Other than a quick ironing touch-up, (don’t judge – we lugged it from Boston to Maryland) everyone loved the my personalized shower curtain as Dad’s 84th BBQ birthday party backdrop!
We ended up moving the curtain behind Dad and taking really nice family photos and the best part is Dad now has a uniquely usable birthday gift for his small, assisted living space along with memories of a successful family event featuring Dad meeting his great-great granddaughter – yes, 5 generations !
Planning Dad’s 84th BBQ birthday party from Boston, MA to be held in Maryland was a year long was another very “successful” endeavor. According to all who attended they had a great time including me and my 16 family members who traveled from Boston to Maryland to celebrate their Pop’s, Great Granddad and Great Great Granddad’s birthday. Yes 5 generations!! Even though we’ve done this for years, this was the first year we had to stay in a hotel.
I decided that it would be fun to stay right in DC. As a former employee, one of my granddaughter’s secured us a fabulous rate with The Westin, 1400 M Street. The location was perfect for us. The Washington Monument was a leisurely 15 minute walk away and as it turns out quite a few interesting historic buildings like The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E) Church. were right down the street. Staying in DC gave me the opportunity to show my youngest (19yrs old) how to navigate the city by noticing the streets are numbered /lettered. He was impressed.🙂
Taking a breather before planning Dad’s next birthday.
There is only one regret I have regarding my fantastic August 2009 ten day motor bus London to Rome trip that included passing through Lucerne, Switzerland was not thinking to purchase a gold Switzerland while I was in Lucerne for two nights.
It’s super exciting that I was able to take such timeless images that folks still enjoying 8 years later from Zazzle Store.
Pink, orange and yellow raincoat Pink, Orange and Yellow colors swirling, blending, melting into one another, creating this beautiful, conversational raincoat. What a wonderful option for those women who love funtastic rainy day fashion.
My website host, provides very easy to read statics on where my site visitors come from and it was quite fun to see the first two cities were in the Ukraine. My brother’s DNA testing shows we have connections in that region and I’ve actually been to Italy, although not Milan. I think I’ll do some research on Kiev and am looking forward to seeing my DNA test results to see if mine can shed more light on our genealogy and tie in specific areas.
“We hope you feel better soon” greeting card using a photograph of purple African Daisies. I love taking photos of colorful flowers using my iPad and using a variety of apps for the background and font for the text. It came to me when I took the photo that someone needed to know that I hope you feel better soon!
For all the seamstresses who love making their own fashion attire! Buy fabric printed patterns made especially for you! Now that the nice owners of the only fabric retail in my area have retired, I will be adding colors and designs and begin shopping from my own online store.
I’d love to see how this eye catching poplin fabric was used.