Having Dad gone all week makes for such a long one. He left Monday and I worked that day then went shopping for several hours afterwards
On Tuesday, a cancelled temple meeting with Arlene did not keep me from spending the day in Salt Lake junking. I got home in time to go visiting teaching.
Dad came home from St George to do his temple shift Tuesday, so I got him overnight! He was off again first thing Wednesday.
I also did laundry and organized stock to go to the antique mall (thanks Nellie) while we are in Finland. I even got about half of my Valentines decor down in anticipation of decorating for Dr Suess' birthday party later.
I loved this of Eva with her doll bike seat attached. She's been so excited about getting it installed. I assume that was her great Dad's handiwork.
I did finish up taking in and pricing my Desert Rose dishes that day which was a huge task.
When Dad got home we had take out and a double feature again ... We're getting to be such home bodies!
Saturday I dug into my craft room. I figured the only solution was to move out the bags and boxes and rearrange. Taking out furniture that offered little or no storage and bringing in items that worked better.
Here are the piles in the guest room.
We then took down the large, glass door cupboard I'd used at the mall for years, it that had been part of this house when we bought it and brought it back home for more storage in the craft room.
And the official portrait! Did you notice that Nell and I have matching hats?
I loved the Eastlake details and furnishings, it's my favorite antique style! The temple is stunning.
On Sunday this man and I attended his branch and my ward and then went home teaching to a couple of sisters in the branch. When we got home we got busy getting ready to celebrate Suess! Dad's cutting out the hats for pin the hat on the cat game.
Then our guests started arriving, wearing stripes and polka dots in honor of the man.
Hannah even polka dotted her fingernails and ...
Every single person wore stripes or dots!
Aren't we funny! If we counted J Scott as a kid, and with me to take the picture, there was a kid for each adult, if you wondered why Trevor is holding Scott.
If Dave and Bri had come we'd have been even! They and Spencer and Brittney were detained variously
Eleanor loved her prize drawing prize!
Everyone in stripes and dots got to be in the drawing! Lu definitely had the most stripes!
There was also a Suess puzzle, which Hannah was nice enough to supervise, and which Reagan dearly loved.