Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fun Times... But busy times....

So, its been a few weeks now and I got my life back. Now I know what it would of felt like had I gone into party planning as a job. I am on the Relief Society board for Enrichment and we were having our meeting one sunday in November for our R.S. Dinner. As we were having it our Bishop came by and said I need to talk to you. Usually thats not good... Well in some ways it wasn't. But he had asked if I would be willing to help with another lady in our ward to decorate for our Ward Christmas Party. So of course I said YES because I was excited to be able to do something nice and fun. The only thing that then turned it around was he asked us to make the centerpieces for every family to be able to take home. Ok, I am saying how many are you planning on. Oh, the Bishop says around 120 families. What! Was really my reaction and then what did I sign on for. As my mind started to think of all this it sunk in that both parties were the same week with in 2 days of each other... Crazy! But actually as it came along I was happy they were because now they were both done and I could get my life back and focus on the Holiday, my boys and my house again. Luckily we weren't doing anything big for our R.S. Dinner so it actually made it nice to just focus mostly on this. 
I am the worst at remembering to take pictures. So I didn't get pics of the R.S. Dinner but it was nice and simple, but still took time to put together, show up and help with decor and food. 
After 2 weeks of prep and 4 1/2 hours of setting it up before the ward party it all came together and looked great! We went with a Winter Wonderland Theme and it was beautiful. The pictures really don't do it justice. Nothing is like being there. We did 3 different vases with branches in them and then also made a ornament with baby Jesus in them. Yes, we did have a lot of help with all of this. I am super woman but I'm not that good.. Lol. Our entertainment for the night was different skit acts and Patrick was in one of them. All of the Young Men had done this act earlier for the Young Women in Excellence they had in November so they re-did it again for this night which I was so happy they did so we could see him. He did a good job and can actually dance... We video recorded it and of course we both were so into watching it forgot to take pictures.. It was a fun night. But I am happy it is over.. 

Foam boards I made up and then painted with chalkboard paint to write these sayings on them for the snowflakes that were around them. All of the primary children made a snowflake to put up on the board..

The Ornament..

The 3 different vases..

My wonderful partner in all of this Rainee... She is the one in the sweater taking pictures as well..

Patrick before he performed..


Just wanted to do a little post on this day since we will never see this date again. I wanted to journal it as a reminder years from now when I look back and reflect.......
br>You Are Snow White!
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Pure and trusting. You are a gentle soul who can get along with just about anyone. Everyone you meet instantly falls in love with you. How can they resist? You have a pure, lovable nature that's irresistable. Just don't trust everyone who comes across your path.

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