Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Well, I can't believe it is already Wed.!!  What a busy last 5 days it has been.  I have tried to get around and visit some, but I have not done as well as I hoped.  I am coming soon I promise!  Melody is sleeping in a little this morning, so I am trying to get this done before she gets up.  I will catch you up (quickly I hope) on the happenings over here....

Sat. morning my parents arrived at our house at around 7 AM and we loaded our car quickly and headed off to Phoenix Arizona (actually it was Gilbert as my husband kept pointing out, haha, which is about 50 miles further east) to attend the wedding of my nephew Danny who is 15 months older than Melody.   I haven't seen my brother or his family in over a year and a half, and we were all really looking forward to it.  The drive went MUCH quicker than I thought and less than 6 hours later we were walking into a brand new REALLY nice hotel.  We rested a bit, caught up with Mike and Mel who had come in the day before (they had soo much further to drive) and we got ourselves ready and headed over to the wedding.  What a lovely wedding it was in every way.  The ceremony was great and everyone looked soo good.  Here are a few pics of the event.  How I wished I had that new camera I've been wanting as mine does NOT do justice to how pretty some of these things were....

My mom & I & Jeff

Aren't they cute?

My nephew he handsome or what???  Though you can't see his pretty blue eyes with his glasses on...BUT it was REALLY sunny!  lol

Such a handsome couple

Her dress was just GORGEOUS and her mother made the whole thing!

Mike & Mel ~ cute pic


My brother David & Jeff worked together for years and sooo enjoy each others company. 

Mel came back with us from the wedding to spend just a couple of days.  On Monday Mel & I drove down to San Diego so that Larissa could help Melody register for her baby shower which will be in July.  She was sooo much help that we just couldn't thank her enough.  In fact, I really was just along for the fun of it as I am no longer up on all the "gear" a baby needs, haha.  There are soo many wonderful things now that sure would have been nice to have when I was the young mom.   We had a wonderful dinner that Larissa had prepared before we ever left for the store, and visited for a while and got back home around 9.  Yesterday Mel & I hit a couple of fabric stores and made some decisions on the bedding for the baby's room.   I think we have settled on the fabric that matches the quilt that wonderful Noreen from Life's Blessings is making for me.  I am soo excited about it all, but I don't think it matches Mel's excitement.  Soo fun.  I am anxious to get the fabric ordered so I can get busy on it all.  I am going to make the bumper pads, the crib sheets, the bed skirt, the valance for the window, a pillow for the rocker and some liners for the wicker baskets.  I am also going to make 4 little stuff animals out of the fabric as well.  Think I am going to get this all done by the 9th of July?  I best get busy is what I am thinking.   I have finished 2 sets of nighties with matching receiving blankets, and have cut the next set out.  I have fabric for one more set as well.  I am already behind my planned schedule as I was wanted to have this done before the wedding.  Oh well, they really go pretty quick.  Mel has seen them since she was here and I didn't want to put it all up,  (not many places to do that here, haha) so I will post pics as I get each item done.  Nothing is stressing me too much but the bumper pads as I have a few options on how to go.  If any of you have any suggestions about this, I would LOVE to have them.   Mel is up now and in the shower so we have the rest of the morning to enjoy together.  She has to be at the airport by 2.   : (  Hope you all are having a wonderful week.  I will visit some more this afternoon after I get back from the airport. 


  1. Looks like a great wedding. I know Tim and Kristi had a great time spending time with you and your family.
    You certainly do have your work cut out for you with all that sewing. I am anxious to see everything when it's done. Enjoy your day and don't be too sad that Mel is leaving. :(

  2. What lovely photos ... I can't believe that the MOB made that dress ... it's gorgeous! Glad you got a couple of extra days with Mel.

  3. Well it seems like each weekend tops the one before..this is great and all that sewing, now that sounds fun, it inspires me to get back on mine. I can't wait to see what you have made.
    The pictures are just great....beautiful wedding...and I sooooooooooo love the pictures of your Mom, how stylish is she! I see where you all get it.

  4. Hi Debbie, Loved hearing about the wedding and seeing the photos! Girl, with all the bedding etc you are making I think you should have tackeld the quilt. I've been sewing since yesterday and since it is raining I hope to sew all day tomorrow. Love you my friend.

  5. Gosh you have lost a bunch, you look so good and really I didn't know that was you.
    It look like a beautiful day and I love that dress. Melody look beautiful and your parent look great too. What a great time. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a fun time, and you all look so happy! I know you are having so much fun helping Mel, with the baby things, and what treasures you are making.
    Have a blessed week.

  7. your parents are adorable! and you pack more
    into five days than i do into five months! so
    happy for your family's happiness.

  8. Weddings, babies, so much going on in your life! A good season to walk through, sister. I know you're enjoying it so very much. Can't wait to see the work of your hands!


  9. I cannot even remember the last time I saw Danny, but he definitely was not old enough to be getting married! He looks so handsome and his bride is gor-geous! Please send them my congrats!


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