Friday, September 30, 2011

Flash Mob/mock wedding reception/surprise 60th birthday party...Preparations

So here's the story: We planned a wedding reception, complete with a fake bride and groom, wedding announcements, fake guests, wedding cake, the works. We invited Mom, and while she was in the line giving her love to the "bride and groom", the bride walks onto the dance floor and busts a move. Her fake husband joins her, then the rest of the group joins in a little at a time. (Mom-"Hey- this is a flash mob!!!) about half way through the dance, a group joins in consisting of Mom's siblings and nephew/niece that have come from other states. By then, everyone but Mom is dancing, and she knows it is a surprise party for her.

Want to watch it? Here's the link.

Janelle and I waltzing-looks like I let her be the girl that time...
Janelle, saucing up the ribs. Yes, that is a plastic bag on her shirt...

Practicing the dance

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

9/11 Memorial dedication

Dad thought the Twin Tower beam should be something everyone could come and touch...
We have a picture just like this from about 15 years ago from "take your daughter to work"day. We got to dress up in firefighting gear and run their course thing, then watch them put out a fire. No wonder we're (almost) all married to public servants-that is so cool!

Memorial dedication-Dad

Dad, with two New York police officers.
This is Dad giving his speech.
The bag pipes were AWESOME.

No dishes in the sink, please

I love my sink. I love it so much, I have a hard time piling dishes into it. I kind of hate a pile of gross dishes in the sink-especially when a washcloth gets left at the bottom and sits for a few hours (or overnight...) so I stack dishes on the counter and leave the sink empty. Weird? Maybe...

My table is happy

This is a picture of my kitchen table. It has Happy scratched into it, from a birthday card one of the kids made for their grandma. Sad that the table has scratches (what table doesn't?) but how funny is that-it says happy? I mean, how can you get mad about that?! It makes me laugh.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Funny thoughts about Jon

So I woke up this morning with a bugger of a headache, so I took an excederine. Now, I don't know about you, but along with taking away my headache, excederine makes me happy. And really chatty. But as Jon and I were jogging with our ipods on, I was stuck thinking to myself this morning, and most of my thoughts were about that cute husband of mine. Here are some of my 5:00 in the morning thoughts:

When Jon does that backwards run he does for part of each lap we run, it seriously looks like I'm watching him in rewind mode. It looks so cool.

When he's running in said fashion, I try to run all sexy-like while he is running facing me. I wonder if he notices.

He will run halfway across the street to kick something that catches his eye (ie pinecone, big rock, beer can he thinks is empty that actually has enough beer in it to splatter on his leg-I pretend not to notice)

Even though my slow pace kills him, he stays with me.

How did I get so lucky?!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Reese takes a huge bite, which she consequently chokes on and throws up in my cloth napkin.

Utah wedding-Reception

All the flower girls dancing on the stage

Andrew holding Cathryn's new baby, Cate.

We went back up to Utah for Jon's brother's wedding.
Cathryn's new baby. Yum.
Heck, any of Cathryn's cute kids.
New family sister-in-law!
Seeing family and friends. like 6 times in 2 days:Reception, sealing, luncheon, baptism, Diana'a 60th birthday party, baby blessing. Holy Hallidays!