August 12, 2007

Ketchup

Even though it's only been five days since my last post there has been a lot of stuff going on.

First the knitting. My sockapalooza pal received her socks last week safe and sound and they fit perfectly! I was so nervous the entire time that they wouldn't fit properly and she would have to work miracles to them or something like that. But apparently I am a genius sock-knitter and can knit socks for feet that are not present! Woo-hoo! So glad you liked them, Deb ! My socks have not arrived yet, but I have faith they will be here soon.


Next, the big family news. For those of you have been reading my blog for a while, you might remember that a few months back I announced my sisters engagement and posted some pics of potential wedding and bridesmaid dresses. What I didn't announce was last month they decided to postpone the wedding until spring for financial reasons. Then, two weeks ago she decided to join the Army Reserves. She leaves for boot camp on Wednesday, Aug 15. This past Monday I got a phone call from my sister asking what I was doing on Saturday. "Nothing," I replied. "Good," she said, "because I have some plans for you." Turns out that this is what she had planned.

It was a beautiful wedding and you never would have been able to tell we threw it together in four days. We had a flower girl, a ring bearer, matching dresses, a cake, a church, the works. Heather looked absolutely beautiful in her dress and Chad was just as handsome in his tux. We even had time to throw together a bachelorette party. It just so happened that the Chippendales were in town the night before the wedding so my mom, the other bridesmaid, and my other sister all took her out for a "Last Night Out". Of course, me being so crafty had to make these shirts for the wedding party. Iron-on letters from Jo Ann's. They were even on clearance!

It was such a great weekend. I'm just so sad to see her go on Wednesday. She won't be back until January 10th-ish. Good luck Heather!

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have finished your socks and hope that they will fit you. Unfortunately I haven't been able to send yet them to you, I will do that as soon as I can (it's gonna be in the start of September). I hope you'll forgive me and hope you'll like them!

sockfairy

Felicia Eis said...

WOW I wish I could have done my wedding in four days! The stress would have been over a lot sooner.

BTW Happy SITS Day!!!

Jamie said...

Congrats on being the SITS queen for the day! Congratulations to your sister on her wedding!

Creative Junkie said...

holy cow - four days for a wedding? I wouldn't have believed it was possible!

Dee said...

congrats to your sister, good job in doing it in 4 days!

Heather said...

Hope all is going well for your sister and her military gig!

Congrats on your big FB day - I hope you get lots and lots of comment love! :)

~Trish~ said...

Anything is possible huh???

dddiva said...

Amazing what you can do when you are given no choice- best wishes to your sis and her new hubby.

Crazy Momma said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds! Looks like it was a wonderful time.

sassy stephanie said...

Just happened to be in town?? Did she plan her wedding around that?? ha ha

Trish said...

Looks like they had a wonderful wedding. How nice!

Ronnica said...

The fact that she was able to throw together a wedding like that and it not look shoddy proves that we make too much a deal out of all the wedding stuff. Marriage: important. Wedding: a novelty. Congrats to them!

Debbie Y. said...

I love your socks!

Are you able to put skids on the bottom of your socks. I am very accident prone and have to have the safety factor on all my socks cause we have wooden floor in the dining room.

Congrats on being the FB on SITS!

Brooke said...

Seriously four days?! That is the way to go. No stressing for months to make sure you got everything done. I like! What a fun surprise.

mrsbear said...

Congrats to your sis. Looks like a fab spread for four days. Nice work.

Katie said...

Yay for your sis! My DH and I went from "Hey, we should get married on 8/8/08" to "Hey we're married!" in 4 days. I didn't even attempt any of the trappings, and barely managed to get a wedding certificate and get to the JP before he closed.

You guys did a great job! Love the shirts!

Ali said...

Wow, where there's a will, there's a way, eh? Congrats for your sis, god bless her as she starts her new career. ;)

Vicki said...

Crafty chick indeed! And I'm guessing it runs in the family if your sister was able to pull together her wedding so quickly!

CONGRATS!

Andie said...

That's wonderful about the wedding and it looked beautiful!

Miss Grace said...

The wedding looks beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to your sister! What a fun surprise.

G. said...

There should be some sort of record for the fastest wedding planning! Looks like everything turned out great! Congrats to your sister.

Lorie said...

Congrats to your sister (and to you for helping her gett it done in 4 days!!)

Melanie said...

My brother just went to a chapel in TN and let them do all the work. It was wonderful though plus we got a mini-vaca out of it. Hope she does well in the reserves.

Jaime said...

WOW, congratulations are in order to your sister. I hope the reserves treat her well & that she returns home safe & sound.
dropped by from SITS

Melodie said...

Sometimes these spur-of-the-moment things can be way more fun and way less stressful that overplanned events. Congrats to your sister on her wedding and her military service.

Lindsay said...

Found u from SITS! Congrats to you sister!
Also, is that a pit bull..those dogs are so dangerous!
Isn't that what everyone thinks! I was kidding..we have one that weighs 90lbs and he's an angel!!!
:)

Maren said...

Sounds super fun! Good luck to your sister:)

Jacie said...

Congratulations for your sister and for you on your SITs day.

-Bridget said...

I seriously think everyone should have to plan their wedding in only four days. It can be done, obviously. It saves on expenses, it prevents people for stressing for months, and keeps you from having to tolerate months of bridezillas. People will be just as happy to attend if you spent four days or four years planning.

Shannon said...

Hubs and I got married in Vegas...since we were paying for it ourselves, it was either a big fairy-tale wedding, or a place to live. We chose shelter. :) Chance is gorgeous by the way, that big blockhead of his.

Karen said...

Sometimes the best weddings are the ones that get thrown together in just a couple of days! Glad it went well :-)

BTW ... happy SITS day :-)

wendy said...

Congrats!! And happy SITS day!

Becky :) said...

She looked absolutely beautiful as a bride. I'm glad that everything worked out.
Congrats to her!!!!!

Congrats on your SITS day

Dana said...

I never would have known that the wedding was thrown together so quickly! Great job!

Love the tees!

mrsmouthy said...

She did it celebrity-style! I bet the paparazzi was PISSED. :)

The Nice One said...

That's such a cool story! Good for y'all for gettin' that together!
CONGRATS on your BIG DAY!!

PhatMom said...

Sounds like something I would do!

Again, congrats on your SITS day!

Michelle said...

I'm always amazed by what you can do quickly to make a nice wedding vs all the agonizing and stress people have over wedding planned for so long. It looks like a beautiful ceremony, and I wish her and her husband all the happiness in the world!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Four days! Wow that's awesome. I wish I had done that. I'm not good at all that planning stuff.

Mama's Losin' It said...

My sister could definitely take some notes. She just called today to let me know I would be cooking banana bread for 200 people. Awesome.

Mrs. S said...

Wow 4 days?! That's amazing! I mean we moved our wedding up 4 months with only 6 weeks until the wedding. I thought that was crazy fast! It looks beautiful.

Cheryl said...

Wow, can't believe you pulled it off. Great job girls!

Elizabeth said...

visiting via SITS.
What a lovely wedding you were able to put together for your sister! Finances and timing shouldn't hold things back.

Nessa said...

Great job on the very spur of the moment wedding! Hope your sis does great in the reserves!

Tabitha Blue said...

Wow, what a great wedding for a few days planning!! You guys are good. Should go into business. LOL Nice work!!

cricketphx said...

Holy crap! Four days! I'm amazed! I wish your sister well!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I have to say it's pretty cool that was so spontaneous!!!!

Melissa Lester said...

Wow, getting ready for a wedding in four days -- amazing! More couples should probably do it that way instead of dragging it out and making it a stressful, all-consuming event.