Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Exhibit


So the day finally came, the exhibition took place but it almost went on without any spectators, however besides my mom, Elena, and Maryita whom got here almost on time which is rare for my beautiful sister, and Vane, Frank, and familia I did have a huge surprise when I came back from the store.

My dear blog friend Betty of "Life is Good" and her husband Paul showed up. Betty and I met just a little over a year ago through another of my dear blogger friends ChrisJ of "Flamblogger" blog.

Betty and I smiling because we finally met.

Betty is the only blogger other than my family that lives in Arizona and not only does she live in my state but she lives in the town next to ours. I'd say she only lives about 20 minutes away and yet it took us a little over a year to finally meet. With that said, to say that I was surprised and happy to finally meet her is an understatement.

Michelle, Nichole, and Cindi also showed up but only briefly because they were in the middle of an important celebration for them. Michelle and Nikki's mother in law had a surprised 50th birthday party and they had to be there.

One of the things I always do when having an exhibition is to present the host with a frame, since this one was being hosted by me I decided to present my mom with a frame that a while back she mentioned she would love to have. She had a picture of my grandfather (my dad's father) that my dad took over 20 years ago during one of his trips back to Mexico hanging by her little breakfast nook and somehow the frame gave up and fell. She had put it away but mentioned to me that she would like to put it back on the wall.

However, she said that she would like it even better if the picture was a little bit bigger, so I took her original (which I'm now keeping) and had it enlarged to an 11 X 14 then placed it in a black frame. Because the original picture was so old most of the colors were gone, we did enhance the image through picazza but in the end I opted for the original faded look. To complement the yellowish color of the print I bought a nice light green mat that in my opinion brought the image back to life. I was pleased and happy with it but most importantly so was she.

Mom, this is for you.

She loved it!

After receiving all the phone calls with cancellations I decided to just go and get some Mexican bread so we could have cafesito con pan. Mi chica also broke down some garlic snacks topped with Mexican cheese, ummm que rico! If you don't believe me go ahead and ask Ariel.

Grandpa keep the cookies coming and I'll say I love all your frames.

Here are a few more images from the night.

Betty getting ready to take a lot of pictures.

Sisters! My princesses Marya and Vane.

Grandma, her granddaugher, and great grandkids posing happily for this shot.
OK, Emma did fall asleep but was probably still happy.

So, what to do now? I know let's karaoke. We sang (OK mostly me) for the next hour or so and then we called it a night.

We said goodbye and procceded to start cleaning. While mi chica swept I put all the frames away. Doing all this work woke up my appetite and I for some reason craved "chilaquiles". Mi chica said let's go to the store to get what we need. Ummm wow! Almost at midnight I was enjoying the best "chilaquiles" in town. And with that our night came to a close.

Awesome chilaquiles.


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5 comments:

Jenny from the Blog said...

Sorry I missed it! I was SO tired and I got out of work an hour and a half late! I have a new picture for you if you want. I'm not sure if you will use it or not but I took it on our Sedona trip last week.

Michelle said...

It was pretty hectic but we made it!

And I am glad Betty was finally able to make it and you met her! Isn't she nice?!

Elena said...

No mencionaste que tu clente mas fiel te volvio a "comprar" otra foto que jonto con el pedido que te hice adornara el frente de mi sala, yey,

Nikki said...

i dont like chilaquiles! But im sure they were goood!

Betty F said...

It was wonderful! I love your family too! I especially like when you handed your mom the picture of her father and your grand daughter stood in front.. History standing there..
It was wonderful.

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