The table with the balloons were the value tables and the girls put thier projects under thier value. By the way can you believe the party store did NOT have brown balloons??? I need to write a letter and do some complaining....geeshh! My friend was so sweet to go get the closest thing to brown and it worked! Thanks so much Jody!!
So those brown bag things...can you guess?? Yep boulders or big rocks you know "in the rough"!! This was the buffet table, later I put a sign with the theme....
We had a dance performance on the stage so I put some boulders on each side..cute!
The dance was so good, they were sisters that taught eachother one yoga and one a dance!!
We had opening prayer, then got to eat. The food was so yummy and so perfect for the night! We had our Personal Progress gal give a little talk on "A diamond in the Rough" how a diamond becomes a diamond, first as a piece of coal then through a long intense process and with great technique through a master is cut and shaped into a beautiful diamond.. She talked about how this applies to us as daughters of God and as our master and with our determination and testimonies we can be shaped and cut into beautiful diamonds with strong testimonies, good self esteem and talents that we can develop and share with others. It was such a great talk....awesome Sheri!
We had one of the girls sing a BEAUTIFUL song that touched me soo much! She felt the spirit so strong towards the end, That I couldn't help but let those tears fall! It was really neat and inspiring to see her feel the spirit....it was a sweet experience for me and for everyone I am sure. We also had a couple of piano players that also played beautiful music! The spirit was so strong.....I definetly felt like I helped to set the tone, to help create a spiritual experience like we were asked to in our stake leadership meeting! It is neat to see us leaders have our own little touches to add to a perfect evening...it was so sweet to get so many compliments from everyone, the girls the parents even our stake president and her counselor were there..she came to me and said that this was amazing and that she could see that we put alot of time and thought into the night....which we did!! It felt good to also hear our YW president say she knew she picked the right ladies to be her counselors...Thanks Betty!
I love to see the girls have such a good time, to know that there was an effort to make that evening so special...just for them that what they are doing, passing off thier values that it does mean something and it is so important and that they are important! It was worth spending all day putting it together...FOR THEM!! Thanks girls! I love you all!!!! And thanks to a couple of my friends (Jody and Nicole!) who helped me to set up....I owe you one!!! You are the best!!