Monday, May 21, 2012

The Going Away Party


 This past Saturday evening, John and I hosted my sister's going away party. In a mere 5 days' time, Jess will be driving 24 hours away to settle in North Dakota. It will be a wonderful adventure for her, but, goodness, will I miss her something fierce.




Owing to my scurrying around last minute, Jess took all these photos for me. What a dear! She knew I'd want to share the evening with my blogging friends ;-)

Since my lil sis shares my love of the color aqua, I was able to use the last of my plasticware rolls leftover from mine and John's wedding last July.  

This fantabulous acrylic tower was a freebie my dad picked up from a local department store. They were going to trash their old displays in order to make room for brand new models. My dad is a visionary and knew that one of the ladies in his family could surely put these pieces to good use, so he borrowed a truck and hauled several pieces away, thus saving them from being shattered and stuck in a landfill. Way to go, Dad!

 All in all, the evening turned out to be lovely. It was a long couple of days trying to get it to come together so smoothly, though, for we had a sewer pipe burst in our basement the Thursday before the Saturday fete. We were in a panic, informed the guests that the party had been moved to my parents' house, only to have our plumber come in and save the day Friday afternoon (we had thought he couldn't do the job til Saturday). It was beyond lovely to have running water once again restored to our home. We felt so destitute without it! Amazing how much we can take our modern conveniences for granted until they are no longer there. 


I look forward to spending every second of this coming week that I can enjoying special times with my sister before she moves away. 
(We are investing in a webcam ASAP in order to Skype). 
Looking forward to blogging more regularly soon. 

Until next time, may your days be full of sunshine and happiness!

10 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a lovely party, and what a clever Dad you have to have rescued that lovely cake stand.

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  2. What a beautiful spread! All of that yumminess has made me feel extremely hungry - and want to make some little cakes and ice them with aqua-coloured icing! :-)
    Good luck to your sister in her adventure.
    And hugs to you - I'm sure you'll miss her.
    Carly
    x

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  3. Such a pretty table set up - love the cupcake stand. Best wishes to your sister. :)

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  4. What a beautiful going away party!! Love all the special touches!! Have a wonderful week with your sister!! xo Heather

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  5. WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU DID AURORA....EVERYTHING LOOKS SO PRETTY.......
    AND DELICIOUS......YOU ARE SO LUCKY YOUR DAD GOT THE STANDS FOR YOU....THEY LOOK GREAT.....ENJOY YOUR SISTER AS MUCH AS YOU CAN....
    MY TWO SISTERS MOVED TO COLORADO...2000 MILES AWAY....MANY YEARS AGO.
    MY OLDEST SISTER HAS PASSED BUT MY OTHER SISTER STILL LIVES THERE...
    I SEE HER I OR 2 TIMES A YEAR....WISH IT WAS MORE.....WE TALK ON THE PHONE.....HAVE A GREAT WEEK......RIZZI

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  6. The photographs are beautiful, what a lovely send off. (((Hugs)))

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  7. What a beautiful post hon! That looks like the perfect going away celebration - how can you go wrong with all those cakes!! I am so proud of your dad for saving that wonderful display piece - it's amazing!!!!

    Have a lovely week hon,
    Leah
    xxxx

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  8. Jess did a great job with the pictures! I'm excited for her opportunity, even though I'm not thrilled about her being so far away. However, you and John now have a new vacation destination to explore!;-)

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  9. I love the acrylic tower. I could really use something like that for Nel's wedding shower that I'm giving her soon. Aqua is a lovely color, and one of my favorites. I wish your sister so much happiness in her new place.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  10. Very lovely! Must have been a bitter sweet day knowing that your sister will be leaving. Skyping will undoubtably make it easier.
    Blessings, Joanne

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