Archive for December 4th, 2008

The Big Night

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

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Lee and I were invited up to the governor’s mansion for a small dinner with Mr and Mrs Huntsman and some donors tot eh Governor’s Mansion Fund. Lee sat next the guv and pretty much had his ear for the evening. We were there to receive the Governor’s Mansion Arts Award. The dinner was over the top. I have never eaten such thing before nor have I ever eaten off of silver plates. Lucky for me they brought in new flat wear for each course so I didn’t have to wonder which for to pick up first.
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After the dinner another 200 or so invited guests showed up for the awards presentation. Notice the big medals we got. Take State! Louisa and Zina showed up for the doings.
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Louisa discussing the finer points of Irish punk music with the guv.
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Though Adah couldn’t be there she was represented in the painting Lee hung. This one will be purchased by the state for the Governor’s Mansion collection.

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The entry way to the mansion.
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In the study.
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One of my little oval dishes with a portrait of the Huntsmans with their youngest daughter.
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The stage where the awards were given. I had to make a 20 minute presentation about our work.
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The second floor landing.
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The governor’s mansion from the side.

The barista is back.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

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Our first born is taking a break from her job at Jack’s Stir Brew and is here for a few days. The house smells different. What is up with that mug?