My Mom retired at the end of May. So exciting. After 25 years of teaching she closes the work chapter and starts in on a bit of leisure (maybe). Woohoo mom!
Back in May the family threw her a retirement open house. It was so nice to catch up and visit with everyone. I created an invite (just for the fun of it) that was mailed and was emailed to extended family and also made a few items of decor. I tried to create those fancy tissue paper POM-POM's you see on pinterest. Tried and failed. I consider it a total pinterest fail. But the other items I made turned out cute. We wanted her to feel special. We had wanted to throw her a BIG party but she wanted something more simple with less fan fair. In the end it was a perfect choice.
We had all the family (including the kids) offer up any advice, places to travel, books to read, etc and then I compiled it into a tiny project life style book. One cute kid said she should try 'running with the bulls'. Hilarious.
I used a mini book from We R memories that is sized for instagram 4x4" photos and includes pages for 2x2 pocket cards. This small size was perfect for advice. I designed a few pocket cards to fit into the book. If I get my act together I'll show these in a future post. I'm please with how the project turned out... but like a dummy didn't snap any pictures before I finally gave the book to mom.
With all of these fun photos I forgot to get pictures with my family with mom. We WERE there...
Thanks to everyone who helped, offered advice and basically showed up to show mom some love. You are the best!