brightly_woven: (tickled pink)
I may be camping today, but even so, I wanted to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

For you! )
brightly_woven: (tickled pink)
I may be camping today, but even so, I wanted to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

For you! )
brightly_woven: (LJ User mrbnatural's giggle)
HAPPY (BELATED WHERE YOU ARE) BIRTHDAY, SIETSKE!

I am even happier to wish you a happy birthday now that Shem taught me to pronounce your name with 3 syllables instead of 2.

Not that you can tell the difference, but I can.

I was going to get you a virtual cake, but when I searched for "birthday Sietske" I got this.  LOL  Small virtual world we live in.  Sorry it's not a cake, but it was too funny not to share.

:)

Hope it was fun.

Meg
brightly_woven: (LJ User mrbnatural's giggle)
HAPPY (BELATED WHERE YOU ARE) BIRTHDAY, SIETSKE!

I am even happier to wish you a happy birthday now that Shem taught me to pronounce your name with 3 syllables instead of 2.

Not that you can tell the difference, but I can.

I was going to get you a virtual cake, but when I searched for "birthday Sietske" I got this.  LOL  Small virtual world we live in.  Sorry it's not a cake, but it was too funny not to share.

:)

Hope it was fun.

Meg
brightly_woven: (tickled pink)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [profile] jennlynnfs!

I said I was too swamped to post you a cake, but I couldn't let the day go by without honoring it and you.

ENJOY!

Meg
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [profile] jennlynnfs!

I said I was too swamped to post you a cake, but I couldn't let the day go by without honoring it and you.

ENJOY!

Meg
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...to[personal profile] the_marchioness!

Here's to another great year & success and happiness in life and the new job.

And a Hugh for good measure.  Preferably an adorably unattached one of your very own!

:)

*hugs* and cake!

Meg
brightly_woven: (tickled pink)
...to[personal profile] the_marchioness!

Here's to another great year & success and happiness in life and the new job.

And a Hugh for good measure.  Preferably an adorably unattached one of your very own!

:)

*hugs* and cake!

Meg
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for SHEM!

Hope your day was filled with fabulous reading/DVDs/parties, all with the requisite side-order of hawt men.

And that you ended up with something slightly more festive than the doughnut you mentioned!

(I'm going to piggyback on Jen P's cake because I thought it was so very cool.

*hugs*

Meg
brightly_woven: (LJ User mrbnatural's giggle)
for SHEM!

Hope your day was filled with fabulous reading/DVDs/parties, all with the requisite side-order of hawt men.

And that you ended up with something slightly more festive than the doughnut you mentioned!

(I'm going to piggyback on Jen P's cake because I thought it was so very cool.

*hugs*

Meg
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Friends!

Last night we had a huge (for us) 40th birthday party for Tom, my husband.  It was at a friends twice-as-big-as-our house and it was a smashing success!  Whew.  I've been working on it for weeks.

To set the tone, you have to understand Tom a bit.  He's very low-key.  Talkative once you get to know him, but very reserved in general.  He's a computer scientist at a national lab, and role-playing is his hobby.  So not exactly your typical party guy.  He has never wanted one in 12 years of marriage, for example, though his mother swears he used to love them as a kid.

Well, this year he said "I think I'd like a non-surprise party for my 40th birthday."  I started planning immediately (June?), and when I mentioned this to "the playgroup" (the "babies" are now in 1st grade and kindergarten, but the moms still get together every Friday afternoon), 3 of the 4 other women volunteered their much larger houses.  M ended up getting the privilege (HA!) of hosting.



Whew. 

There was obviously a ton of food...and over 50 guests!  Nearly half the guests were children, including 5-month-old twins, who were the life of the party.

My family couldn't say enough nice things about the friends and the friends were so kind and reached out to the family.  The work people seemed to be enjoying each other and through the children meeting other guests.  Tom was charming and outgoing.  Our kids behaved.  The crafts and sandbox and trampoline were a hit with the youngsters; the wine and food and company a hit with the elders.

