Posted in family, family fun, family life, parties, The Family OZ, vacation

I Don’t Like It, I Love It!

We’ve been having soooo much fun on our rainforest vacation! Usually our vacations are only a week, but we’re going longer this time around because there’s still so much to do!

Tonight we had a pool party!

Family Pool Party

Playing Chicken

Lolita DJed the party for us and a few days ago, she asked us all 3 questions and we had to give her 3 songs that she would play tonight. It’s fun when we do that because our whole family has pretty awesome musical tastes. We’re getting to where we can start to pick out who chose what song, too.

Tomorrow night we’re dressing as pirates and watching a movie! Arrr! But I’m hoping to spend some time in the rainforest during the day. I really haven’t gotten to be in there as much as I’ve wanted to be, and I’d like to get in some more adventuring.

But until then… goodnight!

I don't like it, I love it!

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Posted in adult nights, Lolita, parties, Takeo

80s Prom Night!

I really don’t like when I go more than a week without updating in here. I’ve meant to, many times, but I was really off my game the past week. I’ve been kind of on the sick side, which has been totally annoying, and I’ve spent a lot of time just on the couch napping and watching tv. Lame. LOL

I went out tonight with my sis and bro-in-law to an 80s Prom out at Boystown. It was sooo fun!

80s Prom 1

80s Prom 2

Unfortunately, Aldwyn wasn’t able to be my date to prom [weekends are hard for him to do things a lot of the time], but well…it’s not like I was gonna get picked up at this particular prom. *laughs* Although when it came time to vote for prom queen, a really nice boy told me he voted for me. So that was pretty awesome. I didn’t win, though.

Whateverrrr

But trust me, it was stiff competition!!

The entire place was pretty cool and they did an amazingggg job on the build, both inside and out. It’s easy to just throw together a party build but when you take the time to really put in all the little details [like Ren’s car from Footloose was out in the parking lot] and there was even an ice sculpture of a swan inside. It was perfect!

Prom Night

And then I was TOTALLY ready to kick my shoes off, hop in the truck, and head to the lake for the afterparty!! What? Only students at my high school did this after dances and stuff? Oh.

Let's Go To The Lake!

As much as we love our kids and being with them, it is nice to get away with just the adults on occasion. And luckily all of our kids are really understanding and usually take the time on our “adult nights” to catch up on their own things. But tomorrow night is family night and I’m happy about that because we have the best time when we’re all together! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Aldwyn, family, parties, The Family OZ

But Not Purple Rain!

Just to do the business stuff, I still have the parcel available that I talked about in my last post. IM me to check it out!

Tonight we had a birthday party for my great-niece Tess! It was a Disney themed princess party! There was great music and lots of friends and family. By the time we took this pic, most had gone to bed, but you can still see how cute people looked! And also, I think all of them were smiling but I was really lagged out for some reason and didn’t catch everyone’s smiles. They were happy, I promise!

A Princess Party For Princess Tess

The guys, of course, couldn’t be princesses. [Well, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but they’re not really the princess type!] But there’s not really a whole lot in the way of Disney guys that are royal and even less if you’re trying to find any kind of a royal outfit in SL that is in any way current. When Aldwyn and I were talking about costumes last night and I told him the theme and he should be a prince, immediately I had to say, “But not Purple Rain!” Because…well…after almost 5 years together, I know him.

He came late to the party and I wasn’t really sure WHAT he had chosen to wear. When he teleported in with a huge flash of light and sparkles, there he stood, He-Man, Prince of Eternia. [Well, technically, He-Man isn’t the prince when he’s in his He-Man get up, but we’ll let that slide.] At this point, the girls were threatening to stop being Zanzibars and Abby went to hide under the stairs. Then he changed again into… Prince. PURPLE RAIN PRINCE. This is when I threatened to stop being a Zanzibar as well. *laughs* But finally he put on a decent royal outfit and I allowed him to be near me.

But Not Purple Rain!

But all in all, it was a super fun party. The girls got lessons in being princesses [like hold your dress up when you walk down the stairs so you don’t fall but not so high up you show your underpants], and the place was super pretty, and the music was great. I just love my family and our friends! Our parties are always so fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Bluebonnet, family, family fun, family life, fun, parties, The Family OZ

You’re all the things I’ve got to remember

I hope everyone had a great start to their year! It’s been busy busy here. I made a goal to do at least one style post more than I did each month last year, which meant for January I needed to do 6. But something funny happened. I started to really enjoy it again! Not that I ever NOT enjoyed it, but I felt like I was in a huge rut last year in my quest to try to really be good and trying to please some creators who were very demanding with what they expected. This time I’m just doing pics the way I want, trying some new things, and it’s fun! Of course, ask me again next month when I need to do 15 posts. *laughs*

On the business side of things, I have a parcel available on Bluebonnet!

