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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Last Week

Last week was pretty fun. I "got" to decorate the international room at our stake's nativity exhibit. It is pretty big and we usually get the local highschool choirs to come sing and lots of people come etc....

Anyways, back up about a month. My girlfriend called me and I told her I couldn't teach her kids piano anymore. However, since she had me on the phone (and I felt like I just disapointed her), I was softened and she was able to rope me into being in charge of a room for the exhibit this year. She told me to get a comittee together and come up with a plan for the international room. um... what just happened?

I got some girlfriends to help me. I also had some LATE night inspiration come to me when one of my kids was sick in the middle of the night.

So, here are the pictures of how it turned out. One of my girlfriends did the vinyl lettering for me in a couple different languages, and I did some other languages over the map of that country in the frames you see scattered through the room (i.e. over an antiqued Italian map, the same Luke 2 scripture was translated in Italian I did french, chineese, hungarian, and more...). I have to say I was pleased with the result. In previous years, they used the different country flags to make it international... BUT I liked how the Luke 2 scripture said to ALL PEOPLE and i just went with that. Anyways, thank you to Becky, Ruth, Susannah, and Amy and Kim for helping me. ALSO thanks to Carrieanne, Wendy R, Wendy W, Alicia, and Ruth for taking my kids!!!




17 comments:

Amy said...

the room looks great...especially since we have been away for a while! you did a great job Em!
So do you need our help taking the room apart ..gently of course?

The Farnsworth Family said...

Emily you did an amazing job, but no surprise there. I am so glad it is over. BTW I miss you tons. Come work out with me this week?

Courtney said...

Check you out Em! That's phenomenal!

Bob said...

Emily,

We went through on Friday during the day and saw all the rooms. We didn't know you did that room. You did a fantastic job on it. It really did have a nice "International" feel to it. Good Job!

Jennifer said...

WOW! It looks fantastic and I bet even better in person. You can't even tell it is a church room. Looks like you were the perfect gal for the job.

Stacie said...

wow em, looks great...well done!

Valerie said...

You did an awesome job...like Bob said, we didn't know you did that. I am totally impressed.

tara said...

Wow Emily! That is awesome. You did a really great job! Um... you will probably be asked to do it every year now!

Audra said...

Wow! It turned out great! I bet you are so proud of it. You should be!

Sarra said...

The room looks fantastic! You and your helpers did a super awesome job. And btw, thanks for the support in whiny kid times. I figure if you can do it, then I can too. And things have been going slightly better. :)

Leisha said...

It looks perfect! Great job!

Emily Rogers Malinka said...

Emily, I was talking to Marijo today and she told me to try to find your blog since you live in Texas. I heard your parents are moving out here also, maybe we could all get together. Pete and I have only lived here a few months and are still trying to figure out "Dallas Life!" Anyway, it was fun to look over your blog, your house looks so beautiful!

Heather Rogers said...

Wow Emily! Looks like you did an awsome job. You go girl!!

sonnyandbeth said...

Fantastic job! That looks like a ton of work. Don't you love when it's over?

Katie said...

That looks great! What a task!

Meredith said...

That looks fantastic! I wish I could have seen it, we were sick all weekend so didn't make it up there at all, I was so bummed, we usually try to go on Sunday...anyway, thanks for posting some pictures, at least I get to see one of the rooms! :)

monkie mama said...

Wow Emily, I didn't know that was your room--it looked beautiful! The whole experience was beautiful but I bet you're glad it's over eh? No problem watching the kiddos. It's nice to be able to help in any small way. They really are fabulous kids!