Friday, December 15, 2006

Angela's Wedding

Well, I've done it. I've successfully pulled off a wedding (that wasn't my own)!! Angela enlisted me as her wedding planner and the big event was Saturday... and it was awesome!! Believe it or not, I don't have any pictures of the wedding because I was busy orchestrating, but I do have pictures of the bachelorette party and Rehersal. We had a ton of fun- including Jess's friend that posed as a stripper but really just wanted a beer in a room full of Lovley Ladies! (You should have seen Angela's face when he walked in- I thought she was going to combust then kill us all from the grave!!) The party a success, on to set up and rehersal at the church! Jess apparently turnes into a reindeer when she vacumes, and the Bride and Groom were darling in their antlers. The wedding was a success, and I couldn't have done it without my sidekick Beach, my sick husband, Julie and Ben the "I can do that for you" man, who looks great in a bow tie, by the way! So.... anyone else getting married that wants an anal-retentitive wedding planner who likes to get her cranky pants on and kick out crashers? I just happen to have the girl for you!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Snow- Everywhere!
So, I know everyone and their brother got snow, but we got about 16 inches of the stuff at our house! The days off work at the time were a soulfull repreive, and the dogs loved it! I tried to get a family picture, but not only was it snowing too hard, but the dogs didn't get that they should be looking at the camera and not the road (and those ridiculous cars going 2 miles an hour). Better luck next time. Shelby thinks snow is great to bury her face in to see what''s underneath, so she had a snow-stach. Not even snow stops her from tearng around like her tail's on fire!

I had a request for the carved end product... so here you go my darling public!! Little Jaime helped, and Ethan was very grossed out at putting his hands in the pumpkin goo, so he watched and asked questions! I tried for a lantern (the stem reminded me of one) but I didn't carve it right... so it's a monster!!! Jaimie was very excited about her "eyes glowing in the dark" pumpkin, so we had to get pictures to prove it! Then we roasted the seeds and watched TV while devouring them- it was the best!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What a Season!! I get to go to the pumpkin patch again!! But this time, I'm headed to McPahil Berry Farms in Lynden with my niece Livie and her preschool class! Amy called, said they are combining a field trip with Grandparent's day, and asked if I wanted to come too! I think I am a spoiled Auntie!! Steve's dad and step-mother came too. The day was very wet and drizzly, but that didn't stop us from having a great time!! We got to take a hay ride around the farm and out to the patch, and everyone got to pick out their own pumpkin! Livie found hers right away, them had a great time playing in the fresh mud!! She was quite delighted with herself! Then back on the wagon we went and back to the farm to ride a train, check out all the cool animals- pigs, bunnies, koi fish, sheep- and feed the goats. Then they provided us with hot cider, apple juice, and apple wedges in caramel for snack! We had a lot of fun, and Livie's teacher invited me to come to 2 more field trips- a bakery and the Nutcracker in December! Woo hoo!

Ah, the crisp air, bright pumpkins, and the squeal of little boys...welcome to the Stony Ridge Farm pumpkin patch! I got to go with Jaimie, Ethan, Jana and Alex as the Photographer (that was my angle for the adult version of "Take Me!! Take Me!!")! We started out looking at all the animals, and the crazy goats that like to walk high above the crowd! The boys thought the geese were really loud, and the turkeys really funny. Alex bucked a bronc bale and everybody rode the big bale horse. Alex was enthralled with the barrel train, but Ethan hardly noticed it because he found the TRACTORS doing hay rides!! Alex loved the train ride, and we could barely contain Ethan- he wanted to bee line for the tractor! The boys loved the pumpkins, Alex wanted to help Jana with the wheelbarrow, and weight didn't slow him down! We also got to pick our own apple from the rows and rows of trees- Ethan just wanted to pick one, and Alex devioured his and didn't want to share! (they were really jucy, crisp apples- yummy)We also went out to the gourd field, and laugh ourselve silly at all the different colors, shapes, and sizes!