I threw her a surprise party - a mix of "college make do" and "sex and the city chic". (Does that make sense?) Random table cloths, candles, xmas lights and fake flowers as well as Tutto Bene hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in martini glasses. And of course my favorite Strawberry Passion Cake from Coldstone. It was so much fun planning, I may have missed my calling as an event coordinator. I even enjoyed the cleanning/set up the night before.
Noah's Self Portrait
Noah hijacked the camera for a while in the middle of the party. This is one of Noah's better shots.
Then the party moved to Hard Times as we danced the night away.
I'm sure my roommates will be glad when I come home tonight and do all the dishes that resulted and give them back their space in the kitchen.
That was the last in the week's "To Do:" list. Preceeded by, helping to plan Ash Wednesday's evening service, updating Mary's site and getting Frank Moe's new site up.
Ash Wednesday happened to fall on a night that was scheduled for EPIC Journey so the pastor said lets make it a blended alt/traditional service. Basically, he gave Kari and I control of the nights events which totally rocked. We sat in pews, but got up in the middle for a party atmosphere of active worship. We sang traditional hymns but jammed to Dave Matthews while symbolically feeding our root and journeying with Jesus in the desert.
Kari and I breathed a sigh of relief when the elders of the congregation didn't rebel and walk out - they even liked it. I hope that people may have seen lent/ash wednesday/jesus/god in a new light.
Now on to this weekend and next Tuesday's caucus night. Focus. Breathe.