Sunday, June 12, 2011

wedding pics

Here are a few pics from the wedding reception I did.

The bride wanted a "vintage" feel, and if you know me at all you know I am crazy about "vintage" right now. I have a variety of vintage glassware, and used it for some of the centerpieces. I used a variety of flowers from my mother-in-laws garden, and herbs. I made artichoke hearts into candle holders, and covered a few vases with asparagus. I even had a great vintage suitcase for the cards. I forgot to take a picture of the old wedding photos we displayed at one end of the building. The white wreaths you see I made from coffee filters. They cost me about $8.00 a piece to make. We also had paper lanterns, and lights hanging from the ceiling. I am not sure why I did not get a picture of that. It was a great experience and I would love to do another one. Here the pics...

This was what an example of what was in each centerpiece.

This was what I displayed the place cards on. It was an old window I had purchased from a thrift store for a few bucks, and knew something could be done with it. I stapled ribbon to it, added small clothespins, and hung it. I did have to use the table for a few of the place cards also. I put them on the table and secured them with strands of black ribbon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

May number and June numbers

I am so sorry I never posted our May number. We were number....

I was ok with this small movement last month. Jason was more discouraged than I was. However I just opened our update email for June. Our new number this month is...

I am feeling a bit discouraged. I know they have prepared us for a longer wait time, but waiting is hard. I feel for those families who are waiting for their first child. I cannot imagine how the wait for them may seem soooo much longer.
I have three beautiful daughters at home to keep me busy. Sometimes it feels like we will never get there. I remember our social worker telling me there will be hard times during the wait, but I could not imagine that. I hate paperwork, so I thought as long as I was not doing paperwork life was grand. She was right, waiting is not as great as I thought it would be.

Spring is always busy for us. Jason coaches high school soccer, attends crazy amounts of graduation open houses, and has so many school obligations. I am on the steering committee for our community Vacation Bible School, and did my first wedding (I will try to post pics soon). The wedding was sooo fun, and would have been even better if it wasn't the week before VBS started. I am so glad to have Gabbie home for the summer. The girls have been in the pool nonstop, and playing with the neighbors. I love summer!!!!

That's all for now. Please continue to pray for this process.