Wednesday, June 27, 2012 was FULL!!

I know June isn't quite over, but boy has it been full so far.  And July promises to be just as busy. 
First of all, as you know, my son got married to a lovely girl the first weekend of June.  The wedding was beyond beautiful, with so much attention to every detail.  The bride and her family are so very creative and talented.  It was a true blessing.  Speaking of blessings, my other son and family came to share in the wedding with us, and that meant two little blessings of grandbabies came here, as well. Oh, they are too precious.  I know every grammie thinks that of their babies, but what a blessing this role of being Peaches to two sweet little granddaughters has been so far.  They are adorable, and I so look forward to the future with them and our blossoming family. 
Then a week later, my husband and I left for a trip to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.  I had decided to join him on his business trip, and I am so glad I did.  It was delightful. The temperatures and weather were great, got lots of walking and sightseeing in, and just LOVED being transported to another place and time to relax and enjoy.  It was fantastic.  We stayed a few days past my husband's meetings and got some more sightseeing in.   To name a few of the highlights, there was the Anne Frank Huis, the Van Gogh museum, the Rembrandt House and museum, the Rijkmuseum, the Muiderslot Dutch Castle, and lots of sites and miles in between.  What a special place.  I'll leave you with a few pics and then over the next while, I will take some time to tell you about a few of them.  Have a great day, y'all!!!
hubby and I

my two handsome sons

The bride and groom
My sweet daughter in law and granddaughters

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In my absence......

not the current edition, but just for illustration purposes!! 

y'all I'm crazy busy getting ready for the wedding!! I'm so excited.  In my absence, I'm posting some ideas from REAL Simple magazine for you to peruse....I do love that magazine, and they have such great tips and ideas. Check this one out for The BEST Everyday Cleaning Items!!!

hHopefully, I'll be back soon!!! Y'all have a great week!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bells will be ringing......

Wedding bells, that is......
This is a big week for middle child, my second son, is getting married next weekend.  A week from today, he'll be a married man!  Wow, doesn't time fly??  So, as you may or may not know, there is a lot less to do as the Mother of the Groom, as opposed to the Mother of the Bride.  I still have that role to play sometime in the future, hopefully not TOO SOON!!  The wedding will be held in a lovely little wedding chapel, and the bridesmaids will be wearing navy dresses and simple sandals.....carrying a bouquet of wildflowers.  I am excited to see how months of planning actually play out and look. My future daughter in law is very talented and has a wonderful eye for detail!

We, as the parents of the groom, are responsible for the Rehearsal Dinner, so I have been busy planning that.  I have been making some burlap runners to put on each table.  On each runner, we will have a square vase of daisies and babies breath, with lemon slices around the outside of the container the flowers go into.....onto that I will tie a navy ribbon around the outside of the square vase.  I also plan to have another container of candy (kisses) as part of the centerpiece.  Sure hope it turns out as cute as I think it will!! =)
The week will be fun, and gathering the family together will be a real blessing!! I am very excited.  Of course, I will post pictures next week of how things turn out.
Grandbabies will be here on Thursday!! So excited about that, too!!!  Can you imagine??!
What a week it is going to be!!!