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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Wedding Planning During The Holidays

Six years ago, I found myself with an engaged daughter and a wedding to plan during the holidays.  Lindsay's wedding was five years ago on March 1st.  

Four years ago, Emma was engaged, and we were planning her December wedding. 

Today, I have another engaged daughter and we are planning Rachel's April wedding during the holidays. 

I wrote some thoughts about planning for Emma's wedding during the holidays {here}.

Today, we went to see a venue, and we love it. It's very much their style!  We'll know by the end of the day, because it involves a date change.  Once this place is booked, everything else will fall into place.

I have some shopping to do, grocery and gift.  Still no stress here.  I decided years ago to keep my focus on celebrating the gift of His Coming! How amazing that our God would come to dwell among His creation, by becoming one of us.  

I have an Great Uncle on hospice care, and a friend whose heart is hurting...there is sadness even during this season of joy.  That is exactly why He came!  

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, Born to set they people free;From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in thee.Israel's strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth thou art.Dear desire of every nation.Joy of every longing heart.

I created a Creekside Cottage Christmas playlist on Spotify.  {here}

My Christmas gift to you.  I hope you are savoring the season.


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours.....

  2. Busy, happy times tempered by real-life upsets. May everything work out. Love, love, love the playlist. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for the Playlist (Vee sent me over, she knows I am having trouble finding the Christmas Spirit). Have a lovely Christmas.

  4. Even in times of sadness there are joys to be found, wedding planning sounds like one of yours! Enjoy it.


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