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Monday, 6 June 2011

Stay Calm Thisisme. Come on now - breathe!


This is your friend, thisisme, trying to hold it all together!! Hee Hee!

As I type this, I am listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons - music for the soul!  I am lucky in that I love all genres of music, apart from heavy metal! Although, of course, being the age that I am, I'm a real sucker for all the 60's music, as it takes me back to the heady days of my youth.

We had a surprise early on  Saturday evening, as the bride to be turned up, with our future son-in-law and the two little ones.  It was a lovely balmy evening, so I suggested opening a bottle of champagne, (as you do!) and we sat in the garden having a pre-wedding celebration.  The two little ones were running around, generally having a lovely happy time, and at that moment I felt very blessed .  The only thing missing of course, was our family from France, but they will be here very soon now, if only for a few days.

The main reason for them popping down was to give us a card thanking us for all our help and support during the many preparations for their wedding.   They said that the garden looks beautiful and all our hard work is much appreciated.  They went on to say that they are really excited and looking forward to us all celebrating together.

They gave us a present each, and this beautiful bunch of flowers which came from the Florist who will be doing the flowers on the wedding day.  The colours are so soft and summery.




I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
~Author Unknown

A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
~Author Unknown



As you can see, I love this opportunity to be in a romantic mood again!!

50 comments:

Bethe77 said...

What a wonderful perfect suprise and blessing!
Your flowers are lovely but nothing is more lovely then the prenece and lvoe of our family. Glad you have them there with you.
What a wonderful gift.
Blessings

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

What Beth said !!!! :)

dubgirl said...

What a lovely surprise, the flowers look lovely, as does the rose in your header photo x

Thisisme. said...

Bethe - yes, lovely surprise!

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY - Thank you!

dubgirl - Thank you. The rose is from the rambling rose on the side of our house.

orchid said...

Oh, the really important day is just around the corner for all of your family♫
It sure must have been a lovely Saturday, with gorgeous flower!!!
Haha, please take care not to make yourself too tense☆
Lots of Blessings♡♡♡

Well, for the hearts or some symbles. They are from the software I bought called "ATOK" by Japanese maker.
It has "Input Method Editor" and really helpful for me when I type English. This gives me a list of some possible words each time I enter alphabet.
Hehe,clever guy, isn't it?

Lots of hug and Love from Japan!!!
Orchid.

Thisisme. said...

Orchid - thank you for all your good wishes my friend. That ATOK sounds wonderful! Clever guy indeed!!

Claudia Moser said...

Such a wonderful moment! The flowers look great! And I'm so happy for you, you are a wonderful mother Diane!

lyndylou said...

that was really lovely!

SkippyMom said...

Sounds like a wonderful Saturday evening and with champagne! That's always a good thing. :)

Have a wonderful week and enjoy yourself.

Odie Langley said...

That was really sweet of them to stop by and show their gratitude in such a personal way. I think it's awesome how close you and your family are.

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh you are truly blessed indeed ~ and your dear family are also blessed to have such wonderful parents! Am thinking of you especially as the Special Day draws closer, and praying for fine weather for you :). What a special time with your dear family! Love Brenda

Natasha said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. Is that a peony? It's stunning!

It sounds like the next few weeks are going to be so wonderful for you all. Enjoy every minute of it!

Take care and best wishes always,
Natasha.

Natasha said...

PS I love the rose in your header too!
xo

Sush said...

A Mother holds her child's hand for a while...their hearts forever! I think you are holding each other's hearts very well. What a loving tribute to parents from their daughter and son to be!
Happiness all around...
Loves~Loves~Loves~

Shady Del Knight said...

The big day's drawing near, Thisisme, and I have just the remedy for your pre-wedding jitters. You need to don Gawgus Girl's AC/DC shirt and bop till you drop to some heavy metal! (LOL) You really are blessed to have such a lovely family. I can just imagine Ruby Violet being filled with the wonder of it all come Saturday. Have you rented a tux for Sir Alfred, the world's most dignified dog?

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - thank you so much. Not so sure about the wonderful mum bit though!!!

lyndylou - thank you! It was one of those lovely moments in life that makes one glad to be alive!

SkippyMom - Hi dear friend. Yes, champagne always hits the spot!! I will have a lovely week, I'm sure!

