Blogging...as well as housekeeping...ahem...has definitely taken a backseat around here with all of Sarah's wedding to-dos these past weeks. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what all of us have been doing lately:
The girls went white pumpkin picking recently for fall table decorations for the wedding: Hannah has been working on her maid of honor dress and finished it today...yay! That's done!We girls took a day to make all 16 of the lasagnas for the wedding and put them in the freezer. It was really smelling delicious in our kitchen! Sarah practiced a couple of different recipes to use for her wedding cake:Another day she made 16 Key Lime Pies for a second wedding dessert--the groom's favorite: Making raspberry fudge for wedding favors: Sarah's friend, Sarah, came over one day to help wrap the fudge: I'm getting into the act by stuffing the fudge into gift bags: And punching holes in favor labels:The girls also worked on cutting burlap for the tables...this was a messy job!
Granny enjoyed watching all the activities going on: A trip to Georgia was planned last month to move all of Sarah's "stuff!" It took a 20-foot U-Haul to hold all her accumulated hope chest items, but we finally loaded all the boxes and furniture in anticipation of stocking her future home:It was fun helping Sarah unpack and set up most of the rooms. Here's Hannah organizing the kitchen: While we were in Georgia, Sarah's future sisters-in-law gave her a bridal shower. Here are Hannah and Sarah with Eric's sisters Abby and Emma, the shower hostesses: Sarah and Eric pose with some of the festive decorations:It was a festive occasion with lots of friends, a fun game, many nice gifts, and delicious food: Sarah enjoyed herself and was very thankful for everyone's generosity! Practicing a song for the wedding while we were in Georgia with Eric's siblings: Once we were back home in Virginia, the girls made their shopping list and purchased the dinnerware and other supplies at Costco. It's a good thing Sarah made a wedding spreadsheet with each day's activities planned:Just practicing.....a friend came over and worked on the girls' hair. Here's our dear friend, Kim, experimenting with a hair style for Hannah for the wedding: And sandwiched in between all of Sarah's wedding to-dos, Tom is using any extra time working on kitchen cabinets for Jonathan's future home, which is coming along slowly but surely!
This photo doesn't show the cabinets which are already built and awaiting painting. I guess when those are moved...into my living room!...they'll make an appearance on the blog! Ha! Hope that catches you up on some of the happenings around the ol' Mountain Musings homestead.
I hope you all are enjoying fall and this delightful busy month of November! Hopefully, it won't be long before we post again!