Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jensen's New Moon Bday party

How cool was it that New Moon came out around the same time that Jensen was celebrating a birthday? We HAD to have a NEW MOON celebration! We ate snacks ("bloody cupcakes" and type A, O, and B flavored drinks), did crafts (t shirts and necklaces), and played the twilight board game. After that it was off to Studio Movie Grill for the show and some dinner. Good times! :O)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

talented women

I love talented women. I love to see other women who excel in hobbies and skills. I am rarely jealous (because those of you who know me are aware that I don't have a competitive bone in my body). I love to see friends knitting works of art, decorating beautiful homes, writing eloquent poetry. I love to hear women who can sit down and play ANYTHING on the piano or sing a perfectly-pitched song.
I have none of those talents. I just appreciate seeing it in others.
This is one of the most talented people I know of. I say "know of" because I don't know her personally. I have just followed her blog for a few years now. She is an amazing photographer and writes the most hillarious posts. She is also a a FABULOUS cook. I have tried several of her recipes and they have all been divine! (Not so healthy or low in fat, mind you, but really yummy.)
She finally got talked into doing a cookbook. It is out now. Here it is.

She is also coming to Big D for a book tour on Dec. 1st at 7pm to Borders. I hope to make it. If you are looking for a great gift idea for someone who has everything - this migh tbe just the thing you are looking for.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Penance for being a negligent mom :O)

I was truly traumatized at the end of last year when I saw a picture of McKinley's class at the sock hop. She was the ONE AND ONLY GIRL NOT decked out in sock hop attire! I knew they were having a sock hop, they had advertised it heavily. But I thought it was one of those things like "pajama day" or "wear your favorite team jersey day" that was completely optional - take it or leave it. Little did I know that at our elementary school - sock hop is HUGE. Everyone goes all out for it! I felt so bad! (She actually told me that they year before she wasn't even allowed to be in the picture because she wasn't dressed in 50's attire!) Needless to say, I vowed to not let my little girls go another year UNsock-hop like. :O) Knowing that it came amidst a very busy time for me (planning Stake 11 year old campout, Stake Daddy Daughter Dance, hosting book club) I atleast had the forethought to enlist the help of a seamstress friend. We met her on a saturday and she let the girls pick out the color of their skirts. Didn't she do a great job?
Reagan and her friend, Alexa, at lunch on sock hop day
Thank you Sarah Rager, seamstress extraordinaire who made our poodle skirts!

They were so excited! My heart melted when Reagan gave me a HUGE hug and said "mom, thanks for getting us poodle skirts this year".

Sock Hop 2009