Oh, yes, I know I'm very late in my post-holiday greetings. But it's not my fault.
For months, I've known that I had to go to the 5th of July wedding of my oldest daughter's best friend since second grade. And you know that my dearly beloved was having a fit over having to get dressed up and go to this event. But this girl called me personally to make sure we would come, and so we did.
Of course, it wasn't until I saw the invitation in April, