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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Two Weddings and a Funeral

Two weddings and a funeral - I think that is a title of a movie, isn't it?  Well, it was actually our last week.

We are packed and ready to go, just waiting for the weather to clear so I thought I'd do a weekly update post.  We did wake up to a little snow on the ground but the bigger problem is the icy roads.  They cancelled school today.

The garden looked rather pretty this morning.


Last week was a busy one.  We attended two weddings (one wedding, one reception).  My friend Cathy's daughter was married last week.  I had done the bridal shower for her.  They were married in a very fun venue down in the Pearl - called Venue Pearl.  Very urban and modern.  The ceremony and reception were there. Everything was lovely and they had a nice sit down dinner afterwards. 

The wedding reception was at one of our church buildings for Nick Goodfellow.  Nick and his father were our home teachers when we first moved into the ward and they remember Tessa running around in her diapers!

The funeral was actually the graveside burial for Megan Smith, who I did the fund raiser party for.  Jim went to the graveside and I organized the luncheon for the family afterwards so was at the church getting everything ready.  It turned out and nice and the family appreciated it.

It was dress rehearsal and show week at Westview - they were doing the 3 Musketeers.  Tessa wasn't in the show but she was a "dresser" for one of the characters so had to be at all the rehearsals and shows.  I went over for two dress rehearsals and took photos since Tessa is the Thespian historian and will need them for the year in review.

I also helped with the YW Standards Night and made the dessert and the handout.  They had a princess theme so wanted the cake to be fairy tale like and I think it turned out pretty amazing myself.
Thursday night I hosted a Stella & Dot jewelry party for my friend Nancy who flew in from California to do it.  I showed her around Portland a bit on Thursday - in between downpours and we had lunch down in the Pearl.  The party was a success and I got lots of free jewelry - yeah!!

Friday was the funeral and wedding reception and then Saturday morning I had a Beach Babe breakfast - love those women.  I made a batch of muffins to take.

Saturday afternoon was a fun craft session with a couple of my friends Meg and Laura and we worked on some fun burlap Christmas pillows and turning our old sweaters into skirts!  So fun.

I also spent some time this week hemming 13 royal blue dresses for one of the choirs at Westview.

Jim and I went to see 3 Musketeers at the high school on Saturday night.  A full and busy week plus getting reading to leave town this week.

It was a jam packed week.

Wish us luck on the drive!!!

1 comment:

Tamara said...

We're praying hard for a safe trip for you! Hugs from snowy WA where school was called off today too!