Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sealing Wax, Flower Cones, and Lots of Coffee

I hate to admit it, but I don't get much time to do the 'hands-on' crafty work related to events. The assembly of invitations, the wrapping of party favors, the DIY projects...those tasks get relegated to my staff members. My inner-crafter really misses these things! So, imagine my excitement when I got to make hundreds of wax seals, cut and round corners on escort cards, and make paper cones. All in the name of my sweet sister's pending nuptials!

My sister and I converged on my parent's home over the weekend to do all those fun little projects that make weddings personal and special. Now, I need to remind you that my mom and my sister aren't so crafty. And, though they try, their work doesn't often stand up to the 'Jodi standard.' But, they did a magnificent job! I evaluated their skills on each project and assigned accordingly. The one task that they did get really good at was keeping my coffee cup filled all weekend!

All kidding aside, what a blessing it was to spend the weekend with my mom and sister. There was a lot of laughing, some great childhood reminiscing, and a whole lot of fun!