Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Time flies...

...when you are having fun. Here's another little detail for the wedding .
The finished boutonnieres, made of feathers and fishing flies. Only 5 , no 4 more days.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Let's start off with Mom's cute Halloween display on her hall at St. C's. She is in charge of this little vignette and changes it weekly. Mary Grace, Ryan and I had an impromptu lunch with her.
The weather is getting cooler and that means Jan and I look like we are dressed for two different seasons when we walk together.
Here's the perfect example - She is in long pants and jacket - I'm in short sleeve top and crop pants.

Bev had us over for book club. Her whole house looks great.

Here is just a snippet of all she has done in her house with a little help from me. Antique piece transformed into sink base.

First fire of the season.

Cary's excellent table setup for October birthdays. She did it all herself!

Brody helping Dad with his cards.
Next project - Sophie designed this great garland for the wedding. MG and I helped assemble it while Paul and Ryan did a little home repair.

It turned out so great.
I was making the guys boutonnieres out of fishing flies and feathers. 
Yes, feathers from their chickens!
KT was no help.

Here she is in "her" room. Their house is so beautiful.

They are always adding something fun.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

This is it...

...I think. I'm pretty sure this is the last list before wedding things are done.
We have crossed off most of these already. It has all been so much fun and we are ready to enjoy the events to come. So, headed out to accomplish a few more things. Here are some yard fresh eggs in a broccoli, ham and mushroom quiche.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Been busy

Well it has been a long time between posts for me. I have been having so much fun doing wedding stuff with Mary Grace. We are on the home stretch now with less than 2 weeks left. We have gotten so much done. There are so many little things to think about, even though they wanted a very simple wedding. Another bonus is getting to see grandogs a bit more too.
Had a topless homemade egg mcmuffin.
These two thought it smelled good.
Bill used to say about begging dogs under the table "They are like catfish circling under the dock"

The weather has been so beautiful lately, that Mary Grace had a great idea for after church lunch.

A picnic at the old Pearl River Methodist Church.

She packed us a lunch and it was so great. Sophie and Paul were with his family in Richland (they switch off between them and us every Sunday). And Mom was a little under the weather, so it was just the 3 of us.
We explored the old graveyard.

Next time we will take everyone.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fun things

To start off, I got to see my old friend Jennie. Well it looks like I'm the old one here. I told Jennie that she had obviously made a deal with the devil not to age. We had fun catching up.
The next fun thing was Mary Grace's Bachelorette dinner and Lingerie shower hosted by Maid of Honor, Sophie. We had dinner at Babalu.

Lucy wasn't able to come, but MG invited me to come. Isn't that sweet.

Back to Sophie's house for champagne and dessert.

Sisters and sister cousin
Diamond "rings"
brownie bites with cream cheese frosting and cookie bark too. I indulged a little.

She got to wear this beautiful veil that said "I do".
Great garland Sophie (and Paul) made.

Sophie reading wedding Madlibs. It is a word game where you blindly fill in sentences. Very funny. It used to be one of their favorites when we traveled in the car.
She got some beautiful things. You have to kind of force MG to dress up, you know.

Next fun thing...wedding hair trial. Her high school friend, Larson is a stylist now . She did hair and make up.

Next fun thing...boiled peanuts. The state game is on and they are doing well. So there.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Last blast

Friend Amy wanted to do something special for Mary Grace before her wedding in 25!! days. She found us lovely rooms at the Bowie Tavern overlooking the river in Natchez. MG and I took a walk while Candy took a nap when we got there before Amy.
View from our balcony
Taking care of important things
Next morning, ready to roll.
It was so cool out and Candy only brought sleeveless tops.
The bride to be at a sumptuous breakfast.
The Tavern is connected with Dunlieth Mansion so that is where the breakfast buffet is served.

I regret nothing...well maybe a little bit. Hope my dress for the wedding fits.

The grounds were beautiful. It was cool and clear.

Then a bit of strolling the town. All the merchants had open doors and you could hear State winning all over town! Candy is the only serious shopper in this group. These two mainly found things to laugh about. Speaking of laughing...
This may be the worst use of pigs and apples I have ever seen. They were made of rose petals. Decided not to buy it.

Decided to pass on this too.
Great lunch spot. Felt like New Orleans. Breaud's

Why we went...oysters.
These two cute dogs were napping in a store window.

Went in and of course they loved Mary Grace. The owners run a gallery and take their dogs to work.

Had to check out the newly reopened King's Tavern. Still didn't see or hear ghosts.

Here is the hallway outside our doors where we stayed.

Gorgeous heart pine. Amy had suggested we bring roller skates.

One last look. Goodbye, river. Great trip.