I rolled into town around 8 pm after a very rainy/stormy drive up from Houston. My Aunt Barb was in town from Oregon visiting and so the whole Johnston clan (my mom's bros/sis's) got together to celebrate her visit. My dad grilled and we sat around and chatted and drank vino. It's a lot of fun hanging out with them now that I'm an "adult". My Aunt Barb is my mom's closest sister in age, and the one I take after the most. In fact my sisters used to tease me when I was younger (in hopes to make me cry, which wasn't hard when I was younger) that I was her child and she didn't want to raise me so she gave me to my mom (yea you could see how that might make a 5 year old cry). But alas, my mom reassured me that in fact i was her child.
Slept in till 11:30 am which I haven't done in I don't know how long. My mom made breakfast (which I love) and then we watched Bones and relaxed. That night we went to the wedding of Jaclyn Stewart (a sorority sister/family friend). Her parents and my parents have known each other for 30 years, and I rushed her when she was at Baylor for my sorority. It was a beautiful wedding and she looked gorgeous. The wedding was at a church in F-dub, and the reception at the Petroleum Club in downtown F-dub, with a wonderful view of downtown. It was a great time chatting with my parents and sister and their friends and drinking good vino and dancing.
Woke up late again and had a tasty waffle breakfast. I stayed around to watch the Cowboys game with the parents (it was nerve racking to say the least). Then I drove back to Houston.
This week is super busy. I don't know if I mentioned it, but I am coaching two moot court teams this year (one in the fall (Chicago) and one in the spring (New York)). We had our first Chicago practice last night and it was really fun! I'm looking forward to helping these kiddos in the coming weeks, and so hopefully have a win in Chicago Nov. 6/7! I also don't remember if I have mentioned it, but I am applying to join the Houston Junior League. I am excited for this opportunity. I have always enjoyed volunteering and have felt that it has been severely lacking in the last few years. And I look forward to meeting more women in my community and really diving into what Houston has to offer (since I plan to be around here for a while, all things being well). Tonight is the Interest Meeting, and the applications are due on Oct. 26. I also have another moot court practice on Thursday, and Spinning with Alisa on Wed. This weekend is Patrick and I's TWO year anniversary (crazy) but we are planning on celebrating it Next weekend since he is super jammed at work this week and weekend.
Oh and did I mention that I am in LOVE with the new Michael Buble cd? Jen (Rus) McCrady introduced me to the MB back in college and I've been sold since. I'm listening to the new cd right now!
Yay: Getting more involved.