Romans 1:20

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anna Taljaard's Baby Shower

I had the distinct privilege of organizing and putting on my first baby shower for a dear friend of mine, Anna Taljaard.  We are so excited for the Taljaards and the arrival of little Adriaan (pronounced Aah-dri-aah-n) in a few weeks!  Anna has been on bed rest so we held it at her home after morning church and had some of her closest friends to come and celebrate with her. 

Here are some of the decorations I made for the special day...

And here is what the Dining Room looked like when I was done.

I did not work alone!!!  Anna's wonderful mom helped with flower arranging and preparing the food for lunch, and each of the ladies that attended brought something sweet for dessert. 

Lynette Botes was a huge blessing in that she supplied all of the utensils and things for the shower...

First on the agenda after lunch was gift opening.  I organized a group gift with a few of the ladies so we gifted her a pack and play, a thermometer and a baby food spoon.

Then it was time for dessert and tea which was absolutely delicious!!!

We had Anna participate in a few games - like matching the sock with the person who brought it, and a baby trivia game where I had asked Lonngren a series of questions which I video-taped and then got Anna to guess what his answers would have been.

All in all we had a great time of fellowship and fun together for the afternoon!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Forest Lawn

What a beautiful Memorial Park this is!  If I actually wanted to be buried, I would want a spot somewhere here, amongst the beautiful architecture...  But I don't...  Anyway!

Andrew took me to the Master's Chorale performance of "Handel's Messiah" which was held in Forest Lawn's "Cathedral" which houses the largest painting in the world - The Crucifixion.  It was such an amazing experience!

After the concert we bumped into some friends of ours, the Birds.

We took a walk around the building and admired the view of the city at night.  Thanks hubby for a wonderful date!!!  Here are some of the pictures I took during the evening...

Thanks for looking!!!