Thursday, June 14, 2012

Really Random, 6/14/12

Whew! It was a busy week. We celebrated our anniversary by going to the retirement dinner of our friend who is retiring as president of Fresno Pacific University. The dinner was fabulous. We would probably never have spent the money on this gourmet dinner if we had gone out by ourselves:
Remember the "gingham giveaway" last week? Well, while we were getting ready to leave the dinner, I saw the cute girl in this adorable gingham dress. So of course I had to take a picture (with her permission, of course). She even has a crinoline!

She told me it was a "Betty Jane" dress. I googled it and I came up with something in Australia.

My sweet husband sent me this email.
The next night we went for homemade ice cream and blackberries at my cousin's house. Cathy and her husband, Terry, just celebrated their 40th anniversary. And like me, Cathy is from California. And like Mark, Terry is from Minnesota. The combination seems to be working well for both of us!
Terry was making ice cream with a steam-powered ice cream maker. Isn't this cool?
 I was a cake server at their wedding. Cathy had a photo album, so this is a photo of a photo. I'm on the right, second in from the end. I guess serving cake is a serious job...Cathy didn't know this--I just told her the other night--but when I was lighting candles, my hair caught on fire. I was able to quickly get it out, but was it ever smelly!
And our dear friends, Valerie and Matt, got married over the weekend. Many happy wishes as you begin your new life together!
Gabriel turned eight months.
Remember this tree from last week?
Mark gave it a summer haircut:

And Gabriel got a haircut as well. Before:
OPI nailpolish (my favorite) has a special edition, Minnie Mouse! The one on the left has pink glitter in the shape of hearts.
And the other day I posted about my new sewing case:
When I make my getaway, I should drive this car (bad time of the day for lighting--it is really the same color as my sewing case):
And wear these shoes:


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M-R Charbonneau said... #

I love seeing life through your eyes, Cindy. Congratulations on your anniversary!

Terriaw said... #

Looks like you had a great anniversary celebration with lots of fun! Love seeing THE tree before and after. It's always fun seeing your postcards too. I still need to learn how to do that.

Brenda said... #

Happy anniversary. great trip down memory lane with those 70s dresses!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said... #

great pictures..happy anniversary!
And I love the sewing bag, the car and the shoes...go for it!! life is short, enjoy the ride!! LOL

Needled Mom said... #

Loving the random postings!!! Happy anniversary.

Carla said... #

What a fun post congratulations on a fabulous fun week.

OPQuilt said... #

Happy anniversary, and happy sewing. Got to chase down that nail polish--too fabulous!


Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

I am absolutely loving the retro cake-serving look!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

Love a porsche boxster! We had a white one and I was the first one to get the speeding ticket! Looks like you've had lots of fun lately - Happy Anniversary!

Carla said... #

Yes, I recall that cutting the cake was very serious business in those days! Now, the caterer does it. I sure want to see you in those orange shoes!! Have a very wonderful weekend sewing, Cindy.

Katy Cameron said... #

Have you been to Minnesota? I'd have moved to California too lol Happy anniversary :oD

Poppyprint said... #

Your really random posts are a hoot. Gabriel's before and after hair shots made me snort!! Love the Don King before! You and Mark are more adorable every day I get to know you - love that email he send!! Happy Anniversary to you both.

CitricSugar said... #

Happy belated anniversary!

Oh, do I love your random posts! I never know what to comment on first... I think baby hair trumps everything, though. Man, that is one cute babe!

Amanda Jean said... #

the happy anniversary email from Mark is soooo sweet!

Mama Pea said... #

Happy anniversary! I love that email! What a guy! I'm catching up on your blog. Starting here and working my way up the line. I'll apologize in advance for inundating you with comments.

I think I need all that OPI polish. What great colors and fun!