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|Bye, bye Crawley family! It's been a blast!|
|Jimmy Osmond, me, Merrill, Eric, and Jay|
|Selfie of me and my adorable hubby that evening.|
|The Lennon Sisters are darling! L-R Mimi, Janet, and Kathy with me in the back. And in the wayyyy back is Merrill Osmond, filling up his Diet Dr. Pepper. LOL|
|Monday night selfie at The Hughes Brothers Theater|
|A collage of some of my photos during this incredible show.|
|My photo of the finale. What an amazing, talented, admirable family!|
|Eric and me at the post-show meet-and-greet with SIX, including their proud papa, 2nd from right. A funny tidbit, Curtis, the youngest brother, at far left, was sitting in front of Eric at church the previous Sunday and they were chatting before the service. We had no idea we would be seeing him perform in two days. LOL|
|Recognize some of these? In addition, there's my autographed Gene Kelly pic, a signed photo of me and lovely Linda Eder, more Osmond photos, including Donny & Marie.|
|Eric and me at the Marriott Center, waiting for the Tuesday devotional to begin.|
|Every year at Education Week, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks at a devotional. This year it was Elder Neil L. Anderson. For those of us who live out of state and do not have many opportunities to hear an apostle speak in person, this is pretty special.|
|Another fun thing during Education Week: Famous LDS artists are asked to showcase their work in the art department of the BYU Bookstore. I was a little starstruck meeting Robert Boyd, my favorite LDS artist/photographer, this year. His work is so beautiful! Visit his website HERE.|
|On Saturday, after Education Week was completed, Eric and I went to Salt Lake, did some shopping, and visited Temple Square. Photos do not do it justice, nor do they express the wonderful spirit that abides there, but this is the best I could do, taken from the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building while we were waiting for a table at the Garden Restaurant.|
|Last day in Provo! We went to The Bombay House, my favorite restaurant there. Best Indian food ever!!|
|My mom and I went to a production of Guys and Dolls at the Glendale Centre Theatre, a wonderful, family-owned theater-in-the-round that is very close to our hearts. I hadn't been there in a few years. The play was great!|
|On Monday nights my mom attends an "empty nesters" Family Home Evening, which I tag along to when I visit. Here I am with 2 amazing ladies I've known since we joined the Church in 1986, Afton and Helen. Afton was celebrating her birthday that night! I love these ladies.|
|We saw a lot of my brother's cute kids, who are 7 and 5.|
I can hardly believe the way time has flown!
Here they are with my mom and her doggie right before an evening walk.
|With my Uncle Beto. He loves his toys and going on new adventures!|
|Some pages I completed from the Enchanted Forest book.|
|Taking Before and After photos is fun.|
|My favorite (and personal best) from the Enchanted Forest book.|
|The nice thing about the Creative Cats book is that every picture is on its own sheet of paper. And that it was less than $5!|
|I like the way this one turned out. Sometimes I start with the kitty cat, sometimes with the background. But is is fun to breathe life into the picture. My personal rule for the eyes is to pick a color for them that is not used anywhere else.|
|Negative space can be powerful.|
|My personal favorite and best of the ones I've completed from Creative Cats.|
Mary Engelbreit's art and color palette was my inspiration here.