Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Love Flowers

Hello from a wet, chilly Saskatchewan. Did I ever mention that I wanted to live in Ireland? I won't have to now. I have already experienced it. Well, at least the weather part of it. (I don't think I have gotten the music and food part of it, though... so I guess I will still have to go visit.)

Yesterday, I washed all of the bottles for the wedding. I knew they were dirty but I didn't realize how dirty they were. Some of them had me almost gagging. I had to bite my lip and try to control my reflexes. I think some of the bottles had never been completely emptied. Yes, I mean 30 year old milk. I borrowed two big plastic tubs from my inlaws and soaked the bottles for a couple hours before I even attempted to wash them. Then, I took a rag and a wooden spoon to them... most of the bottles have narrow tops so I was not able to clean them without the handle of the wooden spoon. I think it took me over an hour to wash them all. When I was done, I rinsed half of them in hot water and soap. Then we made a dinner, sat in the living room and finished watching "Fullmetal Alchemist." It felt so good to get that job done. I had been dreading it.

Interesting thought: I love my job. I appreciate my co-workers. I have a really great boss! But on the days when I'm not working, I stay away from Pharmasave as much as I can. Not sure why since I really enjoy my job. Maybe because I go into work mode as soon as I step through the door. Lol.

My little sister Sara is growing up so big. She is talking quite proficiently now and likes to get people's attention. The other day when the family came down from Endeavour, she came running into the kitchen. She called, "Hannah!" while looking at me. I replied, "My name is Naomi." Her eyes went wide and very thoughtful. She pursed her lips for a moment, then said, "Never mind," and lit out for the livingroom. Lydia, Ellie and myself all laughed so hard. It was too cute. :-) 

 I want to wear flowers in my hair... these were just some ideas. I am still not sure if I'm going to wear a veil or not... 

This girl's hair is definitely my favorite flowers-in-hair look. Informal, natural but very beautiful.  I really like the style of photography as well!

This is nice but perhaps too much for me. The bangs..

["When we focus on changing circumstances rather than on the unchangable realities of God and His Truth, our emotions are prone to fluctuate wildly." --Nancy Leigh DeMoss] [Thanks for sharing this, Cheri. I really appreciated this!]

One of the reasons I haven't written a blog post sooner is because of the lack of inspiration. :P But I do love talking about wedding ideas. Aren't these bouquets beautiful? I like them all for different reasons. The one that has me inspired is the one to the far left in the collage. It has my colors in it and uses the flowers I had in mind. But I do love purple, even if I can't use it! So I am posting pictures of bouquets I like. 

Jesse and I watched "Nanny McPhee" the other evening. I found it to be an enjoyable experience. :) The story is a mixture of stories... kind of like a tough Mary Poppins and Julie Andrews. But I did love that as the children felt Nanny McPhee, so she looked. The more beautiful they thought of her, the more beautiful she became. There is something to be said about that lesson! 

Anyways. Work and everything calls. Busy life. Good life. :)


Bekah said...

Well I love the flowers in the hair idea! I mean, I already wear flowers in my hair! :D I like headbands with flowers on them, or pony tail bands, or clips of some sort.... It looks so chic! ;)

And thanks for the update :D Some of it was no surprise, though! lol ;)

Anonymous said...

All those bottles would have been quite the chore! I really like the blue-purple-cream look in the flowers!
It might just be me, but I think a veil is sort of the finishing touch for a bride. :)

Jen said...

Oh goodness, I don't envy the bottle washing job. Sounds like you tackled quite the task! I'm sorry if I missed a blog post with the details--but what are you using the milk bottles for??? :)

I love flowers in the hair. :) I had them in my wedding--but instead of real, I used artifical on pins. :)

Anonymous said...

I always wanted to visit Ireland too. But that green comes from the weather... and I'd never get used to that probably.

Little Sara sounds so darling :) She's growing up though!

What a chore to wash all those bottles. I don't envy you as it surely doesn't sound like a picnic.

Flowers in your hair would def. suit you! Not sure about the veil. I like small veils and antique style ones. Did you ever see Jana B (now T) wedding photos? She had a retro style. http://www.chrislovesjana.com/photos.php

Hadassah's Corner said...

Love the flowers... and I really like the deep purple in the bouquets. I like rich flower colors... are you have the Delphiniums for your bouquet? or is that not going to work out? I enjoy reading your posts... remember all those old coca-cola bottles we had in Melville? Don't you wish we had saved them all? We have close to 50 or more that we just left there at the farm, those were really neat. :-)

Naomi said...

Bekah, I know what you mean. My life is insanely exciting right now but it's the same exciting. That's why it's hard to write about. :) I am so happy, it's hard to put it into words.

Jaclynn, I also think veils are the finishing touch. But I can't seem to find a veil that I like... or is in my price range. :) I want a specific look. I guess I will just keep my eyes open!

Jen, I am using the bottles for decorations on the reception tables. I am planning on putting flowers in them and tying them up with thistle twine. Here's hoping that I can get the look I want. :) :) I think I am going to use little roses in my hair but I'm not sure. It might come down to using fake but I am hoping that I can somehow use real ones.

Samantha, the green does come from the weather. People here say that they find all the rain and the dark clouds depressing. I suppose it can get that way for me as well. I am always so glad when it sunshines! I did see Jana's wedding photos. She had a gorgeous wedding! I really enjoyed gathering ideas from her. She definitely had the same idea that I have in many areas.

Hannah, I think I am going to have delphiniums. I decided to order them in for the bouquets because I realized how much they are going to be photographed. But I am also trying to find a way not to spend too much money...

You made me weep with your rememberance. YES! We did have all of those lovely coke bottles. I can't believe that we actually left them behind. I can just hear us at the border "uh... officer. Those are just old coke bottles." ;) :D Hehe!

AND YES again. I love that purple. But I'm still going with blue. ;)