Tuesday, July 8, 2008

If I Could Go Back in Time...

Hey there everyone! I hope each of you had a great 4th of July weekend. We did NOTHING all weekend long. It was glorious. Well, mostly. But, I won't bore you with how I got sick over the weekend. Anyway, I feel like I should blog because I haven't blogged in awhile, but I don't really have anything exciting to blog about. Lying in bed watching the men's Wimbledon final doesn't make for good blogging material. But, can I just say I was pumped that Rafael Nadal won. I love him. Does anyone else like tennis???

On another note, I got a "save the date" card in the mail today. The "save the date" card is for a fundraising Gala that George and I go to almost every year. It is held at the Salisbury House, and it is fantastic!! The Salisbury House is a real, live castle located in Des Moines. It was built in the 1920s and was modeled after 16th Century English architecture. Here is a picture of the Salisbury House today.

It really is an amazing building, and the Salisbury House Foundation has done a tremendous job renovating it and keeping it up. The Foundation sponsors some great historical and musical events at the Salisbury House, and in the summer time, they have Shakespeare on the Lawn. To raise funds for the house, each September the Salisbury House holds the "Gatsby Gala." The Gatsby Gala is one of the best parties in town, but this is the best part: Everyone who attends the Gatsby Gala gets to dress up in their finest 1920s outfits. Now, I don't know about you, but I have always loved the 1920s. There is something very chic about that era, and I have always wanted to be a flapper.

So, since I don't have anything else to blog about, and to appease my good friend Julie who told me I don't post enough pictures, I thought I'd share a couple of pictures from the last Gatsby Gala.

Please ignore the fact that I look like a house. It's, um, all the feathers.

So, there you have it. Hopefully, we'll be able to go again this year. I better start practicing the Charleston now. But, before I do, what about you? If you could go back in time, what era would you want to visit?


Julie said...

Yippee!!! I loved the pictures!!! Way to go Heather!!! The castle looks absolutely fascinating. Now your next assignment is to post pictures of THIS year's event!! Heee heee :)

It was fun talking with you!!!

Julia said...

You guys look so HOT at the Gatsby Gala! I would soooooo love that!!! How fun, I hope you have fun this year, you're so lucky!

Kelly said...

I love the pictures - Julie is right - you don't post enough!
That sounds really fun.
In college my sorority had 20's night as part of rush. I really didn't like dressing like the 20's though. I would want to go to the 40's or 50's. I love how glamarous women were then.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I LOVED THE PICTURES!!!! You look so chic in your outfit ;)! I love it when tows have different fundraisers to spice things up a bit =)!

Being the free spirit that I am, I would want to go to the 60's. I would not do anything illegal, but I would spread the LOVE!

Kristen said...

YAY! What a fun pic, and the gala sounds like so much fun! You'll have to do a follow-up pic from this years gala now ya know?! :)
I would definitely go back to the 60's or 70's. I LOVE the music from that time and things just seemed more care-free.

Megan said...

Such cute pictures!
I would love to go back to the 50's or the old west. Either of those.