Saturday night I was invited over to Laura's house(Decor to Adore) for her daughter's 21st birthday party!!!It was a 70's theme party!!!So right off the bat, her and I have many thngs in common, and theme parties is one of those!!!!I met Laura about 6-9 months ago at one of the AZ blogger luncheons and we hit it off right from the start!!! I think friends should be like a collection, make a few new ones as often as you can!!!Laura and her beautiful "fashionista" daughter came to my birthday luncheon and it has been so much fun getting to know them both better!!!!Here is Laura with her Mr. Decor to Adore!!!!Don't they both look like they belonged in the 70's!!!To young for that, well they would have been quite young anyway!!!!
Her lovely daughter informed me she has "Birth year displacement disorder", she said she wished she could have been born in the early 50's so she could have enjoyed the real 70's!!!!She made that disorder up!!!!!Isn't she so cute in her darling dress and her daisy headpiece!!!Reminded me of Jenny from Forest Gump!!!!!
I wore what I thought was something that looked 70-ish!!!!!Laura did an amazing job on the food, Watergate salad, cheese fondue and chocolate fondue, when my hubby and I married in 1976, we had some friends who would invite us over and we would eat on the floor and it was always fondue!!!!!Such fun memories!!!!
Playing 70's trivia!!!!
Singing Karaoke and of course old 70's tunes!!!!
Then on Sunday, my neighbor and great friend Jeannine invited us over to swim in their heated pool and for dinner!!!!She is an amazing cook!!!!She has been my friend for 2 years now and I treasure her friendship, she does so much for us and she is just so sweet!!!!
The babies playing!!!This is Jeannine's little Princess on the right and those are Michelle's two!!!
My friend and neighbor Michelle and her son and Jeannine's son!!!These are my little Grand daughters little friends!!!!The friendship collection just keeps growing!!!
My hubby out back visiting with Jeannine's Mom, her Aunt and her cousin!!!Such a fun day making new friends!!
Then on Monday, I headed over to the west side of town for a Dr. visit, we have lived on the east side of town for 6 years now, but I kept all my Dr.'s on the west side of town, so I could make a few trips over each year to have breakfast and lunch with some old friends!!!!This is Eddie, he and his wife Irene were some of my customers at the bank I worked at over there, Irene is not doing so well, so she cannot get out as much, so Eddie and I met for breakfast!!!!He will be 80 next St. Patricks day!!!!I so treasure friends of all ages, it makes you appreciate getting older so much more. They have taught me so many things and I cherish our talks, he reminds me of my Grandfather back when he was this age and alive.
Then I met us with these 2 girls, they are sisters and I have been friends with them since we were teenagers and attended the same church!!!!!I have countless fun memories with these 2!!!!
SO much history between us!!!!Now we have kids and grandkids together!!!Always so fun to hang out with them!!!And both of their daughters joined us and Grandkids!!!!
Thanks everyone for 3 wonderful days of new and old friendships!!!!
From there I headed downtown, I had some things I wanted to pass out to homeless people, but when I called my hubby, he suggested this place!!!!
Teen Challenge is not just for teens, when I pulled into the parking lot, I noticed lots of men and young men playing basketball, it is a place for recovering drug addicts to go and commit to 1 year of getting sober and ministering to others. This place has a very successful treatment program, because it offers them a relationship with the lord and a place to live while getting their lives back to normal.
Because I thought I was going to give them to Homeless people I had printed up these Bible scriptures and tucked them into each bag.
I made up about 20 of these little bags. About 2 weeks ago, I went in to clean my bathroom, I turned the water on and pulled the drain up, and I WALKED OUT OF THE ROOM!!!!When I returned a few minutes later, the bathroom floor was Flooded!!!!!!Luckily I walked in when I did, I had to dry up the floor and clean out all underneath my sink area, because I have had the great fortune of traveling so much I have/ HAD a huge collection of Hotel size samples of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower gel, so I felt in my heart that day that God was speaking to me to give these little treasures to the homeless. I went out and bought deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, chapstick, and gum. I think I delivered them to a great place and these Men will feel Blessed hopefully to have gotten them!!!
I called it MY Make a difference Monday Project!!!!