Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hodgepodge of Activity

Yesterday was a busy, busy day! Since I'm about to leave on a jet plane for work, I don't have much time to explain all the wonderful details.

YES! MY AIRPLANE IS DONE! I'm literally flying all day today to get to Portland, Maine to pick My Baby up tomorrow morning.

But yesterday couldn't be ignored. John and I attended the Chinese Festival in Phoenix. It was interesting and fun to wander the booths. I'm just glad I don't like trinkets, or this place could have made a fortune off me. We had lunch in the Chinese restaurant, since the price was about the same as what was being served in tents outside. John got General Tsao's Chicken, which wasn't spicy enough, and I got Chicken Chow Mein, which was yummy and plentiful. Most of it is sitting in the fridge right now for John to enjoy (all alone) after church.

When we got home from the festival, I got to work in the kitchen. I made favor bags for Evan's birthday party, which I'm missing because of work. Can you believe the timing? I have almost three months off and end up leaving the day of my nephew's first birthday! I can't complain too loudly...I haven't worked since Thanksgiving, after all. T'liese is doing a puppy theme for the entire party, so we made Puppy Chow in little bags with labels I made. I really enjoy designing stuff like that! And I think they turned out rather well, if I may be so bold. I put them in a box to transport then got to work making Rolo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. The plan was to take these goodies to Maine with me for the crew who has been working on my airplane. But I'm worried Security will be a hassle with homemade food bagged up, so I'm only taking a few to the gals I promised. These cookies taste incredible but are quite laborious to make. Unfortunately, I took some off the cooling pan a little too early, and the Rolo centers fell right out onto the counter! John will have a lovely evening of enjoying those messy treats!

We next made a t-shirt for Evan to wear for his birthday party. Again, it had the same puppy from the labels (and even his invitations sent three weeks ago), so everything matched. John, my patient husband, made two trips to Walmart to get more supplies when things didn't work as planned. In the end, we finally achieved a cute shirt for Evan to wear for his celebration. I get all choked up thinking about missing such a party!

So that's it for now. I'm off to pack and then catch a commercial flight. With any luck, I won't have to fly commercially again until next January for training! It's way more cool flying in a private airplane, anyway.

Off to freeze to death!


  1. Glad you finally get to bring your baby back home, but the timing sucks! All of the birthday stuff is really cute--I'll hear all about the party this week when T'liese and I are sitting by the pool in Mexico! I really, really wish you and John were coming with us. I'll bet there are still flights available!

  2. The shirt you made for Evan is adorable!


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