Sunday, January 20, 2008

MOM turns ONE!

Last night was MOM's first birthday. I am so glad that Bart and Mick actually followed through with the whole, "We should take our families out to dinner so our wives can meet" conversations they had when we first moved here. Without Kris, I'd have no MOM's. Without MOM's, I'd have nothing to do and WAY few good friends. So, thanks Hubbies, Kris, and MOM's for helping me find a group to fill in the gap left when I left all my wonderful friends in Baton Rouge(see all their blogs over there...>)

So, at the party, there was a HUGE raffle...I mean HUGE! The following is a list of items raffled, $1 a ticket or 6 for $5. All money raised (almost $400!) went to the local food bank.

One hour massage from Massage Envy
$30 GC from Red Lobster
$25 GC from Brewskies
MyOmahaMommies License Plate Frame
Jar Candle Trio from PartyLite
Regeneration Chemical Peel from BeautiControl
Doll House from Arts and Minds
Two passes worth $40 each for pizza, drinks and tokens from Chuck-E-Cheese
4-$8 Appetizers from TGI Fridays
$30 GC from Mimi's Cafe
My Gym gift certificate
2-To Maternity and Beyond $25 GC
$20 VIP card from the Classy Gourmet
$25 GC from HYVEE
$25 Box of Chocolates from The Omaha Chocolate Co.
4 Girls Hair Bows and 2 Picture Frames from Jessica R
Neclace, Bracelett, Earings and Ring from B. Accessorized

Justin Thyme Cafe $25
Fantastic Sam's free haircut and free bottle of shampoo and conditioner
Olive Garden $10
Floral Ceramic Box with Lid from Unique Accents
$10 GC from The Afternoon*
5 Free Pies from Village Inn*
Passes from OCM
$100 GC from Gloss Salon
Gift basket from Creative Memories
$25 GC from Pampered Chef
Stardust CD from Cher

*=I won

There was an "awards show" in which I won the "Martha Stewart" award. True in some ways, I guess, but WAY off in others. For instance, the cake I baked. AWFUL! The top layer just WOULD NOT BAKE!!!! It was a mess. Oh, well. At least I can make my children happy with chicken nuggets and peanut butter sandwiches...

4 Words to brighten my day:

Cathi said...

Is that a pic of the cake you made? It's awesome! And that sounds like so much fun, and even better that you won stuff!

Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

That cake looks a trillion times better than if I would have attempted the same thing. From seeing this cake and your birthday cake I can tell that a little bit of your mom has rubbed off on you. You are uber talented!

The Roundy's said...

The cake looks fabulous!

Jamie Girl said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this cake... you sooooo have to start your own business!! i can't wait to see Brennan's birthday cake!!!