Thursday, August 20, 2009

Celebration after Celebration

...Mid-August we have one celebration after another :)

For this Digital LO I used: Crystal Wilkerson: Hawaiin Luau Papers, Tiny Spots & Funky Florals along with her June 09 Office Supplies which are available at and Sande Krieger's Kraft Background & Stitching.

Stuart and I celebrate our Anniversary August 15th and then Stuart's Birthday is the it seems like there is just about 4 day's of celebrations in a row...this year was no different!

Last Saturday, we drove to Prosser and did a little wine tasting...11 years ago we were married at a small winery it was fun to get out and do some tasting...we went to a new winery that just opened this past week...Stuart knows the owners so we got the grand tour...I was kicking myself for NOT having my camera with me...I could have gotten some great photos! The kids were with us and that wasn't an issue - not for us or the owners, "see it pays to know people," but the looks on other people's faces was priceless! lol

We tried several different wines and then chose our favorite to bring home and enjoy later. We also stopped at Chukar Cherries...sampled too many before deciding on the "Raspberry Truffles".

On the way our of town we stopped at one more winery and grabbed one more bottle of wine...this one is AMAZING :) Its a Late Harvest Riesling...super sweet - really yummy!!!

...then we headed over to Stuart's parent's house to visit with his brother who was in town briefly...he has some gift for us from his recent trip to Europe...such fun gift THANKS Ted!
And since it was our Anniversary Stuart and I went to the movies and saw The Ugly was funny and Stuart and I both seemed to enjoy it :)

...then on Monday, it was Stuart's Birthday...but it was also Ben's 1st EVER FOOTBALL before we could celebrate...we went to practice...

Ben will be a Richland Raider this year...and to our surprise his cousin Jakob was also the boys will be playing on the same team...WATCH OUT!!! lol

Stuart played for the Richland Raiders 24 years looks like the Dezember's will be carrying on the Raider tradition for this generation. (and I'm sure when Mason's old enough he'll be playing too!)

...practice ran real late...issuing out equipment took forever...which meant making Stuart's Birthday dinner was going to be late...but we managed :) Stuart's request for his Birthday this year was Fish we found and bought some Mahi Mahi and cooked it up and dinner turned out real tasty...unless you asked Mason. Stuart also wanted a DQ ice cream cake...but I really was wanting some Costco I got those too. The kid wrapped Stuart's gifts themselves and couldn't wait for him to open them...Mason was so funny he whispered to me and asked me if he could just open up his and give to Stuart instead of waiting for him to open it - lol
darn that waiting! :)

For this digital LO I used: Crystal Wilkerson: August 09 Paper Collection, Template Version 01 and June Office Supplies and LivEdesign's Scribbled Alpha which are all available at along with Crystal Wilkerson: Birthday Doodle Brushes and Sande Krieger: Stitching.


Margee' said...

Sounds like it was a very busy few days!
Hope the boys enjoy playing football on the Raiders! Papa's favorite team!

Gina said...

Great LO's . . . love the one of Stuart's Birthday, so bright and fun! I can't wait for the first football game . . . WATCH OOOOUUUTTTT . . . is right! :)

kshand said...

Ben looks so cute, I mean tough in his football picture :) We had our first football game today and Alex's team won, so he was happy! Love the anniversary layout, you are so good at keeping up with your scrappin'.

nancy said...

Happy Anniversary!! :)

Love the first layout with the beautiful vine. So cute!