Thursday, May 7, 2009

wedding fairs and souvenirs

While we were at the marriage retreat. .

the resort was holding a wedding fair.

oh. . goodness. .such lovely and romantic notions all about.


We walked past this pier. . and branches of apple blossoms were waiting to be attached to the arbor. .
quite lovely. .

I wondered what it would be like to be a bride. .

walking down this gorgeous aisle. .

to be wed looking out over the ocean.

I wondered about the couples that will put enormous amounts of time. ..

planning weddings. . . and hoped they put as much effort into the marriage.

Fantastic news. . .

Since we've been back from our marriage retreat. .

we've watched the clock every night. .

waiting for bedtime. .

and every effort has been made. .

to shave a few minutes off our speed in which we make it from the couch to the bed.


I heard once that souvenirs should reflect the holiday.

If it makes sense to bring something home that reminds us of our time away. .

we did well.

We're sleeping like babies. . with our new 3 inch memory foam topper. .

and we are quite pleased.

All for now. . .


17 comments:

  1. Aren't those things great? I'm mighty tempted to say more, but, for once, I'll shut up. ;>

    Those chairs look amazing! They look like bridesmaids.

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  2. Like Vee, I'll not say much, except that those memory foam toppers are heavenly! I'm smiling...

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  3. Wow...that kind of wedding decor calls for a professional wedding planner. So beautiful!

    Your souvenir is most appropriate...enjoy!

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  4. Oh my those chairs look fabulous. Love the apple green ones!
    Quite the view with the two of you under the arbor :0)
    Sweet dreams!

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  5. Well - that's what a wedding planner does, I guess. I've never been to a wedding with that much decor!
    Your souvenire made me laugh - but what good sleeps you must have now! We bought one last year and every night as I sink in I tell The Great Dane "I love our bed"....it doesn't take much!!

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  6. Sounds like you came away with great memories from the seminar..and a foam bed topper 'to boot'. I also pray that couples who put so much work into wedding preparations will put even more mork into their marriages.

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  7. ' mork??' Of course that was meant to say work...the m isn't even close to the w!! grin

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  8. If the marriage mentoring program ever expands to "booster" sessions for old married folks, you could add the counsel to get such a topper for the old mattress, as well as getaway weekends to such romantic spots.

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  9. So that's why you want to go to bed earlier . . .
    To tell you the truth (and by now you've made your own decision) but on our last stay at the condo, when I stripped the bed, I found out that a simple mattress topper was the culprit and I wished I'd found it sooner and taken it off. I know, I'm not normal, but I like a firmer bed. Believe it or not, I get a sore back.
    I'll bet the bed looks nice, though. Like someone said, sweet dreams!

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  10. Wow - what gorgeous wedding decor! I think it's over the top though. Such pressure. For one day. I'm a firm believer in simple.

    and now I'm going to google memory foam toppers. My foam egg crate topper is getting worn down.

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  11. PS

    you had me a little nervous about what you were going to share :)

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  12. Don't we all wish to be brides again to the same person? At least I hope so...
    I'm trying to figure out what it's like to go to the internet cafe and log on....
    I'm doing it...Aha!!!!

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  13. From your "true empty nest" friend...smiling as I read your post, and remembering all that can result from weekends away together. Like those before me, I will not say what comes to mind, but close by thanking you for another fun post. Even though we had many comfortable beds while away...ours remains "THE BEST"!

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  14. I love a firm mattress too. None of those soft toppers for me!

    I agree with Betty, I hope these couple spend as much money and attention to their marriages as they do to their weddings.

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  15. Oh I meant to tell you that I would recommend chicken noodle soup to The New Boy's mama--he doesn't sleep much!

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  16. And why not enjoy each other?Grin! A weekend away is such a wonderful thing to refresh our relationships as we leave the cares of life behind for a wee bit. A rekindling is important and goes a long way. A good nights rest is also so good. By the way...I saw the King size mattress toppers today. I guess I had just looked past the right pile. Kathy

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  17. Enjoy each other!!! It's God's design! I work with seniors and every day we see the loneliness, the sadness, the depression that wants to overwhelm one when the other becomes ill - physically and mentally - and their couple dynamic totally changes. At least we have independent apartments right next door to the long-term care centre and they can still see each other daily. I actually think that this state is harder than becoming widowed!

    Gorgeous setting for a wedding!! Hmmm, fancy and fabulous! We attended our nephew's seaside wedding that looked similar! That was the only time ever that we attended a wedding at such an amazing location. Their marriage is great! He was a paraplegic when they got married. Their story is very special!

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Thank you!