Wishing all a very merry & blessed Christmas...
Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Happy New Year!
(We will be traveling and spending Christmas with all our children at my dad's in the beautiful winterwonerland in northern Wisconsin. When we reutrn...I will post some photos from there and also post about my wonderful Secret Santa gift that arrived from the Secret Santa gift exchange...Thank you soooo much for the wonderful surprise package :o)
Here are some photos taken during my visit this past weekend. It was so good to see & spend time with all the kids, be there for our daughter, Girly~Whirly's birthday & see her, so beautiful, try on some wedding gowns (we weren't allowed to take photos, but she was stunning :o)
...and to be at our daughter, Girly~Twirly's baby shower hosted by Girly~Whirly and 5 of her dear friends. They did such an amazing job with planning, organizing, decorating, catering! They did it all and each living in different towns.
Come along and join in.
It was held at the beautiful home of the girls' sorority sister M's parent's home.
(Girly~Twirly and Girly~Whirly are Kappa Deltas). Their gorgeous home had plenty of room for all the guests and was so inviting.
This adorable baby rattle with the burlap ribbon, created by J, welcomes you at the front door.
Step inside and the festive pom-poms created by M.B. hang from the entry's chandelier. On the table is a framed invitation created by J.E., a polaroid camera to take your photo and a little book created by J.E. You can pick any page to put your photo in and write a little note.
This is the room off to the right, where some guests can sit, eat and visit. The pom-poms in here were created by M.B. too. And the three sweet ribbon topiaries were created by J. Little frames filled with sweet sayings were placed in the center by J.E.
Here are a couple of the areas that the guests could sit, eat and visit in. In the sunroom, J and her hubby and baby girl visit with three of the other hostesses - M.B., J, and L.
Girly~Twirly enjoy the company of her hubby's parents, and a few of the guests.
Here is the mantel with the fabric covered letters announcing "It's a Girl" created by M.B. and her sisters.
Our son in law, Dr. Awesome, and Girly~Twirly are here!
Love her little baby bump!
They also welcome our son Heartbreaker and his girlfriend Sweetie to the shower.
Here are two of the 6 hostesses, Girly~Whirly, L and her little cutie D in the kitchen setting up.
M's brother-in-law's sister baked this yummy cake! & L baked these lovely cake pops!
L also baked these lovely onsie cookies! Sweet in yummy flavor and sweet teal icing with the details like the KD for Kappa Delta and the little pearl buttons.
Girly~Twirly holding the little Kappa Delta onsie.
By the full table of yummy treats and sweets prepared by M.B. Girly~Whirly, L, and me. M also made a delicious Chicken Stew...perfect for the chilly day.
The little bow and hair ribbon holder I made by adding a some green fabric and tutu to a little dress form. I made the bows to match the little dresses, my hubby and I had fun buying :o) More hair clips can be clipped on the tutu. (I didnt take a photo of them opening the finished baby quilt I had made.)
Girly~Twirly with the six lovely hostesses. In order, from left to right:
M is a dear friend and Kappa Delta sorority sister. This is her parent's beautiful home.
J with her adorable little girl. J is specializing to be a Pediatric dentist and graduated with Girly~Twirly.
M.B. is a dentist, who graduated with Girly~Twirly. Her hubby also graduated as a dentist with the girls.
L is a dear friend and Kappa Delta sister with a beautiful little girl and cute little boy.
J is a dentist who also graduated with Girly~Twirly. (I love the written wishes sheet that she created for all the guests to fill out. There were sentences left unfinished and to be written by the guests to the little one... Some were very sweet and some were funny...and all fun to read. A great keepsake for our grandbaby to look back on and read.)
& of course, our sweet daughter Girly~Whirly. Our girls are like two peas in a pod...so blessed that all they and their brother are close. I am in awe of all that she has had to do, especially this time of year with all the exams for dental school, the clinical work, preparing & creating this beautiful shower, etc...
Another photo of the hostesses, Girly~Twirly and our son in law, Dr. Awesome. :o)
Most of these photos were taken before the guests arrived...afterwards, I was enjoying the moment and failed my photo-taking duties! :o)
Our son in law..."modeling" over his shoulders...the beautiful crocheted blanket that Girly~Whirly created for her little niece...in between all the studying for the dental boards, other exams, and clinic!
I love that they had an impromptu kiss...but I missed it, so had them kiss again for this photo :o)
We will be traveling up to my dad's for a white Christmas, so although my hubby was not able to go to this past weekend, he will be able to see Girly~Twirly before she has the baby.
*****Joining in with Ms. Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday fun...
& here is one of the recent orders that is not a Christmas gift, so am able to post this one now.
(if you are new to my blog...ALL the artwork I do is completely drawn entirely with a person's name. This little firetruck is drawn with ETHAN....the entire image...the wheels, etc...)
This is one is for a baby gift.
Thank you Kerri for thinking of this one for your friend's little newborn boy.
Thank you all for visiting and commenting! After being away from home, getting back in the routine at work and finishing on more art orders for Christmas, I hope to return all the visits from my last post! Thank you again!