Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lime pickles

I had never enjoyed Lime Pickles until I started dating my husband. I think the first time I tried them was at his sister's house. I had no idea what I was missing. They are my favorite on a grilled hamburger or a sandwich.

They are pretty easy to make and for those who knew Grandmother Grubbs, you know she didn't mind helping me learn to make them. There is no telling how many questions she answered the first few summers I made them. I would call and she would walk me through what ever issue I was having with them.

As I finished a batch today, I just wonder how many quarts of those tasty pickles have been made in this kitchen. I am thankful for the many skills she passed down to me and countless others in this kitchen.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bridal Portraits & Dress Shop

To see more check them out on Facebook. Portraits were taken by a local photographer, Christy Pierson. If you would like her contact information, please just comment on this post. Christy did an amazing job.

The dress was purchased at Sugar Drop in Brentwood. Jan and the team there are amazing. We could not have asked for a more wonderful experience in buying the dress. It was probably one of the more stress free purchases and decisions of the entire wedding. I would recommend them everyone!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What's a little rain?

The dress was beautiful.

The rings fit to a tee.

The flowers were fresh and fragrant.

The food was delicious.

The guest were anxiously waiting.

The cake was delivered.

So what was missing? A little sunshine, but the rain didn't dampen the spirit of the bride or groom. With a long soaking rain set in for the day some thought all was over, but for the patient 200 or so in attendance, they witnessed two people begin their life together without a drop of rain during the ceremony.

As the bride said during the reception (while raining again), the rain was calming and seemed like showers of blessings.

I will post more about the big day complete with photos soon.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Big Day

As I write this my little girl is packing the last few items for her honeymoon. In just a few hours she will be walking down the isle. Little did we know 20 years ago when she was born nearly 3 months early if she would live to see this day. Thankfully prayers were answered and she has grown into a beautiful woman.

Her father and I wish her all the best in this next chapter of her life. She may be all grown up and about to be a wife, but she will always be our little girl.

Now if the rain will only hold off until the afternoon.

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1 Day

Tomorrow our daughter becomes a wife. She has grown into a beautiful young lady and her father and I are so proud of her. But before she walks down that isle there are just a few more things to do.

* Press all the linens and runners

* Prep the food

* Buy some ice cream

* Fold the programs (yes, we finally have them)

* And 100 other little things

All will be great tomorrow. We have been blessed with many great friends and family members who are helping us. Now if only the father of the bride and I had not stayed out way too late, but that was all my fault, and family is only here for a few days. We had a few memories to make this week ourselves.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

2 Days

Oh me, it is getting closer. And, I could use a nap. Quite a bit was accomplished yesterday, but we need to make great strides today. The wedding programs are beginning to stress me out. Programs sent to the printers on Monday. Normally 24 hours for print work. Went to pick them up on Tuesday - all misprinted. Promised to reprint on Wednesday morning and call as soon as finished. I called on Wednesday afternoon - not reprinted. Would be reprinted immediately and call when ready. Well it is now Thursday morning and no phone call. I am going there first thing this morning. I still have to hand fold all 350 of them.

I refuse to let this minor hiccup spoil any of our joy this week. Just one of the reasons I planned for extra time on things.

Now to today's list.

* Cut greenery for flowers

* Dig out video camera and tripod

* Pick up her dress

* Begin arranging flowers

* Work on centerpieces some more

* Attend an unrelated surprise party

* "Visit" with the printer about the programs

* Hopefully fold the programs late tonight

Enjoy the day everyone, I plan to.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

3 Days

Did someone say 3 days? I feel like I should be panicking by now, but I am not. Who is this calm person, not the usual me that is for sure.

Day 3 list

* Pedicures and manicures for the Bride and me

* Deliver some items to the wedding location

* Pick up the programs (misprinted yesterday)

* Remind dress shop I will be there tomorrow

I have accomplished several extra things this week too. I just hope I am not forgetting major things to do. The one thing I can't forget is a surprise party tomorrow night. I will have to count on some great friends to pick up the slack when I leave for that party. Tomorrow afternoon will begin the major busy time at the wedding location.

Everyone have a great Wednesday. Hope you find time to attend mid-week church services. I know our family plans to make time for that.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

4 Days

A very productive day on Monday makes Day 4 a little easier.

* Wrap Flower Girl Gifts

* Purchase pop up tent canopy, on sale 1 day only

* Confirm actual site of wedding at the location

* Final W-M run, hopefully

* Confirm table & chair delivery

I have to admit I could not do all of this without the wonderful help of friends. I even found time on Monday to relax in a friend's pool for a while.

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5 Days

It is so close, 5 short days and it will be happening!

Now for a look at a busy Monday's to do list.

* Finish delivering food (very sidetracked at wedding location yesterday)

* Bring all purchases from attic

* Prepare final shopping list

* Confirm delivery of table and chairs

* Take program to the printer

* Scout out a "Tuesday" only sale to find which location has in stock what I need

* Find Bridesmaids gifts

* Wrap flower girl gifts

Guess I should get busy.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

6 Days

Wow, less than a week!

* Deliver food I bought yesterday
* Start bringing all prior purchases out of attic to take inventory
* Get a Sunday nap

Not a real busy wedding day, we have a few more routine things to do today. Our favorite will be heading out to morning worship here in just a while.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

7 Days

This time next week we will all be scurrying around trying to get ready for the wedding. It is so hard to believe it is almost here. We are all ready to just sit back and enjoy that special day. But before we do...

* A quick trip to our local warehouse club to purchase some of the food items to deliver to friends who will prepare it and deliver to the wedding

* Enjoy the Bridesmaid Luncheon today

* Make my shopping lists for later in the week

Enjoy what looks to be a beautiful Saturday everyone.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

8 Days

So thankful nothing is back today from yesterday's list!

* Finish 1000 things at work (ok not quite that many) so I can be off until after the wedding
* Hopefully go to movies with bridesmaids - we want to go see Bridesmaids
* Hair appointment today, so it won't have that "just cut" look

I am feeling really good about the pace of items being checked off my list. But with 8 days and counting the list will surely grow longer each day.

Happy Friday everyone.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

9 Days

Well, yesterday didn't go as planned so you will see a few things from "10 days". (This will probably be a trend.)

* Confirm Bridesmaids Luncheon
* Schedule nail appointments
* Find out what is needed for sound equipment
* Begin checking weather forecast - praying for nice weather
* Double check RSVP numbers

Stay tuned to see what reappears tomorrow.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

10 Days

Ten days to go and here are today's goals:

* Finish Music Selections
* Finalize Program
* Confirm Bridesmaids Luncheon
* Schedule Nail Appointments

Stay tuned for daily updates. this might get humorous as I go crazy.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let the countdown begin

Tomorrow will begin the final 10 day countdown to the big day. We still have all those last minute things to do, but it will all fall together.

Thankfully, the father of the bride is getting better each day. He should have no trouble walking his Little Bit down the isle. We are both so proud of the lady she has become.

I hope to do better about updating this blog after the wedding. I can't wait to share photos with everyone!

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