Blogging break

August 27, 2016

I will be taking a little blogging break, maybe about two weeks, so I can enjoy my daughter's wedding. One more week!

Most of our house guests will be arriving Wednesday with more coming in Thursday and Friday. Lots of other family at local hotels.

The food is in the freezer, the house is clean, the sheets are washed.

The seating chart is done. The dress is hanging upstairs behind closed doors, away from the cat!

The welcome bags are ready to be delivered to the hotels. The final guest count has been given to the reception manager (we're expecting 180).

Pedicure on Tuesday, mani on Saturday. My nail fungus has just barely cleared up, so I've not been wearing anything on my nails all summer. Looking forward to pretty nails.

I just want to give a shout-out to our dear blogging friend Michele at The Nest at Finch Rest. Do you know this lovely lady was so appalled when she learned I had 14 house guests staying over a long wedding weekend that she offered to drive up (she lives like 5 hours away from me), stay in a hotel, and come over to clean, run errands, serve food, etc.

Aren't blogger friends the best?! And we've never met IRL.

I thanked her and declined her offer, but she made me realize I needed to get someone in to help me clean and get ready. And I decided to take another friend up on her offer to help serve brunch and coffee the morning of the wedding while the bridal party is getting their hair and makeup done here at our house.

And my book club is going to help me fold ceremony programs Monday night.

Michele also reminded me that, no, I don't have to go to the water park and kayaking with my nephews the couple days before the wedding if I'm too busy or overwhelmed. (I am hoping all will be done, though, so I can relax and begin to enjoy all the festivities.)

Why do we feel we need to do everything ourselves?

Thank you, dear Michele, for that (gentle) kick in the butt.

So now I'm getting excited. Just hope I can sleep; I'm the kind of person who can get wound up, and then be up all night!

Nothing left to do now but praise the Lord for His awesome answer to prayer in bringing these two wonderful people together.

I'll see you all in a couple weeks.

xo Deborah


  1. I have been thinking of you, dear Deborah, as you and your family prepare for the wedding. Oh, what a splendid time this is for all involved. I hope you have a blessed time with family as your house will be filled to the brim with love and laughter. Know that ALL of you are in my prayers :)

    And sweet Michele.....what a DARLING lady :) She is so incredibly kind, loving, and thoughtful. Yes, blogging friends are the best {{smiles}} Love and hugs!

  2. Have a beautiful, fun, loving time. I look forward to seeing photos afterwards.

    Don't stress, just take one day at a time.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

  3. Dearest Deborah,
    Wishing you and your entire family a very blissful wedding period. The special days leading into it and the wonderful wedding day itself and also afterwards... ENJOY and praying that you can relax for getting a good night sleep.
    Sending you hugs and blessings and indeed, what a TREASURE Michele is!
    Yes, so far for the past eight years I've personally learned that blogger friends are deeply kindred spirits!

  4. Wishing the BEST of everything that is good, lovely and beautiful.


  5. All the festivities that will be going on these following days will be a true delight and joy!
    Just listening to you give us the run down puts a grin on my face from ear to ear. I am so excited for your whole family as you have seen the hand of God and will continue to see His hand on this lovely couple. Blessed wedding wishes are sent your way!
    Michele is an absolute darling!!!! Bless her sweet soul.
    Enjoy what is yet to come, sweet lady.

  6. Now that does sound like Michele. Oh the things I could tell one her, but am not allowed. This is going to be a blessed and beautiful wedding. Enjoy it all and do take tons of pictures!

  7. I know---3 kids down in the last 4 years and 1 to go. You deserve some time to plan, take care of details and most of all, RELAX before the big day. And then you can be there to give of yourself!

    I simply love Michele...she is the best!

    All my best wishes, love and prayers!


  8. Deborah,
    Wishing the very best to you, your family and the lovely bride and groom on their wedding day. It's going to be perfect, so relax and enjoy! Cant wait to hear all about it!

  9. What a beautiful blogging friend. Just wow! All best wishes on the wedding weekend. I'm sure it will be perfect, even if it doesn't all go as planned. Sometimes, those are the best moments.

  10. Dear Deborah, Best wishes to all your family on this joyous occasion and all the very best to the happy couple on their special wedding day! I know it will be perfect. Enjoy your break and every minute of the wedding. Thinking of you and sending big hugs your way! xo

  11. Yes, blogging friends are so dear, and Michele is that kind of wonderful person! Enjoy your daughter's wedding, and I wish them the very best. God's prayers were indeed answered, my friend! Love and blessings to all of you as these two lives are joined as one. I'll be thinking of you...xo

  12. You sound fully prepared, but yes, you should definitely go to the water park or kayaking instead of making sure the coffee cups all have their handles facing the same way ;) You will want to savour all the fun just like everyone else, and any hiccups will be dealt with from all your guests ... you'll see. I'm sure your house guests will all be pitching in in ways you never thought about. Best wishes to the bride and groom - what a happy picture of them! Enjoy yourself and try and stay calm :)
    Wendy xoxo

  13. Awww, isn't Michele the sweetest! Have fun celebrating your daughter's nuptials! Can't wait to see the photos when you return from your break!

  14. Enjoy every moment of your daughter's wedding - such a wonderful time for your family! Wishing the happy couple all the best. Yes, Michelle is a dear <3 It's going to be a happy whirlwind! Hugs xo Karen

  15. Hi dear Deborath ,, yo deseo que disfrutes mucho este tiempo con tu hija , es un muy buen momento para estar con tu familia ,, nosotros te esperamos

  16. As mother of the bride you are to savour every moment of this special occasion and I'm glad you reached out to let others help you.

  17. Have a WONDERFUL time.

    As for what you said about's just what God tells us to do for one another. HE is the one that gave me the idea. I am so so so happy you got some help - enjoy every single second, it goes so fast. Golly, your daughter is just the cutest gal. She is going to be so beautiful on her special day. Praying for good weather- I know some cooler weather this weekend is predicted.....hope it goes as far as next weekend, too. My daughter's anniversary was yesterday! : - ) They had perfect weather! HUGS! ♥♥♥

  18. How lovely! A wedding♥ I hope you have a great time ♥

  19. All the best for a beautiful day, Deborah!

  20. Well, this is the weekend! I'm sure it will be a beautiful day. Can't wait to see photos.

    Blessings to the newlyweds!!


  21. Hi sweet friend! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you have been in my thoughts {{smiles}} Love and hugs to you!

  22. Hello Deborah, I want to congratulate you on the marriage of your daughter!! How exciting and I wish your daughter happiness in her marriage. I enjoy looking at some of the photos on Instagram!! You looked so pretty as your daughter too. Take care and hugs, Julie xo


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