Monday, November 15, 2010

High Tea

My friend sponsored a table for a high tea to raise money for the local pregnancy care center. She has done this for years and every year, her tables are the best. This year she went with a pink and blue theme. After all, it is all about babies and her daughter is expecting her first.
So, she and I went to a place here in town called color me mine. We spent 6 hours (yes 6 hours) last Saturday painting the dishes, cups and tea pots. Here a few photos. The round dishes were pink polka dot, the square plates blue polka dot. The last photo is of our finished table. It was fun and funky. A bunch of the tables were decked out for Christmas and way too fancy for my taste. I think if they gave a prize for the best table, it would have been ours. :)
It was a great cause and neat to hear how the pregnancy care center helps women from all walks of life and age.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you.

Today is Veterans Day. They one day specifically set aside to remember those who have fought for our country.

I live with a veteran. My husband was in Viet Nam. I can not imagine what it must have been like for an 18 year old to be drafted; to do what he did, see what he saw. He was honorably discharged after his tour was up took all his stuff including 2 purple hearts and threw them in the trash dumpster and never looked back. He rarely talks about his experiences and I don't push. I mean how could I really understand anyway the hell and horrors of war?

So today all I can say is thank you to my husband and to all the veterans who have served our country in various places and too many wars. May we never forget them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Here are my boys dressed for Halloween. Pete HATES it when I put anything on him so this is his pissed off I am going to kill you look. Sparky does not mind too much. They stayed dressed up for as long as it took to take the photos. then off with the bandannas!!