Wednesday afternoon I had two good friends from high school, Ellen and Laura, over for lunch. They said they'd be there at 1 pm, so I hopped in the shower. At 12:35 my best friend was standing in my bathroom saying, "I'm going to take Jackson downstairs". I cooked the rice and beef for our taco feast in my bathrobe with a towel around my head while the girls played with Jack. That's true friendship there! As always, it was nice to catch up with them.
The following day I met up with Ellen and her sister (and mother) for bridesmaid dress shopping! It is strange to think that I used to babysit her sister, and now she is a beautiful college freshman. I am so excited to be a part of Ellen's wedding, as she was the maid-of-honor in my wedding four years ago. After going to a few different places, we all fell in love with this short, figure-flattering dress at Belk's. The dress is a very cool material, which is perfect for her outdoor summer wedding. It also happened to be 40% off, which sealed the deal. It's a stretchy material so I bought a size up just in case I have an extra bump in June.
Jackson and I made it home in perfect time for our last nap of the day, before heading uptown to have dinner with my former teammates. These women taught me everything I know about teaching, so I feel forever indebted to them. While we meet up for dinner every month, they hadn't seen Jackson since he was a couple months old. Since Jesse was closing tonight I had to bring Jackson. My old co-worker brought finger puppets to entertain Jack.