So, I survived the 'the elegant evening' and then washing 50 dinner plates, 50 salad plates and 50 appetizer plates by hand the next morning before an all day scrapping affair at my home. Our church owns 50 place settings of China and unfortunately they have to be washed by hand (we borrowed the remaining 30 place settings). But I didn't mind one bit because I knew that I was going to a lovely dinner that night, where I was being served! The night before, at our 'elegant evening', I had two spoon fulls of the orzo and a slice of the pork roast and a couple bites of the chocolate cake dessert. That was all.
So needless to say I was excited for the dinner party at John & Stacey's home, to celebrate John's 55th birthday and to celebrate the completion of his latest book. We were all gathered to thank John's editor Toben for his part in making it all happen. And Toben is such a fun guy! But here's where I get real excited! Toben is married to Joanne and they live in Denver and Joanne has a blog that I LOVE called THE SIMPLE WIFE. Her and I have been commenting on each other's blogs and oohing and aahing at each other's projects and well, we were finally going to meet at the party! And guess what? I love her! And her and Toben's daughters are simply darling! So please go spend some time with her at her blog. She is so multi-gifted, it's ridiculous! Check out her shops, especially The Simple Wife Handmade shop! Oh my gosh, amazing stuff! We have plans to do more together the next time they are in Phoenix. I can't wait! Thrift shops, here we come!
Thanks to Joanne for the sweet pic of her and I! Now go visit her!