Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
for Brooke's wedding
Charli getting her hair done for the wedding
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I finally can take a breath!!! This upcoming weekend is my first weekend that I don't have any plans. We have been going non stop this month. I am really looking forward to doing nothing for a while. So here it goes: June 7th was Charli's ballet performance. Her class was ladybugs and it was a great performance. She was such a pro this time around because she went through this last year. So this year it all came back to her and she did an amazing job.
Thursday June 12th at 4:00pm we were evacuated from Paradise, along with half our town, due to the Humboldt Fire that took out over 23,000 acres. There were around 80 homes lost. I do not know anyone personally that lost a home but I do know of people that lost homes. We evacuated at 4:00pm and got into Chico at 7:50pm. it was the longest drive to Chico that i have ever made and I never want to do it again. The only way to get to Chico at that time was to take Pentz Rd, get on 70 to 149 and then to 99. They had closed Durham Pentz Rd because the fire was starting to surround Butte College. It was quite the ordeal, when we were leaving the fire was about 2 to 3 miles from our house but in order for it to reach our house a lot of homes would be burned. So we felt confident that our house was fine. The wind that day was not good and the firefighters actually considered the fire "out of control". We finally were able to go home on Sunday. I felt like we were on an unwanted vacation, the whole weekend was strange. But I am glad that we had Brooke and Jake's wedding to focus, that was planned for that Saturday.
June 14th was Brooke Svalberg and Jake Well's wedding, Or as we call them "The Svell's". Long story but these two had a bit of bad wedding luck. Over all everything turned out amazing. They got married at a church in Chico. Their original reception site double booked on them. So this last February we all scrambled to find a new reception site that would hold 300 guests. Tuscan Ridge Golf course seemed do-able. So they booked the place. Needless to say Tuscan became surrounded by flames and we had to find another site. Last minute we found a beautiful site in Durham. It was a private home with a lake and beautifully landscaped. Charli and I were honored to be a part of the wedding party, that included 9 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen, 5 flowergirls and 3 ring bearers.
June 21st was The Green Baby Expo!!! I was a part of that day and it really turned out great. This was my first time having a craft booth with my Charli'z products. About 4000 people attended and I received a great response from people about my products. There are plans for a second expo next year and I am very interested to be a part of that. I sewed for the last couple months to build up my stock and was very pleased with what I was able to accomplish. If you are interested you can check out my Etsy store where I sell my products. www.charliz.etsy.com
My computer is being funky so I can't post any pictures but hopefully soon I will post some on here of the Expo.
Monday, June 9, 2008
These two coordinating green I plan to use to cover my table at
Green Baby Expo, just to give my table some added color.
The quilt store had these two fabrics and the green ones,
on sale for 50% off.
It was like buy one get one free!!!
Couldn't pass that up.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Kinetic's Academy of Dance, put on another great performance
The theme this year was "In the Forest"
All the kids were so cute and did such a great job.
This was Charli's second time around and she was so much more confident this go round.