Five Bouquets <br> (One of these things is not like the others) | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Friday, May 08, 2009

Five Bouquets
(One of these things is not like the others)

It's concert season, and what with the two of us having the gall to move in August, we're getting a lot of amazing send-offs.

And that means flowers. Lots and lots of them--my kitchen looks a little like a flower shop these days. Plus, I'm running out of vases.

These were given to me by Katie, one of my Tuacahn students, on the last day of voice lessons.

Bouquet from Katie

These were given to me by In Jubilo, the women's chorus I sing with and assistant conduct. Not only did they give me lovely flowers, but a lovely tribute. My favorite part was, "Lara can sing while holding one child on her hip and helping another find her doll." The whole thing made me cry, so it's lucky they did it after the duet I sang. Probably not lucky, really. Smart.


In Jubilo bouquet


These were given to Joel by his high school orchestra at the final concert the other night. He was also given a lovely tribute. His favorite part was, "Dr. Neves only threw his baton at us a few times." I'm sure all baton-throwing was purely accidental.

Another orchestra bouquet


These were given to Joel by one of the parents of an orchestra member, said parent is also a member of the community orchestra which Joel assistant conducts.


Orchestra bouquet

And these are the best of all. Given to Joel by his high school orchestra.

Snickers bouquet (yum!)

31 comments :

  1. Mmmmm...bouquets. I bet the last one smells the best!

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  2. Lukcy you! I bet your kitchen looks beautiful.

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  3. I just love flowers. Maybe you should dry some of them.

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  4. I can't decide if I like the first or last ones best.

    Probably last.

    (And feel free to take pictures of my family when-e-vah.)

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  5. And all very deserved!! with love, Mom

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  6. I LOVE LOVE that top photo. Beautiful. Good luck on your new move!

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  7. You weren't kidding--Lara and Joel's family flowers shop! Just a sign that people really love you guys.

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  8. i love having fresh flowers!

    you two are sure going to be missed. there is a lot of proof.

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  9. Mmm...I'll take the last one. Yummy!

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  10. Good luck with the move. How wonderful to have and entire house filled with flowers of appreciation!

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  11. it's great to know you're appreciated.
    And that is impressive skills... doll finding. :)

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  12. Love the flowers! Looks like you are well-loved by all (no surprise!) And my favorite would be the snicker's bouquet, too.
    :~D

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  13. This made me laugh--and so did Kazzy's comment! :)

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  14. Thank goodness for photos...beautiful...long after the flowers and chocolates are gone, the love and sentiments are always fresh and sweet !

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  15. Gorgeous flowers and gorgeous pictures. I love the lighting in the first one!

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  16. How beautiful!! I love that last one as well. Yum!

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  17. I bet your home smells wonderful- from the chocolate! ;-)

    They are all beautiful! Good luck with your move...

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  18. Ooo! I'm a fan of the last one. :) Are you all really leaving Cedar so soon? Moving is tough, but going somewhere new is very exciting. I'm ready to go somewhere new!! (I've lived in Cedar longer than anywhere in my entire life! Army brat..)

    PS--how's the Scentsy?!

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  19. Gorgeous! And I'll take the snickers one :D

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  20. Beautiful shots!! I haven't been making the rounds on the blogosphere lately, so I'm a bit out of the loop. Where are you moving to?

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  21. Gorgeous photos, as always! Having so many send-offs is both wonderful and humbling—it was a similar thing for us when we were getting ready to leave Minneapolis. I cried way more at all the send-off parties than I did on moving day when we actually said goodbye the last time! Remember those flowers; the photos and memories will help you get through the steep learning curve on the other side of the move.

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  22. So pretty! Hey, I nominated you for best Utah Mommy Blogger on utahbubble.com. Hope you don't mind :) Love your blog...

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  23. Are you trying to say that you are actually moving or something?? You're bringin' me down, man.

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  24. Gosh, the pictures are more gorgeous than the flowers! I wish I could take pictures like that!!

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  25. How sweet. I am never thoughtful enough to give my kids' teachers flowers.

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  26. What a fun and exciting time in your lives right now! I bet it's great to know how much everyone loves you and is going to miss you.

    P.S. I have a couple of empty vases in my house, if you needed to help fill them :)

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  27. All very pretty, but I must admit that my favorite would be the last one! ;-P hehe

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  28. What do Snickers say in the back these days?

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  29. I was wondering the same thing as Andrea- what is on those snickers?? Beautiful bouquets, beautiful pictures.

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  30. Just Beautiful! Although it must be bittersweet too.

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