We did a thing! || Gallery Opeing

My buddy, Yvonne and I collaborated a gallery opening to honor our beloved friend, Alyssa.  Alyssa and her unborn daughter, Sutton were taken to early on a cold December morning in 2014. I struggled thru grief and heartache and inside that sadness, Mother & Daughter was created. With encouragement from each other and our loved ones,                          Yvonne and I did it!

You’re Pretty!

Thank you WHCC & Perfect Posters for your generous sponsorship. Thank you Q.arma Building for your encouragement and the experience. Thank you Wild Acorn for seeing a vision and contributing your woodworking talents. Thank you to everyone that participated in the creation of Mother & Daughter, without you my story would have never been told. And thank you to all that attended, we are so humbled by the kindness and feedback from you all!

The most wonderful time of the year.

Happy December everyone!

I started this festive month off with a bang!  I hosted our annual Girl’s Christmas party last night.  Four years we have been getting together and laughing until our sides hurt!  It truly has become one of my favorite traditions during Christmas.

Every year we get better and better at shopping for each other too.  We play the dice game and it never fails that there is always one or two gifts that all of us want and fight over.

I got a $25 gift card to DSW, which came at a perfect time because I don’t have any shoes that fit!  So after Little Lady arrives her and I will be doing some shoe shopping for the spring.  I can’t wait!

I made a few recipes:

exps9576_TH10019C33D   polar express hot chocolate

I also made my Dad’s Chili and Pickle Dip.  Anne brought Jalapeno Jelly and Guacamole and Suzy made Santa Brownies.  We had a very nice spread of food for a very nice group of gals!

Years Past :

2009 – Our First

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We went to Suzy’s apartment, opened gifts, pre-drank and then went to dinner at Axel’s Bonfire in Woodbury.

2010 – Second

Suzy’s first year at her house.  A lot of wine was consumed and Anne and Bre were growing babies!  We all got socks!!

xmas 2010

2011 – Our Third

Year two at Suzy’s.  We had it a few weeks after Christmas because Kellen was born Christmas Day.  Zeik, Grayson, June, Lydia and Ethan’s First Christmas’ also.  No preggos.

xmas 2011

2012 – Our Fourth

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We are at my house and we all got sleep masks in our GIANT stockings.  Kid free Christmas except for Olive and Bre’s (not present but still participated) baby in our bellies.