28 September 2008

Dirty Dozen

So, for our 12th anniversary we decided we'd dub this the "balcony" anniversary (vice silk) because we finally got around to checking out "The Balcony Experience" at the Warren Theatre. Needless to say, we have been spoiled from regular seating for life. No more fighting for the drink holder or shushing teenagers!

"The Warren Theatre Balcony is the talk of the town! At our Moore Warren Theatre, there are TWO Balconies geared towards providing an even more elegant andpersonal experience, evident in the lush, imported, oversized seats. Also, patrons to Balcony shows enjoy access to the full service bar and lounge before and after the show, as well as food and drink service to your seat throughout the show."

We had reservations for the Theatre for Two which includes 2 primo seats in the balcony, 2 entrees, 2 drinks and dessert for the table. The computer gave us the best seats in the balcony and we agreed. Frontrow, center and HEATED! We gorged ourselves on the Philly sandwich and Mobster pizza and had some nice red wine from the bar. We were amazed that even though we and others around us were having food and drink brought to our seats, we were unaware of the wait staff's presence during the movie (Eagle Eye - made me even more paranoid about "Big Brother"). For dessert we had Bill's "Big Apple": Piping hot deep dish apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and dusting of cinnamon. Hoo boy! The movie was great, the service was great and the company was perfect!

13 September 2008

Game Day

Game day means something different for each member of our household. For Daddy, it's beer and college football, specifically OU football (go Sooners!). For Emi, it's "You promised me we'd play Monopoly today!" There was a compromise, Daddy played Candyland with Emi during commercial breaks....
For me, game day was all about trying to catch up with household chores, cooking fresh meals for my family and sneaking in a nap...possibly catching a few minutes of the OU game.

We also had another game today that was much more important that any televised game, Emi's 2nd soccer game of the new season. Her team was in shock last weekend with the new rules (they have goalies now) and the new larger sized fields. But this weekend the girls were really agressive and committed to the ball and scored, and scored and scored. I was so proud of every girl on the team and by the looks on their faces, they were happy with their performances as well... Go Eagles!

12 September 2008

Passion Blooming

The last time I got my Passion Flower to bloom was over 3 years ago. Indoors! In January! I decided earlier this summer that this plant would no longer be afforded the luxury of living in the sun room if it was not going to produce the lovely Star Trekkish blooms that I adore. So, when we erected the courtyard fencing leaving one of the wooden fence posts for creative purposes (my refrigerator coil peace sign), we transplanted the Passion Flower vines to either side of the post. You may recall the poor transplant featured in the June Big Top entry. So all we had to do was put the plant outside to fend for herself in the 100 plus degree temps and monson rains et voila!
Isn't she lovely?