Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Happily Settled

Dearest friends,
Thank you for walking with me and helping remember I am not alone.
Love you all.


I realized that I have not told you any details about Emma and James' wedding.
They are getting married on April 7th.
The wedding will be in Chicago.  Emma and James have been working together so well.

In fact, right from the start I thought of this quote; it is about Jane and Mr. Bingley.
Emma always liked Mr. Bingley and she has her very own Mr. Bingley now.

“You are a good girl, and I have great pleasure in thinking you will be so happily settled. I have no doubt of your doing very well together. Your tempers are by no means unlike. You are each of you so complying, that nothing will ever be resolved on; so easy, that every servant will cheat you; and so generous, that you will always exceed your income.”

Seriously.  True.

It will be an intimate wedding with only family and close friends of the bride and groom.
(With our big family this adds up to over 125)

It will be very Chicago-y.
Deep dish pizza for the rehearsal and BBQ and beer for the wedding reception.
They are getting married at Missio Dei Church in Wriglyville.
Guests can wander over to see the Cubs stadium while the bridal party takes pictures and stop at a pub if they'd like.

Emma's roommate will be doing the flowers.  She has a new business in Chicago.
I'll link it.... Carolyn is doing great things!!


This is an example of Carolyn's beautiful work!!
I can not wait to see what she creates for Emma.
(I did not take this picture.  Hopefully Em or Carolyn will pop in to share the name of the photographer.)

We have met James' family on Facetime!  Oh the modern world.
They are very sweet and so happy for their son.

Katie has her dress and shoes.  So pretty!
Patrick and I do not have our outfits yet.  

As you know there are a million details and I'm off the hook by being in Wisconsin.
We will go early and help with everything we can....we are bringing a cake from our town.
Now, how to transport it?  One of those details.

April will be here before we know it.  
I'm so excited to celebrate!  

Love is in the air,

Sunday, February 25, 2018

What'll I do

I sang this song as a lullaby for my babies.  I learned it around the time of The Great Gatsby movie....the first one.  

The empty nest is nearly here.  Emma will move to Missouri and the idea of her starting a family far away makes me so sad.  Just as sad as I am that I can't be near Matthew, Melinda and the boys and having Patrick and Shelby in California is awful.  Who knows where my Katie will be.

I've got my work cut out for me to bear this transition bravely,
because all my eggs were in one basket and I loved it that way.

It's all I ever wanted.

What'll I do,

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Happy February!

Things are quiet here at our humble home.  Most weekends I can not rise from the couch.  So I live vicariously thru my sister Cindy and her husband.  They are making the most of the winter this year with ice skating, tubing and snowshoe luminary walks.

I watched the most recent episodes of Outlander last weekend.
Thirteen episodes. Two days.  It was a very good season.

William and Catherine have been busy.
They are on a Scandinavian tour.  
(Golden Globes were too boring.  All black.)
Therefore I will show you the colorful and interesting dresses and outfits that Catherine has been wearing this week.

Sporty Kate.  This is how we all look at recess.  Our fur poms are not fox tho.

The crowd was stingy with flowers for Catherine. 
William needs a hat.

What an interesting dress.

Remember when Diana wore this red houndstooth fabric?
Cute little Chanel purse.

Katie wore this pretty white dress under the red houndstooth,
I like it.  

I like this dress very much.  Especially the sleeves. :o)

Brown is the new black.
I like it.

Very sweet.

How lovely.

Just glowing and flowing and looking gorgeous.


Harry and Meghan were out attending an official function and Meghan wore pants.
I think she looks perfect.  Like that blue on Harry too.

That is it for today.
Stay warm and take care!

Encourage one another,