Odie - yes, it was such a lovely surprise! I do know that I am very fortunate indeed with my loving, caring family. Hope Linda is feeling a bit easier at the moment. I have been thinking of you both.

VintageSunday - thank you so much for your lovely comment, and for your prayers for the day itself. I am very lucky indeed with my bloggy friends!

Natasha - Yes, it is a peony. Aren't they glorious?! I must get some for the garden. I'm glad you liked the rose in my header, and it was lovely to see you here today.

Sush - yes, hopefully we hold their hearts for ever. I can feel so much love around at the moment. It's going to be a bit of an anti-climax when it's all over!

Shady - you ARE funny my dear friend! LOL! I shall bop to something, but it won't be heavy metal! Hee Hee! I can just imagine Ruby Violet dashing all over the place on Saturday! She's at that age where they just don't sit still for 2 minutes! Still, I have a cunning plan and will have lots of things to (hopefully) keep her occupied during the actual wedding ceremony!! I'm sure Alfred won't let us down in the sartorial stakes - not if G-T has anything to do with it anyway!!!

Stella said...

What a blessing to have such a thougtful family. Enjoy each moment as they are so fleeting.

Grammy Goodwill said...

How are you finding time to blog? My fingers are crossed for fine weather for you ~ makes typing tricky.
What a sweet week-end you had.

Glenda said...

Ahh - weddings - such a happy time. I loved my girls' weddings - full of such love and hope for the future. A little romance in our lives would do us all a world of good. Have a happy week ahead!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I don't know how you have the presence of mind, to blog at all, this week. You are amazing! :-)

~♥~

Thisisme. said...

Stella - yes, those moments are very precious, as you say, and we must make the most of them.

Grammy Goodwill - I don't think I will be blogging very much this week! Thank you so much for keeping your fingers crossed for the weather. It will certainly be amazing if its anything other than dry, with all these positive thoughts that are going on! You have my permission to uncross them when you type! You can cross your toes then instead! Hee Hee!

Glenda - I couldn't agree more about we all need some romance in our lives. As you say, that's the wonderful thing with weddings, there is such love and hope for the future :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic - As I said to Grammy Goodwill, I don't think you'll be seeing much of me this week. As long as you don't forget me!! :(

Bouncin' Barb said...

Your daughter is a reflection of your I can tell. You're a great Mom and Dad and they just wanted you to know how much they appreciate you. That is so beautiful. It makes me want to cry. The wedding will be lovely. Breathe!!!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Tim, I have been without my laptop for a week so I am catching up. I am so glad they appreciate how great you are to them. The big day is fast approaching! hugs♥O

Thisisme. said...

Bouncin'Barb - that's very sweet of you to say that. Everything is done in the garden, all pots planted, so just a quick run over with the lawn mower on Thursday or Friday! I'm looking forward to picking up you-know-who on Wednesday afternoon from the airport. No doubt we'll all be crying on Saturday! LOL! Big hug.

Olive - lovely to see you here again today. Not so good being without your laptop for a week! Yes, we're doing the countdown now!! Hugs to you as well dear friend.

Thisisme. said...

Bouncin'Barb - that's very sweet of you to say that. Everything is done in the garden, all pots planted, so just a quick run over with the lawn mower on Thursday or Friday! I'm looking forward to picking up you-know-who on Wednesday afternoon from the airport. No doubt we'll all be crying on Saturday! LOL! Big hug.

Olive - lovely to see you here again today. Not so good being without your laptop for a week! Yes, we're doing the countdown now!! Hugs to you as well dear friend.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

awesome surprise for you! the flowers are lovely. your garden is absolutely beautiful and will make the perfect setting for the wedding.

breathe... in and out... in and out... you'll get there.

Kristina said...

What a beautiful set of flowers, and such a lovely surprise for them to have come to visit! I just love weddings! :)

Anna said...

Those flowers are lovely and surprises like that are always welcome, I'm sure. :)

Thisisme. said...

Teresa - thank you! I'm breathing, I'm breathing!! Hee Hee!!

Thisisme. said...

Kristina - yes, weren't the flowers pretty! I loved them! Yes, a wedding in the family is wonderful!

Anna - yes, lovely flowers and lovely surprise! Nice to see you today.

EvaMarie Sa said...

