Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wedding Photos

Lovely wedding. Good weather. A couple photos to show. After all that time preparing, it's all over in a day. I am biased I know, but our daughter looked stunning. Lots of people at the church and 86 friends at the reception. Rellies of the groom flew in from England. Our rellies came from SA and the NT. plus a few local ones too, but most reception guests were friends of our daughter and son in law. His speech was a highlight; he had us all laughing, and this is from a person who doesn't like getting up in front of people.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Three weeks till the wedding. Been making chocolates. 150 done - 250 still to do.

Last week-end I hosted a combined Kitchen/Pantry/Laundry Tea. There was around 35 ladies there. It was a fun afternoon.

Still need to make - the order of service booklets, place tags, petal holders, bomboniere, menus.

Wish me luck.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lovely gardens.

Spring is in the air.

The parks and gardens are really looking lovely here in Toowoomba at the moment. Our Carnival of Flowers festivities start in 2 weeks.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

On a sad note my husband's step-mum passed away on the 31st July, aged 87 years. She will be sadly missed but had been suffering in considerable pain for some months. She is now with her maker in heaven.

Wedding Invitations finished

Three pictures are of the full invitation which opens up. The main invite is glued inside and the gift Registry and Acceptance are loose and in a small pocket. On the front cover the top ribbon is fastened with double sided tape and the bottom ribbon with the teardrop crystal is tied on. There is a little hole in the side and another underneath the bow for the ribbon to go through.

The small single (wedding cermony) invite only is the same wording as the main invite but without the reception part. The bow is the same type of ribbon as I used on the full invitations. These bows I bought already tied.

The last invites are for the Kitchen Tea. There are other that say Laundry or Pantry as well, just to get some variety. They are all in a mix of blue, yellow and green backgrounds and this is just one of the papers used. I am happy with all of them.

Yeh. finished at last and mostly mailed.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another month has passed.
Mum is looking well (besides having no hair) and is back home again and is getting around quite good too. At this stage I don't know what her tests have shown (if the cancer is stable, has shrunk or grown).

My brother from Alice Springs was home for awhile and is now in the USA being a tourist. He is on Long Service Leave. He will be coming back here for daughters wedding in October.

The day he left here, for his home in Alice Aprings, before going to the US, my husbands sister arrived from Adelaide for a few days so she could visit their stepmum. She stayed with us. Last week-end my husbands brother also arrived from South Australia and stayed with us a few days, again to visit their stepmother. She is in a bad way, but having said that, she has been that way for some time now. Never any improvement. They've upped her medication again. They seem to think she is waiting for someone in particular to visit but we have no idea who.

On the 4th July, our daughter ran the Gold Coast Airport marathon. We went down on the Saturday afternoon and stayed overnight at Surfers Paradise at the Paradise Resort. I was quite happy with the place, enjoyed the BBQ meal there and the floor show. Weather on the Sunday was good and sunny and our daughter ran the marathon under 4 hours which she was really pleased about. Took 25 minutes off of her time last year.

This past week I have been working on her wedding invitations. They open like a book, with the information to be placed/glued inside but they haven't organized their gift registry yet and decided on the wording. I really, really wish they would hurry up as I want to get them finished and out by the end of the month. (I said that last month too). The meals at the reception venue have gone up since they booked too (bugger). They are now having the wedding cake as desert so have gone to a cheaper option, instead of the entree, main, desert option they first organized, but because they want the chair covers, sashes, and fairy lights they have to pay $300 for these when in their first option it was part of the package.

We picked up the wedding dress last Saturday, but the front hem needs taking up (even with her buying very high heeled/platform shoes). So to the dressmaker on Tuesday we go. Must make phone calls to the cake maker now and let her know we need enough cake for desert and the hire place as we can have t-lights on the reception tables.

Husband goes away for a couple weeks holiday next month to South Australia to visit friends and relatives. His brother is turning 60 so wants to be there then, as he came up to us for my husband's 60th a couple years back.

I hoping this invitation stuff is sorted by then.

I have my wedding outfit at the dressmakers too as it needs some altering. Pants taken up and a nip and tuck here and there. Things I don't want to do myself.

Been working on our tax returns this week end. Am hoping to be called in to work on the 21st August for the elections. I worked at a polling booth at the 07 elections. The extra money will come in handy as always.

Anyway will post again next month.