Sunday, June 26, 2011

Little B baby shower

I attended little Preston Buckler's baby shower on the 26th. There was a giraffe theme, plenty of food, and games.

Here's a photo of the giraffe I made for the gift.

Here's Nicki serving punch.

Aysha made a diaper cake. She's so talented!

We all got to paint little onesies. Cute!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cardinals Game

We went to a Cardinals vs. Toronto Blue Jays game with Tony and Jeanne and had a great time!

We tried to go to the Blue Oyster Bar beforehand, but it was too busy. Instead, we headed over to Hot Shots for dinner.

It was also Mizzou day, so the guys were wearing their MU hats.

Jeanne and I wore the same shirt, only mine says Pujols and hers says Molina on the back.

Here's the view from our first base side, terrace level seats.

We stayed almost until the end, but it started to rain. We left in a hurry, and made it to the car just in time. Here's the last view of the scoreboard.

I believe that we lost 6 to 2, but it was still a great time!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Linda and Mitch Nuptials

Our good friends Linda and Mitch got married! We traveled to St. Louis for the wedding.

Sarah and Mandy are ready to go, and are EARLY!

On the way there we got a flat tire! We were able to pull off in Wentzville, and Kyle put on the doughnut while wearing a suit.

We got a new tire put on, and were back on the road with little time to spare. Luckily, we made it to the church on time!

The bride wore a gorgeous green dress, the church was amazingly beautiful, and the service was uniquely traditional.

In between the wedding and the reception, we unpacked in our spot for the night at Scott P and Krissy's house. They were wonderful hosts. Scott P and Kyle even had a little jam session before we went to the reception.

The reception was held in the Mad Art Gallery, which used to be the third district police station. It was the perfect place, because the bar was right by the (decorated) holding cells, the gallery was a big open space with a stage, and it had a beautiful courtyard decorated with outdoor lighting.

The table was set with care. We got to sit by all of our friends, right in the middle!

Dinner was delicious!

So were the cupcakes.

The band that played was Treble Clef Palatte. They were funky! We danced all night!

On the way home, Kyle drove Scott P's car, and he sat in the back back. This is my favorite picture of the night:

Congrats Linda and Mitch! We love you!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wakarusa 2011

This year Wakarusa was June 2-5. We took our time leaving and headed to Kansas City on Monday, May 30th. It was the first trip in our new truck, a 1997 Chevy Silverado, pulling the Starmaster.

LinkEven though we miss our old van, Woody, it has gone to a good new home. We love the new truck! It pulled like a dream and it got us to and from Mulberry Mountain safely.

Kyle and I broke in our new Camp Baconalien coffee mugs, thanks to Amy and Jeremy. Check out their website at Woodland Ceramics online.

We arrived at campsite 47 on Tuesday and set up Camp Baconalien, then helped with St. Bernard setup and the Chomp-pound.

It was over 90 degrees every day this year, so we spent a lot of time in our special swimming hole.

We swim off the largest flat rock on the Mulberry River, which is private land owned by some friends who don't mind that we stop by only once a year.

Here's a picture of the Main Stage with the sea of tents.

Some of the favorite bands we saw included: Umphrey's McGee, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Galactic, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Budos Band, Cornmeal, Hot Buttered Rum, Dirtfoot, Mountain Sprout, Papa Grows Funk, Quixotic, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, Hoots & Hellmouth, Scythian, Poor Man's Whiskey, The Ben Miller Band, and Brother Bagman. My favorite was the Dirtfoot Chompdown set, which you can find a recording of here.

I knitted Daniel a new smiley face hat that he wore despite the heat.

Looking from St. Bernard camp from the Backwoods Stage, the walkway was lit with stars.

The St. Bernard program was, again, a success. We met lots of wonderful people and brought info, smiles, programs, and sunscreen to the masses.

To cap off the weekend we rode the 8-story ferris wheel.

Even though it was hot, we didn't want to go home. If you want to see more Wakarusa pictures, check out the Wakarusa Photo Gallery. In the people section, photo 101... that's me!