There are times when life is extra sweet.
Like when a nice young man calls and asks permission to take your daughter to our church's prom that is put on every year for the adult disabled group.
Just because he wantd to give our daughter the "experience of prom".
Which he did, in exceptional fashion.
First, we received the phone call.
Second, he showed up at our door the next day with balloons to surprise Brenna and ask if she would go with him to the Light and Power Prom.
I KNOW, right???!!! Too cute.
Next, he somehow managed to persuade his dad to be able to use his car.
Oh, my. SO much style!!!!!
They had dinner with friend's from Brenna's class, then drove to the prom and danced the night away.
We came as well-who can stay away? It's the event of the season!
I can't say we saw much of our child, she was having her own fun, as we were, dancing and laughing and having the best time with people who really know how to celebrate and have a great time.
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The next day, I had the absolute PRIVILEGE to take a two day class with Christy Tomlinson
at studio Crescendoh.
It was the best class I have ever taken. All of us in the class bonded immediately, and we had a big 'ol love fest with Christy and her sweet as pie best friend, Chrissy. Literally, non of us wanted the weekend to come to an end.
truly awful photo of me, but isn't Christy adorable?
my new friend, Chrissy, who I wanna grow up and dress like.
Christy shared with us her amazing process to create her beautiful She Art canvases.
She shared a few more things with us as well...
Like friendship, love, graciousness, vulnerability. Like joy and creativity, encouragement and a great outlook on life.
It was a fabulous learning process and just so. Much. Fun.
Layers and layers of paint, ink, stamps, paper, you name it!
The second day we began the journey of putting our "girls" on the canvas.
christy sharing the technique of her beautiful faces on her canvases.
My finished product:
At the end, we all gathered for a small show and tell session, which can be intimidating at first, but man.
There was an unbelievable amount of talent in this class!
Thank you again, Christy, for all the gifts you gave us this weekend. Thanks as well to all the new friends I made-you made the weekend just that much sweeter!