This past week went by quite quickly. My husband went backpacking with a group from church so my sister and cousin were graciously able to stay with me and my kiddos (so I would not go crazy!) They were a huge help and a blessing. I love my kiddos, but boy are they a lot of work! I have been wanting to post more on the blog, but truth be told, I had misplaced (ie lost) our nice SLR camera. I was soooooo bummed. I tried to retrace my steps, but did not know where it went. On the day of the wedding I only had 2 flower girls, a 3 month old, a husband who was a groomsman, 2 flower girl baskets, petals, 1 large diaper bag and a camera. How could I have misplaced it! I had pictures from the rehearsal dinner on it, but did not have any from the wedding since I lost the camera by then.
I was ecstatic when I got a text from my new in-law family that they had found my camera, yipee! I quickly went over to get my camera and be reunited. I promptly downloaded all the pictures so I could post here and was afraid of losing the pictures again! Lesson learned, keep track of the camera! Anyway, here are some of the things I made for the dinner my parents hosted. My brother and sister-in-law wanted to include out of town family, so it was catered at the church.
I had this idea for a while and was so glad I finally got to implement it! (This was actually at my house)
The theme of the wedding was vintage travel and it was beautiful, so I made this sign with welcome in different significant languages for my brother and sister-in-law. (Don't look too closely, things get crooked when doing them at midnight with a 3 month old!!!)
Speaking of a 3 month old, here he is with my grandma. Quite a nice welcome if you ask me!
This table was on the way in to the dining area with a photo hanger that I did with pictures of them. I distressed an old frame I got for $.50, added some fabric and ribbon and hung pictures with clothes pins.
My mom did all the centerpieces with boxes that she painted and distressed. She had cute little pots that held a stick to hold pictures of my bro and sister-in-law. She did a great job and I was so glad that she was able to do all she was right in the middle of chemo! Go mom!
We had some great Mexican food (our favorite in Chico), and I think all of us were thankful for all the help and love that was felt at the dinner and wedding.
One last picture of my brother and my oldest daughter. So excited for you two as you start this journey! Can't wait to see the pictures from the wedding (I'm sure the photographers didn't lose their cameras!)