Saturday, June 26, 2010
Momma, Nephew Groomsman Mike, Auntie J, Bride
300 chairs placed !!
Father of the Bride taking a moment!! He has to give his little girl away tomorrow....
Tents, lights, tables...
Friday went well....Rehearsal time was ticking right along ...Flowers were made, everything on schedule, organized chaos was going well! Rehearsal went well, Auntie J got everyone through a few practices and everyone knew there places!! Rehearsal dinner was awesome hosted by Mother and Father of the Groom!! Delicious!!! And then all headed back to wedding site to finish setting up!! What a great crew of workers! I think we finished close to midnight!!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him,
And he will make your paths straight.”
Post 1 of a Wedding...
Well, hello dear friends....It's been a while and my baby girl is married. This will be a crazy unorganized chaotic post so bear with me...plus my space bar is hanging on by a thread. Good grief!! Well the space bar issue does not hold a candle to the events of the wedding day on Saturday, June 12th. If EVER you consider an outdoor wedding, have a Plan B!! Plan A is great, wonderful, exciting....Plan B is necessity and for survival!! I now speak from experience!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
I have missed the blog world...I have not forgot you faithful companions I have met. Life is just a little hectic here! We have begun the countdown in our house....I had to put up a calendar and numbers to keep myself focused and organized for the upcoming nuptials. If I don't write it down....it leaves my memory and I walk around in a daze retracing my steps trying desperately to remember what I was thinking! The calendar is helping!! I'm not proud of this, but it's a fact of my life.
The troops have been working nonstop-round the clock-daily to get this place in order for a Backyard Chic wedding! My bride to be is the Boss (no I did not say Bridezilla!!!), my husband is Commander in Chief and Officer Yardwaterer, and I am First General. Everyone else is ranked with a little lower status they will tell you I'm sure.
We began the week early morning and have worked every evening late. We have drank a lot of sun tea, lemonade and water! I have seen enough mulch to last a while. I have taken more showers this week than in one month. We have dug in dirt, drug hoses all over the yard, painted whatever might need paint or might not need paint, (didn't the dog used to be a different color? oh well!!), trimmed trees, and planted whatever might possibly grow in a pot or the ground.
This is the result of Momma being out of shape.
The Boss and First General taking a break and too tired to find a chair!
Thursday....Ha's beau came to help...He is now First General! I gladly demoted myself to being a "gopher". What a great willing hard worker he is!! He will do anything you ask him to do BUT it can not involve spiders! :)
We took a break at 8:00 p.m. tonight and Dad, Mom, Cody and Ha went and did a little fishing....Congrats Miss Haley.!
My house is a wreck! I'm not going to try to deny it! There are lists and piles everywhere!! The basement has a corner called the Wedding Corner. It's out of control right now. I really hope all mothers that help with a wedding feel this way!! NORMALCY will return, right?
We have the most wonderful family and friends helping. Auntie J is wedding Coordinator and painted the beautiful roses for the invitation, Auntie M and Auntie L are reception decorators, great friends are mowing for us, in laws are wonderful, and the list goes on and on. We are thankful and grateful beyond words. I'm not stressing the details...the "show" will go on don't they say!! I had one minor breakdown at 3:48 a.m. one morning...didn't help that hubby was exhausted and snoring uncontrollably ... but I've overcome it ! We will celebrate and have fun. God is what needs to be the focus and he will take care of it all!!
I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me!!
I'll talk to you again soon!
I'm going to go fall in bed!