Monday, April 13, 2009

Babies and Weddings

This weekend was filled with thoughts of babies and weddings. My first born Holly and her husband Chad are expecting their first baby in July. We attended a wonderful baby shower on Saturday for Holly and Chad at his Mother's home. My younger daughter Meagan and her high school sweetheart Erik, in the photo above, are getting married in the fall.

Holly and Chad were married three years ago in Thurmont, MD. (near Camp David) The reception was in a great old barn and after much searching for another venue, Meg and Erik decided to have their wedding there also. Although there is much planning to do to pull off a wedding not in your home town, it is well worth it. The celebration will be 3 days long and the two families will have the time to get to know each other better. We thought we had the barn for the date and all was going ahead smoothly. We ran into a snag however, the couple who own the property have separated and there was some dispute on who would get the barn. Plans have been up in the air for the past several weeks. We heard on Friday that everything had been worked out so the wedding is on...


  1. I LOVE the barn! It looks so pretty and I'm so happy for you that it worked out for them.
    When my Megan got married last year we did the whole thing for about $3000, dress and all.
    When I hear that people spend anywhere from 20 to 40 it makes me think of all they could have bought with that money. I'm a get it on sale girl or do you have a coupon? LOL
    And I think a 3 day wedding is great too! Just like years ago when they knew how to have a party.
    Best to you and your family


  2. Pat,

    So glad things have worked out with the barn as I know that was a big concern of yours. Of course I love the plans that you have for decorating.