Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday

Happy Friday to everyone....I hope everyone survived the storms... Today it is 67*s and the windows are open and it is chilly....We have been having rain everyday...Our back yard is a mess.... Tomorrow it is suppose to be a free day of rain and Russ and I will be working on the back yard...

We have been so busy with the rehearsal stuff and it has been raining we haven't had time to mow... UGH.... I am looking forward to working on something besides the wedding... Don't get me wrong I loved the ceremony and love Stephanie but it's time to live life again...

I have been lazy this week and it has felt great.... My home was clean since I have company coming last week for the wedding so there hasn't been much to do except vacuuming and dusting...

This morning I ran errands and for the first time I sat down and had a game plan for pet and food shopping...and I armed my self with coupons for the things we needed...it felt good to save some money...

I haven't updated on Russ's job.... They are looking for someone to replace him at his job that he is doing right now.... Well no one is interested in his job with in the company because they don't want to deal with the headaches he has dealt with all these years....Can't go into much of it right now...So he is where he is at still.... They won't tell him the job they created for him... They tell him a few things at a time and nothing makes sense... I told Russ I have a feeling he is going to stay right where he is at for the next three years...Or he will train someone and they will tell him that the new job is no longer because they didn't approve of it and they will give him a choice to retire or be laid off...So things are in limbo and it is hard being in limbo....We do know if he were to retire we could make it on early retirement but it would hard.. So we decided after the wedding and cash flow stopped being sucked out of the bank for the wedding we would try and live what Russ would make in retirement....So July it really starts but I am getting a head start.... So  I armed myself with coupons and a list for our food for the next two weeks.... And pet food...

A lot of things to ponder.... Do we renew the Sam's Club membership??? I went with my son Tim a week ago and looked around and saw a lot of stuff I see buying and dividing things up per serving... So we talked about it and we will renew it for this year and see how many times we use it and if we really save money.... Come September is our 2 year contract with our cable company....Man do they have you tied to them... With cable boxes and HD and all that... We have Hulu and love it and will not give that up...Russ is a movie watcher.... Or a TV watcher....Has to have the TV when he is home..I love it when it is off..... Our Cell company contract for our landline phone we have through them is up in October....We will be getting rid of that the day it is up...We never use it and felt like it was a waste of our money....I cancelled the newspaper..... I renewed and  it was always missing coupons or I would go days without reading it....Just not worth the $32 every 6 weeks...That's a savings of $256 a year....

Russ and I will embrace with what ever happens our way.... It's hard not knowing where he will go or what job he will be at....Right now we are blessed that he is still bringing in a paycheck....A company nearby just laid off 250 workers and it is in a small town.... Makes farm equipment...Unfortunately farmers are keeping their equipment longer or farmers are not farming anymore.... A family I know the husband and wife were both laid off.....

Don't need to be posting a sad post.... but in reality people are struggling all over.... companies are struggling all over....

We do know next year Russ and I will be gardening again....I am so glad we didn't garden.... With all the rain and with being so busy as to where we had no time to cut the grass there would have been no time to plant a garden....But next year I am looking forward to it...I will be going to farmers markets....

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.... It is going to be very quiet....I think this 4th of July will be very quiet for Russ and I.... will be doing some grilling...

Till next time...............

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

more pictures

More pictures.....There is another post with more pictures below.... there will be many more when the David and Stephanie get them back from the photographer....
 
Russ and I....
Stephanie was in tears and when David saw her he started to cry and then everyone in the church had tears in their eyes.... it was a beautiful service....
The cake, it was small but those are all cupcakes that everyone got....
The reception was at the church in the gym.....
What they got married under....Stephanie wanted a garden theme wedding....
My son Tim
My Hubby..... we celebrated our wedding anniversary on Father's Day...29 years!! He has been my rock.....
 
 
 
 

A picture here and there

I tried down loading pictures and my husbands computer has a very slow processor....I tried several times and it wouldn't work....today it did...these are pictures my daughter in law took...
David's sister Kim and the bridesmaids did this to David's car....
This is the funny cake I did to bring some laughter to the rehearsal dinner....David loved ninja turtles growing up and Stephanie loves flowers....Cake got messed up when David carried into the church...
 
Before pictures of the bride and groom....
My son Tim and my daughter in law Jessica and baby Sarah still baking in the oven...
My daughter Kim as the bridesmaid.....

Monday, June 22, 2015

Back to normal....

I wish I had pictures for you of the wedding.... I an using my husbands computer and all the pictures are on my lap top.... My battery charger died and I have ordered a new one...

Friday night was the rehearsal dinner and we had some problems.... Never got a picture of the food... I had 7 crock pots going and none of them except one was heating... they were all new ones to...We realized one of the plugs on the wall was not working.... So we got an extension cord... but in the mean time Sharon (nephews wife) and Debbie (niece) and Jessica (daughter in law) help me run stuff to the microwave to start the process of heating things up....What a hassle....Finally everything started heating up but they were getting rehearsal done.... I just let go of my stress and said what ever....Everyone commented saying the food was good...I was exhausted.... I took everything home and washed dishes at my home....I am talking about the crock pots....Everything else was paper products...I was one stressed lady.... Never will I cook like that for a crowd.... I will cater like I did Tim and Jessica's wedding...

The wedding day was beautiful.... Stephanie was a beautiful bride and when David saw her he started to cry.... My son never cries.... Everyone in the church had tears in their eyes.... It was a beautiful ceremony.... The reception dinner was fabulous.... I can't wait to show you pictures...

Sunday was Father's Day and it was our anniversary.... 29 years.... We had a barbecue that my son hosted for Russ's side of the family who came into town....the new bride and groom came also as they don't leave for their honey moon till tomorrow.... So it was a fun afternoon....

Today is down time....We took Russ's sister Judy and Debbie to the airport this morning.... Tomorrow we take Stephanie and David to the airport....

Wednesday will be back to normal as Russ goes back to work.....

May you day be filled with many blessings.....

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday

Good morning.... I hope your having a wonderful day....

It is getting down to the wire with the wedding...

I have been cooking ground beef the last two days and I don't think I can eat  or look at it now... Rehearsal dinner is Mexican....  Tacos and burritos, and nacho grande, Mexican rice, refried beans... and cake for 38 people...

Can't wait to see some relatives on Friday coming in for the wedding...

We have a very busy weekend... Tomorrow we set up for the reception and the rehearsal dinner...rehearsal dinner is Friday, wedding Saturday, then sunday is father's day and our 29th anniversary... and we are having a family barbecue sunday afternoon at my son's Tim house...It will be a very busy weekend for us...

In a lot of ways I can't wait for it to be over.... for the last 6 months our life has been all about planning for a wedding, everyone just wants to start living life once again... I know Stephanie and David can't wait to start living life once again....

Haven't done much with crafting..  I can't wait to get back to normalcy....

I will have pictures for you.... I cut my hair a lot.... I love it.... I want to high light naturally but we haven't had a lot of sunshine.... in time...

Not much going on around here except for the wedding and getting ready for it...

Till next time have a wonderful week and may it be filled with many blessings...

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Two weeks from today it will be their first full day of marriage......it is coming up very fast......David and Stephanie.....