Monday, November 28, 2011

Highlights from the wedding

In point form, as has become the norm around here:
-how well everything came together, thanks to the bride's excellent planning
-speaking of the bride, how radiant she looked! Absolutely gorgeous.
-how quickly my hair was done (45 mins) and how well it stayed in through the day and night (oh yeah, we stayed until 10:30, and this with a newborn and a toddler! I felt like a superhero, albeit a very tired one by the time we got home.)
-how great the speeches were; I cried copiously
-how amazing the pictures are (the photog showed some to us as we went along, and wow. Can't wait to see the proofs)
-how adorable D was as flower girl; I didn't know how she'd be for the actual walking down the aisle, but she didn't spook. In fact, she held my hand and used her other hand to point out every guest while saying "who's that? who's that?" And all this on just a brief nap on the way to the venue!
-how happy the bride and groom, just absolutely delighted and beside themselves
-how great the groom's family was: his sisters played with D all through the rehearsal, and she loved them. His mom also loved visiting with M & D, and helped rock D in her stroller near the end of the evening when we were trying to get her to sleep

There was much more, too, but I can't remember it all. Overall, a great day for a great couple! And now on with the rest of their lives.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First snow of the season

Today, I'm reading: The Woefield Poultry Collective (not, as I initially misread, The Woeful Poetry Collection). This is a recommendation from my trusted friend Morgan. It's also the first time I've been able to snag a copy of a new release from the library without placing a hold. Perplexingly, although there are ten copies in circulation, two of them were at my local branch. One of them was titled Home To Woefield.

I'm knitting: The lovely Damask, and hoping to be done by Christmas for maximum seasonal wear. By the number of rows I've knit so far, I'm 25% done, but they are ever-decreasing, so it's probably more like 30%.

I'm making: beef stew and bread, using two of my favourite winter appliances (crock pot and breadmaker, respectively)

D is busy marvelling at the snow; she remembered what it was!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The week of many lists

It's the week before the wedding, which is usually when everyone goes crazy, so in order to preserve my sanity and that of my loved ones, I have devised many lists to make sure everything from my end gets done. For example, yesterday's list:
-email wedding day timeline to bridesmaids
-drop off nylons and dress to one bridesmaid
-find hair accessories for my daughters
-bring printed signs and glass dishes for candy buffet to Mom & Dad's house
-take in Hubby's suit for dry cleaning and D's dress for steaming

This was all done by midday (thanks to Little Sis and my mom for babysitting D, and providing us lunch)!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy birthday, Hubby!

Here's what the girls and I are up to today:

D helped me make the cake...

...and clean up afterwards...

...while M alternated screaming with this...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Selective illiteracy among canvassers

Dear World Vision,
Kindly instruct your door-to-door salespeople that "no soliciting" does, in fact, apply to them. Also, if they could refrain from making smart-aleck comments such as "wow, you look really happy to see me", that would be greatly appreciated, as sarcasm does not endear them nor their cause to me.
Formerly napping Mom, newborn and toddler.

Yeah. Not one of our best days.