This was one of the best weekends ever! We started off with a visit Friday night with my sister-and brother-in law. Larry and Doyle had a golf lesson on tv, while Janell and I set up her really cool new HP printer and dug through some old sewing supplies that belonged to her mother. I have materials now for about a million craft projects!
Saturday, the ladies of Trinity Baptist in Brighton met for a tea to discuss our upcoming projects for the year. For such a small congregation (30 or so church member families I think. Don't quote me!), we have a surprisingly large number of charities and outreach programs. Having the best group of ladies ever also helps!
Saturday night, Larry and Sorghum Hill played a benefit for the Concord Academy, a private school for special needs students. They had barbecue from Leonard's (the BBQ of my dreams!), an auction that included an autographed basketball by Josh Pastnor, the University of Memphis basketball coach, a football signed by the great Tony Romo and a week's stay at a beachfront condo in Florida. After the auction, Phil Cox, guitar player and song writer extraordinaire for Sorghum Hill, announced that the band would offer a private concert in the purchaser's home or business. The bidding started low, but before it was almost over, a bidding war between two tables had developed. When the bid got to $1700, Phil said they would play two concerts, so the bidding war buddies each won. Concord Academy was the biggest winner, though! It was a fun evening, made even better by getting to visit with my old Southside High School buddies, Charlotte Gordon King, Ronnie Gordon (my sister and brother by choice), and Elaine Boyuka Beard and her sweet hubby Wayne Beard.
Sunday we went to church where our Pastor's son was taking over the reins for his dad. Bro. Bill is in Nevada with his mother, who is in very bad health. Jarred's sermon was excellent and we left with happy, revived hearts. I spent the afternoon with more family at my cousin Debbie's house for a Premier Jewelry party, one of my favorites for beautiful bling. We finished up the weekend with the first practice for our Easter Cantata and evening services with a message from one of our church members, Tom Campbell.
It was a great weekend, one that we would love to repeat often.
I slept in this morning until 10:30, which is not good, since I have plenty of things to do today.
Be sure to check back here Sunday, March 13th, for the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop. We'll be featuring wedding decor this month. Plus, the winner of the Cricut Expression will be announced that day. I think you can still get in on that deal by clicking on the "Hop Froward" or "Hop Back" buttons, finding nine of the Cricut bug logo (not the one with the pictures of the machine) and listing the blog owners' names on Julie McGuffy's blog in the comments section of the March 3 post Good luck!
Now, go hug someone you love!