Saturday, March 12, 2011

Oh, Murtaugh.

There are some days I feel like this man:

No, I don't mean I feel like Danny Glover. 
And no, I don't mean I feel like an old African American dude with an awesome mustache - the rate my life is going, it could probably happen at any given moment.  
No, Dear Readers, that is a picture of  Sgt. Roger Murtaugh - from the high-larious Lethal Weapon movies which also starred a very young pre-lunatic Mel Gibson.
The famous line Murtaugh was known for was "I'm too old for this shit."
Let me explain.
The past few weeks have been remarkably hectic.  Jack had his first birthday and my SIL's birthday is the day after. She turned - dare I announce it on here?- 30, so I had a bit of a surprise up my sleeve for her. You see, I have this horrible habit of remembering crazy random things. I can recall conversations about mundane things with anyone at any given time. I say it's horrible, but it's kinda cool. It comes in handy when surprising people -which I like to do.
So, anyway, the SIL said sometime ago, that when she turned 30, she thought it would be fun to have an 80s theme party.  Or at least, I'm pretty sure this happened. I don't think I would imagine this up my in head - but you really never know. Now, whether or not she was serious about actually having this party is a whole other story. 
I decided that it would be fun to throw her a surprise party.  I'm going to cut a terribly long story short and just show pictures now. It exhausts me just thinking about it!

The like, totally awesome cake! 

We dressed the part. My husband looks like Kenny Loggins. Highway to the danger zone!! HAHA! I'm ashamed to admit this, but I used to wear that Hawaiian shirt in high school. Yeah. Shut up. I know.

We did karaoke and Grayson LOVED it! He took the microphone and took the stage. He sang "Life is a Highway" from Cars and "Heartache Tonight" by the Eagles. That kid is awesome.

The night before all of this, the hubster and FIL's band Classic Waxx played at The Star, so we got all the adults together to celebrate Sarah's birthday, too.

Birthday girl and her hubby

And then, because 3 parties in one week wasn't enough - on Sunday, we had the Family Birthday Celebration at Chris's grandparent's house where all the Feb and March birthdays were celebrated.


It's a full week later, and I still feel like I have not caught up. So, yeah, I think I'm probably too old for this shit - but it was so much fun.  See, I should use this as a learning experience of what not to do anymore. However, I know me, and I know how I am, and I will just do it again because I'm all if I can do it once, I can do it fifteen more times. I'm kinda stubborn like that.

So, now, this weekend, while I should be taking time to catch up and recover, I'm spending the afternoon going through baby clothes for the huge consignment sale. And once that's done,  I'll be turning my kitchen into a canine bakery where I'm attempting to bake my own hypoallergenic dog treats all while keeping the two hellions at bay.

Sounds like fun, eh?


McDowell Family said...

Cool party - I had the same Hawaiian shirt...same name, too.

Sarah Hawkins said...

I LOVE how somehow you can blend "Lethal Weapon", 80's parties, and homemade dog treats into one blog! Pure talent! And thanks to you, I will never forget my thirtieth birthday (which I thought would have been utter torture). We had a blast! You are completey awesome. You better start dropping hints now about your thirtieth so I'll remember since I'm old and all. :)