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Swinging Thru Dallas

21 November 2013

If you follow my Facebook or Twitter, you will know that this past weekend, my mum and I went to visit family in Texas and boy did we have a fabulous time. Time flew all too quickly, as it always does.

Giving Back: Conejo Valley High School

20 November 2013

What a fun day! This morning my co-workers, several volunteers from church and I ventured over to Conejo Valley High School to serve an early Thanksgiving luncheon to the students and staff.
Conejo Valley High School//Thanksgiving Luncheon Volunteers

Sprinkles Came to Westlake Village!

19 November 2013

Photo from Sprinkles Cupcakes Facebook Page
Sprinkles Cupcakes are renowned the world over as the world's first cupcake bakery. I have been a fan of Cupcake Wars on The Food Network and believed the ultimate cupcake had to be Candace Nelson's Sprinkles Cupcakes. She is the judge of Cupcake Wars so that only stands to reason, right? :)

Clik Camera Capsule: Review

Last Wednesday Carson Young, Domestic & International Sales Manager, graciously sent me my very own red Clik Camera Capsule (small)!
Photo from Clik Elite website

Congratulations Daniel & Kriselle

11 November 2013

Daniel Walton (a dear 'lil brother' from childhood) got married this Saturday to the lovely Kriselle Santos. They could not have picked a more perfect day -- sunshine galore -- at Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo!
There are always special moments at each wedding that make you say, "aww", and one of those at the Walton wedding was when Daniel and Kriselle shared personalized vows in the privacy of the gazebo while the rest of us sang In Christ Alone.

They also partook of communion as a couple while we sang Amazing Love and there was no doubt that God was at the center of the ceremony and their future marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Walton! 
My little brother, Johnny, was a groomsman at the wedding and looked quite dapper, if I can say so.

The reception was lovely with the typical first dances, a fun coffee cart, luncheon buffet, cake cutting (Daniel was very kind -- no cake smashed into his bride's face, lol), and some very sweet toasts from Daniel's dad, best man and the matron of honor. 
The first dance as Mr. and Mrs. Walton 
Aren't they adorable?
Mother & Son dance.
That adorable and silly brother of mine with his gf, Kristy.
Luncheon was buffet style with numerous salad options, potatoes, rolls, and a choice of red or white meat.
The cake cutting 

One of my favorite wedding traditions of late has to be the photo booths that double as a guestbook and some very fun entertainment for the guests. Being the natural "ham" in front of the camera I grabbed my date, David, and my bestie, Laurilee, and had some good laughs. A feather boa and tiara might have been involved in the fun, lol. ;)

And did I mention the bouquet toss? Lol. I usually hide in the back at these occasions afraid of being caught in a stampede. I stood to the side and could easily guess that Kriselle was going to toss the bouquet to the left where many of the bridesmaids/friends stood ready to pounce. My guess was correct but in the excitement the bouquet tumbled and literally fell at my feet so well there you have it -- yours truly caught the bouquet or rather the bouquet chose me. ;)

And just for the record, I have to mention my amazing dress. It's a gorgeous Kate Spade dress (originally $395) on sale for $59 at TJ Maxx. God bless TJ Maxx. ;)
I could not be happier for Daniel. He is a great young man of faith, humor, talent and love and it seems he has found the ideal soulmate and helpmate for life.

Flashback to 2007: Yours truly with Andrew T & Daniel W. Two old married men now. :)
Flashback 2001: Awana Scholarship Camp.


06 November 2013

Last night I took my mum to see Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice's beloved musical, EVITA, based on the life of Eva Peron. This particular national tour is based on the 2006 London and 2012 Broadway Michael Grandage staging and exceeded all expectations.
Photo by Richard Termine

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