Sunday, June 8, 2014
We took Jeff's parents (Vern & Reta) to Driggs for Memorial Day, and at the Bates Cemetery, we ran into Vern's brother Arlo and his wife Pat. They live north of Rexburg, and we just happened to meet up. Arlo isn't doing very well. He and Pat are both on oxygen, and Arlo's kidney's are shutting down. It was great to visit with them for awhile.
I happened to get a "new" project while we were talking to them. Reta and Pat both thought Jeff's Grandma Wood was a great cook, and they each have a few recipes from her. It was decided that I would make a book...with her recipes, so I'm in the process of collecting what I can find. Reta gave me several and Pat has sent some now. I guess Susan has a cook book that her Grandmother gave her when she was young (from their ward I'm assuming) and it has some of her recipes also. Susan is going to copy them and send them to me, so...another project in the making!
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The next evening, we drew names to make four teams...that was fun because it mixed everyone up instead of the same groups we tend to hang out with. Then we played "chop". Each team was given a bag with the same type of things in it, and they had to make a project or scrapbooking page out of the products...and they had to use some of every item...plus they could use anything they brought themselves. The first four groups all made a gift bag. That was unique, because we really hadn't even thought about them using the bag we put the stuff in... All four bags were just darling, and it was hard to decide which team would be eliminated. Finally, we did eliminate one team, and that is the 4th photo.
The first photo is the team that ended up placing first, and they each got a $25.00 gift card to Michael's. We hope everyone felt like it was fun and the prizes were worthwhile. We had fun, but it was extremely hard to judge. First place made a pin cushion with some pins, beads, fabric, lace....
Second place team used their fabric to make a little skirt and headband for the baby girl...our only one present....talk about hard to decide.
This second place team is also showing the kite and box they made to get into the final challenge. It was so dang cute.
Third place did an excellent job also, and like I said....it was VERY hard to judge these. Every team made such cute, original items....One of my favorite retreats.
They weren't really "losers"....they are just being funny and sad....
Cupcakes that Janell gave us with our welcome bags. Aren't they just beautiful? And they were in the cutest boxes. Thanks Shelly Johnson for giving us a good start on them and the idea!
I worked on Project Life....actually did 16 weeks worth up there. I had all the photos printed and trimmed to size so it didn't really take very long. I was actually organized for a change...LOL
We rent a U haul to take our stuff up in, and this is the back end before we started unloading everything. It's fun though, because we usually have 4-5 of us ride together that way.