Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

100 Awesome Things!

Over at Jeanette's blog I found this video and the idea behind is simply awesome.

My friend Paula shared the link for this blog.  I LOVE this idea!  I am going to do a whole year of awesome.  That's just 2 things a week to help me focus on what is awesome in my life! I am making it my project for 2011.

I joined in this project for next year! Check it out and spread the word!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Senior Christmas Luncheon 2010

 Helpers :-)

 Entertainment-Jo the Storyteller
Clean up

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I was "reminded" last night by my daughter Katy that it has been a LONG time since I've done a new blog post.  This from the child that isn't even a "follower" of my blog.  LOL.  SO I thought I would post some pictures of what has been keeping me busy lately. 

  36 goodie bags ready to be handed out at the children's department Christmas party.

100 bags filled and ready to hand out to all the children at the Christmas Eve service at church.

60 Christmas cards.  Hand made.  Addressed.  Almost ready to mail.  I'm especially grateful for a husband that doesn't mind writing a fun family "letter".  From time to time that journalism degree he has comes in handy at home!
"Treats" to hand out at the family get together this weekend.  We don't really exchange gifts per se but I love to send a little something fun (and not too expensive) home with each family and each kiddo.  These are probably my favorite things to shop for.  I guess you could say they are a fancy party favor. 

So you see.....lots of detail work filling my time this month.  (And yes, I am occasionally bogged down by the quantities!)

Next event?  The senior adult luncheon this Thursday.  More pictures to come then! 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Worth it All.....

Remember the Teddy Bears??? The party I made them for was last night.  I was at my sister in law's wedding last night but got the following Facebook message today:

"Ian liked the bear you made. He says it has a green ribbon bow on with a heart on its body. He named it Beary because it is a bear. He says it does not talk because it is not real. It is a toy. All your hard work made one very happy Ian. Thank you!"

Nothing better than making a child happy!  :-)

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Sweet Celebration

The Messy Details

The Bride Arrives!

Our backyard is transformed.

Simple centerpieces.

Coconut Creme Brulee!

LOVE a banner!

Personalized candy.

Lots of visiting!

LOTS of presents!

"You made HOW MANY hair accessories?
58 to be exact!

Sweet messages.

Sweet friendship!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Katy Goes to Washington! Part 2

Katy is home from Washington! Just thought I'd share a couple of her pictures. She talked about how cool it was to see these things in person. Kind of fun to be this close to the White house and be able to peek (even from a distance) into the windows.
She loved the Lincoln Memorial! Pretty impressive up close!

Katy's Facebook page says "Who knew trees could be so colorful"! Only from an Arizona girl!

I'm glad she had a great time!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Katy Goes to Washington!

Katy left this morning at 3am for Washington DC with her DECA group. This is the first picture to come through from her cell phone. It is exciting for me to think of her actually being there!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mixed Emotions...

I'm feeling an odd mix of emotions today. Yesterday we attended the funeral of our good friend and former Pastor, George Webb. I am feeling sad at the loss but thankful for all he meant to us. I met he and his wife, Florence when I was about 14. I was visiting my grandparents in Holbrook, Arizona. Florence was my Sunday School teacher that summer.
(George, our friend Bill, Florence)

After graduation from high school, I ended up moving to Holbrook. I didn't exactly plan to stay there (It is a very small town!) but found a job and ultimately met and married my husband. George performed the ceremony.

Over the years, we maintained a close friendship with George and Florence. They were with us for all of the important events in our life.

Florence passed away about a year ago. I think George has been ready to go ever since. Their life was a 68 year love story. I'm hoping for the same.

I miss you, my friends.
(But I'm happy you're together again.)
Love you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friendship and Crafting.....

Yesterday I was in a bit of a funk! Right now I am juggling creative stuff for 3 events. A little stressful but I can manage the busy work. My problem was trying to come up with the right design for one of the favors I am working on. I just couldn't seem to make it come together. Ended up with a big mess of paper and cut outs on the kitchen counter and no real inspiration.

I plopped down in my chair and pulled up Facebook to take a little break and re-group. My card making buddie, Janelle, happened to be on at the time and we started chatting about the project. Her comment to me was "let's talk it through". So we did. Our talking led to her designing a piece of the project. (She is a wiz on Photoshop!) Once that piece was done, the project came together in a hurry! I headed out to Michaels to purchase the supplies and had all the parts all cut out by the end of the evening (A lot of cutting.....200 for this event!)

I was re-energized with the help of a friend! SO, I just wanted to say THANK-YOU Janelle! You really Sparked a Smile today!

(And here's the final product!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010