Bluebonnet Parcel Open

This is a corner parcel and it’s PLAIN. My renters use their own houses and they terraform/landscape the way they want. The terrain changes for the seasons but everyone supplies their own trees and stuff. The reason I have to really specify this is because there are a lot of residential places that are pre-landscaped and come with houses. We don’t do that on Bluebonnet. All the prims on your parcel are yours. I don’t even have rent boxes! If you’re interested in the parcel, IM me in world and I’ll be glad to show it to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tonight was Payton’s birthday party! We kept it small, just family, and it was 80s themed!

Payton's Party

Payton's 80s Party

After we danced and Payton got her gifts, we played human pinball! It was SO MUCH FUN! We had a gigantic pinball machine and Abby made a pinball that we could sit in and then we went rolling down the machine to try to get 1000 points!

Human Pinball

It was just a super fun party and we had great conversations and lots and lots of laughs. My family is the bestest! โ™ฅ

Time for bed!

Posted in Grand Canyon, milestones, NYEE, parties

Before the new year…

Guess how I got to start my morning today??

Before The New Year...

Yep! Having coffee at the Grand Canyon!!

No, we’re not on vacation again. See, every year since 2008, I have hosted a New Year’s Eve Eve party on December 30th. We’ve had masquerades and ice palaces and barn dances and all kinds of fun themes. I usually start planning the theme and working on it in November. But this year… well, time just got away from me. We had a lot of things going on in both RL and SL and then suddenly I realized it was December 29th and no party. I was really kind of bummed out about it because throwing the NYEE party is one of my favorite things to do of the year.

Luckily, I have a pretty cool sister. Last night she said that there was actually no one at the Grand Canyon this week, so if I wanted, I was free to throw a party there. Well how could I say no??? I adore the Grand Canyon and having a dance there sounds perfect!

So that’s what we’re doing tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ 8pm SLT is party time. If you want to come, just IM me or one of the family around that time and we’ll TP you over. We’re dressing party cute, and it’s not cold there so you don’t need to wear a coat. It IS a homestead sim, so only 20 people can be there at once, so it’ll be a more low key event this year, but that is just fine with me. I’m going to be happy to just play music and laugh and dance with my family and friends.

This is probably going to be my last post in this blog of 2014 now that I think about it. Tomorrow is the 7 year anniversary of my starting this thing. God, how time does fly. I could never have imagined that sitting down one night and just writing random junk would have led to a SLifetime of amazing. And it has been amazing, every moment of it, both good and bad. I have no doubts that 2015 won’t be just as interesting and full of laughter and joy as 2014 was.

So, my dear readers, thank you for coming along on this ride with me as I enter the 7th year of my blog. Whether you’ve been reading my blog from the start or you just started today, thank you. I always say that I write for me, and a large part of that is true, but I also write to share with you guys. And I love when you all share your thoughts with me through IMs or notecards or comments. SL blogging has changed a great deal in the 7 years that I’ve been doing it. When I started, there were many more personal blogs with people sharing their lives. The fashion bloggers did kind of take over and there are a lot less bloggers who even bother to write a hello, but one thing I’ve learned is that there is room for all of us in the blogosphere.

Stay safe if you head out for New Year’s Eve. I want to see you all back here with me in 2015!

Posted in fun, parties

Got that party feelin’!

I’ve been getting ready for our party tonight. I hope people like sparkles because well… we got a lot of them! LOL!

Got that party feelin!

I really can’t wait for the party! It’s always fun to get together with friends and family, especially those we don’t get to see as often as we’d like. If you guys would like to come to the party, we’d love to see you there! The party is at 8pm SLT!

Posted in landscaping, parties

We just like sparkles, okay?

I’ve been trying to landscape our parcel ever since the snow fell, but man… I have had no luck! I just haven’t been able to get any ideas in my head of what to do. But we’re having a party this Wednesday for Abby’s adoptaversary, so I needed to do SOMETHING.

The ice skating pond where the party will be held is pretty much done, but the rest of the land looked pretty plain. So I just started throwing stuff down. And it became very apparent that girls live there because the whole place is pretty well coated in sparkles at this point.

We just like sparkles, okay?

The place is coming along, slowly but surely. I set up a little campsite, and I’m going to make some hills for when we go sledding. But that’s work for tomorrow.

Oh! In case you’re not on my plurk or flickr, let me leave the invitation to her party here. It’s an ice skating party, so be sure to dress warm and bring your skates! I’ll add the SLurl to the party on Wednesday. Or just pull up Bluebonnet on the map and look for the people. lol

Adoptaversary Ice Skating Party!!