Monday, October 5, 2015

More Wedding Talk ~~The Gift Opening ~~And Hubby's Birthday Takes a Backseat

After enjoying lunch with our daughters and their hubbys,
we moved the "party" home.

My first priority was to find vases to get the flowers in water.

The decorators took their containers home
and left the flowers in bundles.
They were so beautiful, I couldn't just let them wilt.

So while everyone else napped,
I was saving flowers!
And it was so worth it!!
Callie and I enjoyed those flowers for two weeks.

Who doesn't love fresh flowers?!
The colors were just beautiful.

The cards were in this mailbox.
Thank you, everyone, who gave a giftcard!

The Newlyweds just wanted a small group for the gift opening...
parents and siblings.

An intimate setting was just right.
They were able to take the time to read each message 
from their wedding guests.

This Sunday was also Hubby's Birthday...
his 55th, in fact.
he insisted that we did not make a big deal about this.
But, who can resist a funny card?

The Newlyweds served their cake.
Wedding Cake/Birthday Cake.
It was delicious.

Take care,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday Fun ~Central High School Homecoming ~~Love My Seniors

Our fabulous band was up before dawn.
It is tradition to play the School Song 
outside our Principal's house around 6 a.m.
And then on to the high school to perform for 
students and teachers arriving for the school day.
(notice, the sunrise was spectacular)

Classes went on as normal as possible, anyway.
The energy level was high, and the schedule was shortened.
Here is my Foods class enjoying homemade rice krispie treats,
and the movie "Remember the Titans"

And a Time Management Project in my 
Personal Development class. 

Then, it was time to gather in Super Study Groups.
Everyone is showing school spirit!

It is tradition for the senior girls to wear the 
football team's traveling jerseys.

And I guess it's tradition for the guys in my group to take this shot.

Here they are a couple of years ago.

Then we gathered for the Pep Assembly.

Football players


and the Drumline.
There's something for everyone!

Since I am a "Senior" too, the girls 
allowed me in their group photo.

I hope you are all enjoying your hometown's 
fall homecoming festivities.

Take care,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Things in my House Thursday ~Welcome October

It was time to bring out the Fall Decor...

Ghosts, Witches, Pumpkins, and Black Cats...
It's a Spooky Time of the Year!

Take care,

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What'cha Workin' On Wednesday ~Celebrating Homecoming Week ~~My Super Study Students are now Seniors

Some of you remember this photo from four years ago.
It was my new Freshmen Super Study Students.
I think it is my fifth Advocate/Super Study Group.

We bond over projects...
(sophomore year)

Pizza and Ice Cream.
(junior year)

And now...they are Seniors.
I think they are looking college ready.
Don't you?!

Take care,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More Wedding Talk ~The Mornng After...

It was well after midnight when the 
last of us were leaving the wedding reception.
The decorators and the employees from the venue 
were taking care of the clean up...

The flowers were simply beautiful.
I had picked up Amy's Matron of Honor Bouquet.
She let me take it back to our room.
(Thank you, honey)

I stuck it in water in our ice bucket on our nightstand.
It was the last thing I saw when I turned out the light...
and the first thing I saw in the early morning.

Hubby and I were "up and at 'em" fairly early...
we wanted to take care of the personal items 
that our family had there for the reception.

This was the scene that greated us.
The navy table linens and lace table runners 
were to come home with us...

We quickly developed a system for clearing the tables.
And, I couldn't help but think about what my MOB friend said when she
walked into a mess the next morning after her daughter's wedding...

She said, "It's evidence that everyone had fun!"

Sooo..while cleaning up, 
I would find an occasional perfect cupcake, forgotten.

And, to whomever left 
this baby rosebud in a glass of water,
You made this Mother of the Bride smile.

After clean-up, we met family and guests for continental breakfast.

Guests had to make their way to the airport...
hugs and safe travel wishes to family and friends.

Most of these folks will never, 
ever be back here again!

This time spent with our daughters and son-in-laws,
having lunch that Sunday Morning,
was another favorite part of my weekend.

Take care,