Friday, September 26, 2014

Controlled Wedding Chaos and Mrs. Kidney Stone

My house for the last two months has been in a state of controlled chaos and last minute preparations for this weekend and the wedding...
Although we have been planning and doing things for eight months or more it seemed that these last two months have been the most productive and busy of all
So when Mrs. Kidney Stone came by for a visit three days before the wedding I was really worried but happily enough she only stayed for two days and then left...
Tomorrow is the big day and we have been looking forward to this day for some time. No amount of smoke from the King fire or down poor of rain with thunder and lightning or even four inches of predicted snow will stop this beach wedding lol... It will go on as planned and it WILL be a wonderful day...  I Pray!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

DIY Wedding Center Pieces

For our son's wedding we decided to make the center pieces and they turned out so cute! I think they will look really great on the tables at the beach... Here is what we did

1. We gathered all the flowers that the bride to be wanted
2. Split them all into separate bunches 
 It is kind of pretty seeing all the colors spread across my couch
3. Prepare other items to add to the center pieces if desired. Some ideas we chose were sea shells and pearls. We glued them to sticks purchased at Michaels craft store. We also purchased green Styrofoam from the dollar store so we could stick the flowers into something
4. Start an assembly line putting everything together but you have to have some pretty awesome men in your life to help... My nephew, my brother and my son... We made twenty seven center pieces in two hours... Not to bad! Thank you for your help you guys


My poor brother broke his radius but still took time to help us out... What a great brother I have 
And Tada.... All done









So each Styrofoam flower disc sits on a vase filled with sand, water, pearls and sea shells to match our beach theme. I am so excited to see how they look at the venue!
We may even color the water blue to match the colors of the wedding... Well maybe

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Impromptu Bridal Shower

Talk about throwing something together at the last minute... The matron of honor at the last minute needed help with the bridal shower so I threw this together on the eleventh hour and... I thought it was not to bad after all, Everyone had a great time playing games and visiting and isn't that what it's all about in the end?



 Silhouettes of the bride and groom 





Isn't she cute... My daughter in law to be is funny. We are down to the final two weeks and I am really hoping that everything all comes together... It has been a whirl wind and I am looking forward to all the work that we have been doing over the last six months coming to fruition!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Reno Hot Air Balloon Races 2014

I have not been to the Reno balloon races for over 25 years. I was excited to go this past weekend and was not disappointed! Here are just some of the balloons that I could capture as they prepared, launched and then floated away, enjoy
























These were the first two balloons to take off with the U.S. flag and the Nevada state flag then came the mass assention with all the balloons
















These two hot air balloons were here only for the kids... They got to ride both if they wanted to and the balloons never ascended higher than a few feet at a time

We even had a Darth Vader balloon lurking in the trees behind the event. I had a blast and am looking forward to doing it all over again next year