I only just processed the photos from last week's wedding shower. The basement of our Church, where the party was hosted, is the most 'ick' for lighting for photography. I really had to tweak the photos - using some kinky filters on most to achieve the feel I wanted. Don't you just love her hat? It was created by her friend Melissa, out of the protective plastic lid from the cake! I'm sure her husband-to-be will be begging her to wear this!
Evening Sky at Manning Park
So this past week proved to be a happy/sad one. I attended a wedding shower, a memorial and a baptism. That in itself is a lot of emotion in one week! A week of hope, sadness and gladness. A bodily death and a spiritual birth.
Our Uncle Colin passed away last week. Uncle Colin was not well, but his passing was unexpected. There was no big funeral or ceremony, his immediate family opting for a small and quiet gathering at their home. We drove down on Friday and stayed for several hours. A bagpiper was hired to play - a beautiful tribute to our Uncle.
One thing which was impressive was the presence of the Mayor, Wilfried Vicktor. I don't believe the mayor is a drop-in-for-coffee close friend to Aunt Jane's family, but he came. Not only did he come, but he spent a good hour - genuinely enjoying his visit with family members. He did not simply arrive to garner more fame for his name! I think this brought an added touch of comfort to Aunt Jane. I tell you this - if you find yourself looking for a small community in BC to move to - Hope would be top of the list! You can find more out about Hope by clicking HERE
Beauty in the Similkameen Valley
We camped on the trip home. Before leaving Hope we stocked up on Pizza and other diet-killing goodies and headed out around dinner time. We chose one of two quiet campsites in picturesque Manning Park and enjoyed a few hours relaxing in front of a roaring campfire. Ahhh...
On Sunday, we had the delight to be present at the baptism of a Church brother, Trevor and another young man, as they dedicated their lives to the Lord. No matter how often I attend a baptism, it still pulls at the strings of my heart. How I remember the day I gave my life over to the Lord. Do you remember you baptism? I would love to hear from you!
And I got my creativity back! Thanks to the encouragement of my friends Gina and Sonya - I was invited to a chat at DST to celebrate the launch of NEW PRODUCTS from KISSED STUDIO. You missed some fun if you were'nt there! Lucky for you, you can still visit the store to pick up some of the fabulous deals on their templates! Let me tell you the templates are wonderful - as you can see I actually scrapped something for the first time in eons - featured in yesterday's little entry! Why don't you slip over and check out the store today! You can be there in an instant by clicking HERE
I also played with the video feature of my camera for the first time... it's very limited but it was fun to try. Miles taught me how to take my clips into Windows Movie Maker and spice it up a bit with music and text. Hope you like my first, amature attempt at movie making!
If the video does not work - grrr.... LOL! You can always view it by clicking HERE.
With that, I had better fly - loads to do today. Have a Blessed Day, my friends.
Today in History:
1178 - 5 Canterbury monks report something exploding on the Moon
1630 - Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
1638 - A lunar eclipse becomes the known astronomical event recorded
1835 - 1st building constructed at Yerba Buena (now SF)
1876 - Lt Col Custer & 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne
1906 - Architect Stanford White shot dead atop Madison Square Garden (which he designed) by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
1919 - 1st flight Junkers F13 advanced monoplane airliner
1929 - Pres Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)
1938 - federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 40› per hour
1951 - 1st color TV broadcast - CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1953 - 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world <>
1960 - Walter Baade - astronomer - dies
1962 - Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional
1973 - Udo Beyer of East Germany puts the shot a record 20.47 m
1977 - Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightening for 7th time!
1981 - Supreme Court held male-only draft registration - constitutional
1982 - SF holds its 1st County Fair
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