Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Finds




It was time for some basics.  I got several of the painter tees from Jcrew: Here







Plus several of their v neck tees.  They are the perfect weight and the v isn't too deep. Here






This top was my favorite find of the month.  It comes in cream too but I'll wait until that one goes on sale to buy it.  The navy is perfect for spring.



These simple earrings



This dress



I have my eyes on these two as well from anthro.





A new pair of running socks here


These hiking socks are keeping my feet warm too.  I hadnt' been to REI in a long time and I missed it.



And here



These two books:






Plus tickets to this show-I love Amy:



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February HIghlights

I wrote my first paper of the term.  My first real paper in 15 years!

Aaron enjoyed lacrosse on Sunday's, basketball games on Saturday and lots of basketball practice during the week.

I threw my first Sweet 16 party for a friend.




Aaron and his friends enjoyed several pools.  Here's a video of them at the Newberg pool on the rope swing:

video







We also checked out two new laser tag spots.  


I had several friends from school over to dinner.  It was great to spend more time with these neat people.


School colors-old gold and navy blue




We even learned the story about how George Fox choose the Bruin to be their mascot.  Aaron let me borrow his stuffed bear for the party.








Plus, we went wine tasting for the first time, which is odd considering we live in Sherwood. We're just minutes away from great vineyards. 







Also, we saw these movies:





Silly one





This one was intense






We made it to the mountain to snowboard several times.  The week of Valentines we had an awesome date day.  We went snowboarding and then went to Huber's Cafe for dinner and drinks with our dear friends.




Aaron wanted these books for Valentines day:



Plus an airsoft gun (which I'm excited to try out too). Oregon airsoft arena here we come: here



A Sweet 16 Fondue Party

One of my dearest friend's, Ali,  has a darling daughter who turned 16 this week.  I got to help with the party.  We made the Sweet 16 full of sweets and had a fondue party, complete with a chocolate waterfall, sparklers and a photo booth.

Happy Birthday Camryn!


Photo booth all ready. Camryn wanted the colors of purple, silver and black.  



Props



Purple necklaces for the game.  Anyone that said birthday had to give their necklace away. The birthday girl won!



We had a photographer come shoot some pics but I put out the Polaroid camera for fun too. 









We ordered custom M & M's that had Camryn's face and Happy Birthday Camryn written on them. I also added purple kisses to the candy tower and Hershey's chocolate nuggets. 












Camryn likes white roses so I got those with a touch of purple.  I loved the 16 candle because it was a sparkler.  You can buy them here.
















Gift bags for candy



I set up a separate fondue pot for more dipping.  My favorite things to dip were probably the kiwis, pretzels and potato chips.   I wanted to try bacon but we didn't get it cooked in time.  We also dipped, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, coconut, Nilla wafers, rice crispy treats, apples, bananas, shortbread, Oreos, graham crackers, 








Left Right Center Game






Aaron having fun with photo props:


























Sparklers

















Camryn's dear friend MyRanda had this pretty canvas made for a birthday gift for her. One of my favorite parts of the night was viewing a video I put together with pictures of Camryn.  I used a song from one of her favorite artists and really loved seeing all the cute pictures of this girl.  



Ali and I indulged in our usual
Bloody Mary drink.  I got the fun purple flower headband for the party too.