Monday, November 19, 2012

Birthday celebration ~ #1!!!

This year my birthday went on for a few days with much celebration & fun!!! 
It began on my actual birthday 10/23 with a PARTY ON THE GO...
My friend, Jennifer planned a day full of surprise & sheer fabulousness!!! Lauren, Nat & I met Jenn at 12:30 and the fun began right then...I entered the "PARTY WAGON" was decorated with pretty pink cotton puffs on my side of the van to represent some of my favorite things which are ~ polka dots, pink & all things vintage!!! 
This brought such joy to my day!!!

Next stop was for lunch...
TACO TIME ~ it's at the tippy top of my most favorites so we went through the drive thru and went up to Manito Park and ate it there.
2 Crisp Taco's & STUFFED Mexi fries with ranch dressing!!! That's what I ALWAYS have & this day wasn't any different!!!
Whenever sitting in the birthday seat I was to wear the pretty pink boa! :)

The next stop & surprise was just that  ~ A COMPLETE SURPRISE!!!
We pulled up to St. John's Cathedral and I could not figure out what Jenn had in mind for this stop! She went in ahead of us girls and spoke to the secretary and before I knew it I was being ushered into the sanctuary to PLAY THE PIPE ORGAN!!! Jennifer knew I played the piano & the organ and wanted to hear me play the pipe organ...IT WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!
Glad it came back to me since I had not played the organ in about 12 years!!!

Drove out to Rockford and went to Hurd Mercantile ~ a store I wanted to visit but hadn't yet ~ Jenn remembered!!! What a girl!!!
Words cannot express how thankful I am for this dear friend!!!
So much fun ~ shopping, spending time with my girls & just being together!
Hurd Mercantile is definitely worth the drive out to Rockford!!!

Jenn dropped Lauren & I off at the drugstore in Fairfield and said she & Nat would be back for us! I sure did wonder what was going now!!! She came back about 15 minutes later and took us down to the city park where she had a party set up in the pavilion!!!
 She wanted to celebrate where & how our friendship began which was at Farm Chicks but knew she couldn't have a party at the fairgrounds so next best place...the spot where the original Farm Chicks show took place. The pavilion at the park {in Fairfield, WA} is directly in front of where Jenn's spot used to be! Now you can bet that made me teary eyed!
Jennifer's {vintage} tablecloth ~ birthday on one side ~ Christmas on the other!
Alittle chilly ~ glad for a {vintage} quilt!
Even the graffiti is sweeter in Fairfield!!!  

Last stop ~ at my mom's ... I wanted her to see the party wagon. We called her and said we would be to her home in about 30 minutes and when we arrived she had set alittle party up for the 3 of us! It was so sweet!
So very grateful for this lovely lady who gave birth to me on
at 10/23 a.m.

This day was such a blessing to me and one that I will always remember fondly!!! So many great surprises and all with people I love so dearly!!! 

THANK YOU JENNIFER ~ you are truly amazing!!! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I just LOVE when something happens that makes my heart so happy & content...this is absolutely one of those times...
Lauren & I had been over in Tacoma for a few days and we brought our friend Scotty home with us and to top it all off we surprised my sweet mom!!!
Enjoy this video & you will see for yourself why this is one of those perfect ~ once in a lifetime moments ~

Scotty's mom ~ Terry ~ and my mom ~ JonElla have been best friends for nearly 40 years!!! I was raised with Scotty and spent so much time with him throughout the years. Since moving to Spokane 13 years ago, we haven't seen him very often. Lauren & I went out to dinner with Terry & Scotty last Monday evening and decided to bring him home with us the next day! We were ALL so very EXCITED ~ to say the least!!!

I keep re-watching this video as it just makes me smile and brings tears of joy to my girls hear me watching this and they both have said..."Mom, are you watching the SCOTTY/GRAMMY video AGAIN???"... 

Yes, I will be watching it over & over I'm quite sure! To know you are SO LOVED by another is the best feeling in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD and I do believe Scotty knows he is LOVED by...
Mrs. Miller and the whole Craft family!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

3 Craft Chicks has a new blog!!!

Just letting you know that 3 Craft Chicks has a separate blog you can follow to stay in the know for upcoming shows & events!!!