Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hello stranger . . .

So it has been a while. I have been so incredibly busy, busy and tired. I didn't realize it had been so long until just now, August 28th! Holy cow. But, hopefully I will be able to do a few posts over the next few days with all of the stuff that has been happening.

So, let us start at the beginning.
August 30th

We met Anissa and Peyton Mayhew for breakfast at Chick-fil-a. They are the greatest family and just crazy. Peyton has leukemia and is in the maintenance stage of her treatment. She is actually only a few weeks older than Nick but WOW. She is so much more advanced and smart. I don't know if this is a good thing for Anissa as she is such a teenager already. Peyton has two older siblings that are adorable as well but in school now. Jeff actually met the Mayhews at Cracker Barrel as the family eats there ALL the time. Petyon is an honorary employee and has the cutest little "rising star" apron they made for her. It is toooo cute!

Peyton didn't have any interest in playing with a boy and Nick was oblivious that she was even there. This was the best shot we got of the two of them. Isn't Peyton gorgeous. She has tons of hair coming in now and she is going to look so different with beautiful black hair!

August 31st

I went to my old boss at Fowler White, Shannon Campbell's bridal shower. It was INCREDIBLE! So Florida is surrounded by water but being on the water is still pretty expensive. As you are driving over the bridge from Tampa to St. Pete you look directly to your left and see a bunch of Ginormous (it is now officially a word) houses directly on the water. Well, that is where the bridal shower was, at Shannon's soon to be in-law's house. They had a gorgeous pool and directly behind that is the bay and their own private dock. Wow!

Here is a nice picture of Shannon, you can see the sunset reflected in the window behind her.

This is their house. Not as impressive from the outside as it was inside.

This table with the flowers is directly behind the house and you can see how close the ocean is to their door! The only drawback is the airport is extremely close and you can frequently hear the planes overhead.

This is also from their back door, what a view!

The food was incredible. Shannon loves shoes and this was an adorable cheesecake with a Manolo Blahnik shoe on top. It was delicious too!

I took a wrong turn and had to go through the neighborhood, darn! This is one of the houses being built on the same street. I couldn't even guess what a house like this might cost! I pitty them spending so much on these homes and then having to worry about the next hurricane or just a big storm.

The neighborhood was quite amusing. I saw a woman walking a Weimeriner (sp) who was in immaculate shape. Then I saw an older man walking with weights in his hands and pumping them up and down as he walked. I actually laughed out loud. It was seriously like Beverly Hills 90210.

Then I saw a woman drive by with two little white dogs on her lap. Then when I got their the hostess had two little white dogs. Then later someone arrived with her own little white dog. I think it was a white dog cult!

More to come later. . .


***LIZ*** said...

Lorrin, so glad to see some of the fun you have been up to. THat is an amazing house! Watch out for those white dog cults!

Sarah said...

I think my parents belong to that cult.