Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wedding Weekend!

Jason and I left town on Thursday afternoon to head up north for my sister's wedding this weekend. The girls were tanned on Thursday, got their nails done and ran errands on Friday, and then Saturday was the big day! Family traveled from all over to see Michelle and Jarrod get married - California, Florida, New York, North Dakota. Their host and hostess took the train from California (2.5 day trip!). We had a great time with everyone and things couldn't have went any smoother for their day. I don't have many pictures since I was running around a lot, but here's what I do have. I'm sure we'll all be sharing photos as we go along, and I can't wait to see the ones from the photographer!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Belated Easter!!

We hope everyone had a great and blessed Easter holiday last weekend!! I dyed eggs with my little sister for the first time in probably 15 years or more! It wasn't quite as fun as I remember (probably because I had to do the clean up!), but it was still a good time.

On Sunday, I had nursery duty again (they needed extra help - we had 21 kids in my room when we usually have 13!) and then we went to church. It was a great service as usual and a packed house!

Karen, Kali, and Caden came over on Monday night so we could give them their Easter gifts...a chocolate bunny for Kali and clothes for Caden! He is getting so big...and such a cutie!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Blog Title

Okay folks...I need some help! My good friend, Melissa, is creating a fun new blog look for me, but I need a title! I'm not very creative so this is where you come in. Please give me some ideas. Right now, it just says Jason and Amber Patterson, but I think we need something a little more fun! :-)

Hope everyone is having a great Good Friday and has a wonderful Easter!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy 4th Anniversary Kristin & Aric Ellsworth!

Thanks for being such great hosts on New Year's Eve, and I look forward to seeing you next weekend at the big wedding!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Anniversary to Leta and Bill Blewett today!
Jason's Aunt and Uncle have been married for 42 years!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wax Museum

Last night my little sister and her class presented their "wax museum". They each researched a person in history (ie: Thomas Jefferson, the Wright Brothers, Rosa Parks, Abraham Lincoln, etc.) then dressed up to resemble them and told about their life. Aireol researched Martin Luther King Jr. and did her presentation as Coretta Scott King. She did a great job talking in front of the crowd!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


I get another chance to post. Like I said in my last one, it has been a crazy busy two weeks, and I'll probably be heading to bed after this and who knows when I will get up!! Anyway...the conference in Vegas went well. The only bad thing was that we were staying at the Riviera (not such a nice place!) and that my boss' husband wasn't able to come hang out with Jason because he was home sick with a fever. Jason got pretty bored as we were in sessions most of the days, but it worked out fine.

The Hearts at Home conference went well too! This was my third year coordinating it and it has gotten easier each time. They really are a great group - just makes for some really long days (16.5 hours on Friday and 12.5 on Saturday). Saturday night was a belated birthday celebration that my friend, Heather, planned for me. I was exhausted, but it was such a fun evening! We met at Destihl for dinner which was great - my first time there - and then just went out to Kick's in Towanda to hang out!

I was up early today for nursery duty at church and then Heather and I headed to Rockford for our friend, Janell's baby shower. She is about seven months along, looks great, and got lots of great gifts!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Busy, busy!

It has been a crazy week here. I was out of town for two nights at a conference in St. Charles. While I was there, I was able to go to dinner with a friend that I haven't seen for a long time so that was great! It was just too bad that I had to run back to work so quickly! Jason and I are headed to Las Vegas tomorrow morning - I have a conference there and he'll be hanging with my boss' husband who has never been. When I get back I have to work another conference (in town, at least!) until Saturday. It's a girls night Saturday night then I have nursery duty at church and a baby shower in Rockford for a great friend on Sunday! Whoo...busy weeks! I'll definitely post some pics when I get back but it may be a while.

For now...GO BIRDS! They are seeded 2nd in the Valley tournament...playing at 4pm today. Still praying for the Michaels quads - they are doing awesome!! And, amazingly, I'm still able to keep up on the reality tv shows -- Big Brother, Biggest Loser, Survivor, American Idol... and have you seen Oprah's Big Give?! That's pretty cool, too - Sunday nights.

And...a question for you bloggers out there - how in the world to I get a picture in my profile?! I can't figure it!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Bachelorette Party!

On Saturday, a group of ladies met in Bloomingdale, IL to celebrate Michelle's upcoming wedding! We had a great time -- dinner in a restaurant at the resort, spa treatments, and go 'ole girl time! I can't remember the last time I was up until 2:45am!
I'm sure there are a ton more great pictures! Plus, there were quite a few I just couldn't put up on the blog...sorry!