Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Craziness Abounds

It came. It went.

In record time.

We had such FUN!

Even though the husband did not complete his part of the prep and now I have to replace two rugs in my house. Nothing new there.

It was still a really good time!

Then engagement party is over but the planning continues. Until it gets REALLY nuts around here, I thought I'd share some photos---

Deanie set up the table with tea lights, hydrangeas and oranges.

I'm not really sure when we've had a gathering without shrimp. Engagement parties are no different.

My brother made it down! Doodlebug LOVES her Uncle!

My boys (from other mothers...LOL)-- BestSonInLawEVER on the right and IntendedSonInLaw on the left.

That's IntendedSonInLaw's mom and his niece- B. His mother tripped and fell earlier in the day but was still able to make it! What a trooper!

That is Birdie holding Baby L who belongs to one of the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

THAT is Baby L's foot. How stinkin' cute is that?!

Baby L smiled at Deanie---

The happy couple!

The bridesmaids and flower girl! (L-R: IntendedSonInLaw's sister, mother of Baby L, BFF of Birdie since they were 3 years old, Birdie, DoodleBug, Deanie, Breezy and, in front, B)

The silly shot of the girls...with a photo bomb by BestSonInLawEVER.

Y'all know my girls get crazy sometimes...well, apparently, so do their friends. That's a photo bomb by Baby L's mom. LOVE IT!

A few folks milling about in the backyard--

Corn hole anyone?

Just happened to catch this shot of IntendedSonInLaw's dad with B.

The lights are showing up now---

Time for a toast from the sisters--

It was a great toast!

They're off to a great start!

Sorry I've been so slack. Work has me crazy with MAP testing. It's two more weeks long and I'm already sick of it.

Hope to be back in touch soon!


  1. Lovely photos and what a lovely time.
    I hope you have some time to rest soon.
    I am so glad all of your girls were all home.

  2. I love all these pictures. The love just shines! And not just the future bride and groom but from the family too. Love it! You sure do know how to throw a great party.

    Just hubby a Sagittarius by chance? lol

  3. That photo of the oranges and tealights elicited an audible gasp (no kidding! That is gorgeous!) But then the photo of shrimp evened things out. LOL

    Looks like a really fun group and great time. You've kinda got yourself in a corner calling one SIL 'BestsoninlawEVER.' What did you decide to call Mr. Intended after the event? :-)

  4. Kim- Thank you! It was a great time and I loved having everyone home. But, as usual, it all ended too soon. How are you and yours? We need to catch up!

    Barb- Nope. He's a butt. LOL He's a cancer. And very devoted to his birth family. Which always leaves us wanting.

    Judy- Haha! She did a nice job on the flowers, didn't she? We did have a great time. I haven't liked any suggestions for Evan's name yet. I'm hoping it will come to me soon.

  5. Looks like a fun party and these are the things/times that make life wonderful!

    1. It really was fun. We all had a great time. Hope all is well with you and yours!

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    1. It really was. It was so great having all the girls home. How's everything going up there?

  7. Looks like a fun event! The flowers are lovely as is the shrimp! and the bride : )

    1. It really was a good time. How are your girls doing?

  8. Congratulations again to the happy couple. I agree with BB, you sure know how to throw a fantastic party. I absolutely loved the flowers with the oranges. What a super idea and so effective! You are blessed indeed with all that love in your family. Thank you for sharing the happy day with us and, hey, it's Friday already!!!!

  9. And thank goodness it's Friday because I couldn't do one more day this week. I'm just waiting for the day when you and BB can come to one of our gatherings. Now THAT will be a party!

  10. So much love and so much fun. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the joy!


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