What a week! High highs and low lows too. Lots of hard work and lots of fun!
Wednesday was back to the grindstone with a day at work, where I painted ...
this smaller cupboard that I bought to replace the too bulky cupboard for our bathroom.
After work I did have a nice break when Becca brought me my birthday and Mother's Day gift from our kids (thanks all I love it, even Dad, who tried to talk me out of it, loves it!)
That night Dad put on two coats of varnish!!
Then Nell and the girls came. Penny was pretty entertained by all the activity, so much so she couldn't fall asleep at nap time.
Set up was exhausting, mainly because the parlor floor had taken so much of me earlier in the week. I did unload the van from the 3Dotters sale though, and Nell helped out by doing the final sweep up in the back drive after I paid a dealer's 2 buff sons to load the blue van seats from the back patio!
Then Dad came home and helped haul all the big stuff out of the garage. When Trevor got there he helped Dad muscle the heavy and bulky red and white cupboard down from the 3rd floor bathroom. (Just ask Spencer what a nightmare it is, he helped Dad haul it UP, last December and will never be the same!! )
Here's my finished booth. It was too dark for pictures by the time I'd finished but I took this shot first thing Saturday.
And my friend Nikki had lots of goodies that she set up late.
Briahnna stopped by bright and early on their way to an outdoor adventure that we missed participating in, due to the Fleaology rain delay!
Now sadly I must mention that this is our final Fleaology, at least at the house. We had two policeman come by with a ticket for operating a business in a residential zone. I think we realized it would eventually come to that, but it's still a sad thing.
That night we met the Moes and assorted kids, and friends at Cafe Rio in Orem, which was fun. Then off to the play, unfortunately my knee was killing me, so despite the fact that I love the story and thought the play quite decent we headed home at the intermission.
Sherri is a convert to the church, having been raised Moravian. She said growing up she always doubted their concept of the trinity and intuitively felt that families could be together in the next life, rather than until death did they part. She bore powerful testimony! She's so fun, so loud and so outspoken. She said " I know it's true, and I can't help myself! I have to share it!" And she does!
We also had the Coopers and their youngest daughter Katie join us. Katie has just been called to Finland, she goes into the MTC in July, we think she'll still be there when we go in!
Long time friend Margaret Cooper just happens to be Wade Oldham's only sister!
Our Finnish dinner was delightful. Dad was in Finnish heaven!! Can you get trunky to go on a mission?