Monday, April 20, 2015

SPRING HAS SPRUNG.......
And Santa Fe is once again graced with blossoms..... 

And the hills of home are "greening up" once morel......

And Sisters get to spend some "Santa Fe time" together.....

 Because Baby sister is here because she is being feted to a Bridal Shower....

 With a very special cake.....

 And plenty of hostesses--Cathy and Rachel were in California, but they also participated....

 And lots of fabulous presents--like this gorgeous quilt designed and made by cousin Kelly.....

 She hand dyed the fabric to get these colors and made this quilted storage bag to keep it safe....

And a dedication patch to identify it as a work or art and a work of the heart.....

 There were lots of guests playing games....

 And lots of prizes for the winners....
 And lots of helpers--like Dwight.  Who is greatly appreciated despite putting a hole in the cake and in the heart of the prize teddy bear--all in his enthusiasm to help....

 And best of all, there was lots of food1  Gwen seems to be enjoying it....

And lots of conversation and sharing by all those who love our little Banquita......

 And as the springtime progresses.......

We enjoy a profusion of blossoms....

 And a delicate beauty that is only here for a very brief time each year....

 And in this season we also enjoy the Japan Festival in Santa Fe....

 Where we get to enjoy all things Japanese--like the beautiful dancing....

 Performed by my friend Virginia....

 I also enjoy sporting a Japanese jacket I purchased at the garage sales....

 Virginia--in her full kimono regalia.......

 performs all the delicate and meaningful gestures....
 and rituals of Japanese dance.....
 Next year, I hope to wear the full kimono and tied obi attire too.....

 Wisteria is the proud peacock of Spring in Santa Fe.....

 But since it is in Santa Fe--there is always the danger of snow until May 15th or so.....

 Back in California, Bianca--looking very Audrey Hepburn like--is feted by another shower.....

 With more caring hostesses.....
 And more exquisite gifts.....

So. as each sunrise leads us ever closer to the late spring wedding.....

Enjoy the beauty and enjoy the springtime!!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

 Bienvenidos' March Luncheon

It's early March and time for Bienvenidos' March luncheon--traditionally with a St. Patrick's Day theme.....

 Allice was in attendance....
 As was Miss Juanita...

 I present:  Ladies who lunch.......(however, because the Board Meeting ran extra long, we were rushed right into food service, so I only got time to photograph a fraction of the members in attendance)




 
 
So, even though I got to record just a few members, I can tell you that:  A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL--And the top 'o the morning to you....

Thursday, April 02, 2015

 Here's hoping that April is NOT the "cruelest month".....

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A pinch and a punch for the start of the month from Rachel who has a birthday on April 22nd.

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