I made a video of still photographs from the party you can see here.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This is L'Oreal Evans-Birden and she's the new executive director of the Kansas African American Museum. I shot this picture for the paper, but it didn't quite work with the story. I really like the photo and I'm glad I have this venue to share it.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The Mudbugs played the Mardi Gras Ball at our favorite venue, the Fun Barn. There are colorful things inside the barn (see boot chandelier) and random oddities outside, like this blue bottle tree.
We love that place so much that we booked the wedding reception to be at the Fun Barn for Friday, Oct. 2. WOO-HOO! Its wonderful kookiness will be in stark contrast to our wedding venue, the beautiful (and always classy) Bartlett Arboretum.
We are also going to use the same chef who catered last Mardi Gras Ball (the best Cajun food we've ever eaten) and there will be some Mudbugs (in addition to the band members) on the menu.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I had my first meeting with wedding planner extraordinaire Carrie Rengers today. She gave me great advice and wrote down a mantra for me to remember through this process, "As long as I marry that man and have a cocktail, it's all good!" She's right.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Spent the morning at the Eagle Valley Raptor Center where I saw these two adorable Screech owls that were rescued from the aftermath of the Greensburg tornado. They look like little fuzzy Muppets.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I covered the opening of the new grocery store in Greensburg, Kansas today. The place was packed with media, high school musicians and dignitaries. I haven't been in such a crowded situation since 1998 when Chattanooga gave Usher the key to the city.
It really felt like I was in a Norman Rockwell painting, except he never depicted any small towns that were rebuilding after an EF-5 tornado had ripped it apart.
Here's the video I made of the event.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
We made these sinful desserts tonight to show a friend just how easy they are to make (and how awesome they are). Our friend is planning a Valentine's dinner for a lovely lady and I know she'll thank us for adding this to his culinary bag of tricks.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
"I'm Not A Waitress" is the name of the red polish I use when I get a pedicure. I'm sure it's somewhere on this wall.
I went to the salon today to redeem a fantastic birthday gift for an hour-long massage from Carrie and Molly. It was great, however, I went to the dentist shortly afterwards and that was not as relaxing. I wish I had done the two things in reverse.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Denise's van is equipped with this killer mirror that lets her check on the sleeping Mudbug in the back.
We spent the weekend in Kansas City helping Denise's sister by updating her Web site with new pics of cute kids wearing glasses. We also got to spend a little time with the Chittums.
You must check out Denise's nephew Jack sporting some frames. Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds?