Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Sweet Sister

My oldest sister Martha (I have two other wonderful big sisters, who, sadly,  also live far away) came for a much-anticipated visit last week.
My little family loves Martha (we call her "Fafi"--a name left over from my childhood) so very much and we really enjoy it when she makes it out here from St. Louis.  I was so glad her visit coincided with another "Girly & Glittery" class.  Fafi is very crafty (in addition to being a terrific chiropractor), and has been very supportive of this little endeavor of mine and Chris's.  She's also the proud grandma of one-year-old Louis and made a glittery charm to show off her status:
And, as you can see, she made a beautiful lacy charm and china-shard charm as well. She wore her new 'Grandma' necklace as she got on the plane back to St. Louis on Monday.  We loved seeing her again, hanging out with her, shopping, junking, laughing, going to the beach, cooking and eating, and all of that good stuff (the dog even slept with her every night, probably much to Fafi's chagrin).  She and Dan have a special connection and friendship.  They had a little in-law breakfast 'date' last Saturday and then spent hours prowling Powell's Books (she had to pack an extra suitcase going back home) together.  Here is the lovely couple:
We all miss her and can't wait to see her again!


  1. And I miss you! So happy to have met Chris and all the other folks who took the class with me. Their work was beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity, as well as the fun, the carousing, the partying, the rabble-rousing (oh, that must have been another vacation!) But it certainly was great.
    Love, Fafi

  2. What a wonderful addition to the blog! I loved meeting Martha. She was everything you said and a lot more! Love her charms too. I have a feeling that she will be wearing her grandma charm a lot. Love, Chris

  3. looks like so much fun! wish I could have been there!

  4. i wish you coulda been there, too, didi. Have a good visit with dad. Love you.