My mission statement~

I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Toast to Tuesday~ 3 part series~more about the wedding~my todo list~dancing with the stars!

Celebrations of "Love" are what I am toasting to today!

Update since posting this:

Christine is one of Meg's best friends. She sent me some amazing pics of the celebration this morning after I had already posted for the day but I had to add them! Thanks honey;) She got some shots that I failed to. Here they are:

Love is in the air! Look at the way they look at eachother!
All her best friends from childhood:
L2R-Katie, Christine, Megs, Jill & Ricci

They wrote their own vows. They were powerful!

Nice shot of the flowers!

Megs loves doing things like the above place cards;)

And this! Have I said how amazing she is? Oh yea! Forgive me;)

Yes, yes! She made her bouquet as well!

Look at that smile!


Hi again friends!

I was soooooooooooo tired after the big weekend that I took Sunday and Monday evening to chill with my pets:)

My post yesterday was mainly pics with scattered explanations!

I wanted to expand on one of the details I didn't have photos of~food!

From the minute Megs starting planning this celebration she was on the phone with her mama, that's me;). We talked about every detail. About how it was possible. About colors. About the flowers. About the food. Some people didn't think it was possible for her to pull it together. I never doubted it for one second and kept reassuring her when she would call me with doubts.

You've seen the flowers, tables, people and other decorations. What I failed to take shots of was the food! Megan planned on:

Hors d'oeuvres:

Tiny quiches'

Cheese n crackers


Assorted fruits

Main course:

Greek Salad

Spinach salad w/cheese, mandarin oranges, nuts, cranraisins

Cheese tortellini with pesto and pine nuts

Penne pasta w/Alfredo, mushrooms, peas and Parmesan cheese

Shrimp cooked in butter and spices

Garlic and cheddar biscuits

Ummmm Yummy!

Jonathan's mother was able to come a week before the wedding and help Megs! "Thanks so much"! They shopped, fine tuned and planned everything down to the tiniest of details for the big cooking day~Friday!

I arrived Friday at noon. (I feel bad that I couldn't afford to take off more days to go and help;( I wanted to.) Most of all the food was already cooked! Many helpers were there to cook and many thanks go to: a mother-in-law, 2 sister-in-laws, a step-mom and I think some other relatives of Js. Without them it would have taken so much longer and have been so much more stressful! I helped at the end and then set out to make my garlic-cheese biscuits! Those were my only "food" contributions. The day of, everyone was so amazed that the food wasn't catered in. Megs ordered serving containers off the net and found some at SAMS. It did look catered in. It all tasted amazing! Nice menu Mego! You Be the Girl Baby!

This is my ONLY food shot;(


Check this out: Happy Housewives
Ok this week starting Tuesday night I am planning to:

Tues Nite- Clean, clean, clean and laundry, laundry, laundry and watch 2nd nite of DWS

Weds Nite-work in yard and watch 3rd nite of DWS
Thurs Nite-Megs & J get here

Fri Nite-Fix a nice dinner for Megs, J, Court & Brandon

Sat-yard sale, work in the yard


You can vote HERE

I don't watch a ton of TV but I do love:

Dancing with the Stars

Wife Swap

Nanny 911

Extreme Makeover (house)

Notice a pattern;)

Last night was the 1st night of this season's Dancing with the Stars
This season's dancer's are:

former 'N Sync member Lance Bass

Grammy-winning singer and actress Toni Braxton

model, actress and former Rock Star host Brooke Burke

celebrity chef, former The Restaurant star and upcoming Rocco Gets Real star Rocco DiSpirito two-time Olympic gold medalist track star Maurice Green

Keeping up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian

award-winning actress and former The Mary Tyler Moore Show star Cloris Leachman

teenage Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley

legendary All My Children actress Susan Lucci

two-time Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor

former Happy Days and Married with Children actor Ted McGinly

comedian and actor Jeffrey Ross

and recently retired NFL player Warren Sapp.

Warren Sapp is my fav so far;)

Did anyone see it? Who was your fav?


Heidi said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wow... you are a gran-mama! I just turned 41 and I have a 6 and a 5 year old. We are close in age, have the same name, both love Dancing with the Stars, but we are different in experiences! (Warren Sapp got my votes last night, by the way!)

I hope to stop by again... and you are welcome by anytime! Have a great week!

Heidi said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!! What a beautiful daughter you have!!! Hope to see you around my blog again! I will be stopping by again soon!!

Rebeckah said...

Congratulations on your daughters wedding! I just came over to see your I picture : )....but this was even more exciting than an I picture! I hope she is very happy. I love her place cards, her food, and her flowers. She is beautiful! God bless!

Anonymous said...

Love it Heidi! She looks so happy! And the fact that you love J too makes it a wonderful union! She is beautiful and very talented.
Have a great day!

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frugalmom said...

Everything was so beautiful. It looks like everyone had a great time and there will be many memories to share. Congrats to the lovely new man and wife. Good luck to them on all their new adventures!

Mechelle said...

I love it when they write their own vows. It means so much. Love all the photos.

You are busy! Way to go girl.

I don't watch tv! Sorry, hope we can still be friends. m

Johann said...

Hey Ma, thanks for posting the pics soo soon! I'm dieing to see how the professional pics come out. Hopefully we can see them when we come to visit you!

megan said...

i loved all Stine's pics, especially the one of us all together :)

Jeannelle said...

Oh, its fun to see wedding photos! People always look so happy, making us feel happy, too!

DesertHen said...

My daughter and I are HUGE Dancing with the Stars fans too........never miss a night much to the dismay of my husband....=)

This is my first stop at your blog....I love it and will be following you......=)

Thank you for stopping in at my blog too.....we started blogging about the same time.