Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Project Life, August 6-12

 Hi Friends!

I have good news and bad news.  The good news is that I survived last week!  : )  The bad news is that I'm late (again!) with my Project Life layout.  Oh well, right? 

On Tuesday, I switched gears and started coaching at the high school again.  I love the beginning of a new season--everyone is so excited, and every goal seems attainable.  I have a fantastic group of high school swimmers, including a whole bunch who swam with me all summer.  On Thursday, I hosted a whole-team party.  Yup.  All 54 girls were invited, and most of them showed up (bottom right picture above).  I planned a carnival theme, and served all kinds of sweet treats, including make-your-own-sundaes.

The best part of hosting an all-girls party is that I got to use all my fun girlie-girl party stuff.  The girls loved drinking fruit punch out of my vintage bottles, and the striped paper straws were a huge hit.
 I also put together little paper cups with dip and veggies (an idea I found on Pinterest).  They were a huge hit, too. 
Thursday was actually a pretty rainy day, but the sun came out during the party and most of the girls headed out to jump on the trampoline and just hang out.
The girls also took over my office and made a whole bunch of posters for Friday's brat fry.  The poster below was so...odd that I had to take a picture.  They said they were trying to include the divers on a poster...
Of course, I had to include a shot of John grilling at the brat fry.  He was so awesome--all day!  On Friday night, Tom, Tommy, and Christy came up for the weekend.  We made plans for this weekend months ago, before I knew it was going to be during my fabulously-crazy swim team week.  I actually didn't even see them until around 10:30 am on Saturday because I had the summer swim team breakfast and awards ceremony Saturday morning.  Crazy, right?
The good news is that I knew if I survived all the craziness, my big reward would be having the three of them to hang out with for the rest of the weekend.  And you know what?  It was awesome!  We spent Saturday doing a Bourne marathon before we all went to see The Bourne Legacy Saturday night.  It was the perfect end to a wild week!  I love hanging out with them.

Hooray for fun, busy weeks!




  1. Wow! What a fun week. Love the party goodies.

  2. You did such a great job! The party turned out so cute!!! hope the movie was good!