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Monday, May 28, 2012

Week in rewind.....emotion

I am enjoying this so much. Seems I get so busy, but looking back over the week I can really stop and remember what was going on.
My daughter co-hosted a shower for this mama who is trying to bring a little girl home from eastern Europe. It has not been easy. If you want to learn more, check out the button on the side of my blog for "bring Rush home" Reese's rainbow. This night was filled with so much emotion. Women coming together to lift up the hope of a little girl having a forever home.
Went to Portland with a girlfriend, then spent time with baby girl.
Wednesday is the day I spend with the youngest grandson. He's so funny and at such a cute age.
I took a cooking class with some friends. We learned about using the convection oven. I have been using it, just was nice to take the class and learn new tricks. Very informative evening.
Had friends over for dinner. This was my centerpiece. I was able to take the things learned in the cooking class, and put them to use. I even spatchcocked my first chicken! If you don't know what that is, it's butterflying the chicken...
A lazy day hanging around the house. I took an online class in photoshop that evening then went to play cards with friends. I'm bit obsessed with lavender right now. Using it in cooking, hand lotion, and just loving the way it looks.

Memorial Day weekend is a big wine tasting time in the Willamette Valley. Wineries have food,music, and it is a fabulous time to try the new wines from the barrels and see what will be bottled next. Our daughter in law's brother and girlfriend flew in from Texas. It was the first time they got to meet baby girl, and it was a wonderful day. So fun to listen to them ohhh and awe over the baby.
Chic Homeschool Mama


Tamar SB said...

Great week! I love wine tasting in the Willamette! The cooking class sounds super fun too!

Ms. Becky said...

what a full, wonderful week you had. I love how expressive the cooking class instructor is with her hands. and that bouquet for your table must have smelled delicious. my fave photo is Baby Girl. What beautiful, enormously bright eyes she has. Can she come home with me? Excellent. happy week to you Mary Gene.

Leovi said...

Bonitosfotos! My favorite on Tuesday and Saturday

Annmarie Pipa said...

fun pictures!! what a wonderful fun and eventful week...good for you!

Melanie said...

Another beautiful week filled w/ love & fun! WOW... what vineyard did your guys visit, it looks gorgeous?! Baby girl has the most striking, but delicate BEAUTIFUL eyes. Also another lovely bee shot to add to MG's "Book of Bee's." Lol)

Trying to unwind for a bit, before I head over to the neighbors. I'll let ya know soon! XO

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Great week- I have to say, baby girl is just too adorable!!!

packmom said...

Looks like a great way to spend Memorial Day--wine tasting. Love that bee shot and the one of the flowers too.

Jaclyn Sisk @ A Damsel In Flannel said...

Love vineyard! Beautiful flower photo. Looks like a very fun week!

Sarah Halstead said...

Great shots. Love your photos.

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