Thursday, July 31, 2008

Party Problem, Diva Denouement

Recently, I was invited to a bridal shower for my cousin Lindsay.

Theme: Recipe
Concept: Cute
Problem: I don't cook

Of course, a Diva CANNOT show up empty-handed to a party, but the invitation specifically instructed the bride be "showered... with recipes, ingredients and kitchenware."
What's a klutz in the kitchen to do?

Improvise! I couldn't tell Lindsay how to be a chef in the kitchen, but I DO have the recipe for being a Diva in the Dining Room.



I presented the Bride to Be with a "Domestic Diva" apron. The pockets included a meal preparation utensil or two. And as requested, I passed along the secret recipe for Being a Diva in the Dining Room.


Recipe for Being a Diva in the Dining Room
*Garnish body in apron (season with high heels as needed)
*Frost lips with gloss
*Simmer nerves
*Order take out
*Cleanse palate with gum

Lindsay enjoyed her gift.

It just happened to perfectly match what she was wearing. Unplanned bonus!

She used it right away as she competed against Grandma in the game Iron Chef.

Happy Dining Darlings!



P.S. The shower, thrown by my Aunt Jennie, was nothing short of fabulous. I loved her mismatched black & white place settings and kitchen utensil centerpieces.
Take a look!






Monday, July 14, 2008

Family: Isn't it about... Tom?

Mission: Alabama, Birmingham
Start Date: July 5th 2006
Return Date: July 11th 2008






It was great to see Tom. The unfortunate part... only half our family could be there. The true reunion begins Saturday when almost everyone (no Ryan) will have finally gathered for the first time in two years.

Meantime, the extended Weiler family got together for a big party (reasons to celebrate include: Grandma's birthday, Anderson's birth, Tom's homecoming and TWO engagements)! We tried to get a good four generation picture, and I just had to include a classic shot of Grandpa and Lisa.



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

13:1

Here are SOME of the reasons we're spending a month in Utah:


AUNT LISA


AUNT ALLISON


UNCLE JIMMY


UNCLE ALEX AND AUNT KATIE


GRAMMY SUSIE

GRANDPA MIKE

GRANDMA DEBBY


GREAT GRANDPA BUD


GREAT GRANDMA JEAN

GREAT GRANDPA QUEED


GREAT GRANDAD DICK AND GREAT GRANDMA JAN


Here is the ONE reason we'll return to Maryland for another four years:


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Too Busy to Blog

My "relax and recoop time" in Utah has been jam packed with friends, family and fun! Here's a snippet (okay, maybe not so much snippet as smorgasbord, but someone's got to keep Harley in the loop!) of what we've been up to...



A fabulous "Eat & Adore" party in Anderson's honor



Lots of lunches and playdates with Divas. Oh how I LOVE my Divas!



Brighton 4th of July breakfast and parade with the Barnes Family




Fireworks with the Weiler Family
(Anderson sat in Michelle's lap and stared straight at the sky during the whole show!)




And today, it was Anderson's first time in the pool!




And in our spare time, Anderson works on his standing and walking skills


Most importantly we're spending quality time with family! Stay tuned for pictures of Anderson and his favorite Utah people.:) We miss Harley but we LOVE being home!