We had planned for over a month to SURPRISE our 'sis' Sherry in (countrywingsinphoenix) with a visit ...
Now I had to go thru a LOT of backdoors & high secrecy to pull off this visit. All our bloggy gal friends were so cool working with me. For this I am ever so grateful to each of you.
At our luncheon @ Claim Jumper's (highly recommend) I was so blessed to meet Laura (center) from Decor to Adore, Ceekay from Thinkin of Home (far right) & Marty from A Stroll Thru Life (front right) ... 'Moi' & Sherry on the left. We had 2 hours of non-stop chatter, laughter & sharing gifts. Laura led us in prayer afterwards ... what a lovely day with beautiful friends, moments to hold close to my heart forever. Thank you ladies.
~ The story ~
We arrived in Phoenix & drove over to Sherry's at 10:45PM ... I called her, jabbered for a few
minutes telling her I was going to bed. Sherry was decorating a PINK Christmas tree in her home in honor of me. A few minutes later I called her back & asked her 'Sis, may I come over & see that pink tree you are doing for me?' She laughed, 'sure, come on over', she said. I replied, 'wellll, then go open that front gate!' She stammers thru that statement & I repeated myself. She yells 'I am hanging up on you!' I looked at Harold & said 'WOW! she hung up on me! I don't know what to think!' Then she comes screaming, sobbing thru the front gates. Now Tony was in on this event for at least a month. Well, it took a while to get Sherry settled down.
Ginny WON THE Surprise Trip GIVEAWAY @http://nana-faithhopeandteatherapy.blogspot.com/
We just HAD to play with 'hats' at the antique mall ...
Harold & I @ Picacho Peak
Tony & Sherry
Quad reflections in Meri's gorgeous bathroom ...
Sherry had been desiring to visit Meri to learn how to create a snowman ... I notified Meri
when Sherry told me, so she could deter Sherry
from wanting to go to her studio on the weekend
we were arriving ... oy! Sherry can be a challenge
to keep a SECRET from, lmty.
***Meri's awesome wallpaper is from York ... love those roses.
Meri's studio is filled with the most awesome crafts & creations using both vintage & new items. We all exchanged gifts. She made this lovely Christmas gift to hang in the house ... don't you love it! Thank you.
Meri & Sandy are the most delightful, warm
ladies ever! You fall in love with their beautiful
friendships immediately ... moments to hold closely always.
Do pop by & visit their shops where they sell
their gorgeous crafts & creations.
The girls chatting up a storm during lunch.
THANK YOU for such a fabulous afternoon.
I shall remember forever your beautiful home,
studio & creations you both shared with me.
***Forgive me, but I have this posted backwards
in sequence of events.
*****Since I muffed up the link for this to be viewed in an earlier write, I do hope you will pop over now the link is corrected to visit this new blogger & her mission ... beautiful christian love, around the world ... 'the children' who will melt your hearts.