Saturday, November 12, 2011

Recent Events

On Thursday, Rita and the kids went to the Reflections award night. Kenna won honorable mention for her painting she entered. The assigned theme was diversity. She painted a colorful landscape and put a poem on it that she had written. They gave her a gift certificate to Menchies, which is perhaps her favorite place to eat.

Friday, I went to Austin Lawyer's wedding reception. Afterward, I went to Russ's house and watched the BYU vs USU basketball game. I got home in time for our family to have a small 11-11-11-11-11-11 celebration. (That's 11:11:11 p.m. on November 11, 2011.) We sipped sparkling apple cider from plastic champagne glasses.

Today (Saturday) I got up and did my weekly long run. Today's version was 12 miles in the wind and rain. Then I had an Elders Quorum activity featuring burgers, brats, and football.

We then went to a very fun surprise birthday party for Marshall (and Missy, too, as far as I could tell). The party was in Alpine at Marshall's parents' home. There were about 30 people there. We ate birthday cake, but the candles were actually on a large, delicious pumpkin pie.

I didn't know very many people at the party. But everyone was very friendly. I had brief conversations with at least four different people that I didn't know previously. Most of the conversations started with something along the lines of "you must be Missy's brother." I also spoke to Marshall's mother Sidney, mostly about her recent trip to Dubai and Delhi. I joined in a bit with the conversation between Marshall's father David and Todd and Rita. They mostly talked about Todd's drumming interests. After the party, Todd and I watched the BYU vs Idaho football game.

I know this makes me sound old, but I hope tomorrow I can just relax.


Rita said...

Kenna did a great job :)

Thanks for the idea for our fun, short celebration and, you're welcome for cleaning it up!!

Who knew that I would feel so old at at surprise party for a 30 year old?! So sad.

Andrea said...

Sounds like a crazy, but fun day. I can't wait until Sundays are a day of rest for me. Until I can take a nap without a kid bugging me, it will remain a day of no rest.

Beverly said...

What a fun day. Wish we could have been to Marshall's party. Thanks for the post.