I think it's funny that my before and after pictures are both cropping out my youngest kid - first at high school graduation, and then at college graduation.
Wednesday was THE day. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues came out! Of course I saw it - my future second husband was starring in it! Fun trivia: Will Ferrell's three young sons are in the Sea World scene...so cute!
First showing of the day. My verdict? I loved it! Very entertaining...but then, I loved the first movie, so it would be odd for me to not like this one as well. It's set in the 1980s, and by the way, the clothing of the eighties? So familiar. If you are younger and see this movie, please know - the costume designers weren't exaggerating; this really is how people dressed back then.
I mentioned in Wednesday's post that we went to an Elf party last Friday - what a great theme for a party! Our running buddy Stephanie hosted it, and she went all out:
A candy bar, complete with bags to make a take-home treat!
A snowflake-making station, which proved to be very popular with the adults.
Of course there was spaghetti, with candy, Pop Tarts and syrup for toppings, and we encouraged one guest to make a plate...AND eat it!
Stephanie and food-adventurer Lizzie.
Amy and her husband Andy posed with props...
While Phillip swiped Sarah's hat and looked eerily elfin!
The best kind of silly fun! Just don't do this the night before a race...apparently there are good carbs and bad carbs for fueling for a run.
Last week was full of parties - my knitting guild had a Christmas dinner, and several of us participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange. This year, I had Cary for my Secret Santa, which made me very happy, as she's helped me so much with my knitting, so it was great fun to find fun things for her. Part of the exchange is that you are to make something for your recipient, so I made Cary a hat - specifically, a Runner's Watchcap (that's the pattern name), only I altered it to include a ponytail hole!
Here's the hat:
This was knit using size two needles, or as I like to call them, "toothpicks"
Here's what I gave Cary:
Hat, project bag (that I sewed!), Madelinetosh yarn in Tart, stitch markers, lotion bar, tea, chocolates, GU, Starbucks gift card, and a little fox ornament - he's wearing a knitted outfit and no, I didn't make it (not that talented) - but the fox was the mascot of knit camp this year, and Cary was really involved so I figured she's like it.
Cary modeling the hat that night - and she also wore it to the St. Nick Fun Run race, with her hair in a ponytail, and looked super cute!
I received a bag of goodies from Cheryl, who is so nice - she babied me along last January when I was trying to knit that blasted sock...her patience was much appreciated, as is her gift - she spoiled me big time:
Lovely Malabrigo Silky Merino yarn, a pattern for a vest (designed by Amy Herzog) that I'd requested, Chiaogoo needles that I love, knitting accessories, dark chocolate, candy corn (I'd listed the four basic Elf food groups under food I like), a Mrs. Prindable's caramel apple (saving that to share when the kids come home this weekend), a bag that she croched to hold a cake of yarn, and a earwarmer headband that she knitted for me to wear when I run!
Have a great weekend - our kids are coming home and I can't wait!