We've known him since he was a baby, but when Justin gets married next month we won't be at the wedding. He and his beautiful bride-to-be Pati are tying the knot in Mexico, and as much as we'd love a few days at an ocean side resort, we just can't swing it financially.
That's why his mom and dad threw an engagement party for them last weekend, so we and all the rest who couldn't be at the ceremony could celebrate with the couple.
The best part.. it was a surprise party! I love surprises!
They thought the surprise was just a flight in this small plane...
They didn't know it would land at a different airport where friends and family waited to party with them in a vintage airport terminal.
Did you catch that "vintage airport" part?
It was the 1940's Air Terminal Museum - the original art deco air terminal at Hobby Airport in Houston, currently being renovated back to its glory days and filled with all sorts of vintage airport memorabilia. Very cool!
I took one or two photos... ahem...
Bob, Justin's dad, decorated the tables with flags and maps and tidbits on the history of Justin and Pati's love story.
As you can see, we sat at the Istanbul, Turkey table, where Justin and Pati's story began.
Bob's so creative.
Believe it or not, I also took some photos of the cute couple!
Ah, young love. Very sweet!
And now for a few other sweet!s of my week...
Saturday: seeing your husband after a week apart; surprise parties; dancing, dancing, dancing
Sunday: breakfast by Daddy; parakeets running wild; tutus and cowgirl boots; a slumber party with your sister and mom
Monday: finding out you won a beautiful sketch by TexWis Girl; a call from a dear friend; an afternoon walk with the puppies after a fun weekend with friends and family; new growth on a beautiful tree you didn't think survived the drought
Tuesday: the sun rising early enough to fit in a walk with the puppies before work; a call from another good friend; two hawks hamming it up for your camera (okay, once on the computer I realized they were those vultures again, but they really are photogenic!)
Wednesday: time before work to walk your puppies, switch the laundry around, and run two miles; high school juniors reading and writing children's stories; packages in the mailbox; baby frogs; finding out Hilary at The Smitten Image awarded you a Post of the Week for one of your photography posts
Thursday: hours to get lost in your writing; answered prayers for a friend; your mom calling, worried about you because you haven't checked in with her yet today
Friday: veggie omelettes; eavesdropping on teenager's conversations; a mailbox stuffed with the box containing the beautiful sketch you won, a dark-eyed junco by TexWisGirl Theresa of The Run*A*Round Ranch Report
Isn't it precious? She's so talented!
Theresa also enclosed one four- and one five-leaf clover in a sweet card. Bonus sweet!
Thanks again, Theresa!!
I hope the next week is filled with bonus sweet!s for all of you!