of may in a nutshell.  coming up in the second half of the month is jenny's actual birthday & a dance demo for work (next saturday), erika's first dress fitting (the week after that), and then june is here!  bachelorette party, wedding & dance recital.  3 weekends in a row.  hopefully i'll remember to share some more :)

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