Eye yi yi yi yi…..

What a bumpy ride it has been!    The wedding is now a month away, the bridal shower a week away.  Our time has been scheduled right down to bathroom breaks, he he he.  Steven has given blood, sweat, and any free time to get the patio pavers finished.  He has just about finished, I think he has 12 to 14 more to pour.  What a lovely man he has been through most of this preparation.  We are thankful to be so compatible and in sync most of the time.  But, eventually all of us need time away, to relax, play, and remember why we are so great together!

After two weeks vacation of relaxation, hiking, and exploring we are ready to create a magical atmosphere and environment for our son to marry his beautiful fiancee.   We are now down to the nitty gritty.  All our detailed scheduled planning is paying off beautifully. The sunflowers and chrysanthemums will bloom as planned, right along with the baby’s breath.  All of Steven’s beautiful roses will be available for sundry florals.  The pumpkin’s both “cinderella” and the mini white and orange will be ready in time.  Tomorrow we will be scoring the “cinderella” pumpkins with the bride and groom’s name, they should be beautifully scarred in time for the ceremony.

It is amazing how a little time away brings so much clarity and perspective.  I know how important this is to our future newlyweds, so we are really trying to make it as magical and memorable as possible!  I think planning a wedding  is like having a baby (as only a woman could understand) there is all this pain and discomfort before, then they hand you that perfect little bundle and you can’t seem to remember any of the pain or discomfort.  We will feel the same way the minute the bride walks up that stunningly decorated isle to her groom who is standing in front of a set of doors beautifully and masterfully decorated with an arch spray of homegrown flowers.

All we will remember is the look on my son’s face when his bride enters the pavilion and the look on his brides face as she gazes, with out interruption, at our son who is waiting to make her his wife.  Those are the most important things to remember!  All the other trials and tribulations are just water under the bridge and forgotten immediately when compared to such unadulterated love.

That is the end game and we must not lose sight of it.

I will post some pictures of the bridal shower, so you can see how the “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” comes together.  Talk with you then, Cyn


About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website designbycyn.com was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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