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