Wednesday, August 5, 2009

family + distance = irritating!

So baby boy is nearing 1 year old. Yes yes I know, it's actually about 2 months away, however!, I got the idea of throwing a big shin-dig for him. Ok I'll admit it, I got the idea from Tori & Dean.... little Miss Stella had an amazing first birthday! Obviously the financial situations are different (only by a few mere pennies) so I won't go to quite the extent that Tori did but I thought it would be awesome to have a big party with friends and family. When I say family I mean extended family, including my estranged father.
in my mind this is what I imagine the family would look like, everyone accounted for and smiling!

In reality I know that a family gathering such as this would turn more into something like this -
minus the hair pulling, I'd like to think we'd be classier than that and stick to using our nails! lol

Not that our family doesn't love each other because we definitely do. My father has sorta been absent for the last 28 years, he has 3 grandchildren and 1 son in law that he has never met. One of my siblings is so damn childish and self-centered that she would bring up every past mistake that our father has ever made, and of course bring it up in the middle of the gathering. Then of course my husbands family all lives at least 9 hours away from us. His family is wonderful, mine might be the problem! lol

So onto my "dream" party. After the party is over I imagine the kids being passed out with little smiles on their faces, paper plates and decorations still scattered around the house, and me and my hubby sitting close together on our porch swing (attached to the porch of our new house in the country of course) watching a beautiful sunset.

Everyone has to dream right? LOL

Also, big news today.... I recently wrote a post concerning my mother and younger sister, see here for that info. Well little sis stopped by this afternoon to come play with the kids and vent about life things. Then out of the blue she asked me if I would be her maid-of-honor! Of course I said yes, I think it's an amazing honor! I mentioned the above mentioned blog (conversation) to her and she apologized repeatedly saying she never meant for me to feel that way.

So I'm super thrilled! And of course I need help from you ladies. I've never had this duty and since it's for my lil sis I definitely want to do a superb job! What do I need to do!!!!????


ReRe said...

hey kristen, for my grilled chops i just got some thin chops (with the bone) marinated them in some honey, worchestershire sauce, minced garlic and different spices for about 30 mins in the fridge. get your grill hot and then throw them on there. they cook fast, a few minutes per side. and then remove them from the grill when they are done, cover them with foil and let them rest for 5 mins. yummers!

Anonymous said...

Just be there for your sis. Anything she needs! You are usually the one who hosts the bridal shower and of course bacherlorette party. It gets to be pricey, so always ask the other bridesmaids for help. :)

Elizabeth said...

Stella's party was great - I love that show! It was a bit over the top though for 1 years old. I can't believe Riley is almost one! It honestly seems like it was just a couple weeks ago that we got a phone call saying you were preggers. :)

Taryn said...

Oh- she asked you?! Exciting. I am glad she apologized for that whole thing earlier.

I just did it for my sister- but I didn't do the right things since I lived so far away. If you google maid of honor duties- there are some good sites out there.

Be sure to make a speech and throw a bachelorette party! =)

Melissa said...

Have fun and make lots of memories!