Saturday, May 28, 2011


Well, it looks like most wedding plans had to take a back seat this week. My wonderful husband had knee surgery on Monday. What had been put off until after the wedding was quickly moved up when he developed an infection.

A normally outpatient surgery turned into 3 days in the hospital. That really wasn't what I would call a mini vacation we were wishing for. The knee operation looks to be a complete success. The infection, well it isn't doing that great. Trip to doctor yesterday led to another procedure. We really hope progress is being made to win this battle. I guess we will learn more Tuesday when we make another trip to have it checked.

On the bright side, the stay in the hospital was amazing. Great nurses and staff were there to meet any need. The friendliness of the entire staff there was so impressive.

We a ready to put this all behind us and get back to the wedding. Thanks to all our friends for the calls, cards, and visits.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Final Bridal Tea

Yesterday was the final Bridal Tea for the bride-to-be. She has been so blessed by many friends and family. It is sad to see this chapter of the wedding end. It has been a joy to watch her open each and every heartfelt gift.

This Tea was at the home of one of my closest friends and was intended for family and close friends. The bride spent most of the time laughing or crying. She cried for the first time when Mrs. Lee arrived. Mrs. Lee is a great friend of the family who the bride has only seen a couple of times since we moved 4 years ago. She said was just so happy to see someone she loves and looks up to so much. She cried again with the opening of gift from her Grandmother - they were gifts which had once belonged to her Great-Grandmother Grubbs. I will post more about that later.

Even though it is sad to see all that come to an end - I must admit I am glad to know this weekend is filled with finding a home for those new gifts in the house she will share with the groom once they marry. The groom has been living there since last July and he is learning to adapt to new items showing up each week.

I have cherished these times and can't believe in less than 4 weeks she will be married.

Friday, May 20, 2011


The bride to be received a true gift from the heart this Sunday. My mother made her a beautiful quilt as a wedding gift. She will treasure it always. I treasure the many quilts I am blessed to have. I have one from Mama Trammell (my mom's mother), numerous that my mother made - one we even made together many years ago, I also have several my husband's grandmother made Grandmother Grubbs and I made one of those together as well.

I have never had the love of quilting that my mother has. I haven't given up that one day that quilting bug might bite me too. Here is a photo of the beautiful quilt my mother made for her only granddaughter's wedding.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bridal Portraits

The BIG day is quickly approaching. Earlier this week my little girl took my breath away. It was seeing her in THE dress, complete with the bells a whistles. Hair, makeup, nails, jewelry, shoes - all together - nothing out of place - ready for the dress rehearsal.

Last year, I had was the lucky winner of a giveaway by Pierson Portraits. We were ultra-excited. We happen to know the photographer and think she is very talented. I asked, knowing the big day was to come, if I could wait and use the session for bridal portraits. Thankfully, she is so easy to work with, and said yes.

We can't wait to see these photos. The bride and I are sure there will be too many great photos to choose from. Just a few short weeks and these plans will just be a memory. I hope to cherish the next 36 days and make wonderful memories to last her a lifetime.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Proud mother

As I think about Mother's Day, I have many great memories. Some of those are with my mother and so as a mother. I felt very blessed this Mother's Day weekend.

The decision had been made month's ago to take my mother-in-law out to dinner. My thoughtful husband said he thought his mother would like Kabuto's. (And I think she did.)

The plans had been for just my Mother-in-law, Father-in-law, my husband, and I to go. The kids have such busy lives, we didn't expect to be able to coordinate with their schedules, so we didn't really try. Unexpectedly our son came home from working out of town a day early and our daughter didn't have to work as late as expected - so a true gift to me was a big family dinner that night.

I am thankful with all my children having going on in their lives they chose to spend some extra free time with me and with one of their Grandmother's. Thanks kids, it was a great night of memories.