Friday, September 29, 2006
And speaking of cool, a while back I bought this cupcake holder and Larry made cupcakes last night so I got to try it out for the first time. It worked perfectly! You can even toss it around and turn it upside down and the cupcake doesn't get squished.
We bought it at the container store but you can also buy them at cupacake.com.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
- The ward service auction went really well (although I would have loved to see more people there)
- We collected loads of clothes and 520 lbs of food for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
- I did auction off graphic design for a Christmas card and our friends the Roessners won, which I’m excited about because they’ll be fun to work with
- We also donated an evening of babysitting and the Hardys won and I’m looking forward to it because their kids are adorable
- We watched the buckeye game with friends and celebrated another win
- Larry got a cold
- I got a Larry’s cold
- We had dinner at the Whiteheads and the Carpenters and I felt spoiled and I didn’t attempt to actually cook anything all week
- I spent yesterday afternoon picking up things at a friend’s apartment to mail to her because she will not be coming back to Ohio (so sad!)
- I got to watch a new episode of the Gilmore Girls last night (yay new season!)
- I did not prepare for Larry’s birthday (which is Friday) and so far the only gifts that I have for him are two ties, which he already knows about.
I guess I still have a lot to do!
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Anyway, I've been trying to come up with idea for a service I could donate to the ward auction that people would actually want to bid on. I realized that a lot of my skills are not that marketable. Since I've been working on the card kits I've been thinking about donating a custom design for a baby announcement or Christmas card. The winner would provide the photo(s) that they want to you and I woulr work with them to come up with the rest. Would you bid on that? Is there anything that you know that I can do that you would bid on? I feel like there must be something fun that I can do and I'm just missing it.
On that note, here are two of the Christmas card kit frames that I've come up with so far with some random pictures in them.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Some people in the ward have signed up to do really cool things. Ben Johnson said he will tile a room for someone and all they have to provide is the tile. Our friends Jason and Liz, who own their own car detailing business, will detail the interior and exterior of someone’s car, and my friend Rachel (who has dual citizenship in the US and Switzerland) will host “a night in Switzerland” and make a raclette dinner. The list goes on and on: a steak dinner, juggling lessons, sewing an item of your choice with fabric that you choose, use of a pickup and driver, a pedicure, handyman services . . . Larry is really hoping to win Ben Peterson's service because he signed up to mow someone's lawn.
We’re still hoping to get a few more members involved so hopefully the list will grow. It’s been fun learning about some of our friends’ hidden talents.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Check out this picture of Rebekah and you can tell that she's one of my best friends because she's reading one of my favorite books to her daughter. Can you guess what it is?
Thursday, September 14, 2006
With falls also comes a desire to become more organized. Maybe it's from seeing all of those school supplies in stores. Anyway, I just came across this link and I think that I need to make a wall pocket of my own.
I've also been meaning to tell you that my friend Krissy started a new blog and you can check it out here.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Later that evening Donny and Jessica stopped by with a new family member. Meet Dudley!
He is the cutest, softest, calmest four-month-old puppy you have ever met. Donny and Jessica love their cats so I've always thought of them as cat people, and I was totally surprised when they showed up with Dudley. Hopefully we'll have a chance to pet-sit for them sometime.
As if all of that wasn't enough to provide us with a happy evening, Larry and I stopped at Target and they had some of their Halloween stuff out. You all know Larry is a junkfood junkie, and I only encourage him. He loves vanilla flavored Tootsie rolls so he buys bags of them every Halloween and he hoards them all year. He even has a little left from last Halloween. Of course we had to replenish is stock and then we had to try green apple flavored candy corn because we were just too curious and the same goes for the new tiny cans of Jones Soda. Come on, who doesn't need to try spiced cider and candy corn falvored soda? (yes, I know it's a little weird that we bought soda flavored like candy corn and candy corn flavored like green apples).
Monday, September 11, 2006
Larry spent the afternoon sleeping, which he desperately needed because he is working long hours, and I think he's beginning to feel a little burnt out. Luckily next month he's doing a rotation at the student clinic at OSU so his hours should a little better.
Of course our Saturday evening was spent watching the OSU vs. Texas game. You can't live in Coumbus this long without getting caught up in a little of the hype. We got together with some of the friends that we made our first year here. I love watching games with them because they are some of the biggest Buckeye Fans that we know. And they also happen to all be excellent cooks so we had a great dinner of egg rolls and chicken wings and Larry and I brought along Jeni's Ice cream for dessert. Since the Buckeyes won, it was a happy evening for all!
Friday, September 08, 2006
In fact, I just realized in the "Larry Style" picture that last year I totally bought that tray in the front that says "Dr. Frankenstein" on it has has fake eyeballs in it because I knew Larry would love it. I'm always tempted to start decorating for Halloween really early, but that hasn't hit me yet this year because I'm hosting a baby shower this weekend. We are still working on plans for a Halloween party, but we are in charge of the activities committee at church and we have to figure out what date we'll have that Halloween party before we plan our own.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Larry worked again Monday morning and then we spent the evening at the Ward New Member BBQ because Larry and I are in charge of the activities committee. We thought only one other member of the activities committee was going to be able to be there, but we were surprised by loads of help, and I think everything went pretty well. Larry and I didn’t want to play the normal get-to-know-you games that they always play at these things so we asked the committee to come up with some fun ideas and they did. First, we divided everyone into teams and gave them five minutes to build the biggest tower that they could with plastic cups. I was amazed by the winners, but I was too busy to grab my camera. We also gave each team a t-shirt in a ziplock bag, frozen in five cups of water and the first team to get the t-shirt on one of the members of their team won. Our only rule was that they couldn’t use the grill so people got pretty creative; some ran to the nearest building to use the hot water and some tried to heat it using their cars. The team that won melted it in a nearby creek.