Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The cupcakes for the shower turned out very pretty! I also tried a new buttercream recipe which will become my stand-by. It's amazing. dh says I've "reached perfection". He's so funny.
Here is a pic from the surprise Bachelorette party at Buca di Beppo last night downtown. We had a blast! We told J we were going shoe shopping for shoes to wear at the reception and took her to a restaurant instead.
Two more days till we head down to Manti and Mt Pleasant for the wedding and open house. I hope the kids do okay. They all have their suits, ties, shirts, etc, so i hope we are ready. I think we are! As a wedding party we've gone through about 4 dress possibilities. Every time I think it's been decided someone changes their mind. Sheesh! And it looks like it will officially be the first ones picked. Funny how often that happens that way.
I got J and T a nice pic of the temple with their names and date along the bottom. I hope she likes it.
I have activity days again tomorrow and we will be learning to lead music. Simple, as I'm so busy with wedding prep. Our numbers have been dwindling lately so I hand delivered invites yesterday. I've been having a hard time getting the less active girls to come. Hopefully it will be a full house!
I have the laundry sorted so far and just need to get two loads in. And dh has a suit done at the cleaners so I need to pick that up sometime.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Youth Conference was great! My class went smoothly and I got many compliments afterward. The bishopric and their wives were also invited on Sat to hear the testiomonies and have dinner. It was really neat and I'm glad I was there.

Busy Busy! That's my week so far. My little sister gets married in a week and I've been doing lots of stuff to get ready. Also, one of her showers was last night and her personal shower is tomorrow. Most of it ius being done by my sisters and I. The one last night was really fun, actually, and she got some very nice things. We decorated with red roses and it was simple but pretty. It was a lot of fun to work on a project with W and A. We don't get to do much of that.

Tonight we are headed to a restaurant while the kids are at grandma's. I'm looking forward to it. After that I need to make a double batch of cupcakes for the Saturday shower. I'm borrowing an icing tip and doing a cool technique to make them pretty :) Outside I've been spray painting hers and her fiance's initials to hang from pretty ribbons on Mom's front door.

Chore report: I've done fairly well with the bedroom. Not getting out of control anymore, but could use a little more of my focus. I also am making a pretty good effort at doing a load of laundry every day. I have noticed that the hampers are no longer perpetually overflowing. I thought it would be harder than it has been. Surprisingly manageable!

Dh has also been doing little projects that have stacked up: carpet cleaning, weeding the front bed edges, burned-out bulbs, bathroom cabinet hardware. Still need to get locking knob for the bedroom and switch it for the bathroom one that's really in bad shape. Maybe we'll look at prices while we are out tonight. I think we'll rent a movie, too.