The day I flew back into town was also the day my dear friend Melinda was celebrating her birthday! The Ryken's were so kind and picked me up at the airport and we drove down to join in the festivities. The next week, my parents went out of town for their anniversary and my mom's birthday. Nine days at the house alone without them was a bit lonely, especially with all the rain we've been having. We took some pictures of Mom and the little ones and had them printed. There's a slide show at the end of those pictures. To keep the doom and gloom out, we got some crafty items out and went to work decorating to lighten up the house. Later on in the week, our dahlin' friends the Riggenbach's came over to stay with us, and then Melinda came out to spend time with us as well. Here are just a few pictures for your enjoyment!
Voila! See the lovely new decor! You too can have this same look...just head out to your local office supply store, purchase some nice looking construction paper, tape, glue and scissors, and get ready to spend a whole afternoon making paper chains! ;)
The finished product! We couldn't get the whole banner in the lens, but at least this gives you an idea of our great accomplishment!