Friday, June 4, 2010

The Countdown is On!

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 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!


GardenofDaisies said...

Just a few more days!!! Hang in there! It is all going to be wonderful!!!!!
Just think, you have how many more daughters? Can't they all just get married right now, all at once, so you don't have to do this again in a couple of years? LOL!!!!!
Your yard is gorgeous! You've got great people helping you! Yes, the show will go on even if things are not "perfect" AND the good thing is NO ONE BUT YOU will even know! Don't stress too much sweetie!! Hugs to you.

Happy@Home said...

My goodness there is a lot going on at your house. It sounds like you are very organized and have plenty of wonderful helpers. I can tell already that this is going to be one beautiful wedding.
Thanks so much for taking a moment from your busy schedule to stop by for a visit and leave such sweet comments. I am honored to think that you would like to use my magnolia picture for your computer background. Please feel free to do so and thanks for asking.
Good luck getting everything done and enjoy every moment of this happy event.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

You are one busy momma!!! Isn't God good to send so many helping hands your way! I know this wedding will be BEAUTIFUL! Will be praying for ya this week sooo if there is anythig specific let me know!

PBKISSES said...

To quote a famous nephewism:
"You're all right momma!"
Love ya;)

PBKISSES said...

One more thing....
Looks like Haley got quite a catch...
and I'm NOT talking about the fish!

Dee said...

It is understandable to be busy busy busy for such a happy event such a this. I am sure the wedding will be fabulous.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I said a little prayer for you and your family. Yes~ I know what you are going through~child birth was easier.
Enjoy the journey!

GardenofDaisies said...

I was thinking about you today! Hope all the last minute plans are taking shape the way you need them to.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Praying here!

GardenofDaisies said...

May God bless all of you as you celebrate your daughters wedding tomorrow!!!! Enjoy every moment!!! It's going to be wonderful!!!
(I'm looking forward to seeing pictures!)