Celebration renews life within me, making it a crucial element of my life.
It’s been about 2 months since we had a party and celebrated with friends and family in our home. It was the perfect day to celebrate–a red-letter day which was all about Miss Ellie–and her two year-old birthday.
Miss Ellie is sweet JOY. Tiffany made a #2 on our back door out of pictures–I’m sure we will use that idea again. Cute!
Miss Ellie chose a Winnie The Pooh theme. We could not find any Winnie The Pooh party decorations to purchase so Tiffany got her creativity going. The result was better than the manufactured look. Loved red and yellow together for the party.
Spent some fun time with Nancy, my sister-in-law and beloved friend along with my niece, Natalie, a sweet treasure in my life. They are amazing women making a difference in this world. And, of course they are always up for a party, so, they joined the celebration.
THESE TWO. My brother, Kelly, and husband, Gregg, are always willing and ready to do what needs to be done, which is AWESOME. Turns out, we have thousands of pictures of them standing together at celebrations shooting the breeze, waiting to be called into action. By the way, this was not the first time they dressed as twins. It’s how they roll . . .
Tiffany prepared a great menu of healthy foods for the afternoon–and set up the kitchen table as a buffet–using small chalkboards to write the menu on. So good.
SWEET Jack–he’s a go-with-the-flow-easy baby. He’s got the Gregg Palmer relaxed arm position–those two are very connected. Love.
Love the picture of Ellie telling mom and dad thank you. I mean.
Tiffany let Ellie sample her cupcake. JOY!
And. This is love. Mamas are best friends. Babies are best friends. My heart.
I love the adults and kids around the table doing crafts. It was open to everyone–but I especially love the fact that Mindy, THE RED DOOR COMMUNITY CHURCH children’s director and PRINGLE ELEMENTARY teacher, is doing the craft with them. Love that she loves kids 24/7.
The end of the party–so much fun to have friends and family fill our house to celebrate little Miss Ellie. Grateful.
And. There’s such GOOD NEWS–it’s time to celebrate! I’m ready to celebrate the BEST day ever– a red-letter day–EASTER!
As long as I can remember Easter has always been a red-letter day for me. For me, it defines life and grace through the unrelenting power of God’s love, giving the best reason to celebrate.
To top it off, this Easter is magnum for THE RED DOOR COMMUNITY CHURCH. Our new space, a beautiful old sanctuary, has my heart. When you walk in, you feel the sacredness of it all. It’s as if the almost-100 years that people were meeting has collided with our new church as if, a door opened allowing us to see something more–to know God has always and will always be faithful to each generation–a special place to celebrate red-Letter days!
The celebration starts tomorrow, March 20,”Palm Sunday” the Sunday before Easter in the RDC House (1219 3rd St 97304). It’s going to be a life-renewing-red-letter-kind-of day–Kerrie
(Upper rooms/sanctuary @ the United Methodist Church @ 1219 3rd St Salem 97304 on Sundays at 10:30 AM)
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)