Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Guest Blogger! A Nathan and Meagan Story! Hurray!

Note: This post is about our son, Nathan and his girlfriend, Meagan. It was written by Meagan's mom, Sheri Hawley, and posted on her blog, Embrace the Grace. (If you aren't already reading Sheri's blog on a regular basis, you need to. It's good stuff!)

And now let’s give a big Smithellaneous Welcome to Sheri Hawley!

If you've been reading "Embrace the Grace," it doesn't take long to realize that our family has a decidedly warped sense of humor. We came by this honestly - it was my mom who so often said, "In this life you're going to laugh a lot or cry a lot. I choose to laugh!"

We've all adopted her philosophy to the best of our ability and have truthfully found it to be the best of the two options.

Hence the humor in the following story. Last night, Meagan and Nathan found themselves on a very special "dress-up date". Meagan's braces were removed yesterday and with perfect timing Nathan got a pay check so they had planned this very special evening of dual celebration. Nathan arrived totally decked out in suit and tie - so debonair! And Meagan chose a simple black dress - her smile was brilliant enough on its own! Off they went, laughing together and beaming.

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Meagan said that Nathan (who planned the date entirely on his own - three cheers for chivalry) had chosen a terrific restaurant and they were having a perfect evening when IT happened.

Meagan turned her head to sneeze and immediately felt a draft. The invisible zipper in her little black dress gave way and left her with only two connection points: the hook and eye at top and two fragile teeth clinging together halfway down her side.

SHOCK! Total and complete shock!! What to do?

She did what every other self-respecting 22 year old would do in such a horrendously embarrassing moment - she burst out laughing! (Yeah, I know. Laughing isn't normally the first reaction but maybe it should be.)

Nathan diverted his attention like a perfect gentleman. Then Meagan gathered enough composure to clamp her arm to her side and slip to where several waitresses were standing. "Where is your restroom? And could one of you come with me - I have a problem!"

She said the waitress worked with the nylon zipper but had no success. A second waitress was called in for back up. While the dress wasn't really tight, it would not go over her head so she could get it off and work on it herself. The two waitresses were stumped and said they were going to get more assistance.

Meagan was left to wait in the bathroom, all alone, gaping dress, no phone to text Nate.......but she did have the camera in her hand for some odd reason. So she entertained herself making a short video because she knew her sisters would never believe it! Smile.


Finally, an older waitress came in to assess the situation. She then sent a waiter running down the block to CVS for safety pins. He was a Ninja because he took time to think through choosing a package of black and white safety pins instead of the silver ones as he was pretty sure the girl stuck in the bathroom had been wearing a black dress! Well Done!

The wait staff then sifted through the lost and found bin and gave Meagan a lovely black sweater which had been left behind by some earlier patron. (New York and Co.; she was quite pleased!)

Meagan made her way back to the table; walking carefully so as not to pop any of the eight safety pins holding her dress together. The cute couple finished dessert. (Nate is in college for heaven's sake. You can't waste dessert!) Then made their way back to Winter Haven.

Little Black Dress - Zipperless
New Sweater - Much Appreciated
Perfect Evening - Not So Much
Great Memory - PRICELESS!!

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Love Being A Nonny said...

So funny! They will talk about this for years and years!!!!!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Oh, and they both look GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

Great story to tell their grandchildren! Meagan really kept her composure and made the most of an embarrassing situation. Glad they were able to enjoy a nice night out.

Anonymous said...

I thought the "IT" that happened was going to be that Nathan proposed!

Anonymous said...

I laughed when I read it on her blog and I laughed again just now. Enjoyed the pictures and love their sense of humor! Adorable couple!

Becky said...

What is the ring on the left hand? Great story and great couple ~ I can't believe if I missed they got engaged and I didn't see it. Becky

Anonymous said...

I thought Nathan was going to give her his jacket...he was in a suit after all...but hey, a free sweater! Even better!
Cute couple and cute story!

Anonymous said...

Meagan reacted exactly how I would like my daughter to react. What a great young lady she is. Most 22 year olds would freak out but she was able to laugh at herself. They seem like they will have a great life together like you and Steve!!


Anonymous said...

what a fun story!
Nathan and Meagan are such a great couple!
were they at the Melting Pot restaurant?

mrs pam