Our only errands on Wednesday were to find three screws for the fan paddles and my nail appointment. Ted dropped me off and took off to hardware stores. The screws are so short that no one had them so he bought small washers to take up the space. He then picked me up and we came home and fixed the two paddles. I think we need to check occasionally that they are all tight. That's the only explanation we have for the metal bracket cracking on two different paddles in the same place.
We had an early dinner and then Ted went shooting at the gun club he belonged to when we lived in Cincinnati. I was content to stay here and finish my latest book.
Karen called and asked if we would like to help Cindy and Tim today get the room ready at the country club for the wedding reception. We said sure since we had nothing in particular planned. Cindy does such an outstanding job of decorating. I'm not allowed to post any pictures until after the wedding but the room was absolutely stunning!
There are two tables of beautifully decorated glass containers with all kinds of candy. Ted, Ruth, Karen and I unwrapped almost 50 lbs. of different chocolates. Each place (400 of them!) has a box with a ribbon that can be filled with candy. There is also a special table of games, books, crayons, toys, etc. to keep the younger children occupied after dinner when the dancing starts. Sam and Morgan are going to have a ball. They've never been to this type of wedding reception.
Another great thing Cindy did was to have wedding pictures of the four sets of grandparents put into silver frames to sit around the wedding cake. The top of the frames say I DO. I thought they should say I DID! Of the eight people pictured, six are alive and will attend the wedding. There's over 200 years of marriage represented in those four pictures.
Ted helped hang chinese lanterns from the ceiling and put out some of the 400 empty boxes for candy on the tables at each place. Way past lunchtime we finally all went into the dining room for a very late lunch/early dinner. I had popped plenty of the chocolates we were unwrapping so I wasn't all that hungry and just ordered a pita, Ted said he had beer for breakfast, chocolate for lunch and a hamburger for dinner! My family is a bad influence on him I think.
We have to be at the church by 6:15 tomorrow night for rehearsal. Ted and I will be Communion distributors so we need to attend. Afterwards there is a dinner at the country club where the reception is being held.
I sent an e-mail to Ted's two sisters and brother about getting together for breakfast on Sunday before my kids head back to Michigan. I figured the 10 of us and six of them would be a good crowd. They suggested the restaurant at the golf club where they live and I thought that was a great idea. Today Kathy wrote and said she made reservations for 39! Many of the cousins and their children will be there. My girls are so excited to see their cousins and for the chance for their kids to spend time with their second cousins.
People are blessings in our lives. I am so wonderfully blessed.
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. ~ Anonymous