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Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Really Big Day

Today one of our younger sons gets married. The wedding is in the morning, the wedding luncheon for fifty is at our home, then that evening will be the reception. A big big day, long and eventful. What's really exciting about it, too, is that all of our children will be together for the first time in years. Hopefully we get a new family portrait to replace the last one which is now fifteen years old.

So why am I blogging, you ask? Why on my son's wedding day am I sitting here writing a blog? Well, it's the night before and I'm scheduling it for Thursday, not actually writing it on THE DAY. I can't sleep for all the thoughts swirling in my head, and perhaps this routine activity will relax me so I can.

Once things have settled down and everyone has gone home, I'll be back with a few pictures of the event.  See you then!


33 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being mother of the groom! Weddings are such joyous events, and it's so sweet of you to have the wedding luncheon at your home. Have a wonderful, wonderful day! Can't wait to see the photos :)

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  2. "I love weddings!! Drinks for everyone!!"

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  3. Lovely to hear about this momentous occasion before it even takes place. Do hope you had a fabulous, memorable day, Karen... without too many tears :-)
    Jane Gray

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  4. Good luck, Karen, with the occasion - may your house be full of 50 happy people, and washing-up volunteers. The very best wishes to your son and his new wife to be.

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  5. Pass on congratulations to your son and new daughter-in-law! I love weddings. Hope you all have an absolutely fantastic day.

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  6. Congrats and good luck on the exciting/busy day!

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  7. hey! super-congrats to you guys! What a happy time~ :o)

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  8. This is wonderful news! Congratulations to your son and his partner, and to you. Enjoy your time with family.

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  9. Congratulations! Enjoy having all your kiddos gathered in one place. :)

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  10. I just know that everyone will have a wonderful time! ENJOY!

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  11. Hope everything goes well and you enjoy the time with your kids.

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS to your son and his bride!!!!!!!!!!! Yes please - lots of pics!! Awwww what a wonderful family event!! You must be one proud beautiful mum! Yay!! Take care
    x

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  13. Hi Karen .. crumbs a wedding today and you're thinking of blogging! Oh well with so many children .. perhaps it's par for the course!!

    Enjoy the day and congratulations to bride and groom, and parents of both .. HAVE FUN .. big hugs ... Hilary

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  14. Wow! Congrats to the bride and groom! I hope it is truly a beautiful event and you get the picture you want of the family.

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  15. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to seeing the photos.

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  16. Congratulations! Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see the pics.

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  17. I hope it's amazing, Karen! Congratulations!

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  18. Congrats to all! How exciting to have your whole family together for such a joyous occasion! Hope it's a fabulous day! Cheers!

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  19. Congratulations to the happy couple and may you all have a wonderful day.

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  20. Comhgairdeas Karen (Congrats in Irish language) & look forward to the photos!

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  21. Congratulations! :)

    I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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  22. how wonderful for you to have your whole family together :)

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  23. Congratulations to all of you. Hope everything is a lot of fun, and that you get the all-important family portrait.
    It is a really big day. Or, as Ed Sullivan would say, "a really big shew."

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  24. Good times, Karen, enjoy!!!!
    XO
    WWW

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  25. Congratulations to your son! How exciting! I hope the wedding was wonderful.

    Amy

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  26. How exciting! Congratulations to your son! I hope you get that new family portrait. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

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  27. You definitely need to post pictures of the event. Congratulations!

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  28. Congrats Karen!

    Hoping the event was a success ;)

    EL

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  29. WOW By now the good silverware is back in the box and the crystal serving pieces back in the china closet and the tablecloths all laundered and fresh.
    Congratulations to your son and wife and hope you are rested. Looking forward to the pictures.
    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  30. Manzanita, I love how you just very succinctly described the situation at our home right now. And yes, I did use crystal serving pieces, not paper plates!! And yes the tablecloths are all laundered and fresh! So today my husband and I are resting. Tomorrow I'll be back at the usual routine.

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  31. Congrats to you and to your family Karen. I understand about the family portrait. Our last one was about 10 years ago. I'm not sure that we'll ever get another...

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