Well, lunch rocked once again. And this time we have pictures! Utah's B to 5 (which is what Alvin says we should call ourselves) met at Brick Oven today. We had a delightful time getting to know one another again and meeting those of us who arrived for the first time. We missed everyone who couldn't make it! Serious bummer!
Here are some of the pictures from our lunch. They let us have the Party Room at Brick Oven, which was a shock because I wasn't willing to pay $5.00 a head for everyone who didn't show up under the number of 12. We had a little mix up with the check, but it all turned out okay. I don't think we'll be taking our party back there again, though. Servers were great. Food was great. But the reservationist was rude and didn't make note that I canceled the reservation for the room and asked for a table in the main dining room. Budgeting and all, I couldn't spring for the $5.00 a head.
Donna over at Donna's Journey at Julia and Where Oh Where Has My Mind Gone, mother and daughter, presented the door prize today. That amazing mug you see is designed with our official logo.
Karlene Browning over at Inksplasher won the door prize. And she was as thrilled as I to receive it.
Donna and her husband make all kinds of wonderful items in their business, including these mugs. You can check them out at www.remembermymug.com.
All in all, I thought it was very cool! Donna says any of the Blogging Babes can order one of the mugs for $15.00. It's rockin' . . . I have one myself. Courtesy of Donna and Julia, which was unnecessary but exceedingly sweet. Here's a closeup of the mug:
How much does that seriously rock! I feel so official!
So we met, we visited, we laughed, we took pictures (thank you to Jarel, one of my missionary sons who gave me a digital camera for Christmas) and we ate. A lot. And then Ali over at Girl in a Whirl helped me eat my hot fudge brownie sundae literally swimming in hot fudge and caramel. Oh my gosh, it gives me shivers just thinking about it. I can't have another one until July 26th . . . one a year, although the one I had today I've been trying to have since last July 26th . . . so I guess I'm getting two this year.
So, here's who showed up . . .
Ali at Girl in a Whirl
Julia at Where Oh Where Has My Mind Gone
Tristi at Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author
Heather at Heather Justesen
Karlene at Inksplasher
Donna at Donna's Journey
. . . and
Me. We really, really missed everyone else. Here are some pictures of the gang.
And that's everyone who showed up. I realize my camera skills leave a lot to be desired, but hey, I haven't had a camera in over a decade. I'm still getting my skills, what little there were, back.
Next month it will be the first Saturday in February 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at Golden Corral in Orem. Check my right-hand column for updated details.
We had a complete blast and we're looking forward to getting together next month. We have varied interests, talents and experiences, it was a blast to to get together and visit, chat and get to know a little more about Donna and Julia.
Utah's Chapter of B to the 5, yeah, I like that, now has its own blog site. Check us out over there. But realize we're still developing. But for all you Blogging Babes, that's where you'll go now for information, sharing great news, asking for prayers or help, promoting your business, etc. Check it out!
Politics: Did y'all see the GOP debate last night. Fred Thompson finally came out swinging and he had Mike Huckaby in his sites. Holy cow, Alvin and I busted up laughing and were shouting, "Go Fred!" He won the debate last night, but we've seen how much that matters. Governor Romney clearly won the debate in New Hampshire and it didn't pull the voters around enough to take McCain. But I'm going to trust Rush Limbaugh is right and that the GOP primary race really starts in Michigan!
As to Romney's performance in the debate last night, I thought he did great. He showed he had a great grasp of foreign affairs, plans to move forward in that area, illegal immigration and bringing optimism back to America. I couldn't have been prouder of him.
Ron Paul scared me. I mean, he really scared me. He's a strict constructionist (defender of the constitution) but in every other area he's a fruit loop! Please do not let him get his hands on our foreign affairs. We'll be wiped off the map before his second day in office.