Monday, April 14, 2008

A Whirl of a Weekend....

Well, here it is 8:45 on Monday evening, and I am just now getting a chance to post an entry about our weekend....Seems like the weekend just flew by....Is it really Monday already?

I work straight nights, and have to work every other weekend..and this was a "working"weekend"....so that tends to add to the chaos around the Allen house =) I worked Friday, Saturday, Sunday and now Monday night (tonight)...then only to be off one night and work Wednesday too....I am living for Thursday just about now...Then I will be off for about a week...yippee! Ok, I guess that is enough about "poor pitiful me"...kind of got off subject for a minute...Sorry =)


Saturday, James and I took Miss Mace to her "professional photo shoot" for AMTC...(I posted about this in February, if you haven't read it, be sure to check it out) We had to be in Knoxville by 3 o'clock, and they told us to be prepared to be there for 4 hours....We had to pack a suitcase of lots of different clothes....and the fashion model for AMTC advised Macey on what she wanted her to wear for the shoot....A New York Fashion photographer did her session...and it was amazing...She had a great time...getting her hair and "make-up" done...and then she loved getting her pictures taken....When I took her to the bathroom to change her clothes...she told me she "was having SO much fun!!! and hoped she could do this again!!!!" Here are a couple of pictures that I took with my cell phone, while they were getting her ready for the second part of her session...The hair and make-up lady's name was Lena...and she was so good with Macey...She talked to her and made her feel so comfortable....the photographer's name was David, and he jumped up and down with excitement--because he got to photograph Macey....Macey just laughed at them, but she did so well...David showed us a few pictures in his camera, and they were phenomenal!!! I get these pictures in about a month...so I will definitely be posting them, when I get them...It was fun for me just to watch these photographers in action....It makes me just want to pursue my "photography business" even more!!!! They had a great time, and so did we...It was all together an awesome experience....We are looking forward to July when we get to attend AMTC...I will be sure to take the ole' laptop along on that trip...and do a daily "update" on how she is doing at convention....=)
After spending the entire day in Knoxville (remember I worked the night before) we drove home and arrived home around 7:30 or so...gave me a few hours to lay down before I headed back into work again....Sunday morning came and I was exhausted...so I didn't make it to church...I chose to get some much needed sleep....Cade went to spend the afternoon with his friend, Spencer, and had a great time...This is the first time he went to a friend's house without Macey and Ian with him....He thought he was big stuff!!! He talked about it all morning...He couldn't wait to go...=) My little guy is growing up too fast!!! Check out my friend, Tanja's blog, for some great pics of them....They are too cute...We went to church Sunday night, where we had a good service....(you don't realize how much you miss church, just by missing one service...it made Sunday night's service that much better!) and then to McDonald's afterwards for some coffee...It is becoming a tradition for us...and a few of our good friends (the Hite's and the Horne's)...I love spending time with friends...and on weeks like this past one, where we have been so busy...it just doesn't happen much...so were thoroughly enjoyed our time together on Sunday night...I look forward to it all week!! Love you guys!!!! Well, sorry for all the rambling on about my weekend...but I was in "blog withdrawal"...needed to get a good post in before heading off to work again!!! Hope everyone had a good Monday....

8 comments:

The Brady's said...

Cassie, we missed you all weekend...Im looking forward to Thursday as well then Im off for a week!!!! Yeehaw!!! Macey looked so adorable, she will hit the big time! She's Beautiful!!! Glad to see your back blogging, this is so addicting, cause you wonder what your blogging friends are up too!!!

Nicole said...

Well I was wondering if you were ever gonna post again! ;D Sounds like you all had a great time even though you were exhausted.

Loved the pictures of Cade...hey did you forget about the evening Cade came to play with Jett (I thought he was by himself) and then he cried when he left because he wanted to spend the night?? That was so pitiful...I guess everyone forgets about us though when we live far away... :O( Glad you had a good weekend though!

Cassie said...

Nicole, You are right...He did come with you guys that evening during football...so I could go to the YMCA to work out...I forgot that...So this was his 2nd time...

You are crazy...I haven't forgotten you at all...We miss you guys like crazy!! Seems like you all are always so busy, that we NEVER get to see you....You know we LOVE YOU ALL!!!! We are having a Sunday School Social Friday night...It's gonna be great fun!!! Hope you all can make it....Love ya...

Anonymous said...

Macey the SUPERSTAR! SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see those pics! We had a gr8 time, as usual, just chatting and drinking coffee at McDonalds with the gr8est people in the world!! It was very relaxing. We were going through withdrawels during the week! hee hee.
Love you!
christy h. :)

BethAnne said...

In that outfit and with those pigtails, I am picturing Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz - cant wait to see the rest of the pictures!

MaryBeth said...

Don't know how you guys who work nights manage? My sister is an emergency room PA and she switched back and forth from days to nights... I would be tired all the time I think!

travisb said...

Macey is so beautiful... Can't wait to hear how everything goes at the conference.

Diana

Jerica Smith said...

I can't believe how much Macey has grown up! The pictures that you took of her are amazing-she is gorgeous and Mom did an awesome job too!!
Miss you guys!