Saturday, April 22, 2006


Hello all!
We've had a bit of a busy week around here. Thought I'd share a few pictures from happenings. Thursday evening our elementary school had it's (' or no ' ... 'tis always my question) first poetry evening. No clapping after reading of poems ... rather we snapped our fingers in appreciation. Tia recited (read) a poem with her class ... and Anna was curtain person. Tia did an awesome job of performing and Anna kept the curtains sliding open and shut with wonderful precision. Am sorry that I didn't go backstage to snap a pic of Anna hard at work.

Friday evening Jari & I attended the wedding of Aaron and Anne Alanen. Was a very nice wedding, tho' a bit different than I'm accustomed to. The bride wore a green sundress and the groom was in jeans with a green silk shirt. Food was hors d'oeuvres and they were absolutely delicious. Am posting a picture of the cake. This is really the cake! I thought it was a piece of cloth covering something ... can't imagine how the draping process works but the result was amazing.

Tomorrow we are going to celebrate Jari's mom's 80th birthday in Prescott. On the way there we are going to Sedona for breakfast. I don't think my 4 youngest have ever been to Sedona. They will also see Jerome for the first time. These kids have traveled many places, but have many wonders here yet to see. Will be a fun day.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ... and relax a bit before the next week starts again!


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

WOW!! That cake is awesome! Can't wait to see your hoping you took more than just the cake:)
That picture of Tia is cute:)
I was thinking maybe we could do something after church tomorrow, it's been a while since we visited...oh well....can you believe that I have never been to Sedona either? And haps used to go there a lot...I just never went...I don't know why! We will have to make a day trip up there some weekend this summer!
Have fun tomorrow:)

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Hope you go a pic of the cake being cut! We should get to Sedona
one of these years! Please, who is
Jerome? I haven't met him either!!

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

H'mmm, what happened to the
"t"! Mom

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

question is... are they using a knife to cut that cake? or scissors?

weekend? whassat?


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

By now, you have been to Sedona. Did the kids enjoy its beauty? I love Sedona!!! I wouldn't mind spending a week (without the end) there every year.

Tia looks so grown up! What a honey.

Mom, Jerome is a long lost relative that lives in the mountains.

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I love the picture of the cake. I want to know how they made that. I can't even imagine. I love Sedona. I can't wait to see Tia. Wow has she changed since I last saw her. What was her poem? Heather

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I have seen a lot of cakes but that one is ,idontknow, a work of art. by the way I seen Jerome once but did not stop. In a little bit of a hurry. If I ever go up that way with Jenny and the kids we may have to stop and talk for a while. Frans