Jul. 5th, 2005

Ah Hogwarts

Jul. 5th, 2005 07:52 pm
pywacket: (catlady)
What a wonderful weekend.
We had lots of reading, thunderstorms and staying in pjs. We decided to forego most of the independance day festivities for various reasons, chief among them being how not very rah rah James and I feel about our country as it continues on it's sad path of lies and destruction. Hopefully next year the president will have been impeached and the war in Iraq will be over and perhaps with the focus turned back to the economy and health care we can again feel good about celebrating.

There was a lot of rain on the 4th too, so several of our local activities got rained out. But we indulged in gooey foods and lots of sea monkey parties and books so it was great.

On Saturday we went to the most amazing party I've been to, well since our wedding. Seriously--'An evening at Hogwarts" complete with robes (we were all sorted into our different houses by the sorting hat) amazing food, fireworks, champagne punch and many many birthday wishes for miss [livejournal.com profile] pink_grrl. When she walked in the door, [livejournal.com profile] oakangel had us all holding sparklers stading behind a fog machine's fog. wearing our robes (gfyffindor for me, Hufflepuff for James). There were tiki torches all up and around the patio and a serious 30 minutes of fireworks after a large and varied dinner. The food was all tasty (and happily I could eat all of it). Pinky got lots of hilarious and great presents and her birthday cake was this sculpture of large cupcakes all with a pink P in the middle. They were tasty and we got to take home some extras (the Bean says "thank you miss oaky, mmmmcupcakes." ) . I got to talk with [livejournal.com profile] mimazu and meet her nice boyo (wearing a KILT, oh yeah) and [livejournal.com profile] eunice_branca (who, btw was also wearing a utilikilt which made me think of [livejournal.com profile] toddftm , [livejournal.com profile] thingieand [livejournal.com profile] mattblakk (and miss 'em). We met minx and her boyo as well as Pinky's husband and several other folk. It was so incredibly relaxed I still can't believe it.
And we were home by 11 and then watched Bell, Book and Candle." James had converstations and has a tentative setup to go gaming and everyone enjoyed meeting him. And the cool thing was he FINALLY enjoyed himself at a party.

Oaky seriously has a future in event planning if she can handle the stress. That was so ornate and everything worked out so perfectly we were amazed and lo it was incredible.

It was just neat and we both feel good about taking time for ourselves every so often. Makes us like each other again, not just love each other. The Bean was pleased to play with Miss Vogna who commented on how she 'puts herself to bed, and likes her books." it was once again easy and this time no tears at all.

Here are some pictures. And Hogwartians--I'll have the rest up in a directory on Martinitime.org tomorrow. I need to take more pictures next time, I just got caught up in the action.







And there will be more things with these nice folk this summer--some involving children even. They are so easy about kids :-)

AND there were a couple of hidden bonuses from Jam's work that just showed up which is quite a wonderful thing. It's a bit weird when things go this well isn't it.




And I just heard..>Congratulations to [livejournal.com profile] thistles on the birth of their niblet. YAY!! It's so exciting!

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