Sunday, May 23, 2010

Much Celebrating!

Life has been very busy!
But I'm excited to say...
this
has finally turned into ...
...these!

Yes, my pillows for the family room are done!
The bright cheery fabric is a huge change from
the former browns!
I have two fitted slip covers for my couch...
the yellow one that came with the couch
&
a dark khaki slip cover that I picked up
about a year ago at Big Lots for $30!
(the khaki pillows on the couch are from that set)
I just love the change in this room!
I am hoping to create a new piece of art for above the fireplace.
I can imagine a large charcoal sketch framed drawing.
I'll have to see what I can come up with!

I am linking up to Between Naps on the Porch

I am also happy to share another exciting celebration
happening this week!
Tomorrow, May 24th, Wayne and I will be
celebrating our 18th wedding Anniversary!
Actually, Wayne leaves for a week long conference
tomorrow so we've been celebrating all weekend!
Wayne and I eating at McDonald's the day before our wedding!
Wow, we look very young!
I was very certain of many things that day...

1. I had found the "love of my life", God's blessing!

2. My Grandfather (a minister) would perform the ceremony
outside in his beautiful back yard!
(Despite the fact that it was cold and all my dear guests
had to wrap themselves in Mom Mom and Pop Pop's
extra coats and blankets!)
3. My Dad would walk me down the isle...
4. I would be surrounded by loving friends and family!
Mom Mom Friend , Wayne, Me & Nona
(My grandmothers)

What I didn't know...
was my precious Pop Pop would tear up during the ceremony!

Or that he had a surprise waiting to take us from
his home to the bank in town where we held the
reception....

A stunning horse and carriage!
I can tell you this today...
I have been more than blessed!
I married my best friend!

16 comments:

Jane said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Anniversary to you and Wayne! You looked very happy then and it's very obvious that the love, happiness and friendship has endured for 18 years. Enjoy your day together.
Jane
P.S. Your pillows turned out great....I love the fabric.

Patti said...

Happy anniversary - great pics and wonderful memories!!

Love those pillows - nice bright fabric!

Stop over for a chance for a Lantern giveaway from CSN - patti

Lori E said...

So where you live it is legal to get married at 10 years old???? Lol. Gosh you two do look young in those pictures. Wow.
How sweet to have your grandfather perform the ceremony and the surprise carriage ride is such a great memory.
Happy anniversary to you both.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

I love the fabrics you chose for your pillows and that button B is awesome.

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary.
What a cute picture of you and Wayne!
18 years...that is awesome! How special that your pop pop got to marry you! Great memories!
I love the changes to your familyroom and the colors you picked! I can't wait to see what you paint for above your fireplace. I know it will be good!
Wendy

Shelia said...

Happy Anniversary! What lovely photos and you two look like babies! I'm sure you were! :)
Oh, wasn't that wonderful your grand dad could perform the ceremony! You made a beautiful little bride!
You did a super job on your pillows. Love the fabric!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Lovely post! Happy Anniversary. Love the pillows to!

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

Happy Anniversary Wayne and DeeDee!! I remember that chilly day. I love the change to your room. Love, Aunt Jude

Alyssa said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and those pillows are beautiful! I absolutely love the patterns.

Alyssa
lifeoflyssie.com

Rettabug said...

What a romantic wedding you had, Dee Dee!! So full of special family members & what a GORGEOUS setting!
Thanks for sharing your photos of it & of your pillows, too. Good job on those. :-)

victoria bassham said...

Aww, Happy Anniversary. You two look so young in the McDonald's picture, certainly not old enough to be getting married! Who am I to talk though, I was 18 when I got married. I hope y'all have a nice Anniversary!

Sherry said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I were married in my Aunt's backyard almost 38 years ago. It rained the night before and we were sure it would be a disaster. All went well. Your pillows are great, they really add a lot to your room. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Marshall said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the pillows - what great fabrics! Just have to share that my Grandparents were Mom Mom and Pop Pop to us too! Thank you for sharing your pictures - you guys do look young... I can't believe you were old enough to get married! = )

Christine said...

Happy Eighteenth Aniversary. Your wedding pictures are precious. Your Grandfather sure put a special touch on your wedding, tears and all. My favorite picture is the McDonalds one. How cute!

Your pillows are perfect. I really like the fabric you chose. They are like a ribbon on top of the gift wrapped package. Just the right pop.

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

One of my favorite posts ever! Your pillows look great; I love both the new fabrics... perfect! The wedding pictures are so sweet. You did look so young, but what a beautiful wedding you had. My youngest daughter is getting married in September. I hope her memories will be as happy as yours! Happy anniversary!

Corners of My Life said...

No wonder you still look so young - you were so very young and pretty on your wedding day.