Hi everyone! So I think this past week was the busiest week of my life!!! I worked until 1 in the morning nearly every night! No joke!
So here is my checklist
- dig 18 inch ditch in front yard…check
- re-plumb all of the cold water pipes in the house…check
- install a new water heater…check
- sew over 70 ft. of bunting…check
- sew 12 table cloths… check
- decorate, decorate, decorate…check
- decorate for the Crosstalk Family Reunion… check
- have a great time doing it all…CHECK!
To say the least, I was exhausted at the end of it but, it was all worth it. I was stretched to a limit I didn’t know was possible and I feel I had a pretty good attitude through it all:)
Here are a few pics!
Here is a picture of my original plan. My vision was vintage, 1920′s French circus. I wanted it to feel like a summer celebration.
A few posts ago I had mentioned that I was going to have to cut back on some of my plan due to time constraints. So instead of sewing 300 ft. of
bunting I settled for less than 100. I simplified my center pieces and did not have a banner made. Even with all the cuts it turned out fabulous!! Check it out for yourself:)
We created a timeline where people could write their names and the dates they were involved in Crosstalk.
It was soo cool to see the finished product!
We had a photo booth where people could dress up in silly hats and glasses and have pictures taken.
This was my favorite idea! Casey and her husband Chris painted this sign and I found this branch out in the woods. My idea was that people would write their name on one side of a shipping tag and then on the other side write why Crosstalk was special to them.
It looked amazing!
The night was a great success!
We reconnected with old friends, we laughed, we cried, we ate and we were all reminded of how much God changed our lives in college.