Friday, June 4, 2010

Playing Catch-Up...Again

It seems I'm always trying to play catch-up with my blogs! :) So here's what's been happening. Last Friday evening we went to a graduation dinner for Shane Anderson who graduated from Roseville High School. Here's Shane and his mom, Dawn, two very special people in our lives. We've "adopted" them into our family. Shane is headed to the University of Texas in Austin. They invited a few friends to join them at Lucille's BBQ in Roseville for a late dinner after graduation. And it was late, about 10ish before we were eating. Lucille's is new to the Roseville area and has some delicious BBQ. There were numerous platters of ribs, chicken, hot links, pulled pork, tri tip, brisket, cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, french fries, sweet potato fries, watermellon. Wow, I think that was all. The food was served buffet style for about 30 guests. All so GOOD!! Dawn got him an ice cream cake, chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream. Yummy!!
Then on Saturday I was up early to wait for my stamping friend Candice. We drove up to Oroville for the day. Another stamping friend of ours, Alex, was holding her very first Scrap and Stamp Fest. Everyone brought either scrapbooking or stamping projects to work on. There were a few make 'n takes and Alex taught some techniques to use in stamping. She also had some kits she put together available for purchase. I bought a card kit, I'll have pictures of that on my card blog. She also fed us well. There were muffins, juice and coffee in the morning, assorted fruits later in the morning, make-your-own sub sandwiches for lunch and then a tostada bar for dinner. Water, ice tea, lemonade, sodas and coffee available to drink. It went from 10 am to 8 pm. She had door prizes and a huge tote bag filled with over $150 worth of product for a raffle. Alex was donating the proceeds from the raffle to the Ronald McDonald House in Northern California. Candice got a door prize. It is an hour and a half drive to Oroville so Candice and I left before 8 pm and she dropped me off about 9:15. It was a fun day yet I was exhausted. Stayed home Sunday morning to rest. :)
Yesterday we went to Emily's 8th grade graduation. She is daughter Elizabeth's youngest. Elizabeth has home schooled her girls and they partner with P.A.C.T. (Pursuing Academic Choices Together), a division of Natomas Charter School. Emily will join her two older sisters at Horizon Charter School in Roseville next school year. Elizabeth and another parent organized the graduation, Elizabeth made up the program and the diplomas and made the cake that was served after graduation. She is the family cake maker.
This afternoon Gerry has a Patriot Guard mission at McClellan Air Field. They will be welcoming home a soldier that was killed in Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago. He is from the Sacramento area. Of all the missions I've been with Gerry, I haven't gone to a KIA welcome home. I haven't decided yet if I will go with him. The missions are always so emotional and this one, I'm sure, will likely be very emotional.
I've been working like crazy at my craft table. I joined several card swaps on Splitcoast Stampers so have been working on getting the cards done for them. I've mailed 4, have 2 ready to mail, I'm finishing up another one and still have 6 more to do. Also, on the 26th I'm hosting our next Shoebox Card Swap here at the clubhouse. The lady that was going to host had a conflict so we swapped months. She'll do August. So I've got card kits to make up for that and have to come up with an idea for favors. Its all fun and I thoroughly enjoy it!!
Happy Friday!! The sun just came out!!


  1. Wow, so busy . . . I'm pooped! What a handsome guy Shane is. And Alex sure put on a great Scrap and Stamp Fest.

  2. Shane's a neat kid and a good kid. Rare in today's times. Dawn is part Filipino and haole. Shane's father is haole. Alex went all out for her first fest. She only charged $55 and it was well worth every penny of it. She'll be doing others on a regular basis. Don't know if Candice and I will go every time, it's about an hour and a half drive and its only freeway for a small portion of the trip. Gerry won't let me drive it by myself so if I went to any others, I'd have to go with someone.