Saturday, April 18, 2009

good times!

I'm a HUGE Brian Regan fan!--He's got to be one of the funniest comedians I've ever heard!--I love him because he makes everyday, ordinary things seem so hilarious...

My sister, Joanna, mentioned to me about a month ago that Brian Regan was coming to I did some research and ended up purchasing tickets!

Our dear friends, Rob and Heather Merrill joined us for the funny fest on Friday night...

We stopped at a Mexican Grill nearby where Brian Regan was performing at the Tower Theatre...

Chicken fajitas!--Yum!

I hate the city of Philadelphia!--It's so gross!! I guess I'm always comparing it to Manhattan where even the seediest parts of town are cool!--(Not so much in Philly!)

Here are the four of us just before going inside for the show...
Brian Regan was soooo darn funny...I was thrilled that he had all new material...

One of my favorite acts was when he was poking fun at the "Sonic Ear"--
He was making fun of the commercial where the woman with a swimsuit was walking by two women on the beach. Because she was wearing a Sonic Ear, she was able to hear what they were whispering about her..."Hey, she looks really fit! She must be working out!"

Then he said, "I'm pretty sure that's not what they were saying-" "They didn't invent whispering to give compliments."

Soooo funny!--There were times where my back was actually arched on my seat because my stomach muscles were so sore from laughing so much!

Amanda Bentrim, one of the girls I visit teach, is expecting her first baby in a few weeks, and I was in charge of throwing her a baby shower today...(Saturday morning)

As my house is not a good gathering place, (rooms are way to small), Heather volunteered her house for the occasion...

We went with a yellow and white color scheme as she is not finding out what she is having...

I made 30 of the little chick invitations above...

It's such a beautiful time of year to incorporate the yellow and white colors...

The daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom so I couldn't resist displaying several different shades of yellow and white in various containers...

I'm pretty sure I broke the law this morning, though, trying to achieve this look...

(I tell you, once I get a vision in my head of how I want something to look, nothing (not even the law) can stop me!

I wanted to have the white daffodils in a vase as well, but I didn't have any in my yard, nor did any of my immediate neighbors...

I remembered a place not far from here that had lots of daffodils (including white ones) out front...I thought it was one of the entrances to a development, but it turned out to be a private estate...! I threw caution to the wind, and jumped out of my van with my clippers in hand and snipped a large handful...(I made sure to clip only a few flowers in each bunch so as not to make it look sparse)...

At one point, I looked down and realized what I was wearing...Black yoga pants, and a lime green flannel pajama top with purple penguins on it...and no bra!--I could just picture being hauled into the police station and having to have mug shots of me looking like this!

After the shower brunch, Amanda opened her gifts

Heather put together a cute little game where everyone put an icecube in a little cup with a little baby frozen in an icecube...The object of the game was to predict what time your baby would be "born". Whoever's baby melts from the icecube first at the exact time they predicted, wins...

These were the party favors I made for everyone...

We had a really great turnout...Heather and I were really pleased with how everything came together, and I think Amanda felt very honored to have so many people show their love and support--

**Are you a Brian Regan fan?
**Are you troubled by my "stealing" incident?
**When you were pregnant, did you like it to be a surprise what you were having?


  1. I'm not sure I've heard of him.

    I think your stealing incident is hillarious! And it's good to know that I'm not the only one who sometimes finds myself out in public in something like yoga pants and a sweatshirt with no bra!

    I do not like surprises. Period. Unless I can't see it coming. Therefore, I definitely always wanted to know the sex of my baby!

  2. I was not troubled by your 'stealing' incident, as much as I was troubled by the mental vision of the outfit you were wearing. :)

  3. I don't think I've even heard of him!

    Fun baby showe.

  4. Oh my goodness!! WE ARE HUGE BRIAN REGAN FANS HERE!! My 3 older kids have seen him,but I haven't. He is coming again sometime soon though...We have one of his DVD's & watch it over & over.

    Love the yellow baby shower- I COULD NOT wait to find out what we were having... no way... overplanning & patience don't go well together.

    I love the flower incident- ha ha! so glad you didn't get caught- would have been a good post though ;) Daffodils- the perfect theme colored flowers- are worth going to jail, even with out a bra!

  5. Have not heard of Brian Regan. He sounds really funny though. I have always been a fan of Seinfeld because of the way he could take ordinary situations and make them so funny. If Brian is that way I am sure he is hilarious! What a fun night:)
    The baby shower looked beautiful with all the gorgeous flowers. In regards to the stealing incident, sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do;) I am constantly running around dressed like that, I keep trying to change that habit, I have not succeed yet though.

  6. I'm totally a Brian Regan fan! Randy and I went to see him last summer. The kids and I listen to his LIVE album often when they're getting ready for school in the morning. I love it that they "get it".

    The shower looks awesome! I so wish I could see a picture of you in your penguin jammie shirt as you pilfered daffodils from the private residence! A good Mormon girl like you stealing...what' going on?

  7. P.S. I found out what I was having as soon as it was possible. I don't understand the part about wanting it to be a surprise. It all seems like a huge surprise even knowing whether it was a boy or a girl. I hate waiting!

  8. I love your shower ideas. It looks beautiful! I'm giving my sis-in-law a shower in June. I am in no way very creative in the party giving department. I need all the help I can get. Thanks!

  9. Brian Rocks! Wish I had known about it, would loved to tagged along! Great job on the baby shower, and I love the vision on you with a bra picking flowers!

  10. never heard of brian reagan, but we don't have a sense of humor around here...i am laughing at your clepto behavior. i did that once, i get the vision thing. there was an "abandoned" dilapidated house that had about 20 huge rose bushes gone wild it was stunning. so i was giving a bridal shower, i was poor, and i was a girl with a plan. 45 (yup, 45!) roses later my table looked awesome! i was dressed though. beautiful job on the shower (way to keep it simple uh humm)

  11. i love the "almost popped" party favors - what a GREAT and EASY idea! i also love yellow so that would be my dream baby shower for sure. :)

    my kids are dying over your brian regan tickets! my oldest son is a HUGE fan, i guess it's time for me to get on board?

  12. Everyone should share (private estates, included) when it comes to design vision!

    Looks like a great shower.Sorry I was in Vegas! You always pull off a great afair.

  13. Ooh, purple penguins... sassy! :D And you are so good to throw Amanda that baby shower, I'm sure you'll be absolved of any purloined daffodils. Besides, it's not as if you dug the bulbs out of the ground... they'll grow back. Right?

  14. funny! brian reagan is great. i bet he's even better in person!

    what a fantastic shower you throw!!! that's amazing.

    with #1, we wanted a surprise. #2- i had to know- i was sure it was a girl. surprise! it's a boy. :)

  15. Looks like a lot of fun and all the decorations and favors look awesome!

  16. I do think Brian Regan is funny. I love surprises, but NOT when the sex of a baby is involved -- I always had to know! Your yellow and white flowers were gorgeous!