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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ladies Candlelight Dinner

Every year at my church, we put on an amazing event for women in our church and community! It has been a huge blessing to me as well as many other ladies. We had around 400 women attend this awesome ladies night. It was a blast! We had around 50 tables seating 8 women. Each table had a hostess that served the ladies and decorated the table with their style! It is so awesome to see all the personalities within people's dishes and decor! Our theme this year was "REFLECTIONS". We inspired with the typography craze right now for the decor! We used mirror garland and candles too! I hosted a table to my friends, sister- Chelsea and cousin-Molly! It was such a blessing spending the evening with my friends! The event is a catered meal with live music and a guest speaker. This year we had a friend of mine, Jen Anderson share her story on how God has carried her through so many circumstances! She nailed it. It was a blessing hearing her heart as she poured her words out to us. I can't wait for next year! 

This was our 5x7 invite. I took this off my iPhone, so its not the whole thing. I love it! Below are some detail shots of the evening! Lots of my table decorations that I through together last minute. I gave a little mirror from Pier 1 Imports to each of my guest! 

Below is the stage set! We had the heart banner designed by our Assistant Youth Pastor, Jorden! He nailed it! I am in LOVE with it. So great! It is perfect! We used our glass podium, a Chandelier from a wedding, black curtains, mirror garland that turned into being a headache to make, and my Pier 1 Imports candle stands from my wedding! 

My friend Kati and I put in long hours at the church between Sunday-Monday that we opted for the church bathroom to get ready! ha. She even had to run and buy a shirt because she was locked out of her house and slept over at my house.....We were a hot mess. :) We put her sister, Lindsay, (also a Hair Stylist) to whip up a style for Kati. This is Kati's daughter, Franki! Precious!!!!!

My girlfriend- Danielle! She hosted a table  and was apart of the special music! Love you Nell.

Brie, Danielle and I! 

Just before the event started! This is Ann, my brother in law's mama! I am obsessed with her red wine glasses! Beautiful. 

Bear with my poor quality.....Jody came with her 2 week old son, Brie and Cousin Molly! 

My Gate gals:  Jaymi and Jordan.

 Alicia and Francoise!

sister Chels and I

Kati and Chelsea

 This is my friend, Jen who spoke! She did so great!!!!! love your heart friend.

All in All it was a great event! We couldn't have done it without all the volunteers and servant hearts behind it all. Thanks everyone! 

Do you have a favorite event that you have attended at a church? Or any ideas for us? Loves.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Zakiyah's Baby Dedication

This past weekend, we got to have our daughter dedicated. Dedication is a lot like baptism. We just don't sprinkle them with water. We allow people to get "baptized" when they are old enough to make that personal decision. Having Zakiyah dedicated was our declaration to dedicate Z to God, our church family and to vow to raise her with Christian values. Having our girls dedicated is very meaningful to us. With my husband being a Pastor at our church, he got to dedicate both Zion and Zakiyah! It was so great. Our prayer is that our girls grow up in the church having a personal relationship with God. Growing daily in his promises and truth. Having friends in our church home. We are excited for their future. God is good.
We had both of our families come for the day on Sunday. We were surprised with my SIL, Katie co-leading worship with our team. Katie was our worship leader for 3 plus years before. It was so fun to have her up there again! A funny thing that happened, right before we went up for the dedication, my 3 year old Zion said, " I have to go potty." We, being awesome parents, said, "Hold it." ha. She felt pretty special holding the rose. The rose represents how our lives bud so fast. growing up through the years.....

 Both of our families....

After church, everyone headed over to our house for Tacos! YUM! We celebrated Andy and Zion's birthday and Kiyah's dedication. We had the whole set up with authentic taco meat, gauc, fresh salsa, corn torillas, soft shredded mex. cheese, cilantro, lime, black beans etc. It was so good! We also had apple soda and coke! the essentials....

sister love.

baby girl eating sweet potatoes. 

grandpa time- Wayne and Jim

The girls got really thoughtful gifts! My family did great getting them the perfect presents. My sister, Chelsea made this 10 commandments frame! I adore it.

Andy requested that I made his favorite:  a Triffle. I layer Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies, homemade whip cream, chocolate pudding, raspberries and strawberries! YUM!!!!

My mom got these vintage Strawberry Shortcake dollys and outfits. Look at that cradle. I adore it. She made Zion sheets and some dolly bedding of course! They can't miss out. Why don't they make dolls like this anymore?! Precious!

After all the festivities, My hus and my (almost) Brother in law hit up our backyard to go ride. It was a beautiful out...for MN. My SIL and BIL took pix of them! It was our entertainment watching them. You can see us in the windows! 

Bird man ridin'

Thanks to our amazing family for celebrating with us. Thanks to our church fam for sharing life with us and loving our daughters! Thanks to everyone who lifts our family up in your prayers daily. We appreciate you!
Have a great day!