Party people

If there is one thing G and I have learned about ourselves it is that we don’t want our friends to know how messy/unorganized we can sometimes be! So whenever we have company coming we somehow pull it together and get our space in order. When we lived in the apartment this was easy—we would throw random stuff into our bedroom, shut the door, and there you go…clean as a whistle! Having the house now it isn’t so easy…way more surfaces to clean! We had a Halloween party on Saturday night and cleaned our place like crazy people all day Sat. G built all the ikea furniture my mum and I had brought home earlier in the week.(direct quote “while I appreciate you surprising me with ikea stuff it would be an even better surprise if you built it yourself”) I don’t have the brute force strength or the patience for it…although I blamed him by saying that his tools were in the truck so I couldn’t do it anyway (ha!) He assembled and I tidied and we finally got around to tackling the piles of paper that had been building for ages and dishes and laundry were sorted and cleaned. For an added bonus G’s mom Char had
come for a visit on Thursday and hung up our decorations! We were party ready way before guests even showed up…we’ve since discussed that we should have a party every weekend…think of all we’d get done. I hope everyone had a fun as safe Halloween.

Special day for a special gal

Since July, my mum’s best friend Barb and I have been doing some serious sneaking. Party planning sneaking that is! My Mum turned 60 this month and we really thought it would be great to throw a surprise party for her. After many email, text and phone call planning sessions, this past Saturday came and the party was a huge success! She was totally surprised and it was even better than I thought it would be. (tears, incessant giggles etc) Lots of friends and family, laughs, cake, delicious snacks and bevies. Lots of people helped make it run so smoothly. (Barb made a ton of food, opened her beautiful home as a venue and played hostess with the mostess, Renee made a beautiful cake and some delicious appies, Nicki brought a yummy spinach dip, my brother Taylor even made a bean salad…)  The party colours were black and pink so I got G to contribute by wearing his pink shirt.  He obviously loves me since he put up with some mild mannered ribbing from Uncle Dave regarding the pink shirt!  Anyway it was a lovely lovely day. Turns out I loooove throwing parties! I guess it didn’t hurt that I love the guest of honour so much–made all the running around totally worth it.

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