Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Kirstin after she got a strike!!!
Amy, Kristen and Me
Kristen and Miles...ha ha Miles, you made it on my blog after all (he kept threatening "if these end up on your blog, you will get it!"
Me and Chris
A shot with the gift certificates...cheesy I know...oh well deal with it people!
'Dough' HATES to have his picture taken and his wife Amy ALWAYS has her camera and is taking pics! This picture captures the essence of it all!
They had HUGE hot chocolates (think 'so I married an axe murder')
It was REALLY hot and I burnt my tongue! Poor baby! Honey, quick, kiss it better!!! :-)
Oh ya....were bad!!!
The proof that they have a volatile relationship!!! J/K....seriously though, notice what is in Amy's hand...yep, a camera. She was trying to take an action shot of 'Dough' and he had had enough!
Love this one of Aim
Okay, so my JERK friends are always giving me a hard time about not ever sharing drinks with them. I admit that I have a huge germ/slobber phobia. I personally don't see anything wrong with not wanting to suck on something that someone's bodily fluid has touched. So I had my own drink and they were all sharing (dry heaving right now!!). I guess that they took this picture while I was in the bathroom. Yep that is my cup and yep, I drank it all gone before they showed me this picture. YA JERKS!
This was taken after I figured out what they had done...actually first I threw ice at ALL of them! They are such MEANERS!
I guess that this is pay back! They thought that I was taking their picture, not video taping them. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH (said while rubbing hands together aggressively!) But not to worry girls, you will get yours!!!
Thanks again Jake and Amy for such a wonderful time!! We love you guys!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The band with the 8 on it slid off, so that the invitation could be opened and looked like this when opened. A special thanks to my good friend Donna who let me use her cool paper for these!
When I delivered the invitations I took my camera along. I wanted to get a picture of each child so that I could use it to decorate with. I made each child (yes, I had to force some of them to do this) do a nice smile and then a funny face. Then, keeping with the 8 theme, I cut out the pictures and put one at either end of the eight. Then on the top picture I put "It's great to be..." and on the other picture I put their name. It was simple, yet it turned out cute. I put these all over the doors to the font, which was at the front of the room. We have 18 kids getting baptized, so it nearly covered the doors. Here is what one of them looked like.
Then I made a little favor for each child. I made copies of the following poem
As I go into the Waters of Baptism, these socks will be first to enter in.
Just as these socks are clean and white, I too will be cleansed from sin."
This is how the girls bag looked...sorry you can't see the socks, but they are in there!Here is a picture of the clip up close, but I decided that you just had to see it on someones head to do it justice, so I asked AnaLeigha to model it... she was only too happy to oblige!
Then I made the programs, I tried to keep them simple and in the color scheme of choice. I am not computer savvy, so I am pretty proud that I figured out how to do a '8' watermark on it. LOL
For the program, both the Primary President and a member of the bishopric spoke to the kids, then we had the cub scout leader and activity days leader do a little blurb about those activities. Chris 'lovingly' agreed to sing a musical number...which by the way was so beautiful (of course) and really brought the spirit into the room. Then we did a small spotlight on each child...which was so fun. We really have such a great bunch of little ones! It was a short and sweet program (my kind of program) and then we ate refreshments.
And now for the best part!!! My friend Lesleigh, who is also in the ward, has a cake business (you can find her link on my sidebar!) and she made us these TWO AMAZING CAKES! They were definitely the hit of the party! When you walked into the relief society room, the aroma just hit you in the face...plus they looked so BEAUTIFUL! Really, these pictures just do NOT do them justice. She went above and beyond for us with these two beautiful masterpieces and I am so thankful for her and that she was so willing to do this. THANKS LESLEIGH!
This cake was only supposed to be a small 6" round cake, just in case the other cake didn't feed everyone (we were expecting 60+ people). But when I showed up to pick them up yesterday, this is what I found! She made another smaller version of the eight cake...just amazing!
So the night is done and I am relieved that it went so well. All the hard work was definitely worth it, I got so much wonderful feedback and thanks from the parents. I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of such a wonderful thing.
How's that for fulfilling my new years resolution????!!! Oh, and another great part, there was actually a little bit of cake leftover that I think is calling my name right now. I better go and answer it...after all, it is rude to ignore something that is calling your name! So in the words of Marie Antoinette..."LET THEM EAT CAKE!"
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
So in no particular order here they are:
1- America's next top model. I love Tyra Banks, if I could meet any celebrity it would be her.
2- Top Chef. This is one that Chris and I love to watch together, it is mind boggling how people can just come up with recipes on the fly like that!
3- Survivor. If I didn't have to eat weird bugs and crap, I would SOOOO audition for this show. It is great! Some day my good friend Brianna is going to win this hands down (she just needs to hurry up and apply...hint hint)
6- American Idol. Holy cow! Love this one!!! This is one that the entire family can get into. It's da bomb!!! Starts next week!!
8- Dancing with the stars. Wow, same feelings on this one! It just takes me back to my ballroom dancing days! Love the Hough siblings!!! Go Utah dancers!
9- The Amazing Race. I STILL want to go on this one. Looking for someone to partner up with me on this one...any takers? Come on, it's for a million dollars and a chance to see the world!
10- And finally, a new one. True Beauty. Did anyone else see this one after the Bachelor? It was pretty good and VERY funny. Really can anyone be THAT stuck on their looks? Finally a show that looks at how beautiful someone is on the inside and how they treat others.
So there you have it! WOW, I didn't realize that I liked that many...LOL. Does anyone else share in my reality TV jubilation's??? Oh, gotta go...Top Chef is about to start! :-)