The back deck is finished and just in time! We had a rain storm the day after I finished painting, not bad timing if I do say so myself.
Back deck before painting:
Back deck after painting:
My oldest daughter is here now with her soon to be husband and they brought along his 3 year old son. For the first day the house was in an uproar, pour little guy didn't want to be out of daddy's sight and wasn't even really sure what he wanted. He was so tired! He is now fitting in very well to his surroundings, loves going up and down stairs and LOVES the tramoline! So all is good in the McDonald house.
Family from out of state has arrrived to join in the days before the wedding excitement. Having family here is just what I need, it helps me to remember what this weekend is all about. I'm far more relaxed than I exspected to be and it is so nice. Bruce is on vacation this week, which makes life so much sweeter.
Today is our last full day of just relaxing, no real agenda. Honestly, I've tried really hard to set goals for the things that need to be done on a daily basis and leaving our afternoon/evenings free to do whatever. Tomorrow and Thursday we purchase the food we need for Saturday. Thursday we also do our baking of the wedding cake and cupcakes, followed on Friday by frosting everything. I just hope I am going to be able to keep everyone's fingers out of the frosting!!