We interrupt this wedding planning for a trip to FLORIDA!!!!!!
Let me just begin by saying, I know it is not all about me -
BUT I NEEDED this trip - I NEEDED the beach!!!
Thanks to Joel's hard work along with the hard work of his fellow basketball team members and coaches, Joel's team was invited to a basketball tournament in Florida - where they finished in second place!
Thank you, Joel!
Brian was more than amazing to me on this trip! He went out of his way SOOOO many times to make sure that I had time on the beach!
He even risked getting chewed out by an armed military guard at midnight - just to get me to the beach that first night! Thankfully the guard was nice and instead of shooting us politely showed us where to turn around and gave us directions to the PUBLIC beach!
But two days of driving . . . two days on the beach . . . three INTENSE basketball games later . . . we are back in the thick of wedding planning!
Wedding plans in a nutshell -
Wedding Dress: Alterations are complete - Megan will be trying on the finished dress TODAY! Veil is in the works. Need: head piece to go with veil.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Everyone has a dress - except Emily. Talking about it makes my ulcer hurt.
Tuxes: Picked out - my boys just need measured before 12/20. Decision to be made: Does Brian want to wear a tux or buy a new black suit?
Sanctuary Decorations: Fortunately this was easy - the church will be decorated. Just some minor rearranging will be needed. I am in LOVE with the unity candle Megan picked out!
Flowers: NOT DONE - Mrs. Parker HELP!!!!!
Cake: Thanks to Aunt Carol and Rhonda the cake is in the works - Megan just needs to look through their catalog and pick one out! Hopefully, that will not take long.
Reception Decorations: Megan and I went out on Black Friday and hit the sales at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Old Time Pottery - everything we bought was either 50 or 70% off! What an answer to prayer!!! But that being said we still need: round table skirt, tableware, candles, candles and more candles, white Christmas lights, sand, wood . . . still a few things to get!
Pictures: Nana is in charge of pictures!
Catering: Another TOTAL answer to prayer!!! TCM's school lunch lady was also a classmate of Brian's, and I think she is really giving us a GREAT deal on catering the reception. Yummy menu!!
Hair and Makeup: Megan and her bridesmaids (besides Emily who is away at college) had a trial run with their makeup. They all looked gorgeous! Hopefully things will go smoothly the day of the wedding!
My Dress: I don't want to talk about it. Too much pumpkin pie and Christmas candy has only added to my stress with picking out a dress. The only fancy dress I have EVER worn was MY wedding dress! Oh, I have worn plenty of nice, pretty dresses in my lifetime . . . but nothing that compares to what I need for the wedding. This is a HUGE source of anxiety for me right now.
Well there are the wedding plans in a nutshell! A lot done . . . but still a lot to do!
Subtract from our remaining days:
Christmas cantata practice and performance
Every Tuesday and Friday night basketball games
Joel's school Christmas program
Christmas Eve and Christmas with everyone
Joel's Richmond basketball tournament
Helping Levi get the Pathfinder fixed, titled and plated
New Year's Eve party
Megan's finals . . .
. . . there is plenty of time!!