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Christmas, weddings and messy houses!

It is obvious that Christmas is over, and that although we have shopped the post Christmas sales and returned the not-so-perfect gifts, it is not so obvious that our house is torn apart due to the return of one college graduate who shall remain nameless. There are shoes everywhere and wedding things and all kinds of stuff that I cannot describe. Lets just say that disorder creates a monster and that monster is ME!

We are hot and heavy into wedding planning. I am still in my pjs and am hoping I can get dressed before 4:00. I have been frantically calling, emailing and answering phones since 6:30 this morning. I have ordered sheet music, flowers and applied for a liquor license, ordered pictures and started on the pew decorations and its just 8:30.

Since I love Christmas and weddings, I will live with the messy house, especially since I know it means she is still living with us... that will be the hardest thing to do... "give her away" and know that our home is not hers anymore.

I'd love to hear from those of you who have survived this...

Would you like to comment?

  1. Bless your heart! It's been about 10 years since our last got married and it was a son, which makes it very different. Our daughter still isn't married. Yet. So I'm hoping to learn from you. Hang in there. Take deep breaths. When I have lots to do and I feel frustrated, I try to remember the Nike ad "Just Do It". Do one thing, then the next, then the next....and before you know it you're moving along. Hope so.


  2. I can't wait to hear more about the wedding preparations. Not having any kids, I have only been through it with some nieces but I had a great time. It would be hard to "give them away".

  3. Anonymous7:11 AM

    Your neck of the woods was a tough one to negotiate last Sunday morning. Lots of cars off the highway. When I was on the west side of St. Louis, within the next 21 miles to Warrenton, the temp dropped from 51 to 34. Subfreezing temps the next morning made for icy conditions. But, God willing, I made it. :)

  4. I cried for months after my oldest daughter married. Her wedding almost drove me batty as she kept changing plans on me but it was beautiful. When the other 2 girls married I was more relaxed and things went smoothly and I was actually looking forward to the peace and quiet. LOL

  5. Hi Terri,

    I just found your blog tonight....what a joy! We haven't been through the wedding thang yet.....but I did feel the sting when our son moved out to go to college.

    My two cents.....forget the house and live in the moment. There's nothing more precious than this time in your daughter's life (and yours). There'll be plenty of time to clean later.....embrace the moment along with the chaos and clutter right now!

    Happy New Year!



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