Friday, October 21, 2016

Sneak Peek Of What I've Been Working On

The wedding is tomorrow, so today my crew and I set up the reception space. We filled cylinders with water and flower petals and floating candles, moved tables and wiped chairs and vacuumed.  We put on the tablecloths and napkins and flatware. We helped to hang curtains to hide the kitchen from the fellowship space where the reception is being held.  We pinned tulle on the chairs on the aisles and tomorrow I will add little pink sprays roses in little vials of water.

I made the bouquets today, and I'm pleased with them.  I also made two boutonnieres, that look great.

With the rest of the flowers I'll be putting together two floral arrangements in containers for the sanctuary.  

It all looks so pretty and I can't wait to show you.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wedding Work

I am working on details for the October 22nd, wedding that I am helping with.  I got all the tablecloths hemmed, thank goodness!  What a job!  

Now I need to get some items for the sweetheart table. Pinterest is a treasure trove of inspiration!

From Glam - 

To simple -
And everywhere in between.

Lots of flower inspiration, too!

Tomorrow, I am going to the wholesale flower place in the morning, so I can get the flowers into warm water and get them opening up.  I will be putting together two bouquets and two boutonnieres on Friday.

Late in the day on Friday I'll be setting the tables and putting the centerpieces on.

Here is a photo from when I was testing them out.  The bride is having pink and green for her colors, and saw this idea on Pinterest.

Lots to do over the next few days.  The wedding is nearly here!

I'll take lots of photos and share them with you on Monday!

Autumn Is Here

Though we are having warm, nearly hot weather this week.  Last week when I mowed I wore a light jacket.  This week I was in capri's and my short sleeves rolled up to avoid a 'farmer's tan.'

The leaves are changing in earnest now, and these are some photos I took today while mowing.

That crooked tree on the right really blocked my view of the red tree!  I'll have to take a walking tour of the property soon.

Our Red Sunset Maples are just beginning to turn.  They are always lovely.  I'll share them in a few weeks!

What is autumn looking like in your area?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Four Generations

Today was a family day.  It was a day for newborn cousins to meet, 
 Isla (eye-la) and Klaire 

Sister in laws to hold each others babies

 Four Generations - my mom, my son, his daughter and me

 Another set of four - my mom, my daughter, her daughter and me

Big sister holding baby sister on the right, and cousin on the left!

Our nieces (Tim's brothers' girls) came over today to hold the babies.  This is the only photo I have of them.  Here Shelly is holding her first cousin, once removed.  Shelly then Skyped with her dad and mom in Africa and they got to see the babies, too!  So cool!

Tim always called Emma 'his little package.'  I love this photo of his package holding her package!

Family is a beautiful thing.

Grateful for everyone of them!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hydrangea In Autumn

I'm enjoying the hydrangea with their autumn colors.  They will dry nicely too and I'll be able to enjoy them through the winter, as well.

Joining the girls at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I'm So In Love!

With these little darlings!


Isla (pronounced eye-la)

Last evening the family went to see Kayleigh and Klaire (and Nate, too!)

She's such a wee girlie, but oh so sweet!

Great-grandma Birdie loved holding her.

I had a solid nights sleep last night - the first in two nights!  The new parents are not so fortunate, but are making up for it with naps.  
It's a rough life, but somebody has to live it!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2 Grandbabies In 2 Days, Born Less Than 24 Hours Apart!

Klaire Annabelle made her arrival this morning at 1:14 am!  She's a tiny little peanut 5lbs 12.4 oz and only 18 inches long!  She's healthy and an eager nurser!

She came fast, so I missed the actual birth, but was there shortly after!  I got to hold her and enjoy her for quite a while.

Big sister Kamryn just got to hold her!  Nate sent me this!

My heart is so full.  

Thank you God for these precious grandgirlies.  May they grow in grace and in the knowledge of your goodness.