Yes, I have have five sisters and three sisters-in-law, and one of them is named Susan! Susan is the oldest of our siblings, the first child, the top of the totem pole, the one who probably changed more diapers then any of us put together! (We always helped my mom change diapers of whoever was younger than us!) When I was in junior high Susan went away to college. I didn't see her any less than I did when she was at home, as she was always in her room studying! LOL She was top of her high school class and top of her graduating college class. Talk about talent, my sister Sue (guess her name changed somewhere along the line) has more musical talent than I could ever dream of! Sue is now the MOB. Yes, the honored position called "The Mother of the Bride". And, if ever her smarty-pants needs to come in it has been for this wedding. Her daughter, the bride, is just finishing up a school year of teaching in Africa! So they have been planning and organizing the wedding long distance. They use emails and Skype and that's all, they haven't seen each other since Heather became engaged! My niece Heather, is going to be boarding a plane in just a couple days to fly back to the states.
(photo taken at a distance by a close friend)
Her wedding date is July 29, so she'll have just weeks to prepare in person. Just one favor, could you please pray for Heather and her groom, Mr. Q., that all goes well in travels? Oh, to make the love story even sweeter, Mr. Q. proposed to Heather in Africa! Whew, they'll have a story to tell their children!
Next up on our Susan list is Susan Branch. Guess who has a new blog? Guess whose book you can win? Guess which artist I've loved, admired and been cheered by for many, many years? Yes, Susan Branch. I have several of her books, and her wall calendar hangs beautifully in my kitchen. So cheery! I once wrote to Susan and asked her to write a "Spring" season book. She was missing that season in her line up. I didn't hear back from her, she's so busy drawing and all, but if she comes out with a "Spring Book", you can thank me! ;)
You can shop her store for her wonderful, cheerful and art-filled books here. I think "Girlfriends Forever" is my favorite!
(all the Susan Branch images used on this post are via SusanBranch.com)
Be sure to check out her Recipes page on her website, too!
I love my sister, Susan! And I adore Susan Branch's artwork! How's that for a Wednesday double love?Hugs, Heidi