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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wedding Day

Today is the day, at 3:00 I gain a daughter. Also for the first time in 36 years, as spare room. Kind of weird to think about. Except for the boys I still have at home have commandeered it for a man room or so they think. I am still hoping for a guest room.

Yesterday was my part of the wedding the rehearsal dinner. I have to say that with Megan and Ben's and Ron's help it turned out to be the best meal I have ever cooked in my life. So I think I redeemed myself after my Thanksgiving fiasco.

So here we are today. It is raining. Even as I write, water in going underneath the tent from the rain. Not a single thing I can do about it either. I thought you might be interested to see how my house looks today.

First we will start with my office.

 Sorry that this is so dark, but the rain and clouds makes it this way. This is camera equipment. Tons of equipment sitting here in the office.

Then I thought this lens deserved its own picture.

Isn't that awesome?

Now we will go into my entry way.

That is boxes of cups for the tables. These really pretty etched coffee cups. I will take a picture and show you after this is over.

We are traveling into the dining room, and my dining room table.

So much stuff. You know, I wonder why I obsess about having a clean house. There is so much stuff everywhere, you couldn't tell if it is clean or not. 

Now lets go outside and look at the front yard. 

The big generator that is to run the lights, the music the projector and who knows what else. then the things with the giant hoses is the heaters. It is so cold you wouldn't be able to stay out there without these heaters. 

The outside of the tent is up next. 

Those cement blocks are there to hold down the tent in case of wind. There are 32 of them that weight 500 pounds each. I felt so sorry for them men who had to haul them in over the wet lawn. 

The quiet before the storm. The first part of the wedding will be like a church service. Ron and I and the brides parents will be doing communion and praying with the bride and groom after the vows. Then after this is over, everyone will have to leave while the tables are set up and decorated. 

There is still so much to be done before I sleep. I just thought I would share with you before we kick into day two. I am always numb at this part. Well should end this blog, my phone is starting to ding. Work is waiting. 

Have a lovely day,


"Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking untio Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith, who for the cross, despising the shame has ssat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Hebrews 12:3-4


  1. I BET that was the best meal ever! Way to go, Kim! Hooray! Praying for you all! The tent looks great! I can hear the wedding bells from here! Love!

  2. Happy day to you all! The sun will shine again, and you'll look back on this day with good memories, I'm sure!

  3. I am praying for you sweet girl and I know all will be well and it will be a beautiful ceremony. Best of wishes to the bride and groom....

  4. Oh how wonderful to have the wedding on the farm! Don't stress trust and enjoy! Glad you all had a great meal and praying all goes well! Best wishes to the happy couple!

  5. I wish I was there to help! It looks like such work! I love all the wedding prep work--as I sit here nursing a baby. Who am I kidding? :-)

    I can't believe that it's raining. It'll stop soon, right? Right?

  6. Kim ~
    How can you possibly have time to blog??? You are simply amazing. I'm sure it will be beautiful in spite of the rain.
    Take lots of pictures.
    Hugs :)

  7. I know the Son will be shining on your family even if the sun is not. Hope the newlyweds have a blessed life.

  8. Wow it seems not very long ago that my house looked like that for the same reason:) I do hope the rain stops for you we had rain but the tent did a good job keeping most of us dry. Just have fun and enjoy every moment. Congratulations to all and wow a spare room is nice I have to say:) Hug b

  9. Yes, awesome lens. Hope the wedding is as wonderful and memorable as you and your family hope. Best wishes.

  10. It has the makings of a grand day. Don't forget to take a moment and enjoy. Congratulations and best wishes.

  11. As I write this comment, the ceremony has begun! Wishing all of you a memorable day! -xoNellie

  12. Wow, as I sit here at my desk, it's 7:39 pm in the evening and it's dark outside, You're 4 hours behind us and you now have a new daughter in law. Wow, how fast this event came up. I can't believe you found time to blog about it. You're so incredible.

    It will be all over very soon and you will be able to return back to normal schedule.
    So much preparation for this event.

    Big hugs Kim and congratulations. Now you can finally relax again a little...


  13. Did you know it's supposed to be very good luck for it to rain on your wedding day? I'm shocked you had time to blog today (but happy you did). I hope everything goes well. Congratulations to your family

  14. I'm sure everything was perfect.

  15. Oh my goodness..what all I have missed. I am here rejoicing and praying for you. What an unreal blessing to have so many weddings in your yard!!! I am so excited and can't wait to see the pictures. Congratulations to all. Wow!!! that is all that keeps coming to mind...WOW!!!

  16. Good morning! Didn't come online yesterday and just look what I missed! How exciting! By now of course it is all over and you have yourself a new dil....I am sure everything was just beautiful and I can't wait to see the pictures. Congratulations to all!
    We didn't get ANY rain yesterday, and hopefully you didn't get a lot either! But even if you did sure looks like you had it covered...between the tent, the heaters, and those 500 pound sand bags I am sure you were all snug. I remember how giddy I was when I finally had an empty room...seems like a million years ago, lol. Hopefully you got a wonderful night of sleep, and we will hear and see soon all about the blessed occasion!

  17. I envy you having such a great property to host these beautiful weddings. And the energy you have is amazing! I've got to give up on having a clean house, at least you have an excuse!

  18. My goodness.. that was a ton of equipment and supplies! Guess that's what it takes to pull off a wedding at home :)
    That camera lens was pretty incredible... I agree :)

    It will be nice to have everything cleaned up again, and regain your space **grin**


  19. Oh Kim, congratulations! How fun that you are getting a new daughter-in-law! And what a lot of work it all looks to be. Hope the day was wonderful and absolutely everything you could have hoped :) Now I will read your next post to see how everything turned out.


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