This morning we (My SIL Claudine and I) did a mini bedroom makeover for my In Laws for Christmas. We decided to do 2 days before Christmas since we knew how busy we were going to be. We only started planning everything last week so not bad for a week plan. We painted their room, got a new bed sheet, new curtains, added a picture frame and some vinyl, VOILA...Claudine and I had so much fun doing it. W's parents had no clue we were redoing their bedroom. It was awesome! W's Mom had tears in her eyes as she saw her new bedroom. She loves her new room and we couldn't be happier for them. So Merry early Christmas Mom and Dad from W's family and the Brinkerhoffs...:)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
What a beautiful evening that was. Tonight I had the opportunity to go see David Archuleta with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. I had tickets so I invited Alison, Erin, and Jessica to go see it. Since this concert was such a huge demand we were told we had to be there at least 2 hours before. In past events people who had tickets were turned away and missed the show. So we decided to be there at least 2 hrs early. We got our parking spot with no problem walked to the conference center and to our surprise huge lines were already forming yes 2 hours early, crazy! Plus they weren't letting people in yet so maybe that's why there were huge lines. There were about 200 people in front of us. We waited for about half and hour then went right in. We found good seats on the plaza and waited for the concert to start. We waited for at least an hour and a half. But it was so worth it. David is such a cute boy. His voice was amazing and the choir sang beautifully as always. I'm so glad that I was able to video a little bit at the end of the concert. Michael York did an amazing job narrating.
After the concert were hungry so we ate at "la gourmandise" wrong choice because so was everyone else...That place was packed. We waited for about half and hour and of course I couldn't wait any longer I went and talked to the waitress to speed things up. For dessert I had raisin pudding sooo good, to die for...We didn't get home till 11PM I know that's how much fun we had. Thank you ladies for a fun night!!
My dear friend Lynette took those beautiful pictures of my family and I made our Christmas Card. Not bad for a first time...
Hinarei and I were so excited to make our neighbors Christmas Gift. We wanted chocolate and that mix taste of sweet and sour so we came up with drizzled pretzel, so yummy! Hinarei had so much fun helping me make over 20 treats and I am still not done. She also helped deliver half of them. It's been very cold lately but that did not stop Hinarei to brave the cold and deliver cheers of treats to our neighbors and friends. We have received many treats and gifts from our dear friends and neighbors and we couldn't be more happy to live in a place where you feel loved. From our Family THANK YOU for being such great friends and neighbors.
What a great helper
I had the chance to go help out with Hinarei school Christmas Party. Hinarei was so happy to see me and that she got to sit next to me. I helped with the craft table. We made a reindeer and the kids loved it. They also had a story telling station, singing station and a game station. The kids said "Thank You" to all the Moms that came to help in different languages. That was pretty cool. When it was time to leave Hinarei gave her school teacher her Christmas gift. We loooove Mrs. Wells. She is so personable and so dedicated to the kids. So happy Hinarei is in her class. A lot of Moms asked me if I were Hinarei's Mom and told me what a sweet and kind girl I have. She's always on the look out to make others around her feel loved and safe. Hinarei has such a big heart and she's always willing to give a helping hand. Love you honey for a great example you are to me.