Friday, April 18, 2008

Wedding blurbs!!

Almost 1 week since my baby girl got married. Can't believe how fast this week has went. They are off on their honeymoon, enjoying wedded bliss (I hope) The wedding was daughter was so beautiful in her wedding gown. I have to say, my husband was very handsome in his tux, topped off with his handsome grey hair. I had tears in my eyes while he walked Ashley up the aisle and when he gave her away. Of course, no wedding gets away without at least one little hitch and we were lucky enough to have two! Sawyer and Kennedy! Sawyer (our younger grandson) would not go up the aisle with his older brother and threw a fit at the back of the church. Grant did a wonderful job as solo ringbearer. Kennedy, the flower girl and daughter of my cousin was doing a good job until she got about half way up the aisle. Then something happened and she had a major meltdown. She went running to her mom and started sobbing so loud that Amy had to take her out of church. Everyone laughed it off. I think anyone that expects a 2 year old and a 4 year old to be model members of the wedding party are in for a rude awakening. You should expect them to misbehave (and I did) After the wedding, we had the reception at the Harvester Room (old Eagle's) It was really nice. I would say there was around 150 people there. Went through a lot of beer and champagne and food. I think a good time was had by all. The greatest thing for me, besides it was my only daughters wedding, was that my nephew Chris was able to be with us to celebrate. He got to come home for 16 days and it was great. Now he's probably back in Iraq by now for 3 more months. At least he can look forward to an end to that madness. He's supposed to get out in September and that will be a relief to us all.
Now, a list of things that don't matter when having a wedding.....
1. It doesn't matter that the word "nephew" was misspelled on the programs. Newphew isn't a persons name, so who cares!

2. It doesn't matter if the frosting on the cake isn't the color it was supposed to be, even though the baker swears we changed the scroll design from pink to green. It all worked out. No one knew that it wasn't supposed to be that way. The cake was yummy, everyone enjoyed it and my former sister-in-law paid for it. (that was really nice of her)

3. Those stupid favor boxes....forget them. I spent several hours filling those little boxes with candies and mints just so people could destroy them, throw them around or just ignore them. If I had it to do over again, I would take those expensive personalized M & M's and put them in a bowl by the cake and let people help themselves (or not) just like the nuts.

4. Speaking of the M & M's.....those things are expensive (very) and I don't think anyone appreciated them. Big waste of money, but the bride wanted them and I was not going to tell her no!

5. The decorations don't really matter either. I had several people tell me that we did a good job with the decorations, but if there had been none, I don't think it would have mattered. People are only there for the food, free beer and the dancing.

The one thing I would do that I didn't get the opportunity to do..... I would take the groom's parents, along with my husband and go around to each table and introduce or be introuduced to each person that was there. I didn't know half the people that were there because they were friend's of the groom or his parents and I don't think the groom's parents got to meet any of my family. Just something to think about.

So anyway....I'm no longer the MOB(mother of the bride) but I'm still a FMIL(future mother-in-law) until September anyway.

Wedding thoughts in Kansas. Colleen

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Chris is coming home

My nephew, Chris is coming home from Iraq! Wish it was for good, but he does have to go back for a couple of months. He will be here for my daughters wedding and hopefully, will be out of the army by the time my son gets married in September! Chris is like a son to me. When he and his sister came to live with my parents, he became a big part of our lives. Everywhere we went, Chris and Jackie usually went too. It was kind of like having 5 kids instead of 3. As they have grown up, they have both kind of grown away from us (as most kids do) but I know that they know their roots are here, in Kansas. They will always come back here, to the people who love them. Anyway; can't wait to see his goofy grin and give him a great big hug. I won't want to let him go!
Happy spring!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The dark times are over and I can get on with another, fun.
The daughter is getting married in just a little over 3 months...April 12th. so we are going full speed ahead with getting stuff finalized on that. And, we are going to have another wedding, maybe in September of this year. Middle child and his girlfriend got engaged at Christmas. I was really surprised...I didn't know if he would be willing to get back into the marriage pool again after his first fiasco of a marriage. But, this young lady is so different from the cow he was married to first. Different as night and day. I actually think the first wife did a favor, by leaving him. I can't wait for another wedding, but our checkbook is saying different! Ouch!!! Guess we'll get through it just like other people.
Anyway, hope the new year is a good year for everyone and I hope we are all around for the next one.
2008 in Kansas. Colleen