May 30, 2011

Washington, D.C.

To the women before and the women after

Washington, D.C., a set on Flickr.

A very educational trip that ended with Alan's marriage proposal...

Memorial Day

Originally uploaded by sticksinthemud
All those gone but not forgotten... especially you Gramps. And as I should say everyday, thanks to those who serve.

May 22, 2011

Who is still here?

Ok, looks like I am behind in posting. At the time of my last posting I was experiencing a cold, or what I thought was a cold, that turned into a sickness spanning weeks and then a surprise of a positive pregnancy test. Weeks turned into to months and with constant nauseousness, vomiting and just plain exhaustion, I didn't do much that warranted posting.

Until now!

I've energy and no sickness and our life is about to be turned topsy turvy. Well it turns out I'm not the only one! Emily and Taylor (Emily is Alan's cousin) are expecting just a smidgen before us so what better time than the start of summer (ignoring the down pour of rain today) to have a baby shower for them! The weather could not have been better and the company was delightful.

The theme: Dr. Seuss and the Land of Books
Hosted by: Shirley, Paula, and me
Decor: Red, light blue, white, and a splash of yellow with dots, stripes and swirls
  • gooeycheese (brie) & glazed figs
  • dippy artichoke
  • devilish green eggs
  • salad cheese cups
  • cheesey baked noodles
  • fruity tart
  • baby funfetti cakes
  • berried parfait
I made some documents, from ideas on the web, and you can leave a comment here if you would like a PDF of them.  I made a cute banner, Shirley made some adorable 'books' for the garland. We all worked our tails off for the delicious spread. We had a guess how many book worms in a jar contest and then we played a match the title of the book to the author game. Cindy, the soon to be grandma, won herself some Smarties after a smashing win!

I am definitely sitting a lot today to recover from the party but it was totally fun and I'd do it again in a heart beat!

Here are some of my pictures...