Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, Saturday, Sunday ....

Our Friday, Saturday and Sunday was a weekend full of eclectic settings, great food and fun friends. Friday night we attended a fund raiser for the Mulvane Art Museum at our friends' beautiful home on Lake Sherwood. Great house, great people, great art and great food.

Saturday night we went to Kansas City to attend a very elegant wedding ...

and an even more elegant dinner at a not-so-elegant ... yet very chic ... old warehouse in the west bottoms (former stockyards) in Kansas City.
It was fabulous. The photo booth (complete with props) was irresistible.
Sunday I had a nice brunch with Nancy, the Gs and SACII and Cheryl ... who were in town for SACII's 40th high school reunion.
Sunday night was the Annual Potwin progressive dinner. I found these 3 manly men hanging around the beer.
It was a full and fun weekend. I hope yours was too.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HRC presented with The Gold Rose Award

Tonight The Junior League of Topeka presented HRC with their highest honor ... The Gold Rose Award. Very coveted, it is only presented to a special few who have demonstrated leadership skills and otherwise made a significant contribution to the community. You can watch her acceptance speech here.
Here she is with The Gold Rose Award and some gold roses. Yea Helen!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Samantha and Jake come and go

SRC and JRQ move from Hawaii. They stop here for SRC's 10 year Topeka High School reunion but unfortunately, they both catch colds and are only able to attend the first night.
We have a peaceful and uneventful week during which JRQ is able to launch his unbelievably cool Japanese language website Kanjibrain. As they feel better, we have dinner with George (who spent the summer in Florida and Paraguay) and Cristina (who spent the summer in Spain) and the Gs.
Helen also organizes a dinner for young neighbors.
We then kiss them good bye as they fly to Fukuoka, Japan where they are each enrolled in a 2 month long Japanese immersion language class. Here they are with driver Les Paul as they head to the airport at 3:45 AM this morning.
さよならと安全の旅

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Monica comes and goes

After staying with us for 3 weeks, Monica, here from Idaho to help care for her granddaughter, flies to Houston to help care for her father as he recovers from heart surgery and subsequent strokes. Keep smiling.