Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Final Countdown....

One thing I have found true in life is that time just keeps marching forward... even during times when one needs it to slow down just a little!!! We are in the final days before the wedding and are busy with all of the preparations. So far things have been going well. We are all still smiling and enjoying the process. Excited that the forecast is for sunny skies and 82 degrees. Now to just keep pressing on and making every moment count.

But the wedding isn't the only thing that has been going on! Both A and CB graduated from college! Here we are at A's celebration!

CB's family joined us as well! This is A's soon to be second family. How blessed he is with such wonderful in-laws!!

CB's graduation was the next day! Congratulations to both of you!!!!

During it all I kept knitting away on my Multnomah shawl. I had a bit of a set back and had to rip out several rows, but got all the stitches safely back on the needles and pressed on. And actually finished a week ahead of the wedding. The only bummer is that when I tried it on with my dress, it didn't go at all with the style of the dress!!! Oh well. I will figure out how to wear it to the rehearsal!!!

In the midst of graduation and wedding, we are also trying to stay on top of our plans for our trip to Africa which is coming up quickly. We've been applying for visa's; meeting with the team and getting our shots. 4 of them in one day for me!!! Fortunately they had fun bandaids which always helps!!!

K is home now and we are getting ALL the baking done for the wedding. Cakeballs are done and in the freezer. Cookie dough is made and ready to bake. Cupcakes are now all done and ready for the reception. Phew.

My job was making the buttercream (7 batches!!) and frosting the over 290 cupcakes that K made. Probably the most one decorator bag has been used in this house!!!

We did crown the bride 'sprinkle girl' and she was quite good at adding the finishing touches to the cupcakes!!! (With A's encouragement and support!!)

But the mastermind and chief chef of the day was K!!

So today she is taking a little break and soaking in the sun with Sophie enjoying it with her. Tomorrow is another big day in the kitchen dipping all the cakeballs and baking and dipping cookies. Yum.

Until Next Time...


JoAnn said...

Your shawl turned out beautiful! I hope it does see some wear-time for all to oggle.

You and your family sure are busy! I hope you get some rest time with Sophie also.

Way to go K with all the baking and decorating!

rohanknitter said...

That sounds like such a flurry of activity, it makes me tired just reading about it!! It's all good stuff though...congrats on all of it. Your multnomah looks very pretty!

Robin said...

Wow by the end of the week your family will have officially grown again. I hope they have a wonderful wedding and the weather continues to cooperate. The shawl turned out lovely.

Christine said...

WOW! gorgeous! how do you make all those items..more specifically, the cupcakes....ahead of time and have them keep????

Inquiring (and hungry, now) minds want to know.

GAACK!! I remember doing this years ago....don't know if I could do it again...lots of work (but I never made cupcakes, so am curious about those).

Marianne said...

A most wonderful time in all of your lives! Congratulations to A & CB on their college graduations, and best wishes to them for a lifetime of happiness together! Wow on all of your baking, etc! That is a boatload of work! I agree with the question on how to keep the cupcakes, etc, until the wedding.

Hang in there, Janice! You are doing great! Your shawl is lovely..

Mary from Diet Site said...

This is the first time i have ever read your blog but I'm glad you are feeling free.
I hope you stay free and remember that life is what you make it <3