Last week the Casey’s, Taleff’s, and Ruzevich’s all got together to celebrate Ed’s birthday. My mom made an incredible dinner for us all, not to mention the most tempting coconut cake of all time.
Happy birthday Ed. Thanks for dinner Mom!
Sara and Chris took Bannack out to Reilly’s last night to hear live music; they invited us along! Lynn Marie & the Wobblyboy were playing, and even played a song for Bannack.
McK got to catch up with Esther and Jen and I stole Bannack away and watched him sleep.
Former Allegra employees AJ and Trevor opened a sign shop in downtown Helena, the imperative Signs Now . They hosted an open house this weekend and let everyone take a look around. Free mustaches were on offer in many styles. I couldn’t get mine to pose properly for a photo.
The machine in the foreground of the topmost photo is a flatbed cutter-outter (the real name escapes me) going to work on some foam core takeaways.
Kenny invited me to my old friend Dub’s Birthday party. (Side note: The three of us spent New Year’s together 10 years ago.) It was thrown at Jesters, an historic and notorious bar in Helena where Dub’s band often plays.
Hey! It’s 2010!
McK and I went to the Harriman Ranch for New Year’s Eve. My sister and brother-in-law invited us! Alan and Ali set the whole thing up for us all. The Harriman is in eastern Idaho, less than 3 hours south of Helena. It’s a complex of ranch buildings (established 1902) including the two buildings we used, a cookhouse built in 1949 and a bunk house just remodeled in 2009. We were the first group to use the new bunk house. It was amazingly nice.
Because you have to ski anything you want in on a sled—not even snowmobiles are allowed—you have to be very selective about what you bring. So it says a lot that there was one full load of board games. Board game photos are NOT very exciting, but we did get a pretty wicked Jenga tower going. I’m not going to share the picture of the tower falling, partly because I want you to imaging the tower going on and on forever and partly because they are hopelessly blurry.