We had a SURPRISE 16th birthday party for Chase last night. His birthday is November 12th, but Geoff and I will be on our cruise. I knew I needed to do something big and special to make up for missing my son’s sixteenth. He’ll have a nice gift and family party with Grandma, who is coming to tend the kids when we’re gone!
A HUGE thank you to our friends the Oviatt’s who hosted the surprise. I left with Trey to “run errands” around 4:30 (we set up) and Clark got a “text” from his leader (Brother Oviatt) at church to come pick up some boxes of canned food for the service project. Fortunately Chase agreed to come along and help. When Chase came downstairs, we were all hiding in their home theater room, where we then put on a pretty cool Harry Potter party — we watched HP6 in anticipation of SEVEN!! I need to post the movie preview that Clark and I created especially for Chase — it was pretty cute!
I’m so HAPPY that my Chase was so HAPPY.
It’s been school spirit week ALL WEEK at Greenacres Middle School.
Trey has worn a CRAZY hat, dressed in an array of SPORTS clothing, dressed up as a NERD, done his hair up all WILD and even painted his thumbs purple in honor of PURPLE day.
Here he is with his nerdy friend Marcus from across the street. I love that Marcus is carrying an Origami creation!! I’m not saying that life peeks in Jr. High, but I so remember days like these and there are NOT many better.
Clark continues to amaze me with “obligations” on his social calendar!
This week is the annual Central Valley High School food drive. Turns out CVHS is the 2nd largest contributor to 2nd Harvest — nice.
Clark designed these T-shirts and has spent the week collecting cans in our community. Today all of Geoff’s staff are donning these shirts and asking for donations. I’m very proud of how Clark is keeping up with grades in the midst of serving as activities coordinator — he is seriously GONE ALL THE TIME!
Speaking of food. If you haven’t ever tried Dave’s Killer Bread you really need to. It’s AMAZING and comes with a great story. I’m a sucker for a great product built on a great story!
I’m going to send this product to Michelle P. who commented on my post about the cruise. She is going through a tough spot right now and could use a little Happy Mail (says I) …
Michelle’s comment: Please, please, please offer this as a class on your website! I need this class, but there is no way I could afford a cruise. I am going through an incredibly difficult time right now (some medical problems) and I would like to record the process of getting well again, but could really use some guidance. You are such an inspiration to many of us.
Have a great cruise!
Have wonderful Friday.