Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A New Life Together

Hi Everybody,

It was back to work for me today. After five days of joyous wedding events, the newlyweds are gone on their honeymoon. We had such an amazing time. I promise to post some more pictures. Thanks to all of you who sent good wishes to the new Mr. & Mrs. Strong as they begin their new life together.

Mr. & Mrs. Strong

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Here Comes the Bride (and Groom)

My son Colin is getting married on Saturday. We are in full wedding mode around here. Thursday we'll host a block party barbecue for all our neighbors and friends. Friday, Carla and her wonderful helpers will pick up the flowers for the church and the reception. When I say pick up the flowers, I don't mean pick up the flower arrangements, oh no, team Carla will be making all the church flower arrangements and all the table decorations for the reception and all the bridesmaids flowers. Friday evening is the rehearsal followed by the rehearsal dinner. This should be fun! Since both the bride's family and the groom's family claim Ireland as the old ancestral home, it's fitting to have the party in an Irish pub, well as Irish as a pub in California can be. Music will be provided by my new daughter-in-law Kerry's dad and his Irish band. Saturday is the wedding day. A 5:00 pm ceremony in the lovely little church Kerry attended growing up followed by a big party with Irish music and Mexican food. It's California, what can I say? Sunday, everybody will be back to our house for brunch and we'll all get to watch the newlyweds open some gifts. Sunday night we collapse from joyful exhaustion! We are so lucky to be getting a new extended family who we really like and a new daughter who we really love. Updates after the wedding.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Thank you!

Hey everybody,

I just want to give a collective thank you to all of you who purchased my new Cloisonne Mosaic Frame stamp since its debut on The Scrapbook Lounge on June 27. To date we have received over 700 orders, WOW! Please be assured we are shipping the orders out as quickly as we can. It'll take some extra effort to get all the stamps shipped but we're not complaining! Thank you all for your patience and support.


Friday, July 4, 2008

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Cherryl Green DiAnn Ogawa and me at the Endless Possibilities workshop. So much fun!