"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Standing as a Witness

The 12- and 13-year-old girls that I work with were assigned to organize and carry out one of the largest programs for the year, New Beginnings. This event is designed to introduce the Young Women's program to incoming girls as well as the new theme for the year. The theme they selected for the program was "Hollywood," and we all worked our little hineys off for a good month and a half to pull it off.

So much preparation went into each detail and the evening was a success because of the many hands fervently involved in making the night a spectacular one. We made some interactive invitations, and the leaders gave each girl a star votive to remind her of her star quality and to stand as a witness (the new theme for the year):

(The invites are all Close To My Heart Materials except the microbeads, which are from American Crafts. The stars were from Pier 1 with tag materials from CTMH and Stampin' Up.) We had a fun evening with our favorite girls. Gosh, how I love those giggly friends of mine! I'm grateful for their dependability and joyful attitudes in planning and carrying out such a huge project.

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  1. I think they liked what you did for them.

  2. Very cute, though I have to chuckle somewhat at the seeming oxymoron it is to have "Hollywood" be the theme for New Beginnings.