I already complained about the heat at Huber’s Orchard. I’m over it – it’s so cool outside today and feels wonderful. Mother nature has redeemed herself in my eyes. But the reason I went to Huber’s with my lady friends was to surprise one friend (Navi) because she’s marrying our good friend Alan at the end of the month. A surprise shower, if you will.
We got presents [of the personal nature], got a cake from Adrienne’s, shared sangria and laughs and picked pumpkins. It was a fun afternoon – I always have fun with this group of women. So does the kahuna.
First things first – this cake was awesome. Huge, but awesome. Cherry vanilla.
I love you Adrienne’s.
And you’re 50 pound cakes.
The bride-to-be. She’s pretty happy about the cake too. That’s why we get along.
OK, so outside the window where we were sitting was a family of something like 12 people. With a lot of kids. One kid in particular kept looking in, watching us eat cake. Nazzie, being a mother a two, felt so sorry for the little guy and cut a chunk off the 50 pound cake for the family. They laughed… but ate the cake. I think Nazzie was trying to distract the kiddo from what was going to happen next.
Yep. Unmentionables. That’s all you get.
OK, I’ll give you this.
That face was made over a pair of pajama pants. Because they were that soft. Soft enough to pass around the table at the family farm while people looked on in “I want to be with them because they have cake” stares. I love it.
And then the cuteness happened. The kids who ate the cake, came inside to tell Navi thank you and congratulations. It was really sweet. Especially because they kept saying it to Nazzie – she was after all the cake delivery person.
Nazzie. I love this gal. She has beautiful babies. She makes me loads of happy.
I saw her last night actually. I was loads of happy last night.
Sangria has the same effect.
The dusty-as-hell tractor ride. Guess who forgot to change their camera setting when they got outside?
Nazzie is not a big fan of the outdoors. The heat was annoying but the dusty tractor ride put her over the edge. She’s telling Navi that the only thing that was keeping her happy at that very moment was her sangria.
See? Sangria makes loads of happy.
SheMohn’s so smart. And talented. And well balanced.
This homegirl can’t do that. I mean me.
They were plotting how fast they could get out of the heat. And likely get a refill.
Rachel’s pair of ‘kins. Rachel played along in the weekly photo challenge. And she has recently started her own weekly challenge. If you like music and photography, this is for you. A lyrical photo challenge. Check it out on flickr.
The ginormous pumpkin. It was huge. Her fingers can’t touch, people.
A fun [and hot] day. It was, in a word, perfect. And though I’ve said it dozens of times, I still believe it to be true so I’m going to say it again: The men my husband has befriended over the years have married the most amazing women. We’re adding another one to the list on Halloween.