over50feeling40: Let The Countdown Begin!
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Jun 15, 2011

Let The Countdown Begin!

An outfit for running errands!!
Blouse by Paraphase: Marshall's
Jacket: Old Navy

I decided to post today just to take my mind off of the chaos for a few minutes…but this will be my last post until after the wedding…or until I have the energy to post again next week!! I do not think I could ever be a wedding planner and deal with this all the time…it is exhausting, but I am sure for someone called to be an official WP, the chaos is exhilarating!!

When we selected our venue last winter, we looked at several beautiful places open in August, but ruled them out because August is when we have brutal 100 degree humid weather! Well, wouldn’t you know it , the weather this Saturday is forecast to be 103 degree sweltering heat!! The reception is outside, but doesn’t begin until sunset and is on the roof of a building where there will be breeze…still it might be toasty at first. June is not usually this hot or this dry!

My $2.00 Target Shoes from Goodwill

At one point, I mentally made a list of everything that could go wrong….but mentally discarded the list and decided to focus on all that can go right.


We are adding to our family a wonderful young man and he puts a smile on our daughter’s face like none other.

The wedding brings together family members who have not seen each other for a long time.

The wedding brings together friends who have not seen each other for a long time.

Our wedding planner is a dear family friend and has done a fabulous job!

Our daughter has planned a FUN wedding and FUN it will be!

Bracelet: Kohls
Ring: Stein Mart
(if it's hot or we run out of food or the sound system fails...so be it...)

Next week, I will share pictures…tell you the story of my outfit….put my feet up….and RELAX! Have a great weekend, all!


  1. Relax, all of the legwork is done, and now you can enjoy a wonderful celebration of love!

  2. Pam, you are going to be a stunning mother of the bride! How exciting!!!! Your shoes are fabulous and I love that you got them for a couple of bucks!!!! Tons of love to you! ~Serene

  3. Have a fabulous celebration. Enjoy every minute of this important day.

  4. I'm so excited for you! And of course I can't wait to see the DRESSES!!! Have fun dressing up and seeing your daughter as a bride~Love, Paula

  5. Cannot wait to see the pictures! I hope you enjoy the beautiful day to its fullest -- and I LOVE your list!! See you next week xoxoxo - Patti

  6. Jeans and a blazer, I love it! You look great!

    I am SO excited to see the photos, I can't wait!!! I hope you enjoy every single second and don't get stressed out at all. :)

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  7. I am so very happy for you. Weddings are the most happy occasion. They are always perfect, because they are full of joy and hope and optimism...and FUN! Can't wait to hear the details. All the very best!

    By the way...you look fantastic in blue!

  8. Oh, how wonderful. Enjoy the day! Best wishes to the happy couple, too.

  9. definitely focus on the positive and have a wonderful time! congratulations to your daughter. look forward to the posts.


  10. I'll bet it will be flawless...and if not, think of all the funny stories people will tell about the memorable wedding they attended. Take deep breaths.

  11. Have a great celebration, congrats to your daughter. Really, all you need to do now is relax and enjoy.

    I was a wedding planning for years, but became too stressful.

  12. You are doing so well, Pam, just concentrate on the joy, and relax.
    I wish you and your family a fabulous wedding, but that you already know.

  13. It will be a great wedding, and it is smart to focus on the positive. I hated our band, but my hubby said, "the important thing is that we are married." Leave it to a man to see the positive side! So, that IS the important thing and all the things you listed.

  14. Everything will go exactly as it should!

  15. I am sure the wedding will be lovely. No doubt something will go wrong, but in my experience, it is those things that make the best memories.
    You always find such cool things at thrift shops. I never find anything worthwhile at the shops here in Wichita. The shoes are always worn out and nasty looking.

  16. Pam,

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the wedding even with the hot temperatures. (I got married in SE Louisiana in August and was glad that the reception site had both indoor and outdoor spaces.)

    I've picked you for a blogger award. It'll be waiting for you at http://daybydayinourworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-was-given-two-awards.html when all the fun of the weekend is over.

    Laura O in AK

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  18. I'm sure it will be a lovely wedding, and I'm looking forward to seeing pictures.

  19. Congrats. Have a great weekend. Relax, have fun and most of all... never let 'em see ya sweat. Well, here's hoping anyway.

    ~ Mona : )

  20. Pam, good luck on the big day! Congratulations to your family, I'm so excited for you all, I can't wait to see pictures!

  21. I love weddings, have a great time.

  22. Don´t forget to breath!!!
    It all be fine.

  23. Congrats to your daughter! What wonderful memories of the day you will share!

  24. You're looking great as always. I hope it's a beautiful wedding.

  25. Good luck with the wedding. It will go smoothly and you will have a wonderful time. I checked into the future for you. You're welcome.

    I love this whole outfit. The shoes and jewelry especially. You look amazing.


  26. Congratulations to you, too, for adding another member to your family! I hope you all have a beautiful, wonderful, fun time and we look forward to seeing the wedding pictures!
    Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com


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