Parties are over!

So the parties have ended.  I am sad to see something so fun end, but not sad about the hustle and bustle being over with. (sigh)

I do not have any pics to post from last nights book signing-- I was a little busy.  Hopefully I will get some soon from Heather, the photographer for the evening.   We had a great turnout-- my last count was 70 women!  All wonderful women enjoying talking to Annette Tatum (designer and writer of this book The Well-Dressed Home), looking at Leslie Lewis' jewelry (sold here), enjoying photography by Heather Gibb (here), talking and looking at products from my dear friend and my esthetician, Shauna Gillespie from La Creme (email her), looking at fun house stuff from Old Glory Antiques (here) and then eating my food.  No I don't have a blog yet about my food and parties, but I hope it is coming.

Such fun!  Now on to cleaning up my forgotten house!

Oh and by the way-- I have a fabulous hubby.  I asked him to pick up something last minute from the store before the party and he came home with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Gotta love him for thinking of me on my stressful and eventful night!  They were beautiful!  And when I came home at 11 o'clock last night-- my kitchen was absolutely clean! He is the best!

 I left all my stuff in the car and hopped right into bed... makeup on and all!  Shhh, don't tell my esthetician!


It is official (part 2)!

So it is official--- 
I am now behind again in my blogging.  Can we say SWAMPED??  My February is just too crowded with activities. But of course they are all necessary activities and some more fun than others.  Oh and why am I bloggin' when I should be makin' more desserts for an event... BECAUSE I NEED A CHANGE OF SCENERY FOR 5!

Let's start out with...

Stake Choir-- stake conference is in 2 weeks and so that means stake choir practice starts.  I'm in charge... gotta make the doughnuts, I mean gotta get the music, the announcements, the folders, the posters, the singers-- gotta get them all.  The stress of the first practice-- 13 people kindly showed on Super Bowl Sunday.  Then we learned that no one reads the ward bulletins, no one sees the signs we have put up in the foyers and people only come when they are told directly in church or emailed!  So no more wasting my time with the bulletin or the signs-- tell it to their faces!  After we did-- the choir seats were full!  THANK YOU!  Beautiful music is now being made for stake conference.

P.S. Lots of other stake music stuff going on... just to keep me busy, huh?!  Sheesh!

Next up, our annual Valentines dinner.  Every year we host a Valentines Dinner in our home for some of our closest friends.  Usually it is 5 courses, but we change it up sometimes.  Everyone comes to eat a fancy meal that my hubby and I serve to them and then it is time for the romance!  Everyone brings their favorite romantic movie clip.  I will tell you... out of the 7 (yes, I think that is right) times we have done this, we have seen some pretty interesting romantic movies.  It is fun to see what people think is romantic.  And I know what you are thinking... there are no love scenes ever shown.  This whole ordeal is always a learning process for me which is such fun!  Here is the table scape this year and some of our friends who joined us.

5 days later.... A book signing party hosted by my friend, Debbie Jenson.  The lady who wrote the book is celebrity designer Annette Tatum. The book is called The Well Dressed Home-- the premise is you know your style of clothing and fashion--use that in your home.  It should be a great event. But why is it making my life busy?  Debbie asked me to do the food!  I was excited and am right now in the midst of making desserts and more desserts for what she called a "divine dessert bar".  Well I hope it is divine.   So many people have been invited and we are hoping for a grand showing.  Here is some tidbits of what I am making along with the mess!

After that... To TEXAS for a day (24th)! Gotta get my teeth worked on.  It will be short, sweet (not the teeth adjustment) and to the point.

Then finally it is Stake Conference on the 28th!

AND I'm supposed to be running in a 1/2 marathon in almost a month and I am not ready-- due to the fact that I have been staying up late to prepare for these events and therefore don't want to get up early to run.  My loving friends forced me to run it with them... what kind of friends do that, you say?  MINE!  Love them, but might disappoint them with my walking or dying along the trail.  More news after the race!

In the midst of all this I am trying (not successfully) to keep house (my cleaning lady is lazy right now), take care of the kids business (dance class, piano, basketball, school and church), keep my hubby happy (sometimes this is easy! He He He!) and get a little me time in.

Oh the busy-ness of life... ain't it grand?