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Monday, May 19, 2008

I'm finally back! I looked at my last post and discovered it's been more than a month since I had been here. And I also discovered I missed my one-year blogiversary! How sad that I've been so neglectful. But now I'm here and I'll let you all in on what I've been up to for the last month.
On April 19th I attended a Balloon Decorating Business seminar, where we learned how to make all sorts of balloon decorations, including arches, plus learned about the business end of balloon decorating. I haven't used my new "skills" yet, but I'm very anxious to create some fun decorations for some upcoming events I'll be working on.
In one of my last posts I had shown you some of the decorations that I was working on for our Women's Fellowship "Spring Fling". That event took place on April 26th. Here's how it looked.
The buffet table:


The seating tables:


The room:


Here's a cake I made. We had a whole Bird's Nest theme going on, so I made the cake topper to go along with the other decos.
I forgot to take a picture of this before Ipainted it, but this is a little item I found at the thrift store for $1.50. It was ugly brown and rusty looking and I don't even know what it's supposed to be, but I painted it and glued some little flowers and ribbon on it, then made paper cones and filled them with pink and green candies. It turned out pretty cute, I think.
After the Spring Fling in the morning, we went to my nephew's wedding in the afternoon. The wedding took place on a yacht as it cruised the harbor in Newport Beach, Ca. Here's my handsome nephew, his lovely new bride, and their blended family:I thought it was really lovely that, during the ceremony, the family all participated in a Sand Ceremony. One by one, beginning with the youngest of the children, each member of the new family poured sand from an individual glass into one single glass in the center, signifying that they are now one "blended family". I did take lots of pictures, but since we were facing into the sun during the ceremony, my pics didn't turn out, but this is one they posed for afterward.
Okay, this post is getting really long, so I think I'll come back tomorrow and post about our Women's Fellowship's "trip" to Paris this past Saturday. TTFN, :)

4 comments:

Esther said...

Looking good girl of course, since I'm involved in the "Spring Fling" too. Good pic of nephew, wife and blended family. Qn Es

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Beautiful! So great, B. And the wedding on the yacht sounded like a dream. Glad to see you back - I was missing you!

It's All Good! said...

Howdy Brenda! Good to see your back!
The decorations are adorable and I love the colors.
What a neat idea the Sand Ceremony was. God's blessings on the new marriage.
Have a great week.
Brenda :)

Eileen said...

Hi Brenda, Glad to hear your back again:) Take Care