Friday, August 23, 2019

GENTRI

When you get a chance to go to a concert - you jump at it with both feet and a credit or debit card lol.

With my 18 yr old daughter's birthday at the beginning of this month, Ashton informed me that GENTRI was playing at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.

And within 5 mins, two tickets were purchased and smiles spread across, not only Ashton's face but mine also.

I have to admit, I love GENTRI'S music. 
The way they all harmonize is a delight to my ears, not to mention the three guys, 
are can I say, very easy on one's eyes :) 
So going to see them in concert was something I will always cherish. 

Their set list went as follows;

A million dreams
Edelweiss
Just the way you are
Medley of Broadway songs: 
If ever I would leave you (Camelot)
 Some enchanted evening (South Pacific)
   Tonight (West Side Story)
Danny Boy
Singing in the Rain/Hound Dog Piano mashup by the talented, Stephen Nelson
Believe
You are the reason
  (Which they dedicated to their wives! How darling is that!)
Somewhere over the rainbow/I'm yours (Jason Mraz) - mashup
Don't let go - This is where they played the video a long while they sang this song. Few tears were shed in the audience!
On the Outside
Dare to Dream
Bring him home (Les Mis) 

Now I have to add they also sang Let it be and one more which I didn't video :/ But both were amazing too.


Anyways, here's some pics and videos from that GENTRI'ific' night :) In which we were so lucky to get to meet the lads of GENTRI too and get all of their autographs!








I took a ton more pictures, however, I thought best not to 
Post all of them, or you'd be here for hours :)


       SWOON :)
Above, Left to right
Steven Nelson, Bradley Quinn Lever, ME, Ashton, Casey Elliot, and Brad Robbins
Below - same minus Ashton lol

Check out the awesome shoes the GENTRI Lads are wearing! And not to leave out the dashing suits too! 
They are so dapper :)


Now the Videos

A Million Dreams

Edelweiss

Just the way you are

Broadway #1 & 2


Danny Boy

Singing in the rain/ Hound dog

Believe

 You are the reason

Somewhere over the rainbow/ I'm yours

Don't Let go
(This is grainy as the lights were down so the video can be seen)

The Outside

Dare to Dream

Bring him Home
This was the encore song :)

And that, my friends, is it :/ 
Now how many times will I watch these videos 
- Too many most likely LOL

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Birthdays

How time flies. 

It can be a good feeling or quite the wake-up call of, wait another has flown by! 

But another year has flown by and once again both Seren and Carys have celebrated another birthday.

Carys turned 7 and Seren turned 9. And later this year, I have a birthday and nope, not going to lie, but there will be no elaborate decorations for me or me saying what age I'll be LOL

Anyways, back to my darling girls' parties. Carys wanted everything Unicorn, Seren everything Panda. As always when the girls want a themed party, I begin the planning process in January. Yes, you read that right - January. From ordering tulle from Giftsinternational who have such amazing prices, this is the only place now I buy my tulle etc. from. The dollar store is the place I buy all my white, party gift bags from, of which I then make the design match the theme.

I made all the banners for both girls' parties. Cardstock, tulle and printed panda pictures for Seren's party. Heart for Carys' which I used a craft punch for.

The cakes, I made using box mixes, tweaked to taste more like they came from a bakery, and I make my own frosting with cream cheese, marshmallow whip, a little powdered sugar, and heavy cream.

For both girls' we did Adopt a Unicorn and Panda. Each child got to choose a stuffed Unicorn (which I got from Amazon - HERE) or Panda, (I got from Ikea - HERE) use the name finder and make a unique name for their animal, make the name tag and get an adoption certificate. 

Anyway, here are the pictures from both girls' parties :)


                                         CARYS'S PARTY




                           Carys and her friends made Unicorn masks.


They Played Pin the Horn on the Unicorn
(Which I painted)








We had Pizza, Jello, cupcakes, cake, Gumballs, carrots, veggie straws, rainbow marshmallows



The Birthday Girl - Carys :)







SEREN'S PARTY


I drew the Panda, and had my 18 yr daughter Ashton, paint it :)


For girls aged 9 - I though do fabric painting more fun for them then, making panda masks.

I got the Gildan T-shirts from Jo-Anns and Micheals when they were on sale or using 50%/40% coupons :)

We used fabric pens and black fabric paint that I got from Walmart - of which was like $3 for pk of two - one thick and one thin.







We had Pizza, tortilla chips, fortune cookies, Hello Panda cookies, jello, cupcakes to look like pandas, Choc rolls, choc strawberries, Gumballs, and marshmallows.





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Monday, June 11, 2018

Seren's Baptism


As a person of our church, when we turn 8 or join our church after the age of 8, you get Baptized just like Jesus and become a member of 'The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints'.



 SEREN WITH HER DADDY
ME, JASON, SEREN & CARYS

So, when our darling daughter, Seren turned 8 in March we knew she'd be getting baptized. A decision she made also :) 
WE ARE SO PROUD OF HER AND LOVE HER TO BITS :)

Given all that, I began the process of figuring out what THEME to use for her and the family and friends who would come for refreshments afterward.

Which led me to Pinterest and the theme of RAINBOWS


THE WONDERFUL WOODEN CIRCLE WITH SEREN'S FULL NAME AND TEMPLE WAS MADE MY BY ELDEST DAUGHTER JODI WHEN WE WERE IN WALES FOR A VISIT IN MARCH.
JODI HAS A WONDERFUL LITTLE SITE:


 I MADE SIMPLE TISSUE GARLANDS
AND THOSE CIRCLE GARLANDS DANGLING ABOVE THE #8








I ALSO MADE THE TRIANGLE BANNER, WHICH I USED FOR BOTH OF OUR GIRLS' BIRTHDAYS THIS YEAR.
I PURCHASED THE RAINBOW WITH RAINDROPS BANNER FROM ORIENTAL TRADING


THE MORNING OF SEREN'S BAPTISM



 AS TREATS I USED 'TASTE THE RAINBOW' AND SKITTLES. 
I HAVE TO ADD - SORTING EACH COLOR BY HAND WAS TIME-CONSUMING. 
I made cupcakes and used Xtreme sour candy belts as a topper as well as making the cupcake wrappers in the rainbow colors to match the triangle banner and rainbow circle decorations. 



I MADE THE WOODEN HALF RAINBOW CIRCLE FOR THE SUCKERS.
I used templates from HERE AND HERE





How the table looked before everyone tucked into the food and candy and towers of individual rainbow jello.
YOU CAN SEE HOW I MADE THE RAINBOW TABLE SKIRT - HERE
 left to right:
Mark, Me, Jason, Daniel, Jarom
Seren and Michael 
 Breanna, Brad, Jade, Me, Jason, Jarom, Daniel
Autumn, Paisley, Seren and Michael
Seren's big brother, Bradley
and big sister, Jade





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