Monday, March 30, 2009

It's My Party

Despite the fact it appears J is about to slug Erika's husband [I assure you that's not the case! Although, I'm unsure of what was going on as I stood there smiling...], we had one heck of a time at our Going Away Party this weekend. I'll post photos when I have more time—perhaps a great task for that extra long plane ride tomorrow!


Yesterday I bid farewell to my fabulous folks. I could barely look Mom and Dad in their tearful eyes knowing it would be quite a while before we meet again. Without a doubt, it was the hardest and suckiest part of this entire move. Goodbyes are for the birds.

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your dress!! I wish you all the best! Can't wait to hear all about your new adventure.

Sarah said...

I'm wishing you all the best on this next journey in life!

TKTC said...

Agree- that dress is fantastic and I'm so glad all your people were able to come in for a proper send-off!

mrs boo radley said...

It's always hard saying good-bye to Mom and Dad...time will fly and you'll see them again before you know it!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Great dress, Courtney! So glad you were able to have a big farewell party. Wishing you all the best in your new adventure!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh so sad. Saying goodbye really is horrible. I can't wait to see more pictures from the going away bash. I have to agree with everyone else your dress looks amazing as do you!

Sweet Nothings said...

aw, so sad to say goodbye to the parents :(

and yes, the dress is GORG.

Vanessa said...

I know how you feel. But when it comes to your parents, there's no such thing as goodbye :-)

Frau said...

Being away from family and friends is the hardest. Look into getting skype when you get there it is free and your family can do the same great way to keep in touch. Web cams are really cheap and fun way to see each other and talk. Good Luck!

Jessie said...

I HATE saying goodbyes. Also hate the tears from Mom and Dad when I do. I feel for you sistah! Praying for a safe flight for your little family of three!

I *Heart* You said...

have a safe trip! saying goodbye is hard but look what you are saying hello to!

Kelly said...

goodbyes DO suck. royally. but the trip you're about to embark upon is going to make them worth it - at least for a little while. :)

xo
kelly

benson said...

They can come visit YOU!! My daughter and her husband were in New Zealand for 6 months and Daddy went over to see them--the BEST time EVER!! Encourage them to take the trip:)

Mango Gal said...

Wishing you the best!

MIMILEE said...

I know that had to be sooooooooo hard!! It makes me cry to think about it.......but time really does fly and before you know it you will be back!! I love the photo of you with your parents...so sweet! Take care and GOD SPEED!!

Joyce said...

Courtney- oh... to read about your farewell to your parents. I have to chock back the tears. Hopefully they will be able to visist soon or vice versa. The party looks like it was a grand ole time! I can't wait to see more of the photos!
How many more days do we have until you leave for your new home? I am going to have Courntey withdraws until you get back online! Enjoy my friend! xoxo

stewart and james said...

it may be your party but I'LL cry if i want to. despite the excitement surrounding this adventure i can't help but feel my heartstrings being tugged at upon its every mention :( as sad as the farewell-ing must have been you sure look adorably FAB doing it! xo

Holly said...

your dress is AMAZING!

*gemmifer* said...

Safe travels! Enjoy every moment of your new adventure! We look forward to reading all about it.

*gemmifer* said...

Oh, and I LOVE your dress!

Megan said...

First, you look amazing. Second, the hardest part of over and you survived. I can't wait to see all the amazing adventures you find overseas. Safe travels.

Meg said...

That dress is too good for tears! Your sweet parents! I know this is the hardest part, but when that plane takes off, a few drinks knocked back, you will really start to get so excited!

The Rauths said...

praying for ya'll

Anonymous said...

So sorry I didn't make it to the party! The dress looks fabulous(love Daryl's stuff)..as usual you accessorized just right.
Your parents are so adorable, and your chronicles through this blog are going to be very valuable to you one day!!
I will miss my very favorite,customer(you're really so much more than that)
I am full of hope for you and J.and all the adventures ahead..*sniff,sniff-(I'm never good at goodbyes)!!

arollerskatingjam said...

