Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's that on your shirt? - Amazing Race Valentine's Edition - yes MORE...

So... the shirts. The infamous shirts. My husbands shirt has "magically" disappeared. Though as my husband is quick to point out to me, it's likely in this pile of clean clothes next to our bed... but I digress.

The shirts we made our hunky husbands wear on their Amazing Race were handmade - as in, I designed 'em, printed them onto iron-on paper, and all the girls worked together to iron them on their shirts. We also made shirts for ourselves... 'cause we had to look cute too... too bad NONE of us thought to take a group picture with them on. Guess we were having too much fun?

So here are the original graphics for our shirts...

on the front:

on our backs:

Can anyone guess which back-of-the-shirt quote belongs to who?
(no fair 'guessing' if you were there!)

Is she worth it? - Amazing Race Valentine's Edition - Part 2

Carlee girl, don't hate me for this - but I just had to post this. You've got to be the luckiest woman in the world... 'cause obviously, YOU WERE WORTH IT!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Amazing Race - Valentine's Edition!

This year for Valentine's Day I wanted to do something creative and special for my Honey Bunches of Oats.
Kendra, a friend of mine from AZ did this awesome Amazing Race for her hubby with about a half-dozen of her friends and was my inspiration for our first ever


We recruited a "host" to lure our boys to a "service project" at our church and once everyone arrived and the 15 minute project was done...BAA-ZINGA!!! He confiscated their wallets and $ and sent them on their way with their first clue, a gps, video cameras, totally sexy t-shirts and a bag of coins (mostly pennies) totaling five bucks... oh, and the

1. You must wear your uniform at all times
2. You must make a video of the events and each member of the team must be in the video.
3. You must have completed all the clues and the following tasks in order to win:
* purchase a gift for your wife using only the funds provided
* acquire a bouquet of flowers for your wife, without spending any money.

They were given a clue with GPS coordinates to their first location... the public library.

They each had to buy a book from the Friends of the Library cart...
a book that they believed their wife would enjoy.

The coordinates for the next location were taped to the donation box.

{favorite quote taken from the video...}
Kris, while holding up this book says,
" How to end your marriage by giving your wife this book!"

The next stop was the park, for the swinging contest.
The loser was required to run through the park
declaring his love for his wife.
coordinates to the next location were included

Paul nearly falls off!

and the loser is...

Next stop was an ice cream shop where the guys had to

They sang, "I'm a Little Teapot"

and then the car battery died.
4 large men and 1 small man
shoved into a Hyundai Elantra - is it any wonder?

The ice cream scooper lady had to help them jump start the car.

They waited till the end to figure out how to make a bouquet of flowers and ended up cutting up their clues into flowers and sticking them to tootsie pops that Kris had at his house. Michael managed to cut himself in the process. Kris avoided the scissors all together and used cupcake liners instead.

Our gracious "host" met the guys just outside my house and verified that they had completed all their tasks:

Congratulations! You have completed the Amazing Valentine's Day Race! You are the first team to arrive! (albeit, the ONLY team... but whatever!) As winner of the race you each get the grand prize! A dream date with your lovely, adoring, beautiful, smart, sexy and talented wives.

We were wearing coordinating t-shirts that said:
"I love my husband" on the front,
with personalized messages on the back.

We had a Salad Bar and Lasagna Dinner
Texas Sheet Cake, Soft Serve Vanilla Ice Cream and Eclairs for Dessert.

And of course we all gathered to watch the video.

We had games to play but never got to them
- the video was entertainment enough!

It was a lot of work, especially keeping it secret, but sooo worth it!
We all had such a great time!

The guys have made many comments about paybacks and retribution
- I can't wait!

Come back later for video clips and the recipe for the Texas Sheet Cake
... if Sara Lyn let's me have it! LOL!

ps. for those unfamiliar with what geocaching is, go to geocaching.com.
We used this term very loosely, but you'll get the idea.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Coming Soon!

Our "Amazing Race Geocache Valentine Edition"!
--including video excerpts
--where the inspiration for this came from
--recipes for the yummy dinner and desserts we had
--the t-shirts

... and so much more!

Will you be my Valentine? x2

This years Valentines Day cards for Amanda and Hayden -
Amanda's turned out so cute last year that we just had to do it again this year!

I had intended to send Hayden to church with his Valentines
to give to his teacher and classmates but we ran out the door without them :(

Monday, February 1, 2010

Birds, Birds, Birds

{catching up on some unfinished posts from the past several weeks}

Looked out our window at the tail end of a rainstorm and saw this:

they were everywhere and chatting it up like they were attending
a stake Relief Society meeting!

This hasn't been my favorite tree in our yard...
until today.
It's actually a pretty interesting tree to
investigate up close. And I love the rain drops
clinging to the berries.


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