Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This past weekend, Doug and I hosted our very first murder mystery dinner. We had so much fun! We invited all of our good friends to participate, and had a fun-filled evening. I even got to use my china for the very first time, and it was a hit! The murder mystery was seven rounds, and so we had seven different foods (one for each round.) with a menu that listed foods like "swamp water" (minestrone soup), "Witch's apple nectar" (apple cider), and "Road kill on a stick" (beef and vegetable kabobs.) Doug and I played cooks and waiter/waitress, and stayed plenty busy. But it was still so fun! I wish I would have taken a picture of all the decoration we did... we put caution tape all over the door, spiderwebs in the corners of the room, skulls as centerpieces along with "blood dripping" candles, candy in the shapes of body parts, etc. Thanks to everyone who participated and brought something. I think it turned out really successful.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Richard and Jack
Friday evening was Doug's grandpa's viewing, and Saturday was the funeral and luncheon. Doug's grandpa was such a special man. Everyone in the funeral kept saying how he was always serving. There was even a story by someone who said that instead of going to home teach, and asking, "Is there anything we can do for you?", he would be proactive and say, "I noticed your front porch light is out. My partner will go change it for you while I teach the lesson." He would find a way to help where he could. He had even been serving at the cannery a few hours before he passed away. You rarely hear of people serving so much anymore these days, which is sad. It was really inspiring to me to try and help others as often as possible.
The service was beautiful, and there was a lunch immediately following the cemetary. I went and got Jack at our neighbor's, Amber and Clayton's, and came back with him. We were able to visit with all of the Thornton aunts, uncles, and cousins. The lunch was right during his afternoon nap, so he was very cranky. This is him on the way home.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Jack loves any lights! He gets excited when he sees them. He was so mezmerized by the candle in the picture above, he just stared at it for a few minutes.
I let Jack play with my mascara tube the other day in the car. I turn around a few minutes later, and he had unscrewed the top, and had it all over himself! He's a smart kid! I guess no more mascara for him.
Jack still doesn't handle solids very well. He even threw up after a couple pieces of bread at Chili's the other day, so we had to remove his shirt. He then started playing with his stomach chub, and thought that was pretty neat.
Doug and I had our anniversary yesterday. Four years already; I can't believe it! Time sure does fly. He got me the beautiful roses pictured below. We also went to Chili's for lunch to celebrate. Happy anniversary, babe! Love you and am so glad to have you in my life. We didn't have time for much else due to the passing of Doug's grandpa earlier this week. The funeral is tomorrow. More to come on that.