Monday, March 09, 2009

That good ol' Force...

Happy Birthday to Todd Flatland! To celebrate, his lovely wife threw a full blown "Star Wars" party-- complete with a day-long showing of not one, not two, but all six Star Wars Episodes. They even had a projector and an entire wall dedicated to the movies. Even though Chris and I *might* be able to sit and watch 12 hours of Anakin, Luke and the gang, there is no way our kids could do it. Lucky for us, the party was a "come and go as you please" kind of thing.

So, our first stop early Saturday morning was breakfast with my parents and Allison at Smitty's. Can't get enough of that pancake goodness! Afterward, we hung out at the DeArton home for a bit, then headed to Pocatello for the Flatland party.

Here is the birthday boy (26) and his lovely wife...

Nicki's son, Jacob, came prepared. Awesome.

A Flatland party just isn't a Flatland party without breaking out the "Rock Band". We took a break from the Star Wars to try our music-making skills with the big screen. Thomas is actually really good-- I think it's a cross between video-game-junkie and actual-musically-gifted. Maybe we can channel those gifts somehow... How much do those video game song composers make? Hmmm....

Anyway, I'm not much of a Rock Band star, but I did take a whirl on the mike. Kristie took this picture of me and quickly apologized that it isn't very good. I actually think it's kind of funny-- I'm trying my best to impersonate a hungry wolf a la Duran Duran.

Thanks for the good times, fam!

This morning, I woke up late (no thanks to you, Daylight Savings) and was shocked to see nearly 6 inches of white snow on my previously bare lawn. Apparently I wasn't the only one surprised-- only 12 of the 24 students in Tom's class were present today. Their excuse, according to Tom, was "it's a good day for skiing." I'll say!

School did get out early and now we're home watching even more snow fall outside. Wasn't I just yearning for Springtime? I guess I spoke too soon.

I've been busy with all sorts of stuff lately. Every day I find myself wishing for just a few more hours, but feeling completely exhausted and ready to sleep. One of these days, I'll get some kind of a schedule down and life will run smoothly. I'll just keep telling myself that!

In the meantime, check out my Design Blog for some new free projects and check out these adorable random pictures of my guys...

Our bed is so cozy on Sunday mornings! Hooray for 1:00 church!

Neil still can't roll-- I think he may have a lazy gene-- but he does like to grab and hold his head up. It also appears that he has inherited the lovely dry skin. Oh well, he's still cute.

You'd think it was summer with Gordon wearing this short set as often as possible. Usually it's inside-out or backwards-- courtesy of a self-dressing three-year-old.

Okay, that's it for this update. It's time to tackle some laundry! YAY!


Becca said...

In my mind, it sounds fun to have a movie marathon, with Star Wars or LOTR or some other long fantasy/sci-fi series . . . but only in my mind. In reality, I can't stand watching a screen for longer than two hours.

Hilarious picture of you with the mike. Ready for your American Idol tryout?

Neil: the hair! It's cute every time!

Gordon: Brigham, is that you?

We need to get together again. How about April?

Bon said...

Saweeeet Party! What a good little wifey!

jason and michelle clarke said...

Sounds like you had a good time this last weekend. I don't like daylight savings it's so hard to get into the routine of things after losing an hr. And I couldn't believe the amount of snow we got!!

Elena said...

Man, she always throws the coolest parties. And is 1:00 church NOT the BEST time on the planet? LOVE it.