If I’m being honest, I’ll tell you that things have been pretty uneventful around the Calcara house lately. We are in the “waiting to find out the gender of our baby” lull right now. I absolutely love my doctor, but man does she make you wait a long time for this sonogram! My appointment is next Wednesday and we won’t find out until that Saturday when we’re celebrating Chris’ birthday. We decided that after waiting 21 weeks, 4 more days won’t kill us…plus we’ll get to find out with our parents, siblings and nieces and nephews when we cut into Chris’ birthday cake. To say that we’re excited would be a huge understatement!
So as we count down the days to our ultrasound and trip home, I’ve been happy for any kind of distraction. Last Friday we had a fun dinner with some new friends, and then Chris and I went our separate ways on Saturday. He and the guys attended the Shell Houston Open golf tournament, and I went down to the Galleria for the Houston Pi Phi Alumni Spring Style Show and Luncheon. The theme was “Under the Big Top”.
Since we moved to Houston, I’ve gotten involved in the alumni club’s junior group and met so many great girls. There are activities every month like happy hours, cooking lessons, cupcake-making classes, and coming up this month–mani/pedis.
My job for the fashion show was to help assemble invitations and get volunteers for models. Easy enough, right? Well when no one is too wild about the idea of modeling, you end up doing it yourself. I let the coordinators know early on that I was pregnant, but they said they would make it work. I was a little skeptical when they pulled out this dress at my fitting, however, it did work out in the end. There was enough going on in the front that I don’t think many people even realized that it looked like I was wearing padding around my waist 🙂
My “not-so-maternity” dress…
I don’t know why I was so worried about the fashion show part, though…it was a blast! How often do you get to have your hair and makeup done and wear someone else’s expensive clothing?? For me, that answer would be, um…never.
I met a lot of great Pi Phis that day and was reminded how much I love the organization. It’s just neat that something I did in college is now connecting me to people as an adult in a new city.
After the show, our Junior Group volunteers got to enjoy the rest of the luncheon…
All in all (<–why do I end every post with this?!), it was a great event. I will definitely volunteer to do it again next year…and I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be pregnant 🙂