Friday, January 30, 2009

The auction

Okay so we did a service auction for our Enrichment this quarter. And here's a little background on it. First, I'm sleeping a little better now that it is all over. I was sooooo stressed and tried really hard to make it be all that it could. The last enrichment, as said in a previous blog, only had 9 people show. I felt awful from that. I was determined that this time I would do everything in my power to get a better turn out. We threw out a few ideas of what to do and finally settled on a service auction. The basic idea of this is that all the ladies volunteer to do various services sometimes it is something handmade, baked, crafty, help with something, babysitting, etc. Then that night you fill out a survey and get points for a variety of things- saying your prayers, exercising, brushing your teeth, etc. And those points allow you to bid on the things other people have submitted.

So in prep for this we decided to keep the food simple. Soup with bread bowls and cupcakes and fruit for dessert. The day before the person who was making our bread bowls calls me. Our original goal was for 25-30 people (considering the 9 that showed up last time.) She and I both agreed that it would be horrible to not have enough bread bowls because let's face it that is the main part of the meal and what makes it nice. We knew a lot of people had talked about being there and submitted items already. So we decided to make 45. We set up tables for 36. As people started arriving I'm like wow, wow, wow there are a lot of people. We had to put another table out. In the end we had just over 40 people!!! I was beyond myself!! I mean my goal originally was 30 and I lowered it to 20 (2 times what we had before) just so I wouldn't be too disappointed! So the evening was awesome to me. It made me feel like all the hard work was totally worth it to have this.

This all being said. I thought I would post what I did. I put up a Quiet book that I forgot to get pictures of. And then I did these 2 paintings. My mom really wanted the Hope one, but let someone else have it when I promised to do one for her later. So I will get it done mom- promise!



7 comments:

kristin elaine said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! You are amazing, sis! I really like the hope one, too. And my birthday is in March...hint, hint. :)

Team Dyer said...

I love your paintings! You are getting really good at those. I just love the flower. So awesome.

Shauna said...

We had a great time and I appreciate all of the hard work that went into it.

Alaska Law said...

It is so hard trying to guess how many people will attend. I'm glad you had such a great turn out.

L-squared said...

You really did an amazing job with it all! It was my favorite enrichment and I've heard many others say the same thing. Thanks for all your hard work. Your paintings are soooooo beautiful!

Kelli said...

WAY TO GO SAM!!! What an incredible turn-out. I bet the stake RS Enrichment counselor would be real proud of you....hehe

Lechelle said...

You did such a fantastic job with the enrichment activity. Everyone loved it, I know I did. Thank you for putting that together.

And I agree with everyone else, you are very talented and I love your paintings.