Friday, June 05, 2009

Party Preparations

First I want to thank everyone who went by Jesse’s blog and left a comment on her birthday. All of you were great! She had a busy day yesterday at work, and no one really acknowledged her b-day (she works with men mostly). So, I know she was tickled to get all of the traffic and well wishes on her blog. Today we are preparing for the big volleyball/fajita party. Lots of folk are coming over this evening and many are bringing their kids. Toby and I set up the gazebo that my parents bought for us several years ago. We thought it might be fun for the party. The last time it was out of the box was when we were building on the house. Mom and Dad thought it would be a nice place to get out of the sun while building. The wind caught it one day and blew it around bending some of the poles. We put it back in the box and left it - worried that the OK wind would destroy it. Don't worry, This time Toby anchored that baby down with some major tent pegs.

I have lots to do today to get ready for the party – cooking, cleaning, getting out the lawn furniture, setting up the VB net, etc. Toby took a half-day in order to help. Okay, he would use any excuse to take off from work. We also plan on setting up the frisbee golf game to keep the little ones entertained. I thought about buying water guns…

Tomorrow the Duncan Art Guild is having a "paint out." It is something new. Artists will show up at Redbud Park in Marlow, ante up 5$, and then do some plein aire painting. At the end of two hours we will show our work and vote on the best piece. The winner gets the pot. It sounds like fun. Of course the people who cooked up this event will not be able to be there – leaving me in charge. Heh, heh, the mice will play…Last Wednesday with my painting ladies, we drove over to the park and took some photographs. Then we practiced on one of the views. This is my attempt at the Redbud Chapel. Sorry, my photo caught a bit of shadow this morning. I will let you know how the paint-out goes.

6 comments:

Mrs. Bear said...

Jesse is beautiful...did ya notice that she is wear the same color in both photos. I hope you have a great day with the party...sounds like a blast...would love to be there. Make sure you have enough gas for the bbq grill...we are a bit far to borrow from.

Bag Blog said...

Anny, That watermelon dress is the one Sandra made for her. Come on to the party. If you miss this one, we will have another one when you get here.

GUYK said...

Yep..that Oklahoma wind will blow it away if it is not anchored.

By the way..we will be in bow and arrow country in September and October...about five weeks is what we have planned...most of it on Lake Waurika. Hope to see ya then.

Buck said...

I hope the wind is tame for the party (and I'll be there in spirit, if not in the flesh).

I'm surprised Jess didn't take yesterday off. Both companies I worked for after the AF gave employees their birthdays off as a matter of course. Dang... I guess Halliburton really IS evil! :D

Good luck on the plein aire adventure today... I hope you bring home da monay!

Bag Blog said...

Buck, Jesse could have taken off a day from the evil Halliburton, but it is not a give-me. I wish she had taken off today to help around the house. Oh yeah, it is her birthday weekend.

Becky said...

Have fun at the party. No where I've ever worked has given anyone their birthday off, either. We'd have to take vacation to get it off.

I love the little painting.