The first fun date, was the Stake Ball!!! (Cheering) :) I love stake balls. I love that we can get all dressed up and going out and eat dinner and dance the night away at least once a year! I was terribly disappointed that they scheduled last years' ball on the week we were in Adelaide for my Aunty's wedding. I really hang out for these. I don't understand people who don't want to go. Where else can you have totally fun company and the aforementioned dinner and dancing once you're old and married?!! :) Anyway, I was determined to have found a totally cute maternity dress by the time this came around (have I cried on this blog enough yet about all my favourite maternity clothes that recently vanished?! Sob!), but I didn't manage it, so I wore black (dreary, but a lot more flattering than white when you're not so skinny!!) and squeezed into a non maternity dress that I won't be squeezing into again for a while!! From our joint shopping expedition the fabulous Stacey had found a cute dress however, and looked lovely!!! :) We went as a double date with Stace and Darren. I actually didn't want to post any pictures till the 'official' pictures came out - we got fun ones with all the couples at our table, but they seem to be taking a while to get here (this was over a month ago) and I thought I'd post these ones from Stace's phone before I forget!!! :)
Our suave dates having some 'bro talk'!! This is Julian, James & Darren :)
And me and Stace :) Don't you love our - angle the camera down to us - thing? :) Awesome :)
We had lots of fun with all the couples at our table, and hitting the dance floor later on :) Thanks for double dating with us Stace and Darren!! :)
Then the other week James and I took advantage of a Spreets deal I'd bought a while ago for a Korean Bibimbap feast :) (I seem to be craving Asian food, non-stop, mmmmmmmmmmmmm :) - not in a bad, awful craving kind of way, I just like eating it right now, a lot more than I ever have before in my life :)).
Anyway, Bibimbap did not disappoint - and we loved the little restaurant!! It was a very Korean family feel - almost everyone there was Korean, and they all looked like they eat there all the time and knew each other. We loved it :)
(Do you like my wrist bling?? Mum bought a bunch of cute blingy jewellery on sale to go in her dress ups for the grandchildren, but I may have stolen these before the grandchildren knew about them... :))
James always loves Asian food, so I think he's enjoying the fact that I've kind of been shunning my usual Italian favourite (mmm cheesy tomatos and antipestos...) and branching out a little :)
And the dessert disasters I'm proud to say, aren't mine, but I had this photo from James' phone so I had to blog about it, sorry Tammy! :D
Okay, anyone who doesn't already know what this first one is meant to be and can guess it, deserves a whole one (made correctly) to themselves!! :)
A pancake?! A plate with sauce on it?! No! A choc-mint cheesecake!! Daddy's favourite dessert, that Tammy generously made for him for Fathers' Day!!!! :) Yes, it's meant to be a little taller, and not falling off the plate...and it should look.....appetising :)
Poor Tammy put the wrong cream in I think - she had been up for hours cooking homemade breadrolls and a bunch of other stuff, including the world's most beautiful and PERFECT apple pie!!!
I would have included a photo of it, but while she was on the way down to Mum and Dad's place, the car in front of Tammy screeched on its breaks suddenly, and Tammy had to swerve to miss it and slam on her breaks, and the world's most beautiful and PERFECT apple pie flew off its perch on the front seat and slammed into the dashboard with a loud, squelching sound (or so I was told). It was killed instantly. What a disaster!!!
Tammy chopped up some fruit and made an impromptu and delicious fruit salad to accompany her choc mint
pancake cheesecake, and it was lovely :)
Good times :)