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I'm a Great Northwesterner that is now loving life in the Midwest. I am a world class napper. I'm very bossy. I clearly love a good glass of Scotch. I wear aprons every chance I get.

Monday, February 27, 2006

I could have danced all night...

This past Saturday I hosted a 30th wedding anniversary party for my parents. I rented a hall from the Hillsboro Parks and Recreation department called the River House and we decorated in white, sage green, and light pink. Flowers on every table as well as many pictures of the honored couple on display. Geoffrey created a CD of the special songs of Mom and Dad as a party favor.
The day actually went very smoothly - with only the picking up of flowers and cakes as final duties (hee, hee...duties). Oh, and coming up with some sort of guest book, as Mom let me know the night before the party that she wanted some sort of book or way to log attendance. So we had all the guests sign the mat of a picture of Mom and Dad. I think it turned out wonderfully!
We had over eighty guests arrive and wish well and eat and enjoy. I had a great time mixing and mingling. This did cut into my focused chatting time, but what can you do as a hostess?
We had cards of trivia about the couple and as a group shouted out answers and had Mom and Dad give the real answers - it was kind of like the Match Game, but with out Boobs or Mother-in-Law as any of the answers.
I was so relieved to reach 10:00 p.m. and have everything done and the whole party having gone off without a hitch. I got so many compliments on the decorations, food, punch, cake, music, the hall...it was so gratifying to know that all that work was SO worth it!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Rocket Boosters to POWER

A long weekend lay ahead...well, not really as I have to go to class on Monday morning - but then I'm free for the rest of the day.

I'm in final preparations for my parents wedding anniversary party and to have family visiting from out of town. So far the list is pretty long of things to do and accomplish this weekend but there are five categories in which all the tasks are designated. What I'm sayin is: there's TONS to be done this weekend. And I think I can do it. Me and this guy...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My grapevine

Today was a great day for staying in touch with folks...but the best moment came when I was on the phone with Reyna Malley and her son was base-jumping out of the dog door and nearly overdosed on stool softener. Maybe I shouldn't find these things funny...but I was dying! That Reyna can make anything funny.

Good luck with your crankapotamus!

I've become that lady...

I've become the lady who treats holidays just like any other day. I mean today I wore a pink shirt and a Valentine's day pin on my jacket...but I had to go the store this afternoon to get Valentine's for my family. I like to think I make a big deal about things. But apparently I don't. Ah well.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Living for...

Why is it that having a big event to look forward to is so much fun and then when it's over, it's so sad? I've got plenty upcoming, but am sad to have the past weekend over.

Geoff and I flew to Las Vegas on Thursday night, stayed at Casa de Craig in the guest suite. It was so nice of Abbie and Roxanna to give up their room for us. The Malleys had arrived earlier in the day. And I'm thrilled to report that they (the Craigs and the Malleys) have officially hit it off. I think they're in love. The beginning of something beautiful...I could go on and on...

For Geoff, the golf was AMAZING. The best day of golf in his life, he says. Once back at the Craigs naps were had, visiting, lunching, and prepping for the Coldplay concert. The concert to end all concerts. I'm just grateful that my awesome friends were willing to include my brother in their festivities. Katie and I had a party with the kids, watching Babe. And, yes, I cried. I started crying when Rex ran back to the farm and then for the rest of the picture. I'm sticking with the story that I was 'Very TIRED."

Saturday - chocolate chip pancake sandwiches. YOWZA. Back to Lake Las Vegas for a tour...a three hour tour, if you get my meaning. Dinner...oh, salmon, how did you get selected as the chosen fish of the Lamb? A quick stop at the Apple Store and then FONDU at the Craigs. Now, I've had fondu other places, but it never tastes as good as it does at the Craigs. At this point I must have been running on 11 hours of sleep (out of a possible 24) so I finally hit the wall at 1:30 a.m.

Geoff and I attended church with the Craigs, and the Malleys continued on their journey to Santa Barbara and Becky attended another ward with friends. We went to church right after Tanner Craig lost his lunch down my sleeve and skirt. When I felt the barf hit my shoe, I was just pleased with myself for not barfing my ownself. Yea me! It was a very nice meeting and then Geoff and I headed home for naps and packing. The Steelers beat the Seahawks - woohoo - and we got to watch it, as I declared it Super Sunterday at the Craigs.

Sadly, all the fun and laughter and gabbing had to come to an end. Geoff and I hopped back in our rental car,..and put Linda our directions maven to work. We had about an hour to wait for our plane as it had been delayed. But we got great seats and flew home. I'm not sure how long it will take for my sinuses to readjust to the wet weather, but I hope it's soon as I'm very stuffed up.

Friday, February 3, 2006

Starting to relax...

Good Morning. I've been up since 5:45 a.m. I'm also sitting in the Lake Las Vegas resort. I've dropped Geoff off at Reflection Bay for a round of golf and I've had breakfast with Becky Baird. How does a day get any better? I'm enjoying the quiet and serenity. Oh, the serenity. I really can't wait to hear all about the day of golf.