Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Happy Birthday and Other Things

I had a birthday at the beginning of March. We hardly got home from Stitches when it was time to head up to Grand Forks to celebrate my birthday on the 5th and Melanie’s on the 7th.

Blane and Melanie have moved into the cutest house--


Here’s Blane and me on the front porch. The people who lived there before were sort of slobs and there has been lots of cleaning up but the house is adorable. AND huge. With a fenced back yard for their 3 dogs!


There are also 3 cats but I couldn’t get the greatest pictures of them--


IMG_1785Blane and Kitten



I think that’s everyone. But I didn’t get a picture of Melanie—what??? How did that even happen.

We got to GF late on Friday, leaving after work. It wasn’t a bad drive. We were looking forward to warmer temps after hearing about the big warm up that was coming this way.

But when we got there—not so much. We went out to the Red River which is close to Blane’s house and it was cold……really cold. The dogs didn’t seem to mind too much.



There’s a little part of Melanie on the left—the only picture I got of her all weekend.

We also brought up some of the chairs that have been in the family for years and years and years----


They looked fab in the office.

We got home and went shopping (I also did a bunch of homework—ugh). We stopped at the meat store and got the best brauts I ever had. We also had some cake that evening for our birthday-

DSC01312It was as delicious as it looked.

We had a great day. We watched a movie-Everest-which was pretty good too. I think it was one of my better birthdays.

We left on Sunday and it was warm and sunny—of course.

I got a parting shot of Blane and me—Where’s Melanie???



Like I say, it was really a great birthday and I can’t wait to go back this summer.

Two weeks later was the Downton Abbey Tea Party and Trunk Show. Always a success—Thanks to help from my friend and co-tea party hostess Lois.

Again, no pictures of us—wait, maybe I can steal one….

Lady Sarah & Lady Lois await their guests .....

Stole it right offa Instagram. But since it’s me and Lois I think that’s ok.

We set up the tables with Mother’s tea cup collection, the Ainslie/Dieck’s silver settings and table cloths, a few miscellaneous pieces, and a tea party was had. Oh, did I mention the delicious Daube’s?

Let’s start with the most important—Daubes….


DSC01325Silver on table cloth



We had costumes too--



Love it when the people dress up!!

For my work (you call that work) I traded for a kit and made one of my coworkers a little blanket--

BlanketWith a sheep on it!

We had a foot of snow last week. Well, 10.5 inches but it seemed like a foot. The buses didn’t run even thought we stood outside in a blizzard hoping for a bus. Jeepers.

To make us feel better we went to a party at Ilan’s brewery—Insight Brewing. It was pretty crowded.


But our names are on the wall--



FullSizeRenderIlan and Pam

Because we couldn’t quite get enough beer—we stopped at LTS in Rochester


All in all, I am really liking my new job, had a great birthday, and got to drink great beer!!

Then—the sun set and we thought—it’s been a good March.


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