Saturday, September 27, 2008

You don't see this everyday at work...

If you don't like snakes you may want to skip this post although I HATE snakes and I ended up being fascinated by this.  A guy we work with brought in his snake that hadn't eaten in a week and fed it a live mouse while we all watched.  We just couldn't imagine how he was going to fit the mouse in his mouth but he did it.  Nature is pretty amazing.

Play date

Thanks to Facebook, I've gotten in touch with so many people that I haven't seen since high school or college.  Shari is one friend I've gotten together with.  She told me that she had contacted our friend Carlyn and that she was coming over to her house with her baby.  She invited me too but didn't tell me that Carlyn didn't know I was coming!  She almost fell over when she saw me.  Her daughter is absolutely adorable and didn't make a peep the whole time they were there.  Carlyn is a very talented artist/illustrator/author.  You can see her work at her website and even buy her books.  It was great to catch up and she hasn't changed a bit!  She was the one friend of ours that didn't have big 80s hair.  HAHA  I have pictures of Shari and Carlyn too but they haven't been approved :-)

Great Grandma visit

My Grandmother will be 89 in a few weeks.  She went to California with my dad last weekend.  On the way to the airplane in CA she fell and broke her elbow and some ribs.  She's a trooper and got right on the plane and waited on it for 3 hours while they tried to fix some issues.  Luckily the flight was uneventful and she went to the ER the next day.  They just gave her a sling and an rx for some good drugs.  Anyway, the next day I picked her up and brought back to my house to hang out with us for the day.  She raised 5 kids and still couldn't imagine how I deal with the two of them all day long.  They were extra special whiny that day.

4 generations

Wedding 4 of 4: Mike and Kristen - Part III

Box of Harbor Sweet chocolates...yummy!

The room at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem is so elegant and historic

The one joke of Chris's speech I heard...
"It's traditional for the best man's speech to last as long as the goom makes love."

"Thank you, and goodnight."

"Just kidding..."

This a second story window looking into the room where the bride throws her bouquet from

Look at that reach!  I think Lindsey was on the chair!

Gotta love the conga line

The Gloucestah crew

Last Dance

It really was a fun time!

Wedding 4 of 4: Mike and Kristen - Part II

The kids and I got to the church just as the girls were getting out of the limo.  Jackson wanted to follow Auntie.

I just can't get enough of this kid.

This was adorable.  Raffe is Kristen's son (the one that Jackson loves to wrestle with).  Raffe was the ring bearer and was doing a great job walking down the aisle until his 3 year old cousin Ryan saw him.  She yelled in such a cute, loving way, "RAFFE!!!" and ran out to the aisle to hug him.  Ryan is Kristen's sister's daughter and she was the flower girl.

One thing the minister didn't rehearse was this very long diatribe about what it takes to build a strong house.  He quizzed the wedding party who returned the questions with blank stares.  I think he was trying to say that you need love, faith, and god?  Or was that a good cordless screwdriver, wood, and screws.  I'm not really sure.  The kids were distracting me.

I absolutely love the look on Chris's face in this photo.  "Huh?"

Court, if you keep making this gesture at my camera I will continue to post it on my blog.  Love ya!