Today’s job and the kids are all home! Thursday

I got up early this morning before anyone else woke up and was ready to have a really fun day! Today we were all getting together to decorate the hall for the wedding on Saturday.  Whooohooo!!! 

The kids are super organized so it was just a matter of showing up and seeing what they wanted us to do. Isn’t that kind of funny how the roles change as you get older? I mean when your kids were young I don’t think I ever imagined that I would some day tell our kids just to say what they needed us to do and we’ll do it. But that’s the part of our life right now and oddly enough it’s pretty cool. 

So we’re in the hall today and as everything is falling into place and I started to think of how lucky we are. As both of our boys continue on with their lives, we’re able to share it with them and watch them grow into some great adults.  We couldn’t be more proud! 

I mean here we are and even though there is a lot to do to get ready for a wedding and the kids have been planning this for about 1 1/2 years… it’s suddenly becoming a reality. I don’t know about you, but to me it sure looks like they are ready for their wedding! 

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Well we got done decorating in the hall in about 3 1/2 hours and it turned out beautiful! There was a couple of snapshots that were taken once it was all done but I think I’ll wait to see what the photographer has before sharing. I knew that it was going to be pretty, but it was much more than I had ever expected. And I’m not saying that just because it was our families wedding …it was really pretty!! 

But I do want to share a couple of quick snapshots of the day

The first one is that of us girls practicing our smiles at the head table. We might not be dressed for the part – but we sure got those pearly whites showing! 

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To make the day even better, Kyle and Kelcie flew in from New York and came to the hall to check it out before we all left to go home for the day. Their timing was perfect. Next thing to do was to head home and see what was left on our to do lists. I was able to consolidate my lists from around 6 lists to just 2 this morning. Score!  So I’m hoping to consolidate down even more tonight. With the wedding just 2 days away, I guess there’s not many options to do anything on those lists next week now is there? 

After some last minute things after we got home, we all went out for a late supper at one of the local bars.  It was just a really good time for us to be together before all the chaos of the weekend begins. I know that I keep using the word ‘perfect’ – but honestly it was just a perfect day. With all the kids together and nothing major to do tonight – well I couldn’t have asked for anything  better. It was a really good ‘Mom’ day if I say so myself  :) 

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