A good time was had by (I hope) all.

And I have a dishwasher full of champagne flutes and a sink full of party dishes (I just packed it all up and brought it home dirty so I could talk more last night).

But it was worth it.  Tom felt celebrated and we finally hosted something larger than our usual one or two families over for dinner event.

I think I'll go on a spa weekend when I turn 40...Tom, great guy that he is, could never handle the millions of details that went in to making last night a success.  (He'd write a program to try to keep track, though!)

Meg

P.S. the only thing that would have made it perfect is to have a Dwiggie or two along for the ride. :)  Especially you, Katharino!
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
Friends!

Last night we had a huge (for us) 40th birthday party for Tom, my husband.  It was at a friends twice-as-big-as-our house and it was a smashing success!  Whew.  I've been working on it for weeks.

To set the tone, you have to understand Tom a bit.  He's very low-key.  Talkative once you get to know him, but very reserved in general.  He's a computer scientist at a national lab, and role-playing is his hobby.  So not exactly your typical party guy.  He has never wanted one in 12 years of marriage, for example, though his mother swears he used to love them as a kid.

Well, this year he said "I think I'd like a non-surprise party for my 40th birthday."  I started planning immediately (June?), and when I mentioned this to "the playgroup" (the "babies" are now in 1st grade and kindergarten, but the moms still get together every Friday afternoon), 3 of the 4 other women volunteered their much larger houses.  M ended up getting the privilege (HA!) of hosting.



Whew. 

There was obviously a ton of food...and over 50 guests!  Nearly half the guests were children, including 5-month-old twins, who were the life of the party.

My family couldn't say enough nice things about the friends and the friends were so kind and reached out to the family.  The work people seemed to be enjoying each other and through the children meeting other guests.  Tom was charming and outgoing.  Our kids behaved.  The crafts and sandbox and trampoline were a hit with the youngsters; the wine and food and company a hit with the elders.

A good time was had by (I hope) all.

And I have a dishwasher full of champagne flutes and a sink full of party dishes (I just packed it all up and brought it home dirty so I could talk more last night).

But it was worth it.  Tom felt celebrated and we finally hosted something larger than our usual one or two families over for dinner event.

I think I'll go on a spa weekend when I turn 40...Tom, great guy that he is, could never handle the millions of details that went in to making last night a success.  (He'd write a program to try to keep track, though!)

Meg

P.S. the only thing that would have made it perfect is to have a Dwiggie or two along for the ride. :)  Especially you, Katharino!
brightly_woven: (Duh! by copperbadge and myself)
I'm throwing my first really big party.  We've invited nearly 60 people, about 20 of them children, to celebrate Tom's 40th birthday.  My generous friend Maria is having it at her house, but I am providing most everything but desserts and salads.  That means my van (which is loaded up to go over there this p.m.) looks like we're going camping for a month.  It is FULL of coolers, chairs, a table, and bags upon bags of paper goods, appetizer ingredients, presents, etc.  I spent over an hour packing it last night and will add the 50 pieces of glassware and 10 serving dishes before heading over there.  I hope A and the carpool kid will fit!

Yeesh.  What have I gotten myself into?

At least I didn't have to clean!

Meg
brightly_woven: (Duh! by copperbadge and myself)
I'm throwing my first really big party.  We've invited nearly 60 people, about 20 of them children, to celebrate Tom's 40th birthday.  My generous friend Maria is having it at her house, but I am providing most everything but desserts and salads.  That means my van (which is loaded up to go over there this p.m.) looks like we're going camping for a month.  It is FULL of coolers, chairs, a table, and bags upon bags of paper goods, appetizer ingredients, presents, etc.  I spent over an hour packing it last night and will add the 50 pieces of glassware and 10 serving dishes before heading over there.  I hope A and the carpool kid will fit!

Yeesh.  What have I gotten myself into?

At least I didn't have to clean!

Meg

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