Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bow Down To Washington!!

We took our good luck charms friends, Steve & Cynthia, to the Apple Cup on Saturday.  And boy it was fun!  I'm not just saying that because, well, the Huskies won, but the real fun was laughing and visiting with our dear friends. 
Thanks Crosbys for the fun evening!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great job ladies!!!!!

After attending two wonderful conferences for the girls yesterday, we decided to celebrate with sparkling apple cider in champagne glasses.  The girls thought this was so grown up!
Of course, after all the accolades, toasts, etc., Janey went to clear her plate and plowed her 1/4 full champagne glass right over and it shattered into a gagillion sticky pieces. 
The dinner time clean up took a few extra minutes, needless to say. 
Good thing my wine glass was empty.  :)

Last night we were very thankful for 2 happy girls, 4 wonderful teachers and our fantastic school!!

My new favorite thing...

So I picked this up at Fred Meyer yesterday for a mere $19.99, which I thought was a great deal.  Even if I only use it for Thanksgiving, I consider it a cheap entertaining investment.  (Guess I'll need to have more parties.)  Each side holds 2.5 quarts, and if you remove the chaffing dishes, the bottom part is a warming plate for appetizers.  I plan on putting stuffing on one side and maybe mashed potatoes on the other?  But I usually make a ridiculous amount of them, so 2.5 quarts may not cut it. :)  Those taters may call for the ol' Crock pot!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

A to the K

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

These Chairs Are My Bitches

These chairs are totally my bitches.

Yeah, you may be laughing now, (well maybe not you, Mom, sorry) but I was NOT laughing around 2 pm this afternoon.  I've put a fair amount of furniture together in my lifetime...Ikea, Fred Meyer, Target, World Market.  Today, I picked up two of these chairs from World Market for our dining room (on sale, PLUS 25% off - boo-yah).  All I had to do was attach the seat to the back with 4 bolts and add the front legs with 4 more bolts, but damn those Allyn wrenches!  And the threads on the bolts wouldn't catch with the threads in the chair back.  I was determined to see these bitches beauties standing at either end of my dining table (which is a beautiful antique from Brett's amazing great-grandparents).  Anyhow, after "blessing them out" as SuLee would say, I love the way they look. 

Now I must go in search of fabric to recover the original chairs, and then the dining room and living room will be one cohesive, flowing unit. 
And while I'm at it, that tree has GOT to go.

To the rescue!

Woody and Buzz - my heros!!
Are they the cutest, or what?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My SIX kids!

Took these jokers to Black Bear Yogurt yesterday. I've been
dying to check it out, and I couldn't think of 6 better reasons. (So yeah, I'll go to a lot of trouble to ge me some fro-yo.)
It did not disappoint!

Two people asked me if they were all my kids. Must have been because they were so well behaved. ;)

A to the K

Saturday, November 5, 2011