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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Second Cousins

All four second cousins made it to the wedding.  Four boys in 18 months makes four great grandsons for Mom.

What are the odds of getting them all together for a picture and all happy at the same time?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Naked Cake

The wedding was wonderful and fun.  I think it was everything that Meagan had hoped for and envisioned.  I didn't take any pictures and am waiting for ours from the professional photographer, Alisha Hurt, http://alishahurt.com/ .

In the meantime, friends have been posting their personal snapshots on facebook, so I copied this one for my own use.

The cake went together with absolutely no problems, despite the fact that my heart was pounding and my hands were shaking as I very carefully transported them to the site and stacked the tiers.  Our wedding day coordinator artfully arranged the berries at the last minute so they wouldn't get soggy and Meagan made the silhouette cake topper.

The cake is sitting on a framed mirror that I had found at an antique shop a couple of weeks ago.  It was the perfect size and perfect style.  It will be hanging in our barn apartment soon.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Do I Have Time for This?

Why yes, yes I do.

We had everything that could be set up done by around noon.  With great friends and family to help, I turned the reins over to the wedding coordinator, Alicia, and she's doing a great job.  We're all very relaxed.  The weather is beautiful, but the wind is blowing harder than necessary. 

This is the sky that we woke up to this morning.  It looks like we live at the base of a snow covered mountain, but we don't.  That is a bank of clouds or fog, I don't know which, but it was very disorienting to see that out there this morning.

This is from a little bit of a different angle.  It was a far as the eye could see.

It looks like we're TPing the pavillion, but we really aren't.  We're battling the wind trying to get the drapes hung.  Of course, Harry had to come down to the chapel to see what's going on.  The guys really did a great job getting them hung according to our specifications.  Patient guys.

It's time to deliver the cake.

Wish me luck.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tomorrow Is THE Day

OK, tomorrow is the day that we've been working towards for two months now.  Wow, it went fast.

My biggest anxiety has been the cake.

It is frosted and safely stowed away in the refrigerator.  Everything turned out straight and I managed to put them together without breaking any layers.  Whew!  Big and scary.  I didn't go grocery shopping or feed Tom all week because I knew I had to make room for this behemoth. 

Tomorrow I'll take them to the site and put them together.

Everything else is ready and waiting to be set up.

Rehearsal dinner tonight at our favorite restaurant...Indian food.  Yay!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Hardscape Done

We've finished the hardscape in our front yard landscaping project and it's ready for planting.

Here's one side of the walkway viewed from the front door.  I used the rest of that old saltillo tile that we took out of the house to line the top of the retaining wall so that nothing would grow in there, but I ran out.  Will have to figure out how to get some more or get some other kind of tile.  I already found some on craigslist, but haven't heard back from the seller yet.

The view walking up to the front door.  I planted a low growing Lime Thyme in that flagstone patio area.  Theoretically, the thyme will spread to all the cracks between the stones and will be nicely aromatic when walked on.  It's also supposed to be evergreen and hold up well to foot traffic, not that we walk around in that area much.

This is the other side viewed from the front door.  I already planted two white plumbagos and some lavender trailing lantana about halfway down to the corner of the house.  The lantana in the back yard is growing fantastically, so hopefully these will, too.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Wedding Sneak Peak

Tom has been working on building a stand for the old farm sink that I bought at the flea market last year.  There was no small disagreement as to how it should be built.  I gave up and left him to it and this is what he came up with.  I think he did a fantastic job.  It's intended purpose is for cleaning veggies out by the garden, but before that, we've found a use for it at the wedding.

And here are a few of the decorative items that will be used.