Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Going to the chapel ~ Jara's Bridal Shower

Okay, I am so excited because soon, I will have another sister-in-law, and she is is just the best! I could not say enough nice things about this girl! She is one of the nicest girls I have ever met, and I love that she is marrying Jon's brother! I just wish we could be closer (geographically)!!
This past weekend, our Aunt Jenny (Jon's dad's sister) hosted the cutest bridal shower! She is one of the best hostesses I have ever seen in action! :) She finds the most fabulous places to have the party first, and the food is always wonderful and everything is just perfect! Jara's shower was at the historic Benton House in Irvington, IN, and it was so quaint! So, the shower was perfect and Jara received lots of wonderful gifts (crystal goblets, the best picnic blanket and basket, every day platters of all kinds, towels, etc.)... I remember so well how fun and exciting this time is, and it's hard to believe how quickly it passes... and then you are settled into marriage and life before you know it... but what a fun and special time!!
Isn't this house so picturesque??!! I love it, and we had the best time celebrating Jara and David! I know Treasure is so excited that she is soon going to have 2 daughters! I'm so blessed to have such a sweet mother-in-law who loves so well!

The cake that Aunt Jenny had for the shower was SO cute (and yummy too)! We had a great weekend trip, and June 12th will be here before we know it!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Bows - N - Bloom

So, my friend at work has a hidden talent that I recently discovered! She came into work yesterday with a box FULL of the most adorable bows that she had made! She was shipping them to her sister-in-law to sell for her... so you know me, I jumped right in! :) She didn't even know she would have a customer yesterday morning at 8 am, but she sure did!
I got bows for my sweet nieces and some extra for  birthday gifts! She makes them in every size and for holidays too! And she will make custom orders... her large bows run $6, and the smaller ones I think are around 5 or 6 dollars for 2. And she throws in a coupon with each order! And you know I love coupons!!
I am going to post pictures soon, but she does not have a web site yet, so you would have to order by e-mailing her...
Her business is called Bows-N-Bloom, and her name is Brandy Vancil. If you are interested, please let me know!! :)
Pictures will be coming soon!

PS - She also makes adorable bow holders

Monday, May 3, 2010

Additional Flood Pics

This is a picture of Fieldstone Farms looking toward Cotton Lane.The Cumberland flooded over 1st Ave. in downtown Nashville.Hillsboro Rd. heading into downtown Franklin

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flood waters in Franklin - State of Emergency

It saddens me to say that are sweet little town is in for some major work ahead! The area has been delcared a disaster area and I hope FEMA comes in to assist! Many that have been flooded do not have flood insurance! This is the worst flood my 64 year old dad has ever seen, and he has seen a few! There are areas flooded that you would never think would have been! I've seen it on the news, but to see this in real life is just crazy! I'm so sad for those who have lost everything, but it reminds me of one thing - we can't take it with us when it's our time to go... I know that's probably easy for me to say, since I haven't lost anything really, but it's true. Still praying for everyone who is affected by this!
Below: One of Jon's favorite homes in Franklin (I think Dana's too) on 7th and Fair
& The back of my mom's neighborhood