Friday, October 24, 2008

Decorating Team

1st. This is my 90Th post! That's insane! I never thought I would enjoy this blogging thing like I do. It is definitely an addiction....but hey, better then other addictions. I'm looking forward to my 100th. Should I crochet a shawl wrap to "giveaway"?

2nd. I have been tagged several times....I promise I will get to those soon.

3rd. Wednesday night instead of bible study, we all gathered at the church to decorate for the "Legacy Supper". It took all 8 of us over 4 hours to get everything done. Thank goodness we did it Wednesday because if Dala, Robbie & I would have started it Saturday morning we would have never got it all done in time. Robbie & Jeanne worked on putting the centerpieces together while Dala & I went up in the attic to see if there was anything we could use. I hate attics and was a bit freaked out coming down those stairs.

Dala, John, Robbie & Jeanne. Getting started.

The food came and everyone ran into the kitchen to eat. Thank goodness we did...we didn't know what we were in for at this point. Of course when I snapped this photo the women were already decorating...and here are the men....still eating.

They got busy not soon after this. Here is Doug the
"Master Ironer"

He ironed 5 table clothes. And the stage curtain as well.

Pastor Allen watching Ron & John putting Tulle and ribbon around vanilla candles that the guest will receive as a gift.

They were so proud of themselves!

Our Pastor's wife, Jeanne....putting spikes on the flowers and such for the centerpieces.

John told me I was an an I put this crown of lights on my head.

John and Ron putting lights on the tree....Ron was telling John dirty jokes making him laugh. Yes, in church...telling dirty jokes. Will we go to hell?
Then Ron hit John in the nuts twice and he stood up holding himself and staying far away from Ron.

Meanwhile the Master Ironer Doug concentrated deeply on ironing the napkins.

Here Ruth was telling Ron & Allen that they folded the napkins wrong. They were a little frustrated with her. They re-did all but three of them.
Later on in the evening, Allen came up to John and said, "Look, I finally folded one right" Do you know what my husband did?.....he pulled it out of Allen's hand un-doing the fold and said, No, you suck! OMG! He did that to the pastor. Allen's mouth just dropped open....then he giggled. He knows that Doug, John & Ron are like that. While the other guys were doing napkins, John steamed 32 rice paper placemats...he burned his hands a dozen times.

We needed to have the one window decorated and didn't know about this when we went shopping. So we improvised and used the leftover tulle and a swag be bought.
Robbie, Me, Dala

This is the Welcome table. I think it came out pretty.

The table with the gift candles.

The room (without chairs) I did the tree on the right...the guys did the tree on the left and played around....I just noticed they didn't go all the way up with the lights. Arggg.

The table setting.

The group...all worn out!

It was a fun time. I was very impressed that the guys dived right in and helped!! I'm so proud of all of them. After the supper on Saturday night....we will return to the church and put the centerpieces in the atrium and decorate in there. I am looking forward to shopping and decorating for Christmas.


Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Wow, what a transformation in that space! I hope you have a great get-together on Saturday night! Looks beautiful!

Sandy Toes said...

How fun everyone working together!!! That is great...have fun!
-Sandy toes

Melody said...

It looks beautiful, good work!

And what fun it seems that you all had! Have fun on Saturday!

And 90 posts! Wow! I look forward to reading the next 90 as well. :)

Susie said...

Congratuations on your 90th post:-) That's quite an accomplishment.

Great job on the decorating! It looks like it will be a splendid event:-)

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

What a fun night! Can't wait to see pics from the dinner.

mrsbear said...

You guys did a lovely job, and you had fun doing it. Can't wait for your 1-0-0 ;-)

Betty said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I laughed out loud, when you wrote Ron hit John in the nuts! hahahah You are so funny!
I hope you have a great time tonight. It all looks lovely and very creative!

Jamie said...

Looks AWESOME! Dirty jokes in church?! Going to hell? I guess it depends upon how dirty it was.

Beths Blog said...

Great job Betty and John. It cracks me up to see John making little gifts. I'm so glad you have found your nitch in a church!!!!

edie+steve said...

Thanks for visiting. I've enjoyed browsing your blog as well. Your family is beautiful!

Julie said...

so fun! I am so impressed with the ironing...I cannot iron... wow

April said...

All you guys and gals did a super job of sprucing the place up...I am very impressed!! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a man do ironing! It's something I don't see often enough. :)

Hope everyone has a great evening and admires you for all the hard work you put in to making everything look beautiful.

Melissa B. said...

Only 10 more posts to go! What are you going to do for the big 1-0-0? Greetings from Virginia, which, of course, is for Lovers, Politics & History! Thanks so much for dropping in for my BATW Day in the Sun...Love your blog & REALLY love this particular post! Please drop by to see me again sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

Cursing and copping a feel in church? Nah, you're not going to hell. You'll just be on the fun side up in heaven. Beautiful decorating. Your men should feel very manly.

You should totally crochet a shawl to give me :)

and I think we'd get along well too :)

Aubrey said...

It looked like you all had a lot of fun getting the decorations up for the supper! I had to laugh a few times about the dirty jokes and John taking the napkin out of the pastor's hands. LOL
You all did a lovely job!! are the WINNER of my 100th post giveway! Yay! Email me and I'll get your goody out to you!

Jenn said...

Very pretty ! Just wanted to thank you for stopping by on my BATW tour day, sorry I'm so late getting back to you. said...

Wow that looks amazing!

Caroline said...

Hi...coming to you via Ann's GNO. Congrats on 90 posts! Isn't blogging addicting!! Great job with the decorating...nothing quite like teamwork :)

heathersister said...

Hi Betty. I visit your blog often and enjoy reading it very much. Not sure if I have ever left you a comment before, if not here I am. The tables look beautiful! and yes you should definately make a shawl for your 100th post as long as you get Heather's done first, don't want her mad at me.

Tori said...

haha dad's so cute in that one with the tree.
you guys crack me up.
love you!