Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful for Unity, Family, and a funny story...

HIP HOP peeps!

I'm always so excited for Thursday because I get to hang out with my Unity peeps and enjoy all the fun of Hip Hop, our weekly Blog Hop!  We decided to spice things up a bit a few weeks ago by bringing you themes, and incorporating those themes w/ challenges for you too!

This week, our theme is Thanksgiving Table decor and I'm excited to share a few things w/ you as well as a funny story.

I started out gathering a few items that can be used for table decor-2 candles, placecards, 2 wine glasses, and put them into a gift basket that I'll give to my Mom on Thanksgiving day with some fruity decorations and a frame with a little something I wrote for her and my Dad.

Here's a close up of the frame:

I used the "Thankful" sentiment from the September Kit of the Month for the frame as well as the "Give Thanks" sentiment for the candles from that same kit.

And now here's a close up of the candles and place cards (using stamp from Soirees and Such).  WHOA.  Jessica has lost it? No.  Jessica has 4 people named Bobby in the family?  Ha, NO.  This is where the funny, kinda heartwarming story comes in.

My sister's boyfriend Bobby has been coming to family functions now for several years and the kids absolutely LOVE him.  Him and my sister are both very involved in their lives and call the boys after every basketball game, my older one just to say hi, and the little one although she rarely sees them is just infatuated with him.  He does magic tricks with them and gets them all riled up whenever he's here.

Poor Suzy (my sister) would have gotten a complex over the last few years if it didn't make her so happy that he was so involved with them-WHY a complex you ask? Well, because for the past few years whenever my Mom does place cards, the kids all try to steal Bobby's place card and put it next to them.  We are all chopped liver when Bobby is around, LOL!!!

So this year, the kids and I are going to play an even bigger trick on Bobby-little does he know it yet, he has FOUR place cards!  So when Bobby and Suz come in for Thanksgiving, everyone is in for a special treat, haha ;)  What do you guys think of my little idea? ( hee hee I happen to love it, if you cant tell :D)

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my projects and hope that you'll join me for some chit chat on our SCS Forum today!  I will be in and out and have a prize to give away over there, too :)  I cannot WAIT for you to see the rest of the DT's projects, so head over to visit my friend JIMMI next:
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See you tomorrow, everyone!  And thanks for visiting my Facebook page for all my FB friends out there as my '30 Days of Thanksgiving" continues.   We have SO much to be thankful for!

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19 comments:

StampinCathy said...

What a great and inspiring gift idea. You are so creative!!! I can't wait to hear what Bobby is going to do having to set in 4 places. LOL

Elena said...

What a great Thanksgiving gift set!
Love your idea with the 4 place cards! You need to tell us about Bobby and what did he do in this situation! :)

JPScraps said...

Great project and hopefully Bobby has fun hopping from seat to seat :)

Erika said...

How fun!!! The place cards are great. I need to start working on mine.

Cindy Haffner said...

Super cute idea Jess, your story makes me smile, my Grandsons always have to sit beside Grandpa.

Rona said...

beautiful - great idea

dahlhousedesigns said...

Your project is beautiful and your story is too cute!!!

Lisa a

Noelle Reese said...

What a great basket! Bobby must be a very special man!

jmahugger said...

Beautiful GIft Basket!! Cute story!

Martha said...

ahh so cute

Julie said...

What a GORGEOUS idea and I love the frame! Funny story about Bobby! :)

Lisa H. said...

soooo sweet. love all the placecards and the little basket-great ideas and thanks for sharing the bobby story-too cute!

PhotoDivaJ said...

That's a lovely story, thanks for sharing. Love the basket idea too! Your projects are beautiful, as always.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Haha!! That's awesome!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Oh how funny, I love to play practical jokes when I can. Beautiful projects girl!

Ola said...

Your gift is gorgeous! I absolutely love your idea for Bobby! I really hope you'll have your camera ready to show us the look on everyone's face when they see the name cards!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

FibreJunky said...

I would love to be a fly on the wall at your house on Thanksgiving!! You are so going to have to post about what happens. With pictures? Please???

Lisa said...

ROFL! That will be seriously fun! I love the place cards!

Anne said...

Great placecards and a hilarious idea!! I understand those "Bobbys" that everyone wants to be around!