Monday, September 28, 2009

Visted By MY Auntie M

I am known to my nieces as Auntie M, but I also have an Auntie M of my own! Mariann came and spent four days with me this past weekend. She came bearing gifts, it was like Christmas! She made me this sweet button flower bouquet, I'm one of the luckiest girls ever, I just LoVe it!

Thursday night we went to dinner with Troy & Tanya (Troy's sister who also happened to be in town) to RA, a sushi bar downtown. It was Mariann's first time to eat sushi & she loved all of it expect the eel.

Friday we went to see Karen, The Button Lady, we got to dig through her bins & bins of buttons! This is Mariann going through her favorite, shell buttons! We had a great time.

Later that night we got to go see Dat Phan at The Improv Comedy Club, another first for Mariann, it was a great show!

Saturday we went to see Carole, aka, The Ribbon Lady, we got some yummy treats & learned how to make ribbon roses!!!

We went to Bellagio for dinner and walked through the atrium, they've got it decorated for fall, it was beautiful. They had a miniature display of the Bellagio complete with the fountains, huge 800+ pound pumpkins, a giant scarecrow with crying tress, a giant leaf fountain, a talking tree & a giant tree gnome. The glass leaves were beautiful, when looking up at them they gave the illusion that they were falling.

On Sunday we decided to make something, I made the creepy pumpkin guy and Mariann made the cute stacked pumpkins, they are really small, only about 2" tall & 1.25" wide. Mariann also made a broach & then tied a ribbon around the bottle and pined it on ~ two for one ~ Broach & Fall Decor! How cleaver!

I had a super fun weekend and can't wait till our next visit!
Love you Mariann!


Jackie said...

Wow that was one fun filled packed weekend, you saw a lot and did a lot!! Great pictures!!

Amanda said...

So glad you had such a wonderful time with your very own Auntie M!

Tanya said...

Looks like the weekend was a success!!!!! Tanya

Colleen Mcgraw said...

How cute are the pumpkins with the skulls??? they are so you missy, can't wait to see what you are doing for the next charm exchange.
Glad you had so much fun with your "Auntie M" I miss my auntie.

Laurie said...

LOVE the button boquet!!! What a clever idea. Also, seeing the decorations up at the Bellagio makes me want to make a trip out your way. As I think of it we've never been out there during this time of year..hmmm, that needs to change! :) Hope you guys are well.