Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Bit Before & Way After The Festivites

Just sayin' hi! And showing you the two photos I took before we set everything up for the wedding.This was the welcome sign the kids got ready to greet guests.

The weather held out. And we were able to get the three toddlers out of the locked bathroom after the handle fell off on the inside of the door an hour before the wedding. 

But it's all over now. The lawn is beginning to recover, and the mounds of bedding and table linen have all been washed.

Besides the wedding, we got to the zoo, threw a fifteenth birthday party, and one day went for a swim. 

This is my quiet companion for a little while now as we smooth things out. I'm a little exhausted, exhilarated, and have a bit of a back ache and sore throat. 

Feelin' a bit rumpled.

But I've ironed just a few things for therapy. The small pieces.

And one or two favorites. 

There's a pile or two that will never get done. . . .

It's been a sweet and wonderful time. We would do it again next week if we could!

Thanks so much for all your wonderful well wishes!
 I'm looking forward to catching up to you all again!



  1. Looks like you had an awesome time, as represented by the ironing :) hee hee! but I know what you mean, family can be chaotic but it's the greatest!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time although somewhat hectic but there is nothing like having family around. I always find that it's rewarding to clean when everyone is gone and get back to "normal"?
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. weddings are so much fun and alot of work. The memories are worth it. Sounds like you had some wild ones to remember. Now it is time to take a nap.

  4. I have been thinking about you all weekend and since! My brother there, said that Saturday was pretty windy, so I was a bit worried for you. Sounds like it all worked out well!
    I have my ironing board up, too, but I don't perceive it as relaxing as you do! With our rain and 45 degree weather, a nap sounds pretty good! Hope you get one too.

  5. Sounds like all went well, minus a few "glitches." Congrats on handling it all swimmingly!

  6. I can't wait to hear all about it...once you've recovered! ;-D


  7. Wow, how do you keep up. But I bet it was a blast. I can't wait to see some pics. I love how you use ironing as therapy. Can I send you some of my linens to iron??? lol.

    Get some rest.

  8. I just love the chalkboard sign. How true that is! I'm glad everything went really well and you all had a fun time celebrating the wedding and other life moments too. It's a big job to host in one's own yard for an event like that. We did our daughter's wedding in the yard (with a caterer) but all the other work was enough. Now you can relax. :)

  9. I'm sure it was simply wonderful. A garden wedding is just the prettiest event!

  10. Jacqueline, It seems a good time was had by all. I love weddings. That saying is wonderful on the blackboard. Something to file away for whenever the time may come again. I'm glad to see that you got to relax a bit afterwards!!..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  11. Hi J,
    Well I am glad to hear a good time was had, and things are getting ironed out:-) I like the sign, I had seen one similiar on Pintrest and thought it was sweet... Yummy roses!

  12. hello
    un brin de nostalgie quand la fête
    est finie
    beaucoup de repos
    et félicitations
    bonne journée

  13. I also think it is relaxing to iron.

  14. LOVE that first sign about choosing a seat not a side! wow! SO awesome! i am sure it was a beautiful day...especially in your magical hands! put your feet up now and exhale! ;)

  15. Sounds like the perfect day starting with that wonderful seating sign. Love it and your linens are gorgeous.
    Hope Memorial weekend brings you a much needed rest.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Beautiful post and I love that sign "Pick a seat and not a side" Wonderful!!


  17. wish my ironing was as pretty as yours:) gotta love the littles ones getting locked up right before the wedding! great memory!

  18. I missed you last week. So glad you had a wonderful time. The toddler in the bathroom story sounds like my house!

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  20. Lovely post especially the blackboard sign & gorgeous linens!Have a wonderful weekend x Kerry

  21. You make ironing look wonderful, would be relaxing ironing those beautiful linens! The wedding and all of your family activities sound so fulfilling and exciting...I have a summer like that coming up, too with many birthdays, my parents 60th anniversary, and my daughter's wedding. Life's moments to savor...

  22. Congratulations on the wedding, Jacqueline! I'm sure you came through it beautifully and that everything looked exquisite with your special touch. I'm certain it must have been therapeutic to sit/stand and iron your linens for awhile, letting your mind wander. I hope your back and throat improved. (And what a lovely sign... a wonderful sentiment for bringing people together.)


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