Birthdays, Indiana Jones, and Sunday Dinner

June 3, 2008 at 12:25 pm 5 comments

Hello all! Time for another update. This weekend was once again full of fun and friends! I have a feeling that this summer will have very few empty weekends! We’re already looking forward to many weddings, a week long visit from my niece Nicole, camping, traveling and other fun! It will be an expensive busy summer, but I’ve very much looking forward to it!

So, on Friday we celebrated the 2nd birthday of our dog, Malcolm Reynolds Thornburgh. He seemed very enthused when we sang “Happy Birthday” to him…I think he really just wanted to eat the cake! He also got a couple of new toys, including his new favorite – a squeaky, stuffed warthog that we named “Piggy”. Piggy is about the same size as Mal, so it’s really fun to watch him play with it and try to carry it around in his mouth!

Here’s the birthday boy with his cake…he looks really excited to have his picture taken, doesn’t he?

The next day, I hosted an Indiana Jones Movie Marathon!  It began at 12:30 pm and we watched the first 3 movies in a row.  There was food, themed beverages and games!  I made trivia questions to go with each movie and a few bonus questions.  The winner of that game got an Indy “action figure”.  There was also the Last Crusade Cup game.  I had the table covered in all different types of cups and glasses and each one had a red sticker on the bottom.  Most said, “You have chosen…poorly” but one said “You have chosen…wisely.”  The goal was obviously to choose the correct cup.  The winner got a pack of Indiana Jones trading cards.  I thought that was pretty clever if I do say so myself 😀

Here is the table, covered in the cups, glasses and mugs.

Close up of the center piece I made for the party.  The “stones” are boxes wrapped in packing paper.  It was covered in bugs, a monkey and a snake!  The ball on top is one of those Styrofoam balls painted brown to look like the big rolling rock at the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.

Themed beverages, from “Temple of Doom” – the “poison” was ginger ale, and the “antidote” was blue kool-aid.  If you don’t get it, go back and watch the opening sequence of Temple of Doom!

Here are some of the people that came to the party enjoying the show.  We had about 15-18 people in and out throughout the day.

After we watched the first 3 a group of 6 of us went up to Evanston and watched “Temple of the Crystal Skull.”  It was a good day all around!

Of course the next day was Sunday, so that meant Sunday Dinner!  We all trekked down to Marcie’s place in Hyde Park as she is going to England for the summer, so we won’t see her again until September!!  Her place is AMAZING!!  We had a great time with everyone there.

Here’s some of the group – there were about 13 of us there that night 😀  Marcie made salmon.  It was really good!

Here’s Leo enjoying the culinary delights!

And some of the entertainment for the night – Hank has just decided that he’s a baby dolphin, so he regaled us with his tricks.  You have to do the real dolphin hand signals for him and he’ll follow!

Trish enjoying the cake before the rest of us could get any! 😀

A good weekend full of food and friends – always gotta love that!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying a good week!


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  • 1. susq  |  June 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

    hey, how are you guys! I miss you a lot and hope the start of summer is going good. How’s the seminary apps going? I’m excited and happy that Justin’s answered his call, I think he’ll be great 🙂
    We were at Soren’s baptism yesterday. It was nice to meet him and see Mandy/Steve. Becky and her fam were there too…her kids are the cutest. Jannah was continually hugging and kissing Thomas and chasing him all over the place.
    Also was at Chris Barber’s wedding Saturday. She looked very happy which is nice to see. Kelly was there and I met baby Carter, very cute! She’s invited to Liz Westby’s wedding reception too, maybe we could meet before hand around 5:30/6 to eat dinner in the ‘crotch’ before the dance?
    I’ve wanted to try and call you guys, it’s just been nuts with traveling to MN every freakin weekend. We’re home this weekend, Brekkes are coming up to visit us and then Friday 6/20 E leaves for El Salvador and I take off for MN for the week. Ah, craziness. Okay, well fill me in on what’s up with you two. Hope your week goes well for you and happy belated bday Malcom 🙂

  • 2. Danny  |  June 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Ok so from a movie buff as yourself what did you think of the new Indiana film. Im not going to give any spoliers BUT do you really think they had to head that direction????

  • 3. meggomae  |  June 9, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Dan…I sent you an email about the new Indy movie so as not to ruin it for anyone else!

  • 4. meggomae  |  June 9, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Sus…yes, lets talk soon and work something out for Liz’s wedding! 😀

  • 5. DaveO  |  June 15, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    family matters? i’ve been waiting for a cause to finally put it on the air again…”Did I Do That?” gosh i miss that Urkel fellow.


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