Well, hi there! We made it through our activity packed weekend, and I just wanted to share a few random quick things with you today.
First, we celebrated my sister Corbin's 40th birthday Saturday night. It's always fun to have the family together, and we decided to give her a jump start with her flower-planting this year and give her a "Garden of Love". We used 40 die-cut flowers glued to craft sticks to write things that we love about her, and stuck those in with the fresh plants that everyone brought for her.
Isn't she darling?
She's a talented singer and sometimes actress in church productions. If you missed my Instagram post, this is her character from her church's latest Christmas production. She was a very convincing old lady!
My mom gathered lots of old photos and brought them, and we scattered them all around the dining and living room. We don't see these photos very often so it was fun to look through so many old memories.
My parents hung on to the huge sign that they used for my 40th, and with a little work on the band saw and some fresh paint adapted it for Corbin's birthday. Sarah will be 40 in 9 1/2 years, so I guess they'll have to hang onto it a while longer!
Caleb's band contest went well, and during the party he proudly displayed all of his ribbons earned that day. (hee hee)
We wrapped up the weekend yesterday with my husband participating in a fundraiser to fight childhood cancer. Our friend Brock was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia just before his first birthday. Thankfully the Lord has been gracious and he is now 5 years old and in remission! His family continues to work to raise awareness and money to fund the research that helped save Brock's life and is helping many other children with childhood illnesses. So, Ray was honored to be a part of the Buzzed for Brock team! If you'd like more information or would like to donate, please click here.
It was quite amusing to be at church last night when he stepped on the platform. The gasps and snickers could not be contained! #elephantintheroom