Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beijing and Cha-ching!





Hi, my name is Ann and I am an Olympic addict. (Hi, Ann.)


I admit it. I love the Olympics. As in crazy-love the Olympics. I tend towards patriotic anyway, and when you mix sport, culture, and patriotism all together you get my entertainment trifecta. We have loved every minute so far.


To celebrate the Opening Ceremonies I hosted a little "Olympic Party". Cal helped shop and prepare food (by default), and we had a great time with our friends. I am especially proud of the Olympic ring cheese ball, which I think will now become a tradition every two years.


Also, mama has a new ride. We call it the "Nav", but every so often I slip up and refer to it as the "pimp-mobile". It is a Lincoln Navigator, and while we bought it used, it has breathed new life into the carpooling monotony. The minivan served its purpose well, but the time had come for a new vehicle era. Plus, anything with gas mileage like this is really cheap these days. I love it. We had initially looked at a black Nav (which is "van" spelled backwards - almost prophetic, isn't it???), but it seemed a little too...drug dealer. I am thrilled with my red Nav!

4 comments:

Carrigan Family said...

Okay Ann - when I first saw the pic of your "spread" - I thought you had copied it out of the Southern Living magazine - WOW!!! Maybe you should consider the catering venue :). Very well done .....

Aly said...

That cheese "ball" ROCKS!
My next party is to be catered by you!

septic (yes, an Ann-given nickname) said...

You've come a long way since "pork chips"!!

Ava's Mama said...

Ok, the olympic spread is great, but I really love the Pimp-Mobile!