What a lovely surprise! The flowers look lovely :-)
It will be great for you to have the whole family around you in a couple days. Vivaldi's Four Season's is balm for the soul indeed...lovely piece of music.
I love the love poems!

becca said...

what a wonderful surprise and such lovely flowers. you are truly blessed

Thisisme. said...

EvaMarie - I'm glad that you also enjoy Vivaldi's Four Seasons and that you liked the little wedding quotes. The bad news is that they've given rain for Saturday, which is a real bummer :(

Becca - thank you. Yes, I am blessed indeed.

Jumble Mash said...

Aw how nice! What a great surprise!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Love has the delightful ability to sprinkle itself over just about everything and everyone. It plants little seedlings that take hold and grows in the most unexpected places.

Congratulations and happy celebrating such a joyous occassion!

Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet daughter and future SIL you have. I know the wedding will be beautiful and full of love!

Belle said...

Sorry I'm so late. Busy day! Events like weddings can bring such happy moments as these. Lovely flowers. God bless you and your family.

colenic said...

its going to be so lovely. I can't wait to hear all about it....I love weddings....

Gawgus things... said...

Champagne? Sans moi???! The flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Fingers crossed the weather will be balmy on Saturday...

Thisisme. said...

Jumble Mash - Hallo! Good to see you here today. You've got all this excitement to come!!

One Woman's Thoughts - It's lovely to see you here today as well! Thank you for that wonderful comment. I feel that love is all around at the moment, which is wonderful!

Chatty Crone - thank you. Yes, I am blessed indeed with my two beautiful daughters. They are just so caring and loving towards others.

Belle - you're here - that's the main thing! Thank you so much for your blessings my friend.

Colenic - yes, weddings are so wonderful, aren't they?! Yes, I expect you might hear something about how it all went!! Hee Hee!!

Gawgus things - yes, we missed you!! See you soon!

flowers on my table said...

Diane, I am sure you are getting a little nervous and excited now, I am for you! What a wonderful day it's going to be. Your Peonies and Night-scented Stock are gorgeous, they must smell fab? I wish I could be a little butterfly fluttering about in your garden this weekend.Its lovely that your family appreciate everything you are doing. God bless you, will be thinking of you. Thanks for visiting, I am lucky to have my two lovely sisters (and brothers of course, but they are a bit wick sometimes!)A boat load of love is coming your way, Linda x

kneesandpaws said...

That Peony in the vase is as big as a football! And wow, how considerate and kind of your daughter and son in law. It makes me think more about what I can do for my mom when I go to visit her this weekend. I'll be thinking of you on Saturday with happy thoughts. Take care and enjoy every moment. I can't wait to return and read about the lovely wedding and see the pictures.

vintch said...

what a fabulous, well-deserved surprise for you, sweet friend! and i do agree that your garden is spectacular. you have the sweetest family to stop by and spend time with you like that. enjoy it, soak it up and bask in the love!

Thisisme. said...

flowers on my table - thank you so much for your sweet comments and all the good wishes that you are sending our way for Saturday! I really do appreciate them my friend.


kneesandpaws - have a great time with your mum this weekend, and thank you so much for all the good wishes. We have everything crossed for a fine day, although the forecast isn't very good!

vintch - yes, it was a lovely surprise and I am very blessed indeed. Hope all is well over there with Robert & Carlo.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Home from the wedding and having some time away from chores with a cup of tea to catch up with friends. We had a simply wonderful time and sincerely hope you will do so yourselves this coming weekend.

EmptyNester said...

Gorgeous flowers! And how sweet of them to come and bring thanks- so kind and thoughtful! Truly, your family is blessed!

Thisisme. said...

LindyLouMac in Italy - lovely to see you here today, and I'm so glad that the weather was so lovely for your wedding on Saturday. So pleased it all went well. Weddings are very special, aren't they?!

EmptyNester - Yes, it was very caring of them, and we did appreciate it! Having daughters is the very best, isn't it?

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Great surprise! I just love the flowers!


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Donna B said...

Oh I love Vivaldi too...I have the same CD...

Yes, you do seem all a flutter...I can just see all of you frolicking and enjoying one another...

Beautiful Thank You flowers!

Thisisme. said...

Tanya - thank you, and lovely to see you hear on my little blog today!!

Donna - the flowers were so pretty, weren't they?! Yes, every so often I come across my Vivaldi CD and play it really loud. I love it!