Amanda and Ben: The Wedding

Finally, finally, my gag order has been lifted –now that I am too busy to share details properly! 🙂 My dear Amanda’s sweet fiance Ben arrived yesterday evening from college. They’ve been engaged since Christmas, and are getting married this Saturday. THIS Saturday! Valentines Day! Less than 48 hours from now!

The Owlhaven is a blur of activity. Today I spent all day decorating at the church (pictures coming!) Part way through the day, mobs of lovely roses came from Costco, and are now waiting in refrigerators for tomorrow morning when we will put together bouquets and boutonnieres and other hopefully lovely creations. We are rank novices at this, but really, how wrong can you go with roses?

I have been enjoying the preparations and the sight of the two of them so happy together and will share more with you very soon!

Useful Wedding Websites

Wedding planning, book writing, and Missoula Children’s Theater (4 of my kids got parts!) are threatening to suck up all my time this week in the foreseeable future, so I thought I’d share a few links to sites that have captured some of my interest lately.  Please pretend this is an actual post.  Note:  scroll to bottom if you don’t happen to have a need for wedding links.


Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas

David’s Bridal

Yummi Candles

Floral Designs

How to make ribbon roses

Make a Boutonniere

Estimating Catering Quantities


And in case y’all are interested, my second book is a chapter and a half from DONE, and my first book A Sane Woman’s Guide to Mothering a Large Family is AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON!!!!!!   (You’ll forgive me for shouting that bit of news, won’t you?)  Go check it out!