“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”  
Isaiah 139:14

This was a very special celebration and the beginning of it all!  Not only is Claudia Rios my beloved friend and we were so excited for the arrival of her precious babybut also in putting together this celebration welcoming Isaiah to the Rios nest, is where I found my passion for creating beauty and making someone’s special day unique!  

The weather could not have been better!  We prayed and prayed that there will be no rain and once more He blessed us with an amazing sky, nice breeze and the most beautiful sunny day.  We couldn’t asked for more!  But there was more… Lulu and Corrado blessed us with their amazing musical talent and great experience in getting any party going.  My very special friend and the organizer of all of this was Karen Rivera, along with the help of her sister Claudia Lemus provided us with mouth-watering food.  Everyone went back for seconds!  Then my faithful friend Ayo Garcia entertained us with fun games and prizes.  No one wanted to leave, we had to extend the celebration, no questions asked!  We are grateful to Michelle Mallet for capturing the details of this special celebration and Carolyn Jones for her incredible touch in Claudia’s makeup.  Please leave your comments and love!  

***Special thanks to the “A Team” Carla, you were my right hand!  What would I have         done without you?  Michele… thank you, you worked it girl!  Yaneth… I am grateful! 


ANTICIPATION:
      ARRIVAL:


ATMOSPHERE:
… AND MORE ATMOSPHERE:


APPETITE:
      AMUSEMENT:
      APPRECIATION: 
SURPRISE!!! Everyone gathered in front of the pavilion for Michele grand entrance!  Thankfully, her sister in law, Claudia had a gorgeous Hawaiian dress ready for her so let the Luau Celebration begin!  Karen, her other sister in law, had come up with the great idea of the luau theme!  I just came along and made all happened for her.  I was so blessed to be a part of this celebration along with the most special people in Michele’s life.


Michele, you are so loved!  I am not a bit surprised.  When I met you, I fell in love with you too!  



Family & Friends = Love & Laughter


     Lovely birthday girl!