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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hermana Brightman’s Pre-mission get together

As the mom of this fantastic soon-to-be sister missionary, I spend my days planning and plotting all the fun packages to send her to help slow the tears support and encourage her while in the mission field. I mean, let’s be real, I cried the ENTIRE first day of kindergarten for this kid! One evening while I was bawling my eyes out perusing Pintrest I came across an idea here for a crêpe bar. In our house full of food allergies and intolerances, I was quite concerned about being able to have a pre-mission get together and actually be able to serve food that didn’t taste like cardboard “normal” people would find palatable. Crêpes were the answer!!! I could pick and choose toppings that we could be around, while still having options most people would like. Added bonus, we have perfected the gluten-free crêpe at our house! I had to make the allergen toppings from scratch, but hey I have to make everything that way anyway!

It was fun to spend a day with Lauren looking up scriptures to put on the “name tags” for the toppings.

We decided it would be fun to have a chalkboard mat for the entry way with mission words subway art style. We painted a canvas drop cloth with chalkboard paint and then wrote the words in sidewalk chalk J 
Super fun and easy!

I used power point to create the custom sized slides for the crêpe bar and the name tag door signs. I mounted them on foam core board. I am going to put the name tag sign in a poster frame for her. (I am also framing the canvas from the mat and the chalkboard mission wishes sign).

We are so blessed!  

There were never such devoted sisters!
Star is ever on duty  Don’t mess   with her Lauren!

Helping in the kitchen

AWWW! If you have teenage boys
 you know how rare this moment is!


Soon-to-be Hermana Brightman spending some quality time with her iPhone!

We really enjoyed our time visiting with friends and neighbors who were able to be with us for the fun and food.  I hope this blogpost is fun for those who didn’t make it!
The countdown is on…14 days today until Lauren reports to the Mexico City Missionary Training Center

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