Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm back!!!!!

Thank you so much for your patience during my absence. I missed hearing from each of you!! And, honestly, I'm ready for things to settle down and get back to a somewhat normal routine. I can't wait to read your blogs and catch up on what has been going on in your quilting lives!!!!

Wow!!! What a whirlwind of activity a wedding is!! It has been an exciting time in our lives. Shopping, planning, meeting, arranging, decorating, showers, dinners. Busy, busy, busy. But, I will say, I have had the time of my life. No stress....at least until the very day. But, I never should have been concerned. My dear friends who did all the leg work had everything organized and it went SOOOOO smoothly. Everything got finished on time, well, all except the secret project! But, there is still time for that. The Rehearsal Dinner was gorgeous and the food was outstanding! Oh, I hope someone got pics!! I was so busy and a bit flustered that night, I never even took my camera out!!

Our first child has married and is happily enjoying his honeymoon with his new bride. We received a text from them last night that they arrived safely. So glad that they let us know. (They spent two nights here in town before leaving on Monday for a two week stay in Hawaii.)

There were lots of photographers and just one has posted a few pics, which I will share with you. There will be millions of pics because literally, there were 5 photographers (all professional, and friends of the couple, who wanted to be part of the wedding) and 2 videographers (also professionals and friends)!!!

The couple did an amazing job on the planning of the actual ceremony and it reflected them both. There were 18 voices and about the same amount of instruments. Piano, organ, clarinet, trumpets, violins, viola, oboe, and a flute. The music was outstanding. The vows were written and memorized, and said with conviction and passion. The service was Christ honoring and just so special.

Now, on with life. The three girls in the family, me, Dear Older Daughter and Dear Younger Daughter all got sick right before the wedding. Colds, bronchitis, wheezing, ear infection and crackling lungs. We're off to the Dr. today for follow up visits, but it seems as if we are doing a bit better.

As soon as I'm back on my feet, I'm going to go into the sewing room and I'm going to straighten things up. I think touching my fabric again will bring on a new zeal for quilting. I am looking forward to catching up on the Geese in the Forest quilt blocks.

Maybe tomorrow??


23 comments:

calicodaisy said...

Welcome Back! The wedding photos look beautiful, and your son is very handsome. It will be fun to hear all about it over time.
-- Michele

Quilter Going Bananas said...

what a gorgeous couple!

glad the wedding went well :^)

welcome back!

WhiteStone said...

Well, those pics make coming back a celebration! We send our congratulations to all! What a joyful thing is a wedding! It was fun seeing each and every photo and hearing the joyful words of your heart.

Millie said...

Welcome back in Blogland. We all missed you. The wedding pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your son's wedding with all of us.

Pat said...

The pictures are lovely. A beautiful happy couple. Thanks so much for sharing. Sounds like it was a very large wedding. I bet the music was wonderful.

Linda said...

What stunning photo's, I love the one of the two of them at the communion table.

Karen said...

missed you! The Church looks beautiful as does the wedding party! Feel better!

*karendianne. said...

I was thinking of you today. Thank you for taking the time to create and share such a lovely post.

Blessings to the new couple and to you as well my friend. May your path back to order be smooth sailing.

Jackie said...

What stunning pictures! Everything looks fantastic! Glad you're back and feeling better!

Jeanne said...

Glad to have you back! The wedding pictures are beautiful. I wish them many happy years together.

Tammy said...

So glad you are back - you were missed. What a beautiful couple and a beautiful ceremony and day. You had to have been glowing with love on the big day. i'll look forward to seeing what your working on as you get back to your quilting. hugs!!

Sara said...

Glad your back! The wedding pictures are so beautiful. I love the one of them from above at the church. Just stunning! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

I'm glad you're back too! The pictures are wonderful -- what a beautiful couple.

Clara....in TN said...

Soooo, that's where you have been!!! LOL What beautiful pictures and such a lovely couple. The wedding must have been magnificent! May they always be as happy as they were on that day.

Phyllis said...

Hi Paula,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

My goodness you had a busy time! And how awful that you got sick - aaack! The couple looks very happy and quite handsome. I know you are proud. Congratulations to all.

Hannah said...

Lovely pictures! :-)
Welcome back to your blogging world...and your sewing! whoo! Love ya!

Diane said...

Glad to see you back to blogging, and feeling better. Now I hope you get back to sewing. Don't just jump in, think about it, take a deep breath. Don't be like me and just start sewing any old thing just to get to sew. Or, do like you want and be happy! LOL
Love ya!

NanaKaren said...

Welcome back! Thanks for sharing some of the wedding photos! They are really beautiful.

Now that you're back, and feeling better, (hope your daughter is also), take your time to settle back into your life.

Take care!
Karen

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it looks like everything was beautiful! I'm just not sure I"ll be ready for Oct! I still haven't looked for a dress for myself! And haven't started my secret project! YIKES

Eileen said...

Beautiful photos.. and WOW.. what a gorgeous couple! You must be the proudest mother in the world.

Hope you have a very Happy Easter. :-)

Sweet P said...

Everyone looks so happy and beautiful! Congrats to the new couple.

StitchinByTheLake said...

How very beautiful! And how wonderful that they are both committed to our Lord. I know it makes a mother's heart proud. blessings, marlene

Bunny said...

The wedding photos are wonderful enjoyed your celebration.