On another topic, we are busy, busy, busy with wedding preparations. Here is what used to be the top of my desk, which is now covered with flowers. The corsages and boutineers are in the box, ready and waiting. Mindy's hair was pretty wild after Great Clips was finished with it.
We met our friend and photographer Kelli at the park for bridal portraits. It was so much fun, even though the wind didn't cooperate very well. Mindy and Kelli discuss strategy to keep the veil from blowing over the face.
The worst was when the wind blew the veil right off. It was a good dress rehearsal for what to do with the hair to make the veil stay on next Friday.
Mindy and Kelli look at the pictures that have been taken so far. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm busily sewing. Nine tablecloths yesterday... only eleven to go. Now the big question is will the groom return from a business trip to Arkansas in time for the wedding???
Yesterday a wonderful person left this world very suddenly. Mike's Aunt Ruby had a sudden heart attack and went home to be with the rest of her family. She has spent her life serving others and she will be sorely missed. I'm remembering all the times that Ruby was there for us during special events in our lives. She was often the only family member that Mike had to be with him. She was a second mother to him. Ruby was the person people called when they were in need. When someone had surgery or an accident or when someone died, Ruby was first on the scene to see what was needed and to provide help. She often coordinated the efforts of others to help also. No more will my phone ring and that pleasant voice say, "Kathy, this is Aunt Ruby. Can you help with food for (someone in need)?" What will we do when no one is there to direct the music in Sacramant Meeting? Ruby was always the first one to stand up and volunteer. She did the same for Relief Society just last week. Ruby left this world while in the service of others. She mowed her sister's lawn shortly before she went and she was going to her car to take her sister to an appointment when the heart attack hit. My heart goes out to Aunt Betty, who will miss Ruby so much, I'm sure. Ruby leaves a beautiful legacy for the rest of us to aspire to. I love her so much and I will miss her and think of her often. I can only imagine the joy she is experiencing right now, in the arms of her loved ones that she has been missing, and in the arms of our Savior.