Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Busy Week

This week has been quite a busy one. My sister, Anne, her fiance Otto, and her daughters Sarah and Kaley arrived on June 28th. We spent the next few days running around to get ready for her wedding.

Wednesday July 2nd we went to Six Flags!! It was Kirsten's first time, and she loved it to say the least. She went on all the rides in Looney Tunes Land with my mom while I went on some rollercoasters and then she was off to bigger and better things. She went on the Mini Mine Train rollercoaster, the boots, the teacups, the log ride, drove the car on Chaparral, and even did the virtual motion 3D ride. We actually thought we were in the motionless seats until it started. She was a little scared, but did very well. We topped off the day in traditional Alleman fashion by riding the carousel (5 times!!) She slept very well that night.

Thursday July 3rd was my sister's wedding day. I worked really hard to make sure that Anne had nothing to do that day but get her hair and nails done. They got married in the gazebo at the Heard Craig House and then had their reception in the Carriage House. Everything went very well. It was a relief to have it all finally happen. I have been so busy and stressed planning this for her. Here are some pictures from the wedding.

Anne with her daughters, Sarah and Kaley
Laura and her sister Anne

Kirsten as the Flower Girl
Laura, Anne, Otto, Kirsten, Jeremy
Kirsten and Anne

Friday we had a wonderful time for the 4th of July. We spent most of the day recooperating from the wedding. We had a barbecue and then rode our neighborhood trolley to the soccer fields. There were hot air ballons, bounce houses, carnival rides, and a concert by Josh Gracin from American Idol. We had a blast. Kirsten did not like the fireworks this year though, I think maybe we were too close. We were seriously maybe 100 yards from where they set them off. We will have to sit farther away next year.

Saturday July 5th we drove to Oklahoma for my Grandpa Adams 80th birthday party. We had a reserved room at IHOP for the family then spent the day out at their farm. I will always love going up there, it seems like life just stops for awhile.

This week my nieces, Sarah and Kaley have been going to a Prairie Adventure day camp. They have to wear 1800's clothes and so far have made butter, apple pies, played croquet, learned to weave, play jacks and marbles. They are sure having a blast. Kirsten is loving having her cousins here again this summer. I am loving the extra help with her. More to come soon!


Ellen & said...

Holy Cow you've been busy. Hopefully there was some time to sleep in between all of the fun stuff!

Janet Adams Starnes said...

Beautiful Cake Laura!!!! You are doing such a good job of keeping your blog/journal, I am impressed!! Maybe after October 1 I will have to try to do something like a blog, if you will help me. Keep up the good work Laura.

Love, MOM