Around midnight on Friday, my two little boys and I landed safely and (mostly) soundly back in Portland. I'm really, really glad that we were able to make the trip for my sister's book launch party and to see so many of our friends and family. I was able to meet with a dear, dear friend of mine and also with a blog pal. (And, once again, my coffee date with my blog pal proved to me the importance and value of friendships with sisters in Christ across the United States!) My brother and his family drove from North Carolina and it was so sweet to watch the cousins play together. My poor little Graeme-bear tried with all of his might to keep everyone's name straight. (smile) I wanted to share some of my favorite photographs from Barb's party. It was so beautiful, down to the very last detail and crumb! I'm so very happy for her success and I hope you enjoy these snippets from her party!
And, just this morning, my sister passed along this video by Carlton. Enjoy!p.s. I feel honored to be a part of a 'blog tour', set up through Chronicle Books, for my sister's book Furniture Makeovers. I'll be giving away a signed copy of Barb's book very soon!
p.s.s. Here's wishing you a wonderful week!
p.s.s.s. Image credit for pictures || 1 || 4 || 6 || 12 || 14 || 15 || 20 || Carlton Riffel Photos