Monday, September 8, 2014

Friends and Family Weekend

Let's start with Thursday...I hosted our first Guild Meeting of the year.  I love seeing the girls again, talking about our service projects and year to come.  I jotted down a few statistics...our guild has made and donated 1,720 pillowcases to ConKerr Cancer!  Considering that we are just 20 members, working with bake sale funds, and donations of  fabric (that now sells for about 9.00 dollars a yard) and our wise and thrifty purchasing...that's over a $15,000.00 donation.  These wonderful women, guided by our fearless service project leader Jean are tireless.  I am so proud of our group.  These are the finest women, most generous and sweetest bunch ever.
 This photo is for dear Lynne...I saw the video too!
 A great start to another year of service.
 Then we had family time with my Emala, who is celebrating her 13th birthday today!  So sweet to spend time with my brothers, SIL's and Oma and Opa, Em's Grandma and Grandpa.
Everyone of the kids is growing so fast.  This is baby bug, rocking some pigtails, held by Grandma Elizabeth.
 Our first grader...sigh so special, my little bird.
Speaking of special, my favorite family rocked our Grandparents Day.  No, no new baby...anyway that's what I thought ;-), but their future may include a move back in Chicago!  My head is spinning just at the thought. We are years away from this possibility, but I had given up hope of it ever happening. I can't really believe it yet, I guess I'm in shock...but I know it's gonna be AMAZING!

I did some thrifting and scored some cool stuff that I will show you soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your kind comments.  Take care my friends and enjoy this beautiful day.


Debby said...

You have been busy. I used to be in a couple guilds for our hospital. Most of them have folded, so sad.
Good news for sure. When my kids said they were coming home, I never thought it would happen. When it did, I had to pinch myself over and over. Still seems unreal. We walked into a restaurant downtown on Friday and there they were. No plans but we ended up having a good time.
Are you going to the CL Fair this week-end. I can't wait.

Melanie said...

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend with family and friends, Penny! I look forward to hearing from you soon. (Hint, hint. lol)

Lynne said...

You are too sweet . . .
We are Watermelon Twins . . . thanks to You Tube!
And your news . . . gives me the "tingly's of excitement!"