I’ve said before it’s no small gift to have others not only share in your celebration, but also love that which you are celebrating so wholly and deeply. This is true as can be. But it’s even lovelier to know someone thinks you are worth celebrating, too.
This is my dear, dear friend Allison who hosted the Girl Meets Change book party. With the exception of my husband, Alli has been my top when person and number one supporter from the day I started to take writing more seriously. When I was too shy and too afraid to officially call myself a writer, Allison told me I had a gift and spoke a word of prophesy over that gift. She is a light in my life, not to mention one swanky, gorgeous gal. I’m so thankful for her.
The launch party setting was my favorite local nursery Phelan Gardens. This nursery is a gorgeous environment for a party not only because of the inspiring and nicely arranged gardens, but also because of the people who work there. They are incredibly warm and kind. (And PS: they are also knowledgable and helpful about all things growing and green.)
The food was pretty and yummy–especially Jamie’s cupcakes. (Jamie is *the* cake whisperer of Colorado Springs.)
We had live string music courtesy of the sister group Due Sorrelle. Aren’t these two darling? And I will tell you, they are talented well beyond their years. (They also have a business playing for gatherings of all kinds. If you’re in the Colorado Springs area and interested in having them play at your own get-together, email me for their contact info.)
Man, do I ever love a girl who can play classical Bach one minute and then fast forward 300 years to fiddle country music the next. That’s no ordinary talent. And “Orange Blossom Special” FTW!
Of course, the pièce de résistance of any party is the people.
My favorite four people and me.
David and I are pictured here with our dearest of dear friends Ryan and Rebecca Petersen. (If you ever want to know my deep, dark secrets, Rebecca is the one to ask.) (‘cept she’d never tell.)
David and I with our friends Rusty and Aimée. Clearly, I said something Rusty found HILARIOUS. Or he’s about to sneeze. (I’m sure it’s because I’m just THAT funny.)
The Cake Whisperer Jamie with her beloved kiddos.
If you read the book, these are some of the friends I reference from the beloved Albuquerque years.
I’m a hugger, so thanks (and apologies) to my INTJ friends like my bestie Rebecca who kindly deal with this part of my personality.
Here I am with a darling group of army wives from Ft. Carson. Military wives win everything.
If you came to my launch party, thank you. In a world that places demands on our time like never before, it is no small thing you attended. You are a gift to me and my family.
Have a great day, friends. Much love.
The winner of the B&N giftcard was (drumroll): Julianna. Thanks to all who entered! We will be giving away another giftcard soon. Also, Girl Meets Change is available at Barnes & Noble for only $10 and some pocket change. Not too shabby!