Blog Bucks: Congratulations to Kat!
We spent a long time walking around the showroom and we ate lunch there. Good, cheap food. I love Swedish Fries, they are just like the ones they used to serve us in high school.
Then we went to the temple and then on to the reception, which was north of Baltimore...for some reason, Viv and I had thought it was going to be in Northern Virginia. Basically, we spent equal amounts of time in traffic and these various stops.
|I annouced to the table that I officially knew I hated cucumbers and Viv took them. Then Renee asked if anyone didn't like tomatoes, and none of us did, so she got all of them.|
The volunteers were trying to keep dry too.
|We made ponchos out of garbage bags. It didn't actually do much for me.|
They delayed the games because of the weather so we sat in the basketball areana for a bit. Then they canceled the games and released us all. I was a little sad about that because this was my first year helping out with the Special Olympics and I wanted to do more. They released us right before building clean-up was supposed to start, so we all went over there and cleaned that place in record time. Then we went to "The Dairy Bar" for lunch to celebrate Lindsay's birthday.
|I like how they did the straws|
When I woke up I had several text messages - one was from Krystal telling me about a surprise party for Lindsay and Spencer. I knew Lindsay's birthday wa Sunday but wasn't sure when Spencer's was. I checked my phone to see if I had it and then I sent Krystal a text to ask her when his birthday was and then a separate text asking if I should bring anything. I put my phone down and closed my eyes cause I was still waking up from my nap. Then I got a text from Spencer saying, "Uh, what?" I panicked, I hadn't texted him in a while so why was he sending this text? I opened my phone and saw that I had sent both texts to Spencer...not Krystal! I didn't know what to do, so I wrote back, "yeah, I talk about you..." then I just started rambling because I didn't know what else to do. I ended up telling him that both of those were meant to go to Viv. I asked him about it at the party and he said he was totally clueless, didn't suspect a thing. I lucked out.
|I like the giant fire ball on top of the cake...we all felt very safe...|
Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to the seniors at Seminary graduation. It was about as fun as stick thin boards beneath my fingernails. I guess I should keep in mind that they are "done" with school and seminary and graduations and so they don't want to hear someone telling them to come to Institute. But I had to try, and if I just get one person, it was worth it. We will see.