Thursday, May 8, 2008

Here's Another Idea For a Church Party

Tuesday was another great ward party at the church. For the past few weeks everybody had been busy getting ready for the big fund raiser. Boys made frames, girls made purses and baked goodies and various ward members donated items as well. Now this activity would work in a big city, I guess, but in a small town where you see horses and cows on every "block" our little hamlet of Leavitt was the perfect setting for a professional auctioneer! When I was a little girl I remember going to a cattle auction once or twice, they are pretty interesting and man can those auctioneers talk fast.


"A video so you can get the feelin of it all"

The fundraiser was for the youth program so of course the money went to a good cause. These purses that took one hour to make with two pieces of fabric were going for 30 bucks and a homemade birdhouse that a 9 year old made sold for 50 bucks. A woman in the ward who raises animals donated 35 little chicks and they went for 75 bucks and a jar of homemade choke jelly jam went for, hold onto your boots, 200 bucks! And because this is cattle country the activity started out with a full on roast beef dinner. There was down side though. Mark and I missed it!


We were galavanting in Utah with good friends and family and even saw the LA Galaxy play the Real Salt Lake. Yep, David Beckham played and he scored both points as well. You know what else he did? After the game was over he took his sweaty shirt off and gave it to a girl in the stands then waved to everybody and everybody clapped and cheered. I didn't clap or cheer. Usually after a trip or get away you are ready to go home (sort of), but not this time. Mark and I could have stayed longer for sure. We saw our friends from CA and family that we don't see very often so it was nice to catch up and get to know each other some more. Our friend, Niels Moller turned 50 years old so they had a big bash which included the soccer game which was the initial reason we went to Utah. (not the game, the birthday). And since we have a trailer and a huge need to fill up some space in our new house we did some shopping. We didn't bring home much except stucco for our house and a few odds and ends I bought at Ikea and Bed, Bath and Beyond, but we did order our bedroom set, decided on what kind of carpet NOT to buy and paint colors we want to use in the basement. If they match our upstairs paint color then bingo bongo we are on a roll. Thanks Steph.




8 comments:

Marilou said...

Fun video. It almost makes you want to live in the country on a farm now doesn't it? And it almost makes you want to buy one of those cowboy shirts with the nice snap pocket on the front.
I can't believe the amount of money people gave for the items. How fun is that?

Jan said...

The auction sounds awesome - but the trip sounds even better! We have said recently that we need a trip back to Utah just to check into things again. Everyone needs that!

mama jo said...

it was great seeing you guys last weekend...we need more of those..

Kari said...

Wow--what a great idea, that auction. Good self-esteem boost for the kids/adults who made stuff for it, too! Your trip sounds fantastic--I'd love to watch a pro soccer game.

Best Line of the Blog goes to..."we decided on what kind of carpet NOT to buy..." I love that!

Audrey said...

Glad you had a great trip. The game sounds like lots of fun!

i'm kelly said...

love david... it is so cute. my favorite part of the game - when he took off his shirt!

USAUS said...

Ahhhhhhh... there is life outside Canada... So glad you had a great time!

Houston Hatches said...

Loved the news update. I think you were absolutely right in changing the paint color. The wrong color can ruin all of your great interior decorating ideas. It's best to get it right from the start. I couldn't stop laughing at the video. I didn't know church had fund raisers any more. Growing up I remember some fantastic bazaars in the old Mill Creek ward.