Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Random Tuesday and apology for being a blog slacker!

Ok, Ok I know I have been a complete blogger slacker and I do apologize! I mean to get a post done and then I run out of time or am too tired to type so please forgive me and I promise as soon as the wedding is over to get back at it.

I've been preparing for my oldest daughter's wedding, which is this weekend. Since it's in Seattle and we leave tomorrow, everything has to be ready! I think I have all of the small details  taken care of. Things like this info. pack that I made for all the out of town guests.  It has the information for the big events plus maps on the back of those cards to get people there. I stuck them into cut off penny candy bags. Were they necessary- NO. Did I do them anyway- YES!!!
They wanted a candy buffet at the reception so I found those small penny candy bags and I stamped them with the jar logo that my daughter used on her invitation.Necessary- NO, did them- YES. Cute- You Bet!!  I think they turned all out pretty good. It is going to be a  relaxed, casual wedding. I love that!!
We are so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow I'm flying with my friend Gina, one of my daughters, and two of the bridesmaids to Seattle. I hope we can contain ourselves on the plane. We can get a little loud. We're renting a car and going straight to Ikea for lunch and shopping. The bride and my son will meet us there. It going to be a really fun few days before the wedding. 

Last weekend was a prom for my youngest daughter. It was her date's prom, her's is in 4 weeks. I can't believe that her senior year is almost over. She and her date looked so cute!  They had a ton of fun and BONUS-I got to practice making boutonnieres for her and her friend's dates in preparation for the wedding. 

The only bummer from the night was  someone landed on her foot- hard while they were playing volleyball at after prom. It's hurting more and more so we're off to the Urgent Care for an x-ray this morning. Needless to say- even if it's broken, she said that she's not getting a cast before the wedding. Priorities people. Thankfully, (for me-not her) Gina got to check out and review the urgent care center they just built near us. She liked it. Of course she had her own priorities for her son's visit.  You can read more about that on her blog. 

It seems like it was just September and the school year was starting. Now we're a month from the end of school, the wedding is here and the empty nest is looming.  I really need to figure out what I want to do, now that my job of mom is going to be over. After 27 years it's weird to think about what I want to do. I have many ideas but don't know which direction to go in. I do know that God has a plan and right now that's what I'm counting on. I just wish he'd just tell me what to do instead of me trying to figure it out. It'd be so much easier.

I am addicted to the Facebook game Mahjongg Dimensions . I have to  limit myself to a couple of games a day or I could play all day. It has provided much needed escape when I've needed it most. Challenging enough to clear your mind of everything going on and not so hard that you get frustrated. It's perfect!!!!

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Acorn to Oak said...

My daughter graduated from HS last year and I've been trying to figure out what to do too...hoping to find out what God's plan is. But, I still don't know. However, my daughter has needed me a lot this year. Even when they turn 18 and graduate they still need their moms. :-) I suppose that when the time is right, I'll know what my next chapter is going to be. I imagine that's how it'll work out for you too. Take care.

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

very cute idea for your out of town guests. I'll have to suggest that for my best friend. She is getting married in So Cal (where I am at) and she lives in Nor Cal(where he fiance's family lives). They will all be traveling down here for the wedding. That will be cute to hand out to everyone who is not familiar with this area.

The Crazy Coxes said...

Love Sarah's prom picture! So cute! Can't wait for the wedding festivities. Oh, Oh, you have to bring your laptop because we will have SO MUCH to blog about!! ;)

gayle said...

That is a wonderful idea for the out of town guests!!!

You daughters prom picture is beautiuful!!

When you get back have some down time I would love to know how you get the writing on your pictures!!