7.30.2008

ode to Lynne!

These are Lynne's feet, her cheerful yellow sandals and smart black leggings.  She is so effortlessly chic.  And her house is even more charming in real life.  We had a fabulous time visiting her in California.  And I must say, Lynne is probably the nicest person that I know.  She was recently called as the leader of the women's organization at her church--the relief society--and what a responsibility!  She probably spends about 15 hours per week helping underprivileged families and women in her area.  She recently waited for ten hours in the emergency room helping an elderly hispanic man.  And she does it all with a smile.  I wish you could all know her as I do. 

26 comments:

lynne said...

oh, melissa, you are too kind. i'm a raving idiot!!! it's YOU who are the most guile-less person I know. xxoo

Joslyn said...

You both are splendid!!!!

excellent outfit lynne...as always.

xo

Amy said...

where, oh where did you get those sandals?! lovely!

Jess said...

Is that a Lynne original in the background? You two are so loving and creative!

lera said...

Love the yellow Saltwaters.

Should I be offering my congratulations or condolences to Lynne for her new calling???? :-) (I've been 1st and 2nd counselor and that is demanding enough. I can't imagine being the pres!) Good luck, Lynne!

Jen said...

Lynne, you amaze me everyday! Lean on me, friend, lean on me!

kirsten said...

i'm with lera - yikes! what a calling! (and really cute outfit!)

Rubyellen said...

love the saltwaters... so darn cute! my true just got a pair of red ones and i am seriously contemplating a pair for myself.

i must say i would love to see more of that painting... you two exude so much creativity and love for each other all the time. you guys are the cutest!

Barbara Brown said...

i just found out we live about an hour and a half from eachother. mabey we will get to meet one day. she sounds like someone i would love to meet.

Anonymous said...

Lynne, I had to figure out to place a comment just so I could add to what Melissa said. You are truly the most selfless, giving person I know and you always have a smile on your face. How lucky we all are to have you in our lives!! Ode to Lynne! --Paige

fanja said...

what a lovely Ode! you two are fantastic ladies, we need more people like you in this world x

Twinlinebackers said...

Lynne,
We only live 3000 miles apart - you should come back here and visit me! =) Lynne is awesome and she will make a fantastic RSP.
Lynne used to have a darling house and amazing style back when she was a poor starving college wife. I would LOVE to see pictures of her house now (hint hint).

Renae said...

Just called to be RS president myself--I'm into it 2 months now. I'm right there with you.

Love your yellow sandals.

Lauren said...

I echoe your thoughts Melissa - Lynne is soo stylish and the perfect hostess.

She had a house full of five adults, nine children and a dog!! Amidst all the chaos we arrived to clean rooms with fresh guest baskets. It was such a treat!

Thanks Lynne - we had SUCH a great time visiting you!!

xo

Joy said...

So cute! Love the sandals! I was recently released from my calling in our Relief Society Presidency, I can't believe how much I miss it! It is a wonderful organization!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very inspiring!
And I love her shoes!
Becky

Bethany Hissong said...

It's people like both of you that make this world a happy place to be! I love both of you!!!!

allydru said...

amen to lynne and her superb yellow sandals.

jojo-caramel said...

Very lovely yellow sandals :)

Kathryn said...

From the one who has known her longest, I have to say it is all true and more. If I tried to tell you just how wonderful Lynne is, I'd run out of adjectives.

Liz R. said...

lynne - you are the sweetest, most kind and friendly person i know! i'm so glad to know you. you are a fantastic RS president!

Tammy said...

Please don't forget that she helps aspiring writers by giving unflinching support!!!!

G and G Nut said...

Lynne always makes me smile, makes me want to do my best, makes me glad to be alive, and makes me happy she is willing to have an old granny for her friend.
Love you, Lynne!
Karen

Emily said...

I have actually said that exact thing to my husband over and over: "Lynne has to be the happiest, friendliest person on earth." And it's oh so true. Hooray for Lynne.

Audrey said...

What a sweet post! We are all lucky to know you through your blog! You bring joy to us with every post!

andrea said...

I keep finding out all of my favorite bloggers are LDS. How funny! (I am too--although I live in the south, so I'm not used to other people being LDS.) I teach in RS it is my FAV calling ever. Good luck with all the good doing!