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I like the last picture (:

It just reminded of the time when I couldn't make it for a gathering. My friends wrote my name on half an A4 paper and posed with it in pictures to make it seem as if I was there with them. Sweet, non? (:

Marla Taviano

What a beautiful party! And Joanne, you look stunning!

And yes, it would be SO fun to stay with one of your friends when we come to Denver! :)


What a GREAT party! Can't wait to have you closer to me ;)

Holly B.

Such a cute little au revoir banner! Love it!

Holly @ Crownlaiddown

Shoot, I called Paula Rachel. Sorry Paula! I mis-remembered.

Will miss you Joanne! Praying for the days ahead...

Tammy S.

It looked like a wonderful day to have a party outside! Looked like a lot of fun!


Hi friend,
I pray you know how very blessed you are...friends are so hard to come by it seems. I am touched by the love these women have shown you and only wish it to for myself someday. Perhaps in heaven it will come to pass as there will be no reason women hold back there...sigh


I'm so glad it was a lovely party! And so sad I wasn't there to send you off and visit with everyone!

I'm having an interesting trip. It's not exactly a vacation, but it's been very good for me to be here!

Kathryn Stoker (Kate)

LOVE the pics. So sorry I couldn't make it. :( Love ya dearly though!



How sweet - oh, and your hair is really cute!


I miss you so.

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