Our Valentine weekend was full of fun and excitement.
We celebrated Valentines a day early. It started off with
the annual Lincoln Day Breakfast, which is the Washington
County republican party's thing. This year my Dad was
asked to speak. He was in almost regal company; Governor Herbert,
Speaker of the House David Clark(Utah, he's from Santa Clara),
Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Sen. Bob Bennett. My Dad was
assigned to give the 'State of the County' address. He did a
great job, and for those of you that know me know that
I'm not a real political person but I found this very interesting.
I was impressed very much with Governor Herbert.
He seems to be taking the state in the right direction.
He's got my vote. After the breakfast was the
party. Read below for more info on that.Republican party pres, Orrin Hatch, David Clark, Governor Herbert, and my Dad speaking
Bob Bennett is the second from the right of my Dad
After the breakfast we got to work putting the
finishing touches on our Valentines day party. We
started off with a buffet style dinner. We had BBQ
buffalo wings, meatballs, and a chocolate fountain. The dipping
treats were as follows; pineapple, mandarin oranges, bananas,
strawberries, pretzels, rice crispy treats, peanut butter
cookies, and Cinnamon bears. It was delicious! After that
we headed downstairs for games. We started off with pin the
arrow on the heart. It was just for the kids. Next we had a
licorice eating contest. You put about an inch in your mouth, placed
your arms behind your back while standing. We did this in
groups of four starting with the four oldest down to the four
youngest. Sadly Drake, Sami, Mati, and Logan were a little too young.
It was not as easy as you would think either. Our last
game was a balloon popping charades game. In each balloon
we placed something that had too be acted out. It was pretty
fun watching everyone try to pop their balloon and then have
to act it out. My cousin Alex too to the next level and spelled
his charade with his butt. Now that was funny.
Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of this game because
Logan was starving so we were in the other room. So our
Valentines party was a success and lots of fun.
We did get a package sent off to Dan. It was a camo mailbox
full of candy. There also was a bear from Logan, a
valentine card that Drake colored, and a mushy card
from me. Dan has sent us a Valentine/my birthday package the
week before. Although I'm still not sure who's birthday it was
for cuz there was a pair of army sweats, a lanyard for my
keys, and a stuffed Valentine dog for me. Logan got an onsie
and a hat. Drake got two packages of cars, a barrel of
monkeys, the helicopter from cars and more but I can't
think of it right now. It was a great package, Drake really
enjoyed it. Dan also ordered flowers for me for Valentines.
They were beautiful red roses.