Friday, January 23, 2009

Day After The Wedding

After the wedding, I thought it would be a good gesture to invite the groom's family to the house to join us open presents. They are from Pittsburg, PA and had to leave the following day,

But first, I had to clean up. You should have seen the mess we left when we left for the wedding. Flower petals, leaves and boxes everywhere. We have been too busy preparing for the wedding that we have neglected the house. I forgot to take pictures of the before but this is the after. I think it looks presentable now, don't you? This shows the dining room adjoining the living room,

There was so much food leftover and the caterer wrapped it all up for us to take it home.

Do you see my daughter's new shirt that says "Mrs. Paterson" in the back? She got it as a bridal shower present. You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

The guests are busy eating.

Some were watching TV in the family room.

There's my little grandson with my daughter.

That's me with the groom's mom.

There they are ...the newlyweds opening presents.

Whew! I am glad the celebrations are over. I am ready to go home and go on with my life but first I have to stay for a few days to babysit my grandson cause his parents went on a skiing trip. God is wise for not letting a woman in her 50's get pregnant anymore cause it's not easy to continuously watch a baby anymore. My back hurts from carrying him but he is such a joy that I really enjoy being with him.


Chari said...

Good Mornin' Christine...

Yeeeehawwww!!! You did started your blog!!! I'm just doing the happy dance right now, Girlfriend!!! And're already on your 2nd post...your blog dress looks fabulous and I love your header photo! Congratulations Sweetie...I just know that you're going to have lots and lots of fun and you have so much to offer all of us here in blogland with all of your many talents!!! I'm sooooo looking forward to reading your blog!!!

Whew...I bet you're finally sighing a "sigh of relief"...with the wedding behind you! It all turned out so was perfect!!! I sure am glad that you're enjoying your little Brenden..he's precious!!! But I do hear you when you say, that you know why God gives these little ones to young women...hehe!!!

Yeeehawww!!! I really am excited about your blog...Congratulations Sweetie!!!
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I am in full agreement, God knew what he was doing! I adore being with my grand babies but boy do I feel old when it's time for them to go home. Christine I love your Florida home. It is gorgeous and the brunch looks wonderful. Congratulations to the newlyweds I wish them the best of everything. Love, Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Christine!! Oh, I'm so thrilled you've started a blog! Let me welcome you to blogland!
Now, congratulations to your beautiful daughter and her new hubby on their recent wedding. I peeked at it and how beautiful everything was!
Now I'm so excited to see you blogging - you're such a fantastic decorator and hopefully you will be showing us more of your gorgeous home!
Welcome, Dear One!! This is going to be fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, looks like everyone was having a "great" time. The home their is beautiful. I know that grandson is having a ball with his grandma around. I hope your back holds out. You're sure going to miss them when you go home. :-) My little guy comes tomorrow for the w/k and PaPa has already asked about 4 times what time he's coming. I'm wondering who's more anxious PaPa or my little guy? Hope you have a super day today. hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be said...

GM Christine...your family is just lovely girl..and all that food how great was that you had left over to feed everyone the next day..what kinds of gifts did the couple get girl!!! you blog is looking good and you well have so much fun here in Blogland with all these great peeps..thanks for sharing ..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty39 said...

Christine, the house is lovely and your whole family is just so pretty. It looks like you're having so much fun. I am sure you are tired, it is really a task to do a wedding and chase a baby around. These will be memories that will bring a smile for years to come. Enjoy and just take more advil. lol Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...

Lovely photos Christine!
You have a very beautiful family inside and out.
You are all truly blessed.

I'm so glad you have a blog now. I'm really enjoying it.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
~Melissa :)

mbkatc230 said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. What great memories these will be for years to come. Your daughter is adorable, as is that little grandson! So happy to have you here in blogland! Kathy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! Your home is soooo beautiful! The newly-weds make a cute couple! It was nice that you had so much food that you could feed the whole family without having to cook! It looks like everyone is really having a good time! And I know what you mean about grandchildren...especially at that age! They are a full-time job!!! Enjoy your time with him and all the memories you are making! Hugs...Debbie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, It looks like you were having a wonderful celebration. Everyone looks so happy. I love your home.

Have a safe trip. We'll miss you. Is Marty gatorgirl?? I wish she'd stop in and visit me.
Hugs, Terrie

Tomarie said...

C~I love looking at pics of your second home! It's just beautiful! Looks like everyone had a great time being together! I know you have to be relieved that it's over and that it went so well!
Have fun with that little grandson of yours! And I know just what you mean...our backs just aren't the same as we get older! lol L~

Glenda said...

What a wonderful trip and a very joyous occasion. So glad everything went well.

There is nothing like a small child to make you feel your age. Just remember while the young sometimes have more energy us older folks often have enough experience to be able to keep up with them.

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