Yesterday, we went to the Montessori dedication and it was absolutely beautiful. They were dedicating the new school building, after 10+ years of planning, fundraising, blood, sweat, and tears. They've been using the building all year, but it really came true yesterday. I love seeing something that meant so much to me continue to make a difference in other people's lives as well.
After that, Amanda stayed the night with me and this morning, we dragged ourselves out of bed to Zumba. It was totally worth the early wake up call and afterward, we sauntered over to the local Farmer's Market. We ran into a bunch of people we know and while our search for strawberries wasn't successful (apparently you have to get there really early), it was still awesome to go and see this part of our community.
After that, we headed to the mall. For Christmas, Amanda and I decided to buy a bear to share between us while we're at school. Of course, in our typical, procrastinatorial (because that's absolutely a word), way...we finally got him today; we realized that we couldn't properly start our summer bucket list without Charles--he's been added as .5. (:
So, everyone, meet Charles Nido Huntington III--the classiest bear ever (yes, that is a little tux; we decided anyone that is the 3rd and has baby Sperrys in his future needs a tux):
At Build A Bear, they place a guardian bear/angel inside the bear after you make a wish on them, but our wonderful build-a-bearer let us both make wishes for him:
We typed out a certificate and listed his owner as "Brimanda". His birthday? Our graduation date. Childhood, I will never leave you. We got to put in his full name and even take a picture together:
We also spent some time at Hancock Fabrics looking up patterns so that we can make him some clothes. First item on the list? An Oxford made of plaid with HPU purple, UNC blue and Newton-Conover red. This will be one school-proud bear.
It feels great to finally be started on our list and even better to spending time with my best friend--as if that didn't happen enough already. (:
Here's to a fabulous Sunday!