Monday, November 30, 2009

And the winner is.....

I'm very late posting these pics as my Grand Opening was held last Saturday November 21st, but I wanted to share them anyway. The winner of the papercraft gift basket was Judy Fysh. I called Judy as soon as her ticket was drawn and she came right over to pick up her prize! She looks like she spent ages getting ready doesn't she? The other photos are of my friend Jennifer and her family. Jen has been the most incredible help and support during the preparation and first weeks of having opened the store. Even though she has a young family and a husband who just went back to school, she has been there every time I needed help (or just someone to listen to me babble!)I wanted her youngest daughter, Brooklyn to draw the ticket, because the store opened on her first birthday, but she wasn't interested until we gave the job to her big brother Christian...then she wanted to pull them all out LOL! was a family affair with big sister Madison and Dad Michael watching over the proceedings!(Madison ducked out before the photo was taken..!) I was also thrilled to have my brothers Peter and Tony with their wives Sharon and Kathleen make the four hour drive to celebrate with us. They even went out of their way to pick up my daughter Andrea so she could be with us too! It was a lovely day and when I got home all I had to do was put my feet up with a glass of wine while the girls pitched in to make dinner and clean up the kitchen. We stayed up WAY too late chatting, but it was so good to sit and relax with family. Big hugs and thanks to all my wonderfully supportive family and most of all to my amazing husband Steve. We celebrated 32 years of marriage this week and what a wonderful journey it's been! Well that's it for today...thanks for stopping in!



  1. Sounds as though a great day was had by all. Nothing quite beats a get together with family and close friends. Hope everything continues to go from strength to strength

  2. Lovely pictures, Marie - Congrats on the Grand Opening and also 32 years married. Thanks for sharing.