This weekend was very busy...but it was fun! Friday night was Joy Prom at our church. This is such a sweet event. I wish you could see how excited these people are to be at a place where they are treated like royalty for an evening. I love seeing their smiles. Joy Prom is a perfect name because joy is written all over their faces. We had 450 disabled people at the event, not to mention the volunteers from our church. We even made the front page of the local section of our paper! This is a picture from The Charlotte Observer. One of the things we do is announce each person when they arrive and then they walk down the red carpet. On each side of the red carpet, everyone is cheering and taking pictures. They feel like a superstar!
Here are a few pictures of the night.
Saturday was the baby shower that I hosted at my house for three of the girls in my Sunday School class. It was a GORGEOUS day so we moved the party out onto my back porch. There were about 25 people there and we had the best time sitting outside and just visiting. They got so many nice gifts and I think everyone had a fun time. Here are some of the pictures...
We had soooo much yummy food. One of the best things was jalepeno bites. I am getting the recipe from my friend, Julie, and will share it with you when I get it!
One of the things I made was the punch. It was a recipe I found online and I really liked it. It was called Luscious Slush Punch. Here is the recipe for it.
Luscious Slush Punch
2 1/2 cups white sugar
6 cups water
2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin mix
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 quart orange juice
2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture in half, and freeze in 2 separate containers.
When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl, and stir in 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.
Here are the three pregnant ladies! One is my sister-in-law, Britney. She is in the middle. The other two are both due on the same day and they are both having boys!!
Look at all the presents!
My sweet friend, Katie, and I gave the shower together.
Hanging out on the porch...
It was a fun day!
And then, yesterday, was Ashley's first bridal shower! Her Chi-O friends wanted to give her one before she graduated. It was in Columbia, so Laura and Lindy and I drove down right after church yesterday morning.
One of the girls giving the shower's parents have a house on the lake and that is where the shower was. We had it outside and it was just beautiful! It is so much fun having your first shower and getting things that have your new monogram and that you are going to use in your new home!! I remember getting so excited when I was getting married just looking at everything and knowing it was for OUR house!
The shower was so nice. Ashley is blessed to have such sweet girlfriends. Here are some pictures of the day.
Ashley's two friends, Amanda and Rachel, hosted the shower...
Ashley is the best "gift-getter"! She gets so excited over everything!
I hope you had a good weekend! :)