Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Just Checking In

So, I've been a little busy.  It's spring, y'all.  There's a lot of new merchandise coming in and I've been transitioning the stores to Mother's Day/graduation season- our last busy spurt before the long summer lull.  I can't lie.......I'm ready for a little lull in my life.   

On Saturday, we hosted a small gathering of close relatives so we could get to know John Samuel's family and they could get to know us before the wedding festivities commence.  Of course, we'd met his parents and siblings but, you know, when your family expands, it's imperative that everyone gets acquainted with the Mimi, Papa, Nana, Pops, Granny, Grandma, Gramps and other important people such as that.  It was a wonderful day spent with delightful people and, as an added bonus, neither side called off the wedding due to gene pool concerns.       

Perhaps the only concern Davis and I had with genetics at the gathering was learning that twins run on both sides of John Samuel's family.....I mean, we being the potential babysitters and all.

As both of their dads (aka their matchmakers) prayed for the excited couple, there was a circle of love surrounding them.  Everyone who'd loved them from the very start.  Those who'd taught them, disciplined them, and nurtured them through the years.  And, yes, prayed for them to find just the right person to walk beside them in life's joys and sorrows.  With confidence, I'm certain that those prayers were heard and answered and this mama's heart is so grateful.  

So, now, I'm moving on to a couple of other pressing projects and also continue working my way down the wedding checklist but I promise to check in as much as I can. 

Y'all know I dread the summer's heat but, please, bring on its sweet lull. 

Y'all have a great day! 

I miss you.        



  1. OMGoodness...So happy to see you in my feed this morning. :)

  2. Twins! I'm a twin:). Everyone looks very happy and I think the union of the couple will be wonderful for the families:). After the rush of upcoming holidays and events, you can concentrate on the wedding. And of course your son starting his last year in high school. Big milestones for your family Joni.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Kathleen in Az

  3. I'm so excited for you all! (y'all) I can't wait to see all the photos of flowers and dresses, and beauty!