Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vanessa at the Temple

Well we had an amazing Easter weekend because we were at the temple with our Vanessa! This was her first time through because she is getting married on June 10. We drove down Friday night with her and Scott, stopped in Chilliwack at a wonderful little Japanese restaurant called Osaka Sushi and had a fun dinner and then stayed with George and Sharon Hara that night in Abbotsford (they live right next to the Abbotsford Stake Centre). So glad we stayed with them, they are so warm and friendly and so we will be back. Deanne and I went through all her wedding decorations the next day and found lots, including a pond!

Saturday was a beautiful day to go through the temple! How wonderful to be in the temple with our third daughter. There's such a feeling of love and amazement there, a feeling of wonderment.

So grateful that Danielle could fly out for the day to be with us! I know she was disappointed that she couldn't be there for Melodie because she was too far along in her pregnancy, so this was special to her as well.

We were so happy to have the Piersons, Lambs and Wilsons with us as well, it made for such a special day. Melodie was there with us in spirit!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Well I have been working on wedding invitations for Scott and Vanessa and those of you reading this get a sneak peek at the basic idea! While we were waiting for their engagement pictures to be taken, I made up a template for them and just used pictures that I already had. They found the design they liked and I used my photoshop program to try and make one that was similar. Here is the draft copy front:

Here is the draft copy back:

The hardest part was the swirl on the front, I didn't have anything like it and the few edges I tried didn't look right. This scroll was made up of 3 letters from the Ornamental Scroll font and I like how it turned out. It was also fun to try using my gradient as well. The fonts are Bookman Old style and Scriptina for the calligraphy. The cute film strip comes from Designer Digitals, Katie Pertiet's In a Strip Overlays.  I will be working on the final copy as soon as I get the actual pictures! Should be fun, but just trying to get them printed double sided and then finding the right envelopes...

Friday, April 08, 2011

Melodie's Mission Year Mark!

Well Melodie has been out a year now on April 6! Frankly, sometimes it has seem like yesterday that she left and sometimes it seems like forever since we have seen her. We still miss her tons but love to get her emails. She sent a few pictures a few weeks ago and I thought I would post them.  The whole time she has been in Peru she has only seen one Canadian...apparently she saw a young man on the street with a Canadian flag on his hat and she was so excited she almost went up and hugged him....luckily she remembered she's a missionary and can't! I think she misses Canada although she is loving Peru!   

We had to laugh at this picture she sent! She told us that pigs are allowed to just roam free all over but we didn't realize how big they were! Mel also mentioned that there are dogs that run free all over and they are always hungry, she feels sorry for them. They must not have a very good spaying system there.

Well here she is having ate guinea pig which apparently they eat regularly in Peru! We had heard that they did but she has never mentioned that she had it for dinner until she sent this picture! Apparently she has also eaten cow intestines which she did not care for much, hmmm wonder why! I'm glad she is so brave! In Peru the missionaries have pensionistas that cook and clean for them, I think it is mainly for health reasons. I know she has had some wonderful women who she is grateful for.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...