May 1, 2014

April showers...


...of the marital kind, bring a July wedding.  Caution ahead:  mucho photos of the 'happy' variety.



"The Greatest of These is Love"


It's not how I ever envisioned planning a shower for my daughter (not to mention a wedding).  But Thing #2 has chosen to lay down roots in another city, Cincinnati.  Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike Ohio? Limitations abound.  Chiefly time.  Visits are rare, and taken advantage of FULLY.  We have become adept at "power planning". TGFT (Thank God for Texting).  Thing #2 is a high school chemistry teacher.  Which means lots gets accomplished via text, between class changes, breaks, and the Periodic Table.

April Showers get accomplished with helping hands...






And sweets.  MOST of which actually made it to the shower.  Which means, I can still fit into the dress that I still haven't bought...






Some sparkle...










Add in some poseys...








Food, drink, and a ham (in no particular order)...


"The Ham Stands Alone"
Thing #1





Thank God for a Mom-Mom who sews (shout out to the Madre'!) and for putting up with AND creating all my brilliant ideas.  I keep telling her we'd make an amaaaazing Etsy Shop.  The 76-year-old is apparently too busy for my business acumen...






Don't forget the outdoor (emphasis on the OUTdoor) cigar lounge...






And while we're thanking God, kudos for the abundant sunshine and smiles all around...




"The Fam"
(Thank you Uncle Jim for taking temporary command of my camera.  NOW GIVE IT BACK!)


And if that isn't enough, presents for the Soon-to-Be's...


"I'm Smiling Even Tho I'm Sharing My Name with a State"





"With Love From Mom-Mom"
(There's that sewing Mom-Mom again!)


Oh yeah, these two too...


"The Soon-to-Be's"
Thing #2 and Thing #2.1


Lots of ingredients, combined via long distance, blended with love.  The perfect kind of April Shower.  On to July.  On to more texting.  I might have to re-check that texting plan.  TGFT.







Here's where I "link up" today.

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This week's song title is Cat Stevens' "Morning Has Broken".


31 comments:

  1. This is the most gorgeous shower I have ever seen! I love those glass pink dishes. You and Mom Mom did a fantastic job! What a blessed bride and groom to be.

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    1. Thank you Kim....my secret is...HOMEGOODS! haha.

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  2. Kudos all around Blackburn family! And you still had time for this wonderful blog post. I'm sure someone can find more for you to do :)

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  3. What a fun and beautiful morning! Love that he is now Thing 2.1 (-:
    Also - love the couple-shower idea!

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    1. Shout out to Molly for the "2.1" idea!

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  4. Amazing! LOVED everything - except the long distance part! Now I'm pretending I was there!!

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  5. Oh. My. Gosh! What an absolutely fabulous job you all have done...and yes kuddos to the sun to make everything a little sparklier - and love the hair btw! :) Oh, and the room with the white furniture....sigh! xo

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    1. Thank you Kim. That "white room" we converted from a screened-in porch to a sun-room when we moved in a few years ago. Probably our best investment in our home, as we spend about 99.9% of our time there :)

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  6. The pink and white and all that sparkle are just gorgeous. And so is your family!

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  7. WoW....your home?? i was sooooo distracted!!!

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  8. Loved seeing this Kathy. Thanks for sharing. I love your decor! And those bottles on the chandelier made my heart stop...great idea....and I collect vintage apothecary bottles....I am so stealing your idea.

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  9. It looks like a fairy tale!! those little bottles with baby's breath...strung up like that.....? swoon!!!!

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  10. You have a beautiful family, Kathy! And wow, those decorations are amazing! I love, love, love those little bottles. Looks like the wedding planning is going quite well, even over texts. :-)

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  11. A handsome couple and a beautiful family!

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  12. That is a lovely portrait of your family... there is such a strong family resemblance.

    Mollyxxx

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  13. So many beautiful photos! Your daughter will always be grateful that you captured her day in photos.

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  14. So many wonderful photos. You have been Busy my friend. So much work involved in a wedding and the shower.. But Everything looks perfect. Looking forward to seeing the wedding photos in July..

    Hugs~

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  15. Oh my goodness, so many beautiful photos ! Love the little bottles with babys breath....sooo pretty ! Smiles at the sweets and your comment about your dress...I agree about the Etsy shop for sure !

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  16. What a gorgeous shower and couple and family, etc....!!! I love those little vases hanging on the chandy. Where did you find them?

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    1. Heather, I found the vases on a site called "Dot & Bo". They have daily sales that they post. I just looked, and do not see them anymore. But I would think you could easily make the hanging vases if you found the right size vase.

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  17. what a FUN post, beautiful photos, beautiful daughter, congratulations!

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  18. What a beautiful shower!! Every last detail is simply gorgeous...!

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  19. Beautiful looks like we are doing the same thing this year my son is getting
    married July 26th getting close

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  20. Kath this is such a wonderful post filled with happy. Congrats to the soon to be's and to you too my friend. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

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  21. Such a gorgeous shower! Love the pink and the little bottles filled with the baby's breath! The picture of the fam is so cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Hi Kath, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Wow, stunning...every single frame. You have a decorator's eye and clearly you are a pro with the cameral. This is my first visit to your lovely blog, but certainly not my last! Addicted! :)

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