Good luck Courtney and Alvin! I hope your travels are safe, that Burkley enjoys the ride and that KL welcomes you with warm arms!

Ashley said...

Hope you have a great time!! I wish you the best!

ladyflash said...

courtney, I am in love with your dress! I must know where you got it!
xxoo ladyflash

valerie said...

goodbyes are the worst...watery eyes!! yikes! but you looked gorgeous...what a cheerful way to depart. xo

Two Tall Girls said...

What an adventure! You do look fantastic.

simply seleta said...

Sending well wishes for your new life adventure. I'm sure you'll keep all of us entertained and brushed up on style while you're in Malaysia! Wow, can't believe you're really moving! 'm thinking of how I would feel if one of my sweet daughters were moving away so far.....how sweet that you had some special time before leaving. Oh my goodness, the heartbreak!

I wonder what you'll name your new blog. Or will it stay the same?

J said...

I would NEVER hit Chance...just needed to clear that up :) It was a wonderful party and I'm so glad that K&LA where able to do that for us! It means more than words!!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Courtney, I wish you and JJ the best. I wish we could have gotten together again, but hopefully we'll have another luncheon again soon:)

Louisa said...

Hi Courtney,
I can't quite remember how I found your blog - maybe through Erika's? Anyway, I've been reading your blog for a while now and love it. Can't wait to see what fun you find in Malaysia!
Have a safe flight and take care!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Courtney - Thanks for sharing your life and style with us. You were one of the first super sweet bloggers that I "met" online, so thank you for all your warm comments and emails.

Best of luck in KL, I bet they can't wait for your stylish self.

xo - Sarah

Laura said...

hey! I've never posted before, but I totally love your blog. all the best to you as you embark on this adventure!!!

Elizabeth said...

i just found your blog through darby. i hope you have a safe trip!

Cote de Texas said...

Aw, you are such a sweet girl! You'll be back before you know it. It'll pass really fast. Have fun and enjoy it!!!! Your parents look so young and cute.
I'll miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joni

jae said...

It puts a lump in my throat to think of some of those goodbyes. I guess things that are really worth doing don't come without some difficulties. You'll have to attach a web cam to your computer. Sounds like it was a great party.

prettydresses said...

It's so sad to see you go yet so exciting to hear of your new adventures. You look fabulous!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Again - the tears!! You really must stop all of this! LOL

You looked beautiful and I can't wait to here from you on the other side of the world! Houston will miss you!

number17cherrytreelane said...

It's horrible saying goodbye....I'm so sorry you couldn't pack them up with you....

Courtney said...

Your going away party looks and sounds like it was incredible, as is that dress-- simply gorgeous! Goodbyes are so so hard and painful; I must admit I cry whenever I say goodbye to my parents and they are only 10 hours away. But then times always flies and, hopefully, before you know it, you will find yourself with them again.

No.35style said...

The party sounds like such a fun time!!! and that dress!! oh that DRESS! LOVE it!! things like this are always bittersweet for everyone involved, but what an adventure!!

Stephanie said...

Goodbyes are the worst. I always prefer until we meet again.

Stunning dress! Wowza.

NINA said...

Goodbyes are for the birds BUT that dress is out-of-this-world fabulous! Love it. Have a safe move. You are in my thoughts. Nina
www.accordingtonina.com

Joanna Goddard said...

your dress is beautiful. i'm so excited for your new adventure!

AT said...

Not like it hasn't been said already, but your dress is to die for. Can't believe you're really gone!

Jen said...

Oh My! Saying goodbye to Mom & Dad had to be a tear jerker for all of you! That's such a great picture of the three of you. You've got your mamas beautiful smile! I'm sure they are so proud of you.
It's crazy how just by reading your blog, I feel as though your a great pal! I am just so thrilled for the journey you're starting [even a bit envious]. I think you are one of few people that will REALLY make the most of this experience & soak up all KL has to offer. And how lucky are we to be able to share in your adventure!
Hope you arrive safe and sound & please keep us up to date on sweet Burks journey!

Knock 'em dead!
Jen (in Albuq)