Thursday, November 24, 2011

What am I thankful for?

One year my cousin put up a Thankful Tree at my Mom's house as part of a Thanksgiving activity. This is what I wrote on my leaf...

Two years later, The Librarian and I finally got to spend an entire Thanksgiving Holiday together. We were up early to make our pies and deserts and pack the cooler with libations for our moveable feast.

And now two Thanksgiving Dinners, two turkeys, one spiral-cut ham, 10 pounds of green beans, and an unknown amount of pretzel-jello later, we are passed out on the couch watching bad television.

This is what I am thankful for.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Viva Las Vegas...

Pack your best Hawaiian shirt and bring along your fanciest flask. The Librarian and I are headed to Vegas this summer to get hitched...

The Strip at night


It took us about a week to realize that planning a wedding and reception in Kansas City was going to be like pulling teeth with a weed whacker. We took in a couple of bids from places that we thought would be reasonable. But everything we could fit into our budget was going to involve WAY to much heavy lifting and coordination from our end and was just going to sap any and all fun we were going to have.

After we started to spread the news that Vegas would be the location of our destination wedding, I started hearing from other friends and co-workers who did the same thing. They all kept telling me is was the best decision they made when it came to getting married.

Although I am a little bummed we will not get Elvis or even Barry Mannilo to do the wedding for us, I suspect the resort will have someone of equal stature to officiate Wedding-palooza 2012!

Get pumped! You can find more details about the wedding and such here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I liked it so much I put a ring on it...

Raise a glass and get quiet, WednesdayWeekly readers.

A couple of weeks ago we had introduced you to The Librarian as one of the new authors to this dump of a blog. Well, that invitation had an ulterior motive since I knew I would be asking The Librarian to git hitched.

 Engagement @ the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

For about a month I have been planning and scheming. With the help of my crazy(,) supportive family and friends I was able to surprise her on the front lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

She had always told me how much she loves the Nelson. It is her Happy Place in KC. So, with the help of my Attorney who was working behind the camera, I popped the question catching her completely off guard.

Engagement @ the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

After the Nelson we had family on tap for drinks and then off to an evening of dinner and music with friends.

Engagement @ the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

With the level of excitement from the engagement, the pressure is on now to bring my A-Game when the wedding rolls around sometime in the coming year.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Let the Kansas City Kite Festival Madness begin!

We are solid six months away from the 2012 Flights of Fancy Kite Festival, but we are already knee deep in planning and coordination for the April 21 event.

The sixth annual festival got a nice early shot in arm on Wednesday when we were featured in the 2012 Mid America Regional Council Public Safety Communication Calendar...

Flights of Fancy Kite Festival & MARC

The calendars will be sent to every 911 call center and public safety communications office in the greater Kansas City area.

The calendar itself lists all of the training sessions and classes MARC offers throughout the year. Still, turn to the month of April and you cannot ignore the amazing kite photos and information about our growing festival.

Flights of Fancy Kite Festival & MARC

April 21, 2012
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.5
500 SW Longview Road.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Safety first

Hudon on guard

Hudson knew exactly where to be when the OKLAHOMA EARTHQUAKE OF 2011!!!!!!!! struck the heart of Kansas City.

He might seem like the dumb one, but I bet - secretly - he knows more than he lets on...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Kansas City Riverfront

Despite living in the River Market for several years, I had never actually walked down to the Heritage Riverfront Trail...

On Saturday, before the big Halloween Blowout, The Librarian and I spent the morning wandering around this bizarre park land, which is dotted with neat overlooks and ruined industrial landscape.

Broadway Bridge

From the trail, you can walk right down to the river bank and probably even dip you feet in the water... neither of us had a death wish, so we kept our feet on dry land.

River Shadow

What really caught our eye, though, was the remains of docks and other buildings that were in various states of decay.

Old Dock

This concerte staircase was all that was left of some dock and led from the trail all the way down into the water.  I assume is only now used to help when dumping the bodies into the water...


Not a bad trip... I am sure we will get down there again and try to walk further into Berkley Park next time the weather is nice.

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