Thursday, June 24, 2010

Time to Blossom

June 14-18th Elizabeth had the opportunity this year to go to a Young Women's conference at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa, Time to Blossom. This was their first year putting on this event and it was a great experience for all the girls who went. They had over 250 girls attend from all over the valley (many from Mesa and Gilbert), some from out of state and even a couple from out of the country! Even though there were several girls from our ward going, Elizabeth opted to room with girls she didn't know so she could meet and bond with new friends, and that she did.

Elizabeth's favorite speakers were John Bytheway (she said he was hilarious) and Vivian Cline. In addition to listening to wonderful speakers, Elizabeth was in a fashion show, enjoyed the dances, made some dolls for children in Africa, made new friends and had an absolute blast!

Now for the fun pics!

Leaving home and arriving to the Hilton...

Meeting her counselor, Stacia

Elizabeth was the first of her roomies to arrive. Check out the view from her balcony!

New friends and fun...

Last day farewells...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Edward Cullen

Tomorrow, June 12th is Edward Cullen's birthday. If you have to ask who Edward is, then you obviously haven't read any of the Twilight saga books. ;) Last night Elizabeth and I were invited to "Edward's Party" to gear up for the upcoming movie, Eclipse. My friend Vanessa and her daughter Madison, both big fans of the series put on this party and when Vanessa puts a party together you know it's going to be good! She is so creative!!!

Everyone was assigned a character from the movie, we were asked to bring a dish for the Italian dinner and also bring a dozen goodies that represented our character to go in the goodie bags to take home. Elizabeth and I had Jacob as our character so we brought meatballs for the Italian dinner and made Werewolf Munchies and wolf necklaces for our giveaway. It was so much fun to see what everyone came up with. You should have seen the dessert (well, actually you will...) it was unbelievable!

We played a couple games, a trivia game and Twingo (aka Bingo). Elizabeth won a sweatshirt with black out for Twingo.

Check it all out!!!