Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Housewarming to Brittainy

I don't know if I shared this on my blog or not already. If so I'm getting old and repeating myself! My daughter and her husband won an affordable housing lottery this past summer. They were able to buy a brand new house at a reduced price. They moved into their house in September. Yesterday I had a housewarming party for them.

A friend of mine made this floral arrangement for the party. The beautiful pumpkins are my granddaughter's handy work. Britt didn't have any votive candle holders so we pulled out these glasses to use.
A friend gave her this beautiful old jug with the fall arrangement in it. I love this!


This is a picture of Britt, almost in tears. She was very touched by the gift she was opening. Her aunt sent her a surprise. She did some pencil sketches of Mackenzie and Jack.

Aren't they wonderful!!!! I can't begin to tell you how much Brittainy loved these. She had one of her friends help hang them before they left.


And this, is me and Britt. I gave her a Keurig coffee maker and enough coffee to make about 160 cups of coffee. That should hold her for a while!!!
take care,
Dawn

16 comments:

Debi said...

Sounds like a lovely party! And what special gifts those portraits are...they're gorgeous!!! I can certainly see why she was brought to tears! Glad you all had such a wonderful time. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
You are such a sweet mother to have done this! I love your photos especially the one of you and Brittany!

The decorations look great too!

Congratulations Brittany on your new home!

jeanne said...

Good morning Dawn. I LOVE your happy post today. A beautiful center piece to share and the candles look great in the wine glasses. Cleverness just follows you around Dawn. I am happy for Britt to receive such darling sketches of her children A special gift for sure. The coffee pot and coffee would have made me happy too. A good idea. No one should do without their morning coffee. Most of all the photo of you and Britt is priceless. Just beautiful Dawn. You both look so happy and now I'm happy too. LOL.

Love...Jeanne

Beverly said...

I wanted to go to the party. Everything looks wonderful. I love the sketches of Mackenzie and Jack. Wow!

Dawn, you are the best mother ever. You and Brittainy are an enduring team - The Two Musketeers.

Darlene said...

How neat that she got a beautiful new home and you gave her a housewarming party! LOVE those sketches of her children....how special is that gift!?!?!

Smilingsal said...

What a nice Mama you are, Dawn. I love the centerpiece floral arrangement, and the candle holders are a neat idea. Brittany's aunt gave her a real keepsake. I hope that she has many happy years in her new house.

Neabear said...

What a wonderful day for you all! The sketches are adorable and special. I am glad she got them hung up right away so they can be enjoyed by all who come to visit. Happy Blue Monday!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Beautiful portraits. You and Britt really favor! Love the coffeemaker, keep that girl in caffeine!

Tracy said...

Mom and daughter look soooo much alike!! What a wonderful photo of you and Britt, and those sketches of the children are adorable. I'm just so thrilled they we able to get a brand new house...so exciting! May they have many, many happy years in their new home--bless them! Happy week, Dawn :o) ((HUGS))

Lorrie said...

Hi Dawn, What a nice housewarming party for Britt. I know she felt so loved. What a neat way for her to get a house too. The sketches of the children are so special. I know they'll be handed down in the family.

judicreations said...

Hi Dawn
Wasn't she lucky to have won the lottery for the house. Thats great...and now you've given her a lovely house-warming party. The arrangement is beautiful and I can imagine how touched she was with the pictures. So nice!!
Hope the rest of your day is great too
Judi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Brittany's aunt is a wonderful artist . And Dawn you look so young. You and your daughter look like sisters.

Shelia said...

Evening,Dawn! Oh, how wonderful and my congratulations go out to Britt and hubby for their new home. How sweet of you to have this party for them. The pictures are just adorable and love the look on Britt's face. It almost brings tears to my eyes.
You two are such sweeties,
Shelia :)

nikkimo said...

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE SECRET KEEPING WITH THE DRAWINGS. I PASSED THE PHOTOS YOU POSTED ALONG.

EVERYONE HERE WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE HER OPEN THEM. I POSTED THE PICTURES TO MY FACEBOOK ALBUM ALSO. HOPE THATS OK.

I HOPE YOU GOT SOME OF THE SNACKS TOO.
I WAS READING ALL THE COMMENTS ON YOUR DAYBREAK AND BRITTS BLOG -THE COMMENTS ARE SO NICE :-)

THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT MOM!!! BRITTAINY IS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU!!!!!!
I AM HAPPY THAT WE CAN BE FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK TOO!! IM GOING TO TRY TO POST THE
VOLCANO PHOTOS WHEN I GET TIME.

Today was a Awesome Day
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.
Aloha!!!
MONIQUE

Angel said...

Your decorations and the gifts were terrific. She is so lucky to have such a caring, thoughtful mom like you! I hope she is loving her new home. :-)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Happy housewarming to Britt! Wishing her many many years of happiness in her new home. Here's to making lots of wonderful memories!