Michelle & Co

You'll only get that title if you've ever seen Roble & Co, a show where they do catering and party planning....basically what I'd love to do in my next life. So until then I'll just pretend in my random gigs I get myself into!
So last year when I planned my BFF Jenny's wedding at a nice home in Moore, shortly after the owners daughter got engaged and decided to get married at the house. Her mom contacted me to help out which essentially led to me catering the dinner for 100 guest. That was over a year ago, so as we got closer the menu was planned and the guest count went up to 150.
The menu was my Grandma's No 1 meal (most of it was), so no biggie for me. Roast, roast chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and a salad. So of course I recruited great help early on which was good since I'm very much pregnant! We cooked down at Capital Hill and I thought everything was under control. Which it was until I picked up the food and the roast were frozen solid, 40lbs of beef, the day before the wedding and the roast chicken was frozen butterflied breast. After some research turns out you can cook a frozen roast in a crock pot, but since they were huge that meant the earlier start the better. So my sweet mama went with me at 5:45 am to start the roast, and wheeled roasters around the clinic til all 4 were plugged in and all the breakers were still working! My parents also helped peel 50lbs of potatoes the night before. So the short of the story is everything turned out beautiful, tasty, and hot, and we hardly had any leftovers which in my book is a success! We may have run out if salad at the very end, but I was okay with that, who knew 15 heads wouldn't be enough lettuce? So if you need anything catered hit me up, now I've even got awesome warmers. A huge thanks to my parents, Jenny, and Brittany (my regular helpers) for pulling this together and to Alfredo's Mexican Restaurant for letting me borrow their warming bags. (Without which there would've been gravy all over my car, my nice detailed car!)
Mostly the best thing was the mother of the bride was so thrilled with how everything turned out, she admitted after she was worried, but I exceeded her expectations and she said I should do this full time, again maybe in another life! But I will not let people go shopping for food without me anymore, unless it's something simple!

See not much leftover!

Fall Carnival

Well it's been a couple of weeks but the Fall Carnival has come and gone. It was a ton of work of work and there were some frustrating things that happened, but all the kids had a good time. Jeremy did a great job with all our kids while I ran around getting change, blowing up balloons for darts, making sure food was kept up, and there were prizes at all the booths. Overall I learned a ton so next year when I'm sure I'm PTO president again I'll be ready and prepared to make it even better!


Well it's that time of year for soccer, and I totally missed any pictures of the first game, I got pics of the second game. Which I'll admit was several year weeks ago. So here are a few. It's going about like last year, we don't score a lot, the older 2 are realizing it; but Cooper has scored a few goals and is getting better. So he is fun to watch. My Dad comes up and coaches on game day since he has this thing about me running around on the field with them, not being safe or something ;-). So now we only have 4 games left, then we're done with little sports for the year. There wasn't enough kids to sign up in Newkirk to play YMCA basketball, so since it coincides with actual basketball season it's too hard to go to Ponca for practice and games. (Not like we have anything else coming up to make basketball season a little crazy!)

Day out with Thomas

Last weekend we went to OKC to the Railway Mueseum to see Thomas the Tank Engine. I wouldn't have made this trip except April and Zane invited us to meet them there. Since I see them once every 2 years I couldn't pass it up. Cooper was just born when they moved to Brazil, now they have 2 boys, I've got 3 kids and 1 on the way. So it was a fun time with everyone. As we left my Dad said so the main goal is to get a picture of you and April and your kids.....well we totally failed. But I did get a great picture of my kids with their favorite "Aunt Colby"! All in all it was a great time, and perfect timing since I had a Dr Appt the next day!

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