|Closeup of the bridal bouquet.|
It was perfect, the wedding. I'm grateful everything came together so beautifully. My daughter looked radiant. And I have a new son! I always wanted more than three children, and now I have five, with a beautiful daughter-in-law as well. We have been blessed.
I will post some more pictures when we get the professional ones, but here are a few hastily taken by me on my iPhone.
|The beautiful bridal party, getting ready at our house that morning.|
|My eyes are closed, but love this.|
|So wonderful to see the love these two have for each other.|
Our last guest, my mom, just left yesterday, so I am slowly getting back to normal life, and realizing it is fall, if not technically, at least weather-wise. It's my absolute favorite time of year.
Right now, the windows are open, the temps are in the 70s, and we have sunshine and low humidity. Love it. Michigan does fall right. In my opinion, it's her best season.
So what am I going to do with my time now that I'm not planning a wedding?
I have all kinds of ideas and plans running through my head. The beginning of a new school year always feels like a fresh start to me. The humidity, that oppressive and dulling force that causes such languor, has been blown away by a fresh wind. Possibilities abound!
There's a kitchen and bath reno planned. The kitchen cupboards have already been emptied. There's a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to see the beautiful fall colors. There's painting to do, and I'll be organizing a craft/writing room for myself (I'm taking over my daughter's bedroom). I've already planned my writing desk to be positioned so I can see the birds at the feeders. I'm determined to do NaNoWriMo this year, and not just for one month only.
And I'm learning to knit socks. Kind of. Help!! I don't know what I'll do when I get to the heels. None of my friend knit. Watch You-Tube videos? I sure wish some of my blogger friends who knit lived close. I'd provide all the tea and scones you want if only you'd sit with me and help me through these!
|Yes, the Very Bad Cat chewed through my yarn last night.|
I'm figuring these socks are going to be worth somewhere around $350 if they ever get done! And that's earning way less than minimum wage. ha. But I won't be selling them. I'm planning on being nice and cozy in front of the fire this winter, with these on my feet, and a book in my lap.
It's good to be back. I've missed visiting with you all.