16 September 2008
The wedding was beautiful! Anna was a stunning bride. There were a few stories that made the day charming (not too embarrassing!), which I'll relate later.
I finished my dress at 2:00 on Saturday morning. Then I had to get up at 4:00 on Saturday morning to get ready. (Our new family rule: no weddings before 11:00 a.m.)
Drew and Anna are honeymooning at a timeshare at Big Bear Lake in California. (I can finally let that cat out of the bag!)
We're getting back into a normal routine; or at least, we're trying to figure out what normal is now. I scaled back the younger kids' school work this week and next week is a planned Sabbath week. Since we started so early in August, I can take it easy this week and not feel like we'll be working all next summer to catch up.
I'm still pretty tired, but I don't want to take afternoon naps and then not be able to sleep at night, thereby throwing off my circadian rhythms. So it's early to bed, not so early to rise for awhile until I regroup.
Catching up on cooking, cleaning, and organizing the house. And planning my next sewing projects: the Hawaiian shirt Drew wanted for his birthday in June (he's so patient!); a couple of cotton day dresses from Eliza and Melody's wedding dress patterns; a lambswool and cashmere blend, navy blue, winter shawl (beautiful and warm!); a reversible brown with polka dots wool jacket with removable long sleeves; jammies; a regency gown for Judith (which she'll help make - home ec. dontcha know?); and maybe one for me, too! (The Pride and Prejudice Ball is coming up soon! - ignore the weird dimensions on the website - it's pretty cool even with the weirdness!)
I posted a link in the sidebar to my formerly called .mac, now MobileMe (hate that name! - how narcissistic can I get?) Photo Gallery. I posted some of my rose and miscellaneous flower photos. I'll let you know when I've got wedding pictures posted.
I guess that's it for now. I've got some boxes to sort through.