It's snowing lightly, a precursor to the 6 to 12" that's predicted by tomorrow. Softly flitting snowflakes that would be so pretty if it weren't for the fact that we're expecting 20 or so people to fly in during the next two days for the wedding on Saturday.
By Saturday, there'll be sunshine -- cold temps, but sunshine, and the streets will be plowed and those of us that live here will be assuring our Arkansas guests that there's nothing to it, driving on snow-packed roads.
The 20-minute ceremony will be outdoors, and I'm telling myself that the hot chocolate/coffee bar, basket full of hand warmers that we'll pass out, along with the sight of a beautiful backdrop of snow covered mountains, will keep everyone warm. What do you think?
I vacillate between being so excited to have all of my closest friends and family and loved ones in one place for this awesome celebration! -- and being nervous that I'm forgetting something, because really what do I know about throwing a party for a slew of people? I'm the girl that loves a houseful of people -- my little house will hold a dozen, comfortably. Twenty if we really want to get to know each other well.
I'm almost done with my to-do list, which includes everything under the sun, from preparing Welcome bags for the out-of-town guests to buying pantyhose (can't remember the last time I wore a pair) to stocking the fridge for our house/dog sitter with his favorite beverage. The decanter for the unity ceremony arrived today, and tonight Sam's sister and her friends will come in, all prepared to decorate and put flowers together. I can't wait to see what they've come up with. We have been sharing Pinterest ideas -- what did people do before Pinterest?
Mostly, I'm just happy for Joe and Sam, and the joy and love that is being shown to them by our family and friends. I'm happy they've found each other, that Sam will officially be a part of our family. The wedding is just the icing on the cake.