Things have been a bit busy around here lately which made me rather delayed in drawing a winner for the Canvas Print Giveaway, but I had Ken draw a name tonight and the winner is Martha, my lovely sister! I hope she is able to figure out a very fun picture to get printed on canvas.
crockpots all going, spread all over the house so we didn't blow fuses. I was amazed at how well 7 women were able to work together in my small kitchen. I had also made (with the kids and a neighbor helping) 300+ butterhorn rolls on Thursday. People also brought desserts and green beans but they didn't have to be cooked at my house (well Jonathan did bake some desserts earlier that we did take). After cooking we loaded it all up and transported to the high school where we then served it to around 200 people. It was the biggest cooking project that we have ever tackled and it was a lot of work but it went pretty well so that was good!
We tried to make the event a bit elegant so a couple of violinists were asked to play during dinner and then I made/brought candle centerpieces for all the tables and we asked a bunch of people to help serve the meal instead of doing buffet style.
Byberg and he is hoping to unseat a democrat that has been in office for around 20 years. I think he can do it! He has an interesting story as he was born in Chicago to Norwegian missionary parents. He spent much of his childhood in South America - he told us stories of his pet monkey, anteater and parrot. The parrot had learned parts of some hymns which I guess he liked to sing, he died a martyrs death when drunken neighbor decided he had had enough of the hymn singing bird and shot him. (the bird, not Lee). He lived a while in Norway too but when he turned 18 he had to chose whether to be American or not (since he was born here) and after some thought he decided that he did want to be American and ended up coming over here to college. He was very impressed by the freedom that he found and he wants to go to Washington DC to help preserve that freedom.
I had to included a photo of my handsome husband he MC'ed the event and as usual did a great job!
Anyway, that is the reason that I didn't blog much this week. It was fun to do but I am glad it is over! :-)