Outdoor Living and a totally random story
A few weeks ago my husband, who is always taking steps of “preventative maintenance” with EVERYTHING, ran over our outdoor rug with our lawnmower. I actually found this to be rather funny because, clearly, I don’t need to be schooled in this department ; ). Ahem.
Anyway, this was our back porch last summer:
And here it is with our new rug:
Basically exactly the same, but now with more color. I do have to say I like it, though!
Carter’s not so sure.
The rug came from my favorite store – Target, of course.
Later this week I will bring you my new front porch patio set! (Target really loves me after this weekend.)
Now, for my random story. I hadn’t thought of this in awhile, but it is just kind of weird (serendipitous?), so I thought I would share.
Next week Tommy and I will be celebrating our five-year anniversary and when we got married I sent invitations to the parents of all of my bridesmaids, one being to the parents of my friend Mindy.
Mindy and I have been friends since 9th grade, so by the time I got married we had known each other for 12 years. Even though Mindy lived in Chicago, she would come here to visit and Tommy and I had been up there a few times as well. Tommy had even met her parents.
When our wedding invitations went out they said something like:
Mrs. My Dad’s Name and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy’s Parents’ Names request the honor of your presence at the marriage of ...
Well, Mindy’s parents get the invite and call her right away and ask if Tommy’s dad is from Sand Springs (right outside of Tulsa). It ends up that Tommy’s dad was in Mindy’s parents’ wedding! They had lost touch over the years and even though they lived less than 9 miles from each other had never run into each other.
Isn’t that just the craziest?
Okay, I told you, totally random, but I thought it about it tonight and I wanted to write it down.