When I start to complain about how busy life is right now, I have just started reminding myself that there will be a time when life will slow down again, and I will wish for some excitement. And there was a time when we thought we might not get to enjoy all the wedding festivities together. The busyness starts to seem like a blessing. A sign of life.
And in the years since my dad was diagnosed with cancer and the economy tanked, there seems to be more of an attitude in my family to really enjoy the simple things, like a Sunday lunch after church with lots of laughter.
Simple things on a Sunday afternoon like:
My brother James and soon to be brother-in-law decided they would do a little swimming in the pond.
And because my mom had nothing else going on (insert sarcastic tone), my dad decided that honey needed to be harvested too. My mom said my dad’s mid-life crisis involves bees. We have lots of family jokes involving my dad and his bees. This was Sunday afternoon’s harvest.
Drumroll, please. We are in week #6 of our engagement. You can read my engagement story here.
I have made headway on a lot of projects. I have one more week to work on things and then I will put my wedding on hold in order to help with my sister’s wedding on August 4th.
Of course I have only been engaged a few weeks but I am starting to understand why brides I have worked with in the past have such a hard time planning their weddings.
My philosophy so far has been: Make a decision and then move on. No changing of my mind or doubting myself. It’s just a wedding. No dumb wedding detail gone awry will ruin my marriage. :) Unless of course, I am so tired when I show up for the wedding that I marry the wrong person by mistake. A mistake like that might ruin my marriage. I will need to warn my bridesmaid to check me for delirium before the ceremony.
I have found a lot of free resources with wedding help that I will be sharing soon.
Wedding Budget- √
Wedding Dress- √
Cake- appointment made
Caterer- √ (still working on a menu)
Save the Dates- √ mailed
Engagement Pictures- scheduled
Reception Rentals- Reservations made and deposit paid
Bridesmaid Dresses- √
Hair and make up appointments-√
Premarital counseling set up-√
Musicians- √ scheduled and paid for
Groomsmen attire-? still looking
Programs-√ But not finalized yet
Flower Girl Dress- √
Wedding Coordinator- √
Phew I am tired. We are headed to pick out hardwood floors this weekend from this post. Yay!