Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Swopes Farewell Dinner

On Saturday, May 24th Julie and Darrin Zaruba hosted a memorable Farewell Party for our dear friends Eric and Deanna Swope. It was an intimate dinner party with the closest of the Swopes friends. (Pictured, front row: Valynda, Darrin, Julie. middle row: Kay, Angie, Stacy, Eric, Deanna, Sonja, Brent. back row: Steve, Terri, Jeff, Danny, Ken) (Pictured, Angie, Deanna, Stacy, Julie)
The Zaruba's recruited Terri Skiba and family to cater the evening. While listening to local young artist Andy Brown play the piano, we enjoyed culinary delicacies in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I especially loved the guacamole dip and the chocolate crepe dessert (pic. left)!
At the end of the evening we gathered in the Zaruba's family room to share stories about Eric and Deanna and to express what we appreciate most about them as people and friends. There was Laughter, Tears, Hugs and a prayer of covering as they move closer to family in Birmingham, Alabama.

Eric and Deanna, you are deeply loved.

You will be missed in our day to day community but we will not forget how much we cherish you.


  1. What a fun party ... looks like the food was YUMMY! Ang, HOT jacket! I love it!

  2. I miss you Angie...and coffee with you and all my Colorado friends. Do you miss me, too?