Sunday, April 29, 2012

Flying High

Saturday found me flying not so high but near and far. Sounds like a riddle? Well, it started out early with a group of women from our little Ashland Branch who drove up to Akron in the cold, rainy/snowy weather to attend a women's conference that is held each Spring. The theme was what this pic is showing...being held up on Eagles' wings..those wings being the Sisters who serve so diligently each day in all the Wards and Branches of the Church to hold up each other in good times and trial times of our lives.
The room was set up with the colors of green and black...very pretty
I thought the centerpieces were very clever.
This is my friend Gayle showing off the service project that each unit did. We made dinner scarves for alzheimer patients. There were a ton donated that were all different in patterns and colors. I know the nursing home where these were going was very appreciative. We're going to continue with this project and donate scarves to a nursing home in Wooster.
This was the schedule of the morning listing the 6 classes available. We were to choose 3 to attend.
This is an small part of the first class I attended. It was on entertaining and how to do it economically. She had a ton of fun ideas to share. This was the only pic that came out not blurry. It's a cupcake tower that she made herself and decorates it differently for different parties. I enjoyed this class the best since I'm always looking for some fun ways to make entertaining special but not always running to the Party store for supplies.
The classes started at 9 and ended around 11:30 and then it was lunch. I had to shoot a blurry pic of the lunch and I'm sure your looking at it going..what the heck is it? It was a layered taco number with meat, beans, veggies, all the fixings and it was really good. Very different from the usual chicken salad that's been served in the past. There was cake for dessert, but I'm not a big cake lover, so no pics..sorry! Then we all jumped back into the van and headed for home.
A few hours later I found myself at my Granddaughter's high school to watch the "grand march" for their prom. Here is Driana and her date. I haven't talked to her to find out if they had a good time, but knowing that the dinner was at the Ashland Country Club I know it was probably really nice. Then they had "post prom" at the University and use of the the facilities there. Swimming, rock climbing, games and tons of fun. So my Saturday was spent going from event to event. Jack filled in and went to our other Grandkiddos soccer game. Sorry I missed it but the thought of standing in the cold, rain/snow mix made me glad I was indoors...sorry Jack!

15 comments:

acorn hollow said...

sounds like you had a good retreat.
your grand daughter is cute and a great big grin on her date says he agrees.
Cathy

Julia said...

On Eagle's Wings sound like a nice women's conference. The table decorations were very creative. How nice of your group to make dinner scarves for the Alzheimer patients and Nursing . I'm sure the staff will appreciate them very much.

Your granddaughter and her date makes a cute couple.

I hope that your week will go smoothly. JB

Julia said...

Should be Nursing Home JB

Stacy Crawford said...

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself.

selvageedge said...

Driana is a hottie! I cannot believe how grown up she is.

Darlene said...

Your Women's Conference sounds like it was wonderful. I liked everything you pictured, but I especailly liked the cupcake tower. I wish I knew someone who could make me one. I think it is interesting because you can use it for a lot of other decorations, not just cupcakes.

I always enjoy our Women's Conferences. I get plenty of ideas from them. We usually have a cooking class of some sort and you just have to know that I always choose that. I'm not very good at crafting.

It was a busy day for you, for sure. Your granddaughter, Driana, is really darling. What nice activities they had for them.

Too bad the weather wasn't so great, especially for the soccer game. Good thing that Jack could fill in for you, but I'm sure the both of you would have gone, if you hadn't had so many other things going on. It is so important to support our kiddos when they have special events.

Munir said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Such creative decorations and such a nice group of people to work with.

karen said...

Your women's conference sounded like a good one! I love it when I come away with something I'll really take home and use. It's so great when you have those little entertaining pieces that multitask - because I'm like you and hate to always be buying something for a party or a dinner.

Sandi said...

I always come away from women's retreats feeling hopeful and appreciative. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with your group.

The prom pic is so sweet! So nice that you. Didn't miss out on the fun!

Hilary said...

It sounds like a great way to spend the day. I like the theme idea. Very cool.

Bonnie said...

Your granddaughter looks so pretty in her dress! I bet she had a great time. The cupcake tower is super fancy -- maybe I could have one just sitting in my house for looks? It probably wouldn't last long with Mr. A running around here.

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sounds like a very full and busy day..and I don't blame you one bit for missing a game. You don't need to become ill. The food is my favorite!! LOVE Mexican food.

Wonderful ladies to give so much of their time and talents!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Shoot! Forgot to say that your little, excuse me, all grown up, Granddaughter looks lovely. So does her very handsome date!! Betcha they had a wonderful time. It's that time of year but all my Grands are now grown, married, starting families OR just finishing college. Time moves on, doesn't it. That is next for you!!
:) (not to worry, it's a long way off before you become a GREAT GRANDMA!! lol

Sush said...

Sound like you had a very busy Saturday. I love the hymn 'On Eagle's Wings' so I'm gonna bet I would have loved the conference.
What a pretty granddaughter...I'm looking forward to hearing how well her dance went!
Hugs~

Nezzy said...

What wonderful fellowship ya'll must of had. It looks like a great conference.

I bet you had a blast watchin' your beautiful granddaughter. She's gorgeous sweetie!!!

God bless and have a fantastic weekend!!! :o)