Monday, August 23, 2010

50 Reasons to Celebrate

Bea and Alex Gammie just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 50 YEARS! Isn't that awesome?
We had a great time celebrating with them this past Saturday.
Bea loved a lantern centerpiece that I had done for a ladies' tea, so we improvised. I had two lanterns and 8 tables... so our rose bowls became lanterns.
She loved them. What do you think?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lemons into What?

This is the prototype for wedding centerpieces that I did for some friends last month. We ended up going with two gerbs and skipping the candles since it was an outdoor wedding and I figured it would be hard to keep them lit anyway. They smelled amazing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Big 1-0!

10 years ago today life began... married life that is. And what a ride it has been. We've bought and built a home. We've been blessed with two wonderful boys. We've had lots of adventures and many many laughs. It has been wonderful. It has also been difficult. We've been through numerous job losses, seperation due to retraining or work away from home, miscarriage, a very sick baby, Ronald McDonald House :), baby home on O2, both of us working full time and having childcare issues, surgeries, as well as bad dreams and bad days. Likely, if I hadn't married this most kind, Christian, and hilarious man in the world TEN years ago neither of us would have had to walk through a lot of these difficult things. But would I trade it? Not for a second.

I'm ready to hold his hand for another 50 +, thanking God for him all the way.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

3 hour/$5 Centerpiece

A friend called me yesterday afternoon and asked for some help decorating the rehersal dinner that she was hosting that night. So, here's what I came up with on my limited time and cash budget. (The only thing I purchased for this was the grass for the centerpieces - the rest I scrounged up).