Saturday, August 23, 2014

One Week to go and Ms. Celia becomes a Mrs.!!

Well, a week from today is my only daughter's wedding and I am at the point where everything is lined up to go, there's not much more to do, except for friday which will be go cut the sunflowers for the tables, pack up vehicles to take all the stuff we need ie: candy and popcorn for the candy/popcorn buffet, decorations for the tables, banners, ser up the venue, nails with the bridesmaids, rehersal and rehersal dinner, pick up the wedding dress....this is just off the top of my head for Friday. Saturday all I have to do is pick up the bridesmaids bouquets at the farmer's market and hopefully enjoy the rest of the day! OH, Oh, Oh....I think I can breath!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

25 Years together and holding!

Tuesday I had my 25th Anniversary to my Dairy farmer husband. I can't believe I have been married that long and that I have fully grown children already!! I don't feel old enough for it to have been so long already, but I know I look it!! Hhahaa. So, just for fun, here is a picture of My husband Mike and I  on our wedding day. This is our favorite picture:

This was taken after a brief shower as the photographer came to collect his money I said to him, "I thought we were going to do some outside pictures so we stepped off of the parking lot by some trees and shot these pictures, which I am truly thankful for as they are our favorites!!

Now, don't laugh, this next picture is one I took of my husband and I last week for an Instagram post on a whim and I could of looked better, but with hair pulled back at the drop of a hat, here we are now!!

So here we are now!! He is mostly grey!! Can't believe it! I am still a brunette with blonde highlights because I like them!! Also, no make up either, so I have the "natural" look! It's!!

We got together with some dear friends of ours, one being my husband's best man at our wedding and his lovely wife who was my personal attendant. Also another precious couple and we went to an Irish Pub and had Irish food that was really good!! Seasoned well and tasty. There is nothing better then being surrounded by those you love!! Then we were surprised by a beautiful Anniversary cake made by Batters and Bowls in Mondovi,Wisconsin. It's how amazing a cake made completely from scratch can be so yummie!! She did a great job and we enjoyed every bite!!

 It will be fun to see what the next 25 years will bring!! Have a good week!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Three weeks and counting!!

Wow, where does the summer go? I can't believe I haven't written here for quite a while. I guess it's time to do a little catch up!!

The biggest news is that Celia and Johnathan's wedding is sneaking up on us super fast!! August 30, 2014, it all seemed so far away at one point.  Three weeks to go and all the time spent planning and doing things and just as one list gets completed there is another whole list to complete. Right now I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the other 50% of the wedding response cards that have NOT arrived yet and are due back here my Wednesday August 13th. I have already warned the lovely couple they may be spending next weekend trying to follow up with their guests as the caterer would like his numbers. The kids decided on a Southwestern flair for their meal. They want chicken and steak fajitas and Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas along with a black-bean and corn salad, cucumber salad, fresco beans California style, thank you sister for the recipe!! Fresh fruit and then some lovely cupcakes in Chocolate, Almond white, lemon poppy seed and Celia's favorite Apple spice. We are also having a popcorn/candy buffet. Can you believe we ordered 60# of candy? We also ordered Lindt Truffle balls in three delightful flavors: Dark chocolate orange, coconut and white chocolate with cocoa bean! YUM!! Also looking at Dove Chocolates the chocolate mint and chocolate peanut butter as the wrappers match their color theme Coral and Turquoise.

We went to Olson's Ice Cream Shoppe in Chippewa Falls while wedding shopping and here is the lovely couple!! Don't worry, we were not dress shopping, Johnathan was not allowed for that part!!

Matthias' Rachel was here from Ohio for 3 weeks too! She actually worked for a little while for the Pioneer Seed Corn pollinating corn. She helped in providing food for the world! She said she really enjoyed the research part of it and they liked her so much the wanted her to stay till the end of August, however, she has only 1 more year of University left and she starts school next week so that wouldn't work. She is a wonderful woman to have around and fits right in with the family.

I have been sewing some, it is real hard to fit in with all that is going on, however, I did manage to get Celia and Johnathan a wedding quilt made!!!! It is completely finished and I would LOVE to post pictures now, but my daughter is snoopy and can be sneaky and I have been keeping her completely in the dark about this. She "thinks" I may of made her a quilt, but she is not sure. I have been very careful to not let her see me work on it at all as I want it to be a surprise, so as much as I would love to post pictures now, I don't trust Ms. Snoopypants so I will wait to post till after the wedding. I am so happy wit h how it came out though.

I have also been doing some english paperpiecing, I am enjoying the Lucy Boston Block Bee I am in. Here are  some of the blocks I've made!

It's amazing how different each one is and the different tastes that people have in fabrics and color requests. I am happy with each one of these!!

The following two are for the Sunday Morning Quilts Bee, she wanted anything goes. 

This bock is for Leslie in the Coast to Coast Bee. this block looks mildly intimidating but I loved making it and it is on my to-do list someday!!

There are 5 blocks here. This is a postage stamp type block also for the Sunday Morning Quilts Bee. She requested 30's repo fabrics and I was truly happy to make them for her!! I was supposed to make 4,but I was having so much fun I made 5 and they arrived at their Australian destination!

These fun colorful homespun plaid blocks were for Marta in the Coast to Coast Bee and I just love how they turned out. I have a small stash of these too and I think I now know how I want to use them if they still live here, I am thinking I might have just given them away. I will check someday. :)

I have done a few more things lately, but I will get more pics soon!! I won't stay away so long either, you know, writing is truely a good and healthy outlet!!