Tuesday, May 6, 2008

80s Night - Part Deux

You know how some couples have two wedding receptions to accommodate guests from different areas? Same idea. Think of this month's FHE as our downtown reception... if our wedding had an 80s theme.

Shad and Stacie are kindly hosting the bash at their place - (address in email) at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19th.

For details on activities, check the post below. For inspiration on all things style and big bangs, please consult the photo.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Total "Boss"Ness - As Promised

We're totally looking forward to this month's 80s night. We've spent the evening researching the greatest 80s trivia, television, games, food and tunes. I even double checked the playlist for authenticity - and believe you me, no song that didn't make it on the scene before January 1, 1990 made the cut. I know, it's totally bogus that Salt n' Pepa didn't get "Shoop" on an earlier album. That stroke of musical genius didn't hit until the early 90s. Trust me, a 90s party is in the works purely to accommodate that tune. But I digress...

Hopefully you've all saved the date from you totally rad slap bracelets. But in case you've been sporting your neon goodness all week and your sweaty wrists destroyed the info, here are all the details you'll need to get your 80s on:

Monday, April 21 @ 6:30 p.m.
To carpool - meet at the church at 6:15 p.m.
4763 S. Meadowview Rd. (300 East) - Stephen Kasteler's parents' home (there are too many of us to fit in our little places! We hope you'll make the trip, the more the merrier!)

Wear your most righteous 80s ensemble (the bigger the bangs, the better), brush up on all things 80s (there will be prizes!), get ready to view a priceless episode of your fav. 80s sitcom and if you can, bring an "80s" snack to share. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Calling All Runners


If anyone is interested in putting together a running group - nothing too intense, maybe 2-4 miles 3X/week - RaeShell is hereby prepared to be your inspiration :). She's interested in running with a partner/group a few times per week in the mornings. Feel free to contact Rae if you're feeling like it's getting close to swimsuit season and that freaks you out a little because you've been hiding under sweaters all winter... just me?

In the interest of not posting personal info for the whole world to observe, hopefully you know how to get in touch with Rae! If not, snag me and I'll connect you with Runnin' Rae.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

So, We're Doing WHAT?

Our apologies to everyone for just now sending this information. Truth be told, we weren't even sure until this very morning what the plan was for tomorrow.

When we realized St. Patrick's Day fell on a Monday, we thought - "that's easy enough, we'll just have a St. Patty's Day Party." It wasn't until we wracked our brains trying to figure out what we'd actually DO for the party, however, that we realized we didn't have a clue what to do. We checked a few Irish traditions web sites, and contemplated but ultimately vetoed such options as...

Place a snail in the hollow between two plates and watch for the slime trail to see a meaningful shape.

On the way to and from the gathering play tricks- take the wheels off of carts and place them on roof tops. Take Cabbages. Paint a man sleeping by the roadside.

Go door to door masked (a guiser) and ask for funds for the Halloween party. You may take clubs and sticks and invoke the name of Colum Kill saying: "lay aside the fatted calf and bring forth the black sheep." Blow horns to announce that you are coming disguise your voice and chant your request.

(All actual suggestions from a site. I'm sure these traditions make sense in context.)

Finally, Noah asked: "Have you ever gone to a St. Patrick's Day party?"
I confirmed that in fact I had.
"Well, what did you do?"
"Confiscated keys and drove people home."

We found ourselves in quite the conundrum. Confusing traditions and beverages that require ID at the door. We finally settled on an informal get together complete with "Irishy" foods and homemade rootbeer. And because we know little about Irish culture, "Irishy," for the purposes of this FHE will mean - a) made with potatoes, or b) green.

Meet at the Riley's (Marmalade Square - 650 North 300 West - #216) at 7:00 p.m. Wear something green, bring something "Irishy" to eat and come enjoy an evening of great company and what we're sure will prove to be a very diverse menu.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Temple Evening

Hey Everyone -

Hope you can join us for the 6:00 session on Thursday, February 28 (we intentionally waited for the post-season, for all you Stake Basket"Ballas"). Please plan to meet in the session.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Marmalade Pairs Tennis Tourney '08

Last Monday, nine couples and a baby converged on the Relief Society room at the 5th North building armed with Wii paddles and fueled by sugar cookies and tortilla chips. The event was not lacking in....


high fives:

70s tennis attire:

or pure fury:

But when all was said and done, only one couple came out victorious to claim the oh-so-coveted USC 1968 tennis trophy.

Thank you to everyone who came! And thank you to Victoria for providing much of the fodder for this post :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Time To Show A Little Love...

A lot of really great couples have moved into the ward recently. And when they walked in for the first time, I know what you were thinking... "I bet I could totally take them in Wii tennis." Prove it.

During February, it's all about the love. And trust me, when you play the Rileys, there will be plenty of love -- if you know what I'm sayin' {this is either my futile attempt at talking smack, or a pre-emptive admission of defeat...}. Come show off your mad interactive gaming skills at the Marmalade Pairs Open.

Place: Church Cultural Hall
Date: Monday, February 11th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Details: Wii Tennis Hooked Up to the Giant Slide Show Screen in the Cultural Hall... need I say more?

It's not really worth it, however, if you're not consuming roughly twice the calories you burn off. So if you can, please bring a treat to share. Believe me, the wheels in my head are already cranking on how to make tennis-related munchies. Anything to incorporate that favorite of all Valentine's Day junk food staples: the sugar cookie.

We hope to see you there! This is one Valentine's Day tennis tourney that will not disappoint.

Yeah - it's going to be THIS exciting...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

And Bingo Was The Activity's Name-O

You know it's been a while since your last update when your browser doesn't recognize the url up automatically...

We hope everyone's holiday season went well and that you got everything your hearts desired... But if, perhaps, a few things were conspicuously missing from under the tree or in your stocking - now's your chance to win it at a this month's couples FHE during a rousing game of BINGO.

Noah was a little embarrassed to announce over the pulpit that we're playing a nursing home game, but make no mistake - this Bingo game will pack more punch than pudding and wheelchair races.

Come join us for an evening of fun and a chance to win such enticing prizes as Clorox Wipes, a 12-pack of toilet paper and a nose exerciser (Noah claims these exist. The Rileys will be at the dollar store tomorrow either confirming or debunking his claim). We hope that's enough to whet your palate - you'll just have to join us tomorrow at 7:00 at the church to see what other little gems we were able to drum up at the dollar store.