Hi there, and Happy Tuesday!
Hope that your holiday weekend was as wonderful as ours! I'll share in a moment...
I saw that the challenge at the Impression-Obsession blog this week was 'Sweet Thoughts', and here is the card that I made for the challenge:
|Impression Obsession Stamps: B3728, Delicious Wishes, Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink, Recollections Pearl Flourishes, Spellbinders Dies, My Mind's Eye 'Love Me' Gingham Background DP, American Crafts DP, Dimensional Foam, Ribbon: Amuse Studio, Adhesive|
Two mason jars were cut out of the DP, one for the jar itself, and one for just a lid, which was cut out and popped up on dimensional foam, with some pleated ribbon under the edge.
So, onto the weekend!
We were blessed to be able to fly out to Phoenix for our daughter and son-in-law's party, and had such a great time. We met friends and Nick's friends and family, and of course, seeing Nick (our SIL) after a 9 month deployment was a joy in itself!
Our son, and his beautiful lady were also able to fly in from California, and it was such a blessing to meet her. This was the first time in well over a year that the four of us were together at the same time.
Here are a few photos of the food tables - never did get one that day of the beautiful couple!
Nick's mom, Jan, and his sister, Jessica, worked so hard in preparation for this event, and it was amazing. The food was delicious, and beautiful, as well. Jan and Jess, if you are reading, thank you SO much!
On Sunday, Melissa, our amazing daughter, ran her first-ever full marathon. She has run many half-marathons and other races over the last 9 months, literally, 'running her way through deployment', and decided to run this full marathon with Nick home to cheer her on, as a way of finishing that chapter of their lives and getting ready to begin a new chapter.
Anyway, this is why I've been AWOL again for a several days! We had no computer with us, so I couldn't even read email!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
See you soon :)