Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sweetheart Cruise and Family Pizza Party

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But until then read this post! I have some fun news!

Sweetheart Cruise and Family Pizza Party

We had a fun Sweetheart Banquet at church with a Cruise Ship theme, and this little gal is the Social Committee Chairman who made it all come together!

It was the Saturday night before Valentine's Day and we went to a special Sweetheart Banquet at our church.

As we entered the "ship" aka our church gym...we were greeted by the ship captain and his wife.

Then we got checked in and a sweet lady took our tickets, and assigned our dining table.

Some people were in formal attire...and some semi-formal...and some just in church clothes.

Dan The Man played love songs as we stood in line for a ship picture.

There were beautiful tables filled with food to nibble on, and a flowing fountain for sparkling grape juice while we waited to be seated in the ship's dining room.

We were serenaded as we waited.

Then we were seated at our assigned tables and dinner was served.

The entertainment was a group of talented guys who also sang love songs. And ended with the song Amazing Love...which reminded us of our Lord's amazing love!

The speaker was Craig Hartman who is a Christian Jewish man from New York, who was here to do a Bible Prophecy Conference during the week. He spoke on Love. And he is a really funny guy, so we were challenged as well as entertained.

It was a wonderful event and we enjoyed ourselves a lot.

Then on Sunday afternoon we met our family at a Pizza Hut and had a little family get together for Valentines. We reserve the back room for 20 of us and we all pig out and visit and have fun. Then we pass out our Valentines.

This gathering was special because we found out our daughter Lonna got engaged!
We are hoping that she and her 4 kiddos will live happily ever after with Dave...her special man!
(This picture is from the first time I met him...does it look like momma thought he was a nice guy?...and I was right...he is!)

And is a before and after picture of my last hair appointment that I threw in just for fun. I had a cut and a darker color weave...but in this picture it is hard to tell. So I am adding another one outside in my car from the next day...and you can see a little more color.


Kathe W. said...

what a great Valentine event at your church- I was really impressed by all the hard work and it looks like your family is happy and healthy! Have a great Sunday.

Kathryn said...

Hi, Linda - looks like you had a wonderful Valentine's celebration! That looks like a huge church!

Your hair looks lovely. How exciting to have family and to be able to get together with the like that.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words. I knew you used to live in OC, i think i looked up your former church, once. If you ever get back to CA, be sure to let me know. I'd love to meet you for tea, or something. :)

Life Is Crazy Beautiful said...

I was probably too distracted to tell you, but I like your "new hair" I think it looks great! Dave is a nice guy and we can't wait to get to know him better as a family member! I loved your cruise ship themed looked like fun.

Love you, Lisa

Dianne said...

Congratulations to Lonna and her guy on their engagement! I will also pray for a "happy ever after" for them!

The cruise ship theme looks like so much fun. And you are beautiful!

JTS said...

These both look like wonderful times filled with love and laughter! They make the best memories!

Call Me Cate said...

The party looks like a lot of fun. Congrats to your daughter!

Thanks for playing 6WS!

Karin said...

What a fun event - to spend a Valentine's event on the LOVE BOAT - so to speak, lol! Very beautiful and special event. Lovely photos! Your hair looks great! Blessings for a great week-end!

Home School Dad said...

Sounds like all you needed at your party was Captain Stubing, Doc, Gopher and Julie. (Not sure what Issac would do at a church party. But I guess that depends on the church! Congrats to your daughter and soon to be SIL.

Caroline said...

What a fun time that looks like. A Big Yay for your daughter & soon to be son in law.
Love the pics of you !!!
Thanx for sharing this !!!

Maryellen said...

What a lovey event. It looked just like you were on a ship. The decorations looked wonderful.
I love you hair also. I had my hair darkened like that one, they called it a reverse frosting. hah It took forever way back then. I was at the salon about 8 hours. I'm not kidding. hah But it really turned out nice. Congrats to your daughter on her engagement - so exciting.

Karen S. said...

Wow what a fun time you had! very cool!

Melissa said...

First I want to say lovely "do"! Now, that my car is done, time to schedule my appt. Secondly, congrats to the daughter and new family addition. And the "love boat" looked like alot of fun. I didn't stop at this post, I'm joining the March Spring blog. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

Your hair looks so pretty! :) And that event looked like such a nice one too. Congrats to Lonna! I hope they will be very happy!

Veronica said...

Hi Momma! Just got your comment on my phone and I've got two out of three kiddos in bed so I thought I'd hop on the computer!

First off, I LOVE the cruise theme your church did. It looked so classy and elegant and it would be something I would have loved to attend. I've been on two cruises and it's so much fun! I hope to go on another one again in the future!

I love that your family got together for Valentine's Day! And that is so awesome about the big news!

I love your new do! It's about time for me to go in and get a trim too and I also need to color my hair! These grays are popping through and I'm not liking it!

Have a great rest of your weekend and thanks again for all your prayers lately. I'm feeling os much better tonight!

Kathy said...

What a fun church Valentine's Banquet that must have been! Thanks for sharing photos :)

The family get-together looked like a lot of fun, too. Great news about the engagement!

Deanna said...

Howdy Linda!
Enjoyed reading your post today and your hair looks beautiful!!!

The Valentine's Treat would have been such fun! Somebody did a super job decorating for the sweet event. Glad you and hubby were able to attend. Such fun and such a neat time of year to enjoy a time like this. You looked so pretty all dressed up!

Blessed Lady, Family and Pizza to enjoy!!!

CONGRATS to your daughter!!!! Her future husband does look like a very nice guy. God bless this relationship. I just love a love story!

God bless,

Lynnette Kraft said...

What a fun church gathering! I enjoyed seeing those pictures. Boy, they went all out! That picture of you and Dad is cute. Hey, did Joe Middleton and his wife Gretchen go to that? For some reason I'm thinking I saw a picture of them behind that wheel? Are they going to Calvary now?

Your hair looks adorable! Looking good Momma!

Well, I better get off to get the party started.
Love you.