Ken's mom was here for a week spanning the party (thank god) and she was able to
While my Depeche Mode tour posters, shark photographs and inspirational sayings written in calligraphy will never see the light of day again, we are in a spirit of compromise so the much maligned WSU Cougar clock and a sequined WSU logo that my friend Amy sewed for me are displayed. And my Mulan movie poster is up--that was non-negotiable.
So to the party, simply put, we have great family and great friends. My Mom, Cindy, Dad and Ken's Mom were all here. They helped with food, the baby, logistics, photography and drinking wine (well 3 of the 4 did that). Our friends (some of whom we have not seen for awhile) filled this house with laughter and well wishes. A surprise outcome of the event was discovering that we have a Toddler Thunderdome in our basement. We moved all the toys down there and the 20+ kids who showed up had a blast. We were thrilled to maintain an adult upstairs and a very kid-friendly area downstairs. Bodes well for the future.
|We chose this Ranma together at an Asian Antiques shop 2 days before the party. We were amazed at how perfect it fit the mantle area and the tenor of the house. I think this is the first art we've "picked" because usually art just "happens" to us.|
|Sidney was the belle of the ball and loved hanging out will all the kids who came to her house.|
|Despite my best efforts to minimize a "shoe farm" from springing up, I guess it can't be helped when you have no actual foyer and people need to take off their shoes. We need a "shoe valet" or something.|
|Note to self: more savory items next party and meat, definitely some meat.|
|The Moms--all smiles|
|Cheers to a great party!|
|Thanks to Karen for lending her serving tower and trays.|
|After party jubilation|