Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Flop Crop

This is a group of awesome woman. They know all of my faults a failures and they love me anyway! LOVE them!

A couple of weekends ago Katie invited us down to her house in Mobile for a crop. Her invitation was an actual flip flop with all of the details written on the sole. We left early Sat. am to arrive at Katie's house around 9. She had precious decorations, including a wreath made of flops, a handmade pair of flops for each of us, table decor, tons of snacks, and a little game that involved name tags and pictures and the job of pretending you were someone fab and famous all weekend. We also had many cute make and takes to do. I did mine for my girls new bedroom(more on that later). She also had a flexible itinerary planned with restaurant options and down time activities. She even went so far as to have several menus available so that we could look those over and know what we might want. Sushi one day, Seafood, and Newks another. All of my favorites.
One of our down time activities was to tour The Extreme Home Makeover Home that is in Mobile. It belongs to a student of Katie's and she played a big part in the renovation. The owner and her daughter scrapped with us for a while and then we went over to hang out at her house for a while and to check out all of the cool stuff the show did for them. They are so careful to give GOD the Glory! Really neat people. I have seen it before, but it was really nice to see the family again and Peter is such a joy to visit with.

Lastly, she brought in a masseuse to give everyone massages. I love it when someone rocks a party! I don't often get to attend something that I am NOT involved in. It was so nice to be able to enjoy it and not be worried with details. Everyone had an awesome time and Katie's attention to detail was very much appreciated. I am sorry I am just getting around to posting this, but we have had alot going on! I got two projects done for upcoming events, can't show them just yet, but soon.

Enjoy your weekend! I will be hanging with the family at a couple of birthday bashes, a DATE NIGHT (double), and getting ready for an intervention at my house. Yes, a group of my friends are coming to help me makeover my master bedroom and scrap room! I will let you in on the before and after if I can get up the nerve!


  1. Yes, we all had a fabulous time. I rarely get the chance to spend time like this doing what I love with people I love, besides sporting activities. I have to say, I have not laughed so hard at the stories told by you girls this weekend. Katie is a most gracious and thoughtful host and I thank you all for including me in this weekend. You know, when you have close friends like this you should never forget to thank God for the blessings he has given you. As I watch my nest empty and wonder if I will suffer from said "syndrome", it's good to know that the anticipated lonely days ahead can be filled with friendly activities and lively conversation. Thanks, girls, for your friendships and may God give you your blessings for this and every other day. Martha

  2. Anna Bess you are so sweet to speak of the weekend in such glowing terms. It was really a weekend I gave myself. I miss you all so much and I am just honored that all of you took time from your busy lives/families to come spend some time with me. You are all so dear to me. I will get busy planning another one. Much love and thanks, Katie