Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Texas Reception for Grace and Curtis

On September 15, Grace and Curtis will marry on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Knowing many of our Texas friends and relatives won't be able to make that trip, we threw a big BBQ bash for them on August 11. Many people worked together to make it wonderful. I think you'll agree they succeeded . . .

Paula Brock made a beautiful, delicious mango/guava cake decorated with orchids in honor of Curtis' childhood in Hawaii.

Candles and photos of Grace and Curtis lined the buffet table.
Pam Dowd bought and arranged all the flowers. They were gorgeous! Her husband, Rodney, helped. :)
The guest book.
My friend, Tina's, daughter. She's got 'tude, baby.
Lots of people made food!
Grace and Curtis performed for a most appreciative audience.
Grace singing The Girl from Ipanema in Portuguese.
Jacob's best friend, Natalie, came from California and brought her first-born son, Lawson Jacob. The moment was as touching as the photo.
Me and a bunch of my college friends. We have fun.
It was a perfect evening. Thanks to everyone who made it happen!

Jubilee at The Triple Door

On August 6, we attended JUBILEE's CD release party at The Triple Door Mainstage. The concert was also a benefit for International Justice Mission. JUBILEE is a non-profit band, donating a portion of all income and 50% of CD sales to IJM.

Images from the evening. The marquee:
Seating at The Triple Door.
Stage detail.
Curtis' adorable nephew.
Steven Hardin, Michael Martin, Curtis Romjue, Grace Damoff, and Casey Cagley of JUBILEE.
Esther and Michael.
Curtis and Casey.
The band.
During the course of the concert, Scott Erickson of The Transpire Project created an original work of art.
Finishing touches.
Scott's finished painting sold at silent auction for $400. The entire amount was donated to International Justice Mission.
Visit JUBILEE's website to learn more, listen to samples, or order a CD.