Friday, March 16, 2012

Relief Society 170th Birthday

We just had our Relief Society 170th Birthday Celebration.  It was wonderful!  I got to plan,  decorate and serve fancy food.  I was in heaven!  The theme was "Open the Gift" based on the message of the Relief Society General President, Julie B. Beck.  She says we should "open the gift" and read the book "Daughters in my Kingdom."  It was a great message and we ran with the "gift" theme, with a bookmark gift to each sister. We started at 6:30pm with hors d'oeuvres and punch.  I purposely made not enough for everyone so we would run out in about 15 minutes.  That way we could make it an incentive for everyone to come on time in the future.  I'm sick of starting 20 minutes late!  Anyway, we had lovely event.  We served chicken salad sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, salad with feta, cranberries, and almonds, and assorted fruits.  Our program was great and very moving.  We had three speakers and a couple of musical numbers.  All were fabulous!  Then we ended with some birthday cakes (red velvet, carrot, and cheesecake with cherries).  I believe everyone had a great time.  I look forward to the next activity.  I love having an event project to work on!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter Tree

The fabulous Spring weather has prompted me to get out the Easter decor.  I found I have a TON of Easter ornaments.  I used to fill lanterns or vases with them.  Even hang a few from some flowering branches in a vase.  But after I tried (and loved!) my Halloween tree, I figured I'd try my luck at an Easter tree.  I dragged out the white tree (which was WAY in the back of the storage closet with the Halloween stuff) and set it up again.  I didn't realize I had so many ornaments.  I filled that thing in minutes.  I saw a feather boa used as a garland in a tree in the Fall, so I tried it out for the Spring.  Love it!  I didn't have a tree topper for a while until I saw Charlotte dragging around some bunny ears.  Perfect!  Now I'm thinking about other holidays I can fill this tree up for, Valentine's Day?  Independence Day?  Birthdays?  I think this tree might just stay up year round!

Friday, March 9, 2012

William's Video

I sent William on a photo scavenger hunt around the house.  He used Sean's old phone for a camera and a list that I made up for him to take pictures of.  Most of the stuff he could photograph inside, such as toes, a dinosaur, a pillow, a belly button, etc.  But when he asked if he could go take a picture of a tree, he went above and beyond.  The video is a very shaky, and partially covered and he whispers a lot, basically difficult to watch, but it made me laugh.