Monday, July 15, 2013

Busy As a Bee & Bye Bye


Oh my, time came to say "so long, and bye bye."

Our sweet friends, the Del Castillos, will be moving to the state of Washington at the end of the month. Not an easy farewell, as we've known Jennifer and Michael from courtship to engagement to marriage to the births of sweet Olivia and Ava.


So, it was with sweet sadness that we bid "adieu" to our dear friends on Saturday night....


This is such a great career move for Michael, and his family will enjoy all that this beautiful state has to offer,  so while their departure is bittersweet....the Hess family is thrilled for the Del family and the adventure which lays ahead!

We had so much fun at the party....

Miss O, Ava B, and friend
All the little children kept us entertained throughout the evening with costume changes, dancing, and parades!





Handprints to hang in their new home....





With all of their family and friends in AZ, especially Tucson, we know that there will be many trips back to the Old Pueblo (remember Dels, we have a guest house!)



This was an incredibly busy week for me as the First Session of Artful Gathering came to a close....

So, here's a peek at what came off the workbench this week ~ soon to be listed in my Etsy Shop.






Even though First Session has ended, I'm back to class tomorrow as Second Session begins!  I'm so excited to once again be sitting in class with talented, generous fellow students and the most amazing instructors/mentors!  So, stay tuned for more!!

Have a beautiful week, lovely friends...Me? Today is a "day off" from the studio as I've been invited to join Kiki, Kelly, Gianna, and Tyler for lunch!  Can't wait to see them and catch up...

Have a glorious week and know that you're in my heart!

6 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

Your creativity is boundless Karen...your pendants are so beautiful
and
what a nice send off for your special friends...a good excuse for you to visit Washington
oxo

Laurie said...

Oh, what a special celebration with your friends. It is so hard when good friends move away...sigh.

Fran. said...

Hi Karen!! Wow your neighbor lady sure is pretty!! It id always so sad when good friends move away!! That is also a cute pic of you and your daughter!!! Your new jewelry is so pretty!! Keep up the good work!! I am still hot but trying not to whine about it as much!! LOL I am pretty sure that is not gonna happen!! LOL It's only Monday!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

Incipient Wings said...

Karen
What a wonderful send off for your lovely friends:)
I hope their lives continue being happy and full of love.

Ok, I love that frida pendant!!!
You're awesome lady!

Hope you had a great time today at lunch.

Hugs to you my friend.

Olivia Del Castillo said...

Oh, my sweet Mrs. H,

What joy and love I felt scrolling through your blog this week! Thank you for all of your heartfelt love, support and gracious thoughtfulness through the years!My life, my husband's life and my daughter's lives are a much more beautiful place because of you! I am truly blessed and forever grateful that our paths crossed almost 12 years ago! I adore you and your wonderful and dynamic family!

I love you, Mrs. H!

Jennifer Del

oxox

Olivia Del Castillo said...

Oh, my sweet Mrs. H!

What pure joy and love I felt as I scrolled through your blog this week! Thank you for your heartfelt love, support and gracious thoughtfulness throught the years. My life, my husband's life and my daughters lives are a much more beautiful place because of you! I am truly blessed and forever grateful our paths crossed almost 12 years ago! You and your wonderful and dynamic family I hold very dear and close to my heart always.

I love you, Mrs. H!

Jennifer Del

oxox