Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yikes! We did it!

Holy moley!
Weddings are huge beasts.

For over a month we weeded, trimmed trees... which led to cutting logs out of the big branches and doing something with the bark chips afterward... taming, trimming and giving the vinca a new do, not to mention my endless battle with the berry vines.

I have come to the belief that yard work is like cleaning a spot on the wall... you get one area looking great and the rest looks like crap!
Before you know it, one thing leads to another and then its time to start over. Sheesh!

Fortunately for us, there were many who helped out with the yard.
Likewise with the wedding!
On Thurs. Bear's bunch showed up and took up residence in the pop-up trailer. That is one hard working girl!
The next day Boo, Saucy and Squeaky showed up to help, along with Big E, a friend of ours' son. We looked like
ants swarming over the yard and house. :-D

By Saturday... "Judgment Day" and our wedding day... the joke was that Randy had waited until the last day on earth to get married.

Big grins!

We scurried around. Bear finished the 6 layer, 3 tier wedding cake about an hour before the wedding. Phew!

Then T asked Randy about my bouquet.
Bouque? What bouquet?

In the flood of all the other things we needed to do,
we had forgotten the bouquet!
So T and Rev. Jimmy ran out... and I did not know this part...
and made me a beautiful bouquet with white hydrangea and mums and some lovely purple lily-like flowers and some fun green things.
They wrapped it all in voile with trailers that hung down and it was a huge surprise to me.

I was very touched!

We all battled for shower ti
Someone left the door open to my room... and my clothes were on the bed
within view of the folk standing in the hall.
I was stuck with
only a towel.
I decided to become a blur and slam the door shut.
Later someone asked me about that,
and we had a good laugh over it.

We waited for some missing guests for what se
emed forever, then finally they arrived and it was time to get the show on.
Boo and I began to walk...
but I'd forgotten my bouquet.
I ran back to get it and then before I kn
ew it, I was standing there with Randy in front of Rev. Jimmy.
He said something very nice about marriage,
but I didn't hear much of it.
I went into zombie shock mode.
I don't do well in front of crowds.
I have serious stage fright issues.

Okay... you must sympathize with
me now.
I demand it!
Randy began saying his vows and w
as slipping my rings on my finger.
I began to cry.
I am a dedicated cry baby.

He put my rings on backwards...
but who cares?

My tears choked him up a bit, but he did a much better job than I at getting his lines out.

Then it was time for me to slip his ring on...
and my much, much beloved C4C dropped it!
That was a very welcome bit of co
mic relief!

Over Randy's shoulder I could see T wiping a tear off his face...
which made me cry more.

I barely managed to croak out m
y vows and slip the ring on his finger.

Then Rev. Jimmy wiped a tear from my cheek...
I was so touched by that!

And he pronoun
ced us married.
I was never so glad to kiss someone in my life!

Time to celebrate and barbecue!


We survived!


Of course now I have to change all my ID again.

Am I happy?

What do you think?


(Yep, the bride wore br

Tomorrow I'll post some of the pics of other people.

Special thanks to all those who helped us to get ready for the wedding:
Bear, Mikey P, Turkey, Boo, Saucy, Squeaky, Max, Mom, Ron, Joshua,
Big E and and always... my dear, dear C4C!
Thanks too to Rev. Jimmy... who was amazing
and T, who did everything from dishes to grilling.
These are my treasures!

So what about Roxy?

She had a ball playing with the guests...
she LOVES people.
And she didn't mind at all when people dropped
barbecue tid bits on the ground.
Roxy was in dog heaven.
So many to worship her and give her pats!

Today, my wish for you is that you are all as happy as I am now.

Be thankful for those you love...
and for those who love you.
Big grins everyone!


  1. are you related to arlo guthrie?

  2. Ha! No. Did I drag the tale out too much? Is it the crazy hair? I've always thought my teeth looked like Terry Thomas.

  3. Big, Big, Huge, Ginormous Congratulations! May God bless your union!

  4. Thanks Suldog! Hey... great to see you writing again. I've had an imaginary hockey game in my head all day now. Big grins!

  5. Oh my goodness...this post nearly had me bawling too! I am so touched by how happy you are. What a joyous occasion. And I LOVE getting to finally see you. You're beautiful, Mrs Randy :-)

  6. laura b-- Why thank you! I can't even watch the video without tearing up. Ha!

  7. wow congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Well, you certainly are an interesting looking pair.

  9. congratulations! love the bouquet on the fly part of the story and how cool to finally see a picture of you.

    i wish many years of health and happiness for the tow of you.

  10. And a tear for you from me just reading this post and seeing your smiles. Congratulations.

    May God bless you both.

    (I tried earlier but blogger wouldn't let me...)

  11. Thanks lime. I personally enjoy unexpected things.

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  13. BBC- I suppose we are.

    billy pilgrim-- Indeed she does! She had a wonderful time. Lots of folk willing to throw her duck for her.

    Cricket- Thank you so much my friend!

    lime- I truly do not like pics of me and have successfully avoided them most of my life. :-)

  14. I'm sooo happy for you! Sounds wonderful and a wedding to remember. It's all about being flexible. You look great! And so happy! yayh!!!!