Thursday, May 29, 2008

I know that most of you have given up on me. I've kind of given up on myself! I just haven't been in the right mood to create anything lately. I know that it will come back to me eventually and I will embrace it when it does.

Pre Prom was a success! The weather was iffy all day. At one point, while I was bringing out the folding tables and the folding chairs from the garage it started to hail! I just stopped doing what I was doing and started yelling at the sky, " Bring it on! Is that all you've got!" My house keeper thought that I was a lunatic. It rained off and on all afternoon. I can't even tell you how many times we wiped down furniture to dry it that day. We waited until 4:45 pm to put the table clothes on all the tables. People started arriving at 5 pm!
All the promies looked so beautiful. The boys were so handsome in their tuxes and the girls were gorgeous! With all the prom attendies and their parents, siblings and grandparents we were about 170 +.
Two party buses pulled up in front of my house at 6:45 ( there was only supposed to be one bus, lots of commotion and tears!) and the kids wouldn't get on the buses! They had decided that they were paying for one large party bus to accommodate all of them and how dare they send two buses and spoil their evening!) I'm like ok guys, this is not the end of the world. Divide and conquer! Don't let this ruin your evening. It's a small part of the night!.... little did I know!) They finally get onto the buses with me almost pushing them on and they finally leave. The event was being held at the Rye Town Hilton which is 10 minutes from my house! I get a frantic call from my daughter that the buses were going the wrong way. They were headed into New York the after prom party. By the time the buses turned around and headed back in the right direction the kids were all an hour late getting to the prom.
The plan was that they were all coming back here to change after the prom so that they could take the buses into NYC and go to a club for after prom. Parents had just left my house at 10:15 pm and I'm cleaning up the kitchen and I hear the buses pull up in front of my house at 10:30! What were they doing back here so early! They were scheduled to arrive here at 12 am not 10:30 pm! They told me that the prom was horrible! The music was terrible and the food was uneatable! 54 kids were partying at my house until 12:30. Again, I'm trying to get them back onto the buses! Finally, they got back onto the buses and headed into NYC for their after prom party. When they arrived they couldn't get into the club. The police had closed the doors, so guess what? they all headed back to my house. I didn't get into bed until 5:15! Totally exhausted!
They all told me that the best time that they had was while they were here! LOL!
these are some pictures of before the prom. I should have taken pictures of in between and after! it was a scene!
enjoy the day!
smiles :)

Zoe, my youngest and Chelsea

Chelsea and Austin (he flew in from London, England to attend the prom)

group shot

group shot


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I don't know what I did to deserve these two beautiful cards, but I have to tell you that I was thrilled to receive them. I guess that is why they are called Random Acts of Kindness. It's about time that I posted them.
Patty W and Laurie Unger sent these too me. Check out Lauries blog spot, she always has something creative to share! The first card is from Patty. I just love the colors and the cuttlebug background. The inside has a pocket and it held a lovely Chamomile tea thoughtful. The 2nd card is from Laurie. I love the Asian theme and the main panel looks like it was printed on mulberry paper. very clever! Thank you so much for thinking of me!
I really have been in a funk lately, and my neck has been bothering me. I had neck fusion awhile ago and thought that all was well, but lately I've been dealing with some pain and it's not pretty.
My oldest is home from college. It's so nice to have him back for the summer. It's nice to report that all siblings are getting along with each other! lol
We're getting ready for the Senior Prom over here. It's a very big deal. My daughters date is flying in from London to attend the prom. Her dress is almost as beautiful as she is. We are hosting the preprom and I have been busy coordinating the event. It should be wonderful. There is only going to be one bus of 50 kids being picked up, but that means that I will have 150 people in my yard! When we hosted the Senior Prom Pre Party for my older son we had 2 buses, and over 240 people here! Please pray for some great weather for us on May 22nd. I'd much rather have 150 people in my yard than in my house!
I hope that you are all having a fabulous day!
Happy Belated Mother's Day to you all!
Smiles :)

May Arts Ribbon

May Arts Ribbon
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