Monday, May 11, 2009

Congratulations, Aaron!

This weekend was BUSY! Friday was spent preparing for the rehearsal dinner I had been helping to plan for several months. I'm glad to say that everything went off without a hitch. Unfortunately, I managed to get there with no memory card in my camera. pictures! I did the same wheat grass and gerbera daisy arrangements seen here. I added table numbers on wooden sticks to each arrangement. I printed them on red cardstock and cut them into squares. It looked really cute! (you'll just have to trust me on that :)

Saturday we had Field Day at the kids' school. Then at 2:30pm we headed down to Chapel Hill for Aaron's graduation. Three hours later (thanks to the Garmin's illustrious tour of all the nooks and crannies of the North Carolina Research Triangle) we arrived! I was so glad to share this special time with Aaron and all his friends...friends who have become like family to us over the past six years (many of them were high school friends as well). Many of them were also some of Sippycups' first supporters. Saturday night we headed to a pizza place on Franklin Street that the graduates had rented out so their families could enjoy a little celebration. It was such a great idea. We had the entire place packed with friends and familiar faces. Lots of memories in that room, I'm sure!

Of course, the revelry continued after dinner. Everyone headed back to Aaron's apartment. I drove Dr. Daddy and the kids back to the friend's house we were staying at and he got the kids and himself to bed. I then headed back to Aaron's apartment and whipped up some Skinny Girl Margaritas. If you haven't tried must! Just remember to use the good tequila (100% Agave, white tequila). This is my new drink of choice! It's light and refreshing but it definitely packs a punch!
Mimi and I headed to bed pretty early (I think it was about 11:30pm). The "kids" continued the fun well in to the wee hours of the morning, as they should :). Good thing Mimi and I were at Aaron's door at 8:30 Sunday morning to get his lazy bum out of bed. Otherwise, he would have missed the graduation!
We hustled over to the stadium. Seanie boy, feeling the pain of the previous night's fun, was moving at a snail's pace. Tobin, Aaron's adorable boyfriend, was a true mensch and found bottled water and coffee. My dad came through with Krispy Kreme and all was well. Desmond Tutu was the speaker. I have to say, he is an intriguing speaker. Unfortunately, his message was a wonderful one that was somewhat lost when he politicized his speech. Not cool. It's hard to represent yourself as a uniter when you're speech is judgemental and partisan. It was funny, though, trying to construe some of his interpretations of the King's English.

We dashed out a bit early so we could get back to Aaron's apartment and whip up some brunch. And whip up some brunch Tobin did! What a chef!
We then opened presents. Everyone got a litty teary eyed when Aaron was given the greatest gift from my Dad. To make a long story short...before my Mom passed away she was in a quilting group of ladies. They called it the "Stitch and Bitch" group. She had finished a quilt for Seanieboy and started quilts for Aaron and Ryan. Well, my Dad had those same ladies finish Aaron's quilt and that was the gift my Dad gave him yesterday. Definitely an emotional moment, especially given the date of Mother's Day. It's a beautiful quilt and I am so grateful to those ladies who finished it for Aaron.

After the gifting we did an impromptu photo shoot. I think we got some great photos!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bad Blogger

I know, I know! I've been away forever. It's been crazy around here! I've been busy with this:

I've had so much fun making these adorable wedding invitations for my cousin who is getting married June 13. I LOVE the hot pink and navy color combo. I've also been working on menus, rehearsal dinner invites, etc.

Add to that the craziness of May. What the heck? School has been crazy lately with the kids. I've just finished baking ten dozen dinosaur cookies for BabyBoy's first grade Dino Day. Thank goodness I didn't have to ice them. No, we get to enjoy that catastrophe with the class. I'll be taking ten tubs of "brightly colored icing" and a pile of sprinkles for lots of super fun first grade bonding time. Awesome. For BabyGirl's class, it's dolphin day. Looks like I'll be making some dolphin cookies, too! On the bright side...I've mastered the art of cut out cookies.

This Saturday we have Field Day, for which I've been desperately trying to gather volunteers to work the booths. I'm sorry, but I am so OVER the Field Day thing. Let's just get a bunch of bounce houses a few slip and slides and a cake walk. Better yet, can I just write the school a check? I'm already getting nickel and dimed for tshirts, raffle tickets, casseroles, lollipops, etc. What's another hundred bucks? Geez!

We also leave Saturday for my brother Aaron's graduation from UNC Chapel Hill. I promise to take lots of pictures!

Speaking of pictures...BabyGirl and I stopped by the open house at the gym last weekend and she walked away with this crazy balloon sculpture. Ziggy the Clown was not messin around on this particular day! Of course, BabyGirl was pretty specific with her request: white bunny...big ears, blue eyes, pink and blue leash. A leash for a bunny? She did make haste in pointing out to me that bunny's eyes were actually "aquamarine" and not blue. Okay. Whatever.

Tomorrow night I'm overseeing a rehearsal dinner at a local museum. Lots of cute flower arrangements and photos to follow...

And next master bedroom is officially finished! (well, for now atleast) I'll post new pix soon.

Have a great weekend!