Wednesday, August 17, 2016
After Church (Photostory)
Church service has concluded at Beulah Baptist Church. Several attendees have already left, but most are meandering and conversing with friends and family.
"Dad, are we leaving soon?" (Shelley)
"We're going to wait for your mom." (Emmitt)
"Well in that case, I'm going to the bathroom." (Shelley)
"Take these two with you. I'm sure they could use a bathroom break." (Emmitt)
"Daaad, why do I have to take them with me all the time." (Shelley)
"You are just going to the bathroom. It's not like you are going to the prom or something." (Emmitt)
"Fine. Come on spoiled brat." (Shelley)
"I'm not sure he's the spoiled brat in this case." (Emmitt)
The husbands of three ladies, Camille, Dasia, and Jacquelyn, are currently on a fishing trip together.
Just a reminder, Camille is Darius and Kendra's aunt on their mom side, and Dasia is their aunt on their dad side. Jacquelyn is no relation to either of these ladies, but she does own the bridal shop. Camille has happily taken baby Cameron from his mom.
"So have you heard from Harold since he's been gone?" (Jacquelyn)
"He called when they arrived, but they must be having a great time because I've hardly heard a peep since." (Dasia)
"I'm sure they are just happy to be away from us." (Camille)
The ladies start laughing.
"Girl, I'm freaking out." (Nikki)
"Why, what's wrong?" (Kendra)
"This wedding just got real." (Nikki)
"The wedding was always real, wasn't it?" (Kendra)
"Yes, but announcing it to the church, just put my nerves on edge." (Nikki)
"Every bride goes through those jitters. As your maid-of-honor, I'm here to help with those jitters."
"I'm counting on you." (Nikki)
"I got you, girl. Don't worry." (Kendra)
**Come on mom. I have things to do.** (Valencia)
Unfortunately, her mom is deep in conversation with the pastor.
"Yes, I sort of came to town to be closer to my daughter, but truth be told, I just needed a fresh start." (Dree)
"Well I really hope you decide to make Beulah Baptist your church home." (Pastor)
China is texting both her sister, Sylvia, and her husband, Darren, but she has one eye on her daughter, Taylor.
Taylor and Courtney are plotting and scheming
"You should come to my house and play." (Courtney)
"What kind of toys do you have?" (Taylor)
"We could have a tea party!" (Courtney)
"So can we go school shopping now?" (Christine)
"I thought your dad was taking you school shopping." (Cassandra)
"Shopping with dad is boring. I'd much rather go with you." (Christine)
Robyn, Jacquelyn's daughter, is waiting to talk to her mom.
"I don't know, hon, looks like she could be awhile. Maybe you should just call her later." (Ron)
"You may be right." (Robyn)
Ron is secretly trying to hurry home so he can see the preseason football games.
"We should get together and do something fun. You know the old saying, 'when the husbands are away, the wives should play'." (Camille)
The ladies start laughing.
"I'm not sure that is the saying, but I'm all in." (Dasia)
"I told Dad we would go out to eat with them today." (Leslie)
"Babe, you know it's football season." (David)
"It's only preseason. Those games don't even count." (Leslie)
Harrison, Leslie's dad, comes over to see his grandkids and to confirm dinner plans.
"Oh Dad, I was just telling David about dinner. Which restaurant did you guys decide on?" (Leslie)
"We're probably going to the Asian place." (Harrison)
"Is that okay, or did you have some other place in mind?" (Harrison)
"That's fine. The food and the service are really good there." (Leslie)
Awww, Darius has made a new friend.
Lisa finally got her chance to say hello to the pastor. They hug briefly. The pastor has been counseling Lisa and her estranged husband, Charles, for some time now. The couple has made great strides to getting their marriage back on track.
"So where is Charles? I was expecting to see him again this Sunday." (Pastor)
"I know. He had to go into work, or else he would be here. He wanted me to apologize for his absence." (Lisa)
Tina and daughter, Shantavia, are shooting the breeze and catching up a little bit. With Shantavia's busy schedule lately, she and mom haven't seen each other in about two weeks.
"So have you two set a date yet?" (Tina)
"We are not in a rush. Work is so busy right now, that I can't possibly plan a wedding right now." (Shantavia)
"Come here, Chad." (Jada)
"I'm here to help." (Tina)
"Well, I don't foresee a wedding any time before next year." (Shantavia)
"Next year?!" (Tina)
"I know you are all excited after Darius and Nikki's announcement, but like I said, we are not in a hurry." (Shantavia)
"Jada, please don't pick him up. He's just about as big as you are." (Shantavia)
"No he's not. Look, I'm bigger than him." (Jada)
"Okay, but I don't think his mom wants you picking him up. We're going to be leaving as soon as grandpa Harrison comes back." (Shantavia)
"I'm going to get grandpa Harrison, okay?" (Jada)
"Not okay." (Shantavia)
"Come on, Let's just all get up and go. If we wait too long, the restaurant is going to be packed" (Tina)
"Really Dad? You're killing me." (Racquel)
I don't know what her dad said or did, but she just doesn't look happy.
"You'll be alright." (Reinaldo)
Racquel's dad is a big jokester and it's hard to tell when he's being serious sometimes.