11 March 2008

Hello, Blogger World!

As you might imagine, the world of the Steffes family is topsy turvey right now! I appreciate all of you who have checked on me, it makes me feel so loved!

Wedding details are consuming both my personal and professional life! Yesterday morning Ashley and I finished details on her wedding flowers with the florist. Ashley works for this florist part time and she loves what the floral designer does. It was a fun meeting. To get your appetite going I'll tell you I heard peonies, stephnotis with black pearls, mini calla lilies, ivory roses, hycernium berries, and black feathers for Ashley's bouquet!

I also bought shoes for the wedding, an outfit for the bachelorette party this Saturday (country club golf theme!) and an outfit for the rehearsal dinner.

We asked people to call for our Rsvp so our phone rings constantly! Bob and I both carry the phone right by our side!

In the meantime I have managed to file and complete my taxes and Ashley's taxes. We use Turbo Tax and the only thing fast about it was my yelling at the computer. Of course, there was a glitch that took hours to solve, that wasn't MY fault. I had to wait 30 minutes to speak to a customer service rep and he didn't know how to help me!

I am up at 5 a.m. because wedding details are bogging me down. I haven't slept much all night which is a SHAME because I have Parent/Teacher Conferences tonight. I hope no one needs to gripe at me because I am sure I will be short tempered and that is not a good combination: gripey parents and a short tempered principal!

I have menu cards to print, programs to print, ribbons to tie on the programs, pew decorations to finish, honeymoon details to finalize, favors to make, a picture to frame, a guest book to make, the house to clean because we have 10 people staying here over the weekend of the wedding, thank you notes to write (not for Ashley, but for me!). I need to order a meat and cheese tray for the bridesmaids for lunch on the wedding day. I need to make the order of events for the day of the rehearsal and the wedding day and print those out for Ashley. I need to stop now, I am feeling ill.

I hope you each have a great day! Even though I sound whiney and gripey, I am really relishing these moments. I can't wait to share the big day with you all!


  1. I figured that maybe why you were MIA, but I hated to ask in fear something was wrong. glad to hear it is just the normal life hehe.

  2. Oh Terri...enjoy all the flurry and excitement that comes with being the Mother of the Bride!!

  3. What a great time for you, Terri! Those flowers sounds gorgeous. The scent of the peonies will be heaven! Looking forward to photos!


  4. You've exhausted me. I'm not going to have fun at Ashley's wedding because I'm just too darn tired. Oh wait a minute. I WILL enjoy the wedding because I'm not actually going, am I, but you'll be posting the most beautiful pictures when the time comes, right? And lucky me, I don't have to sweat the details like you do! :)
    Enjoy the madness...it's the stuff memories are made of. (That's what they say, anyway!!! lol)

  5. I've been thinking of you all Terri. Enjoy it all, as it will be over so very fast. Can't wait to see pictures of everything.

  6. Hello dear Terri:-)

    Been missing you but can certainly understand how busy you've been with such a big wedding coming up! Sounds like everything is coming along nicely...all the hard work will be so worth it once you see your daughter walking up that aisle:-) You take care and will look forward to seeing wedding pictures when the time comes! xoxo

  7. Oh how we missed you but I assumed it was due to wedding fun! I know how busy it all must be but I also know you are enjoying each and every second of it all. WE will be here when you can post and keeping you in our thoughts, hearts and prayers as well.

    I am so excited to hear about every detail and see every picture! It will be magical!

    You are an amazing woman sweet Terri.


  8. Welcome back stranger! I love all the excitement you are experiencing and I look forward to this one day in the future! You have it all covered and sounds like it will be just fabulous! Can't wait to see pics.

  9. Terri!
    Oh boy I have missed you something awful! I too can't wait to see what your all have been up too! Love you to bits! Be good to yourself get some rest. And I know you are relishing all these memories! Thank goodness Ashley has you for a mom! You are awesome!
    Can't wait to see photos!
    Many hugs,

  10. Terri,
    Sounds like you have it all under control...and it sounds as though it is going to be lovely. Remember to take time for yourself, hubbin and the girl...enjoy...soak in...and love every moment...b/c it really, really does pick up speed the closer the big day gets...and you have worked so hard...you need to be able to just enjoy!

    Continued prayers...and best wishes for all of you...it will be a grand day!


  11. Hi there Terri,
    Great to "see" you.

    The wedding plans sound like they are coming along very nicely.
    I am guessing that it will be absolutely stunning.

    I've been struggling through this tax season...just not into it, I guess. I am using Turbotax for the third year and part of me misses the control of reading through the instructions and putting my own numbers on the lines. I can't help but feel that I am missing something...

    Hope the parents were nice to you....
    Becky K.

  12. Terri, I as so glad to see you back. I was about to send out a search party, but decided it was wedding details holding you hostage! Enjoy every minute of it, including the stress...take pictures at every turn then turn again and snap again! We're thinking of you!

  13. Ok, i'm tired just reading all of the things you have to do.
    I can't wait to see the pictures of the big day. The bouquet sounds very cool!

  14. I sooo remember all this when our son and daughter married. I got tired but it was all so wonderful and I loved every minute of it....
    hugs, bj

  15. Enjoy this time, even the crazy busy part. I bet you are all so excited.

  16. It's going to be here before you know it! I'm so excited for all of you and I can't wait to hear all about it and see the photos!

  17. I'm having fun reading your blog about the wedding because I was in your place a little over 2 years ago! I think the mother of the bride needs a vacation after the wedding. (We took one but it was with my hubby's inlaws and an uncle - all across Arizona - hardly a vacation!)

    Anyway - what a difference 2 years makes. I am now staying at my daughter's home for 2 weeks to care for her and help with the new baby. She had emergency gallbladder surgery 10 days post partum and cannot lift the baby. Can you imagine?! Thankfully, my school is on a 2 week spring break! Divine intervention, indeed as I am able to be where I need to be.

    Can't wait to see wedding pictures!!!

    Have a wonderful week!



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