Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The "Celebrity House Warming Party"....

Now where was I???

Oh yes, my daughter was having a party......
After moving in to her new place she and her roomies had spent weeks preparing the house and deciding who to invite. Now the "big night" had finally arrived.
Lauren (left) has known Andrea (right) since 2nd grade. Nathan is a friend of both of them! Can somebody cue the Three's Company theme song???

Unfortunately I had spent the better part of that day battling a headache and upset stomach. By 8:30 I was feeling better but by then I was tired, weak and ready for a good night's rest. I was in my jammies and ready to read myself to sleep. You know one of the advantages of age is that you are no longer expected to "Dance the Night Away" just because it's the weekend.

Of course no one has told my daughter that. She was calling every hour to see if I was well enough to come and make an appearance. Finally I was so riddled with guilt that I couldn't take it any longer.

But before we could go we had to come up with costumes because this was a celebrity look alike party! Who could we be? We enlisted the help of our (at home on a Saturday night because she is grounded) 16 yr. old daughter and this is what she came up with..........






In case you don't immediately recognize us let me give you another hint......





Still don't know?




It's the Kardashian's and Bruce Jenner of course!! (Actually the only thing about me that resembles Kris Kardashian is my initials, KK)


What? You've never heard of them?

Well neither had I until I had teenage girls. Just another one of those blessings you sometimes forget to count, HA!

Seriously, why would I need reality TV?....

---Here I am, barely recovered from the stomach flu and dressed as some woman I have never heard of, with a husband who is waaay too excited about being Bruce Jenner!

Oh, and did I mention that we were twice as old as anyone else at that party? One girl was wearing a tiara so I asked if she was Princess Diana. She gave me a blank look and said, "she must have been before my time". I felt a little better when she told me she was Audrey Hepburn and I could say, "she was before my time!"


Finally, after an hour of being introduced to my daughter's new friends and reconnecting with the ones I remember from her middle school years, my husband and I had enough of being the only "Mr. and Mrs." at the party. It was kind of like when you take your baby out and people gawk over it for awhile but eventually lose interest and move on --- the novelty of the "old people" had worn off.

By 10:30, when I was finally back in my jammies and turning out the lights, I found myself thanking God for giving me such a special relationship with this beautiful woman who has turned out to be not only my daughter but also my friend!







20 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

With all the blondeness, I would not have guessed Kardashians!

Dena said...

How fun! And how cool is it to know you have that bond with your child that has evolved. What a blessing.

the rye family said...

having 3 daughters, i LOVED your last thought about your daughter being your friend! :)

Leah in Iowa said...

I was guessing David and Victoria Beckam! =)

luvmy4sons said...

Too funny...I diddn't know who they were either. That list picture is awesome!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Beautiful, Kelley. Beautiful post, beautiful daughter. What a blessing indeed.

I, too, had NO clue of the people you dressed as.

I would consider it a great privelege and honor to be invited. Not all young adults would want their parents at their party.

That's funny about the generation gap and the one gal not knowing Princess Di.

Ang baylis said...

Oh, SO sweet! You guys are SO beautiful! Hope you are feeling better!
Love and miss you! :)
Angie xoxo

Joyful said...

How precious that your daughter wanted you to attend her party so badly. Calls every hour? WOW! You two really do have an amazing relationship. Be so thankful. So many long for what you share.

Thanks for sharing your fun pics!
Blessings,
Joy

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

You are such a hottie.

Guess what - I get another bloggy reunion! Lysa Terkeurst is coming to my hood and so Lisa @ The Preachers Wife and Mocha with Linda are coming down for it and spending the night with me!! I am so excited!!

Pamela (His maidservant) said...

That was my exact thought-you are blessed to be her friend at this stage in her life. How fun to be invited to her party!
Love the pic's!

In His Graces~Pamela

Tracy said...

What an blessing to know your daughter wanted you there so badly. Says much about the sweet relationship you share. So glad you went! (For the record...like you, I had no idea about the Kardasians...but thought you looked fabulous!) I was floored about the girl who didn't remember Pricess Di!?!?! Wow. Hope you're feeling much better by now.

Blessings,
Tracy

Chatty Kelly said...

"Before my time." WOW!!!!! That stings. What a fun time otherwise!

Susan said...

Oh wow, I love your new look Kelly!!

You are one very talented woman.

Now,I haven't heard of any of those people. Remember I have a teenage son.

I may have recognized a Nintendo character!!

You looked beautiful, put all those stars to SHAME!!

Glad you went and made another wonderful memory for your daughter and you...

Blessings♥

Mel's World said...

Kelley,

You guys are TOO stinkin' cute!!! I love it and absolutely LOVE your cross necklace...shazam!!!

xoxo,
Melissa in Mel's World

Rachael said...

beautiful picture of you and your husband on the right side of your blog!

Cindy said...

What a great party that must have been once YOU finally arrived.

BTW - I love your new blog design!

Connie said...

Glad to see you back and you look too good to have been so sick! You will enjoy so much this next stage of your childrens lives. Glad you and your daughter are friends. I have a great friend in my grown daughter and it's priceless. Connie

Christina said...

What fun. You have a beautiful daughter and I am so glad you felt well enough to make it to her party.

Great pics.

Anonymous said...

Wow it seems all you write about is Lauren on here... how could she think you don't?!?! You mention her in like every post!

Kathy S. said...

You are so cute! Your family, your daughter looks just like you! What a fun time...I feel your "Pain" of wanting to stay in your jammies~you cleaned up really well! Looking all chipper and classy!