Please share some love with my little sis, who had a heartbreaking craft room catastrophe the other day. Read her post and then go digitize your old pictures!
One day on facebook my friend said she’d had a rough day and just wanted to settle down with some chocolate and Colin Firth. From there we started wishing you could buy a box of chocolate Darcys- something I think would be a big hit.
Don’t worry dear. I love you and all your awesomeness and NOT Colin Firth. Now if there was a real Mr. Darcy, then you might have a problem.
Or if there was a real box of chocolate Darcys.
Inside the Cathedral
After a full day of sight seeing My daughter’s fiance’s family threw a big dinner and shower for the couple.
We met a lot of family and got kissed a lot too! It was a whirlwind trip and I think I stayed up till 2 AM every night we were there. That’s tough on my system. I’ve been home for a week now, getting over a cold, and finally feel like I’m recovering, but I had a wonderful time.
I can’t wait to have his family up here and show them a bit of Seattle. Especially the lovely mountains out here where I live.
P.S. I have seen a sample of my daughter’s bridal pictures. OH MY Goodness they are gorgeous. I am so excited. I wish I could show you right now, but I am under orders to keep pictures of her gown off the internet until her wedding. I can’t wait to show everyone!!!
We stumbled off the airplane not long before midnight, but technically it was Saturday, so I’m, including it with our first day.
My daughter’s fiancé is a great young man, so I was eager to meet his parents. They were very nice and we had a great time. After checking in to our hotel we headed down to Cafe Du Monde to get acquainted over beignets. My daughter’s future in-laws.
My new friend buying us a blackened catfish po-boy sandwich to split. The food was HEAVEN! Our new family friends threw a couple great bridal showers for my daughter while we were there. Between their excellent Italian cooking and the New Orleans flavors all around it was a foodie dream come true. ( I know, calories! But I figured I compensated by walking in the heat for hours. I earned every bite).
And then………. according to my children I proceeded to take enough pictures of New Orleans to furnish Google maps with their street view feature. But I couldn’t resist all the lovely architecture and overflowing balconies.
On a side note, I did have to come home and buy some flower boxes for my porch. It seemed a little bare after seeing these beauties!
Yesterday was a big day in the wedding preparations world, which is pretty much the world I exist in right now. We met with the woman making the wedding cake, and she also brought some yummy cake with her.
Library at University of Washington
It was also the day for my daughter’s bridal photos. So her hair was done and the trip to Seattle was planned despite it raining cats and dogs. I bought a huge umbrella and prayed for a sun break. It cleared up in time for her late afternoon photo shoot. I took a few photos for the scrapbook of her and the photographer. Joshua from Joshua Gene Photography was great and really fun to work with. Unfortunately for you, all photos of the bride in the dress are under wraps until the wedding day. But I did snap a few pictures of the lovely locations we visited.
As enchanting as all this looked, it involved rushing around all day, eating nothing except cake samples, and neglecting my other daughters. I’m grateful to my second daughter who stepped in when daughter number 3 was having a bit of a meltdown about her 8th grade project being more lame than anyone else's. That’s life in the real world. We got home from the bridal shoot at 10 pm, I ate more cake, and then stayed up until 1 am cutting new holes in the album filler sheets for said project because I bought the wrong type of pages and my hole punch was lost.
It’s good that there’s always a little something to keep me grounded.
Tomorrow my good friend down the street is hosting a bridal shower for my daughter, and then the next day we’re off to more showers and parties in ..…….
P.S. The 8th grade project turned out more awesome than anyone else’s.
Look at the lovely screen I picked up on my last trip to Hobby Lobby. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it when we were on a trip to Utah. We came home and I dreamed about it for the next two months. When I went back to bring home my college girl I made a trip to Hobby Lobby in Orem with my sister. I picked up a few iron easels for the wedding reception. I also saw ‘my’ screen again, and it was on sale. It’s a lovely green color that looks fabulous in my house, and looks great against white walls too.
Since bringing it home I have tried out several locations. I love this area in my living room, and it’s stayed here the longest, but I really would like it in my family room just so I could stare at it more.
What do you think?