Monday, November 22, 2010
IT'S WEDDING WEEK
I've been having a blast here in Utah--busy, but the great kind of busy. So much to do and so little time. I PROMISE I WILL GET OUT AND READ BLOGS, JUST MAY TAKE ME SOME TIME.
Let me tell you about a couple of fun things I did. On Tuesday I went with Heidi when she went for her final fitting of her dress--SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to post pictures.
On Friday, she had a bridal shower at her school. It was so cute--the theme was fairy tales/castles. There was this cute picture of a castle with a fairy princess and she was saying, "Oy, it's been 2 years, Daniel. Let's get hitched already" It was so fun to meet the teachers that Heidi works with and to meet Connie. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of us together, but I will definitely remember to do that on Wednesday night.
I took this picture of her by the sign to her classroom. Last day she will be teaching as Miss Rob--when she returns she will be Mrs. F.
On Saturday, I ran errands and then there was another bridal shower. It was so much fun. This one was family and friends. Heidi's friend, Whitney, hosted the shower, along with my sister-in-law, Beverly. Whitney asked Heidi to tell us all about how she and Daniel met and it was cute to hear her tell the story. Well, Whitney had also asked Daniel and so she read what Daniel wrote, and it was so sweet. Every day that young man gets more into my heart. He is such a sweetie and he obviously loves my daughter so much. And, can any mom ask for anything more???
Then Whitney divided us into two teams and we had to create a bridal gown out of a tablecloth and tissue paper. These girls/women were so creative. Here are the two dresses:
After the shower, my granddaughter, Kiah, and I drove out to pick up the dress. Then we met up with Heidi and the three of us got our nails done--something I haven't done IN YEARS. While we were there, Daniel arrived from Idaho. He brought Heidi's ring. He designed it and it is so beautiful. By the way, here is the picture from when he proposed a few weeks ago.
Here is the ring:
And then last night, some of the family arrived. It was so great to get to see my little grandson, G-man. He is such a cutie. It didn't take long and we were friends. We have so much in common: a love of Target and M&M's. It was so fun that Heidi got to finally introduce Daniel to her nephew, Chris. She and Chris have always been so close--they are HILARIOUS together. They are always razzing each other.I always love having time with Chris--he is my first grandson and he has grown into a fantastic young man. He has a beautiful wife, Heather--who is here, too, after just getting her wisdom teeth pulled on Friday ; ) Also, so glad Neal and Macy are here. Macy is the photographer for the wedding. I'm so grateful that even though she is due to have a baby the beginning of January, she has agreed to do this for Heidi. She will be doing Heidi's bridals today. That is going to be such fun to watch.
More errands to run today. Tomorrow afternoon my sweet hubby arrives and Allan's daughter, Nancy, and her grandson, Xander. I'm so excited to see them both--haven't seen them since Grandma's funeral. And later in the day Lindsay and Jason fly in and then Stephen and Daphne and their little guys will make the drive from California.
Wedding day on Wednesday--that morning Wendy will arrive and later that evening her hubby will fly in--hopefully in time for the reception. Sure wish Amanda and Darren could be here, but they will be missed. Also, Evan and Scarlett and Josh will not be here, but we will be thinking of all of them.
It's times like this I'm so grateful for digital cameras and memories--these are all going to just stay in my heart. On this Thanksgiving week (and Wedding Week ; ) I realize how much I have to be grateful for. It is so wonderful to be a mother and to watch your children's dreams come true.