Taft is six today — I might have a new "baby" but I’m still in a state of shock, that my little boy is growing up so dang fast! I think six is one of the "hardest" for a mom. Five is exciting because of the school thing, but six is a total drag — so not little anymore. Anyway, Taft has been talking and planning his DRAGON party for weeks. First we’ll be playing "pin the fire on the dragon" (Jenna totally drew this up and cut it out for me yesterday, when I was in an all day meeting!) and then "slay the dragon" (think blindfolds, a baseball bat and pinata full of goodies) after that it’s off to rescue the princess stuck high in the tower (picture Ragedy Ann at the top of the slide in our backyard park) as long as we get decent weather, we’re set to go!
Before all that happens though, I’m hosting a small bridal luncheon for Ashli (my long-time babysitter who is getting married next Thursday) at 11:00 a.m. The big shower is on Friday night, but I wanted to do something special for just her and her close family/friends. I have a new neighbor, Debra who moved up from San Diego where she left behind her catering business. She is bringing the decadant dessert, so even if I mess up the rest of it, everyone will leave with a good taste in their mouth!
and speaking of parties, I’m leaving for Buffalo four weeks from today,
for the CK Convention. This will be the only CKMedia event I am doing this year and I am really, truly excited. The events team in Utah always does an amazing job of organizing and preparing to make my “show up and teach” job easier. They pull of so many events every year, that they’ve simply got the process down, in fact, it’s a well-oiled machine and I’m thrilled to be returning to the east coast too! I am doing a Backstage Party on both Thursday and Friday night, which is probably my favorite thing to do. Last year, we gave everyone who attended this party a copy of The Big Picture. This year, I’ll be presenting everyone with a seriously cool and brand NEW “surprise gift,”valued at $15. You’ll also receive a packet of “my favorites” – stuff you’ll need to create a very fun layout (and more.) The best part for me is that I get to field questions and dole out prizes galore — there’s even a movie, and of course, chocolate. If you are coming, and already have my book, be sure to bring your "my big picture" tag book (even if its not completely done) I want to see, photograph tag books — come party with me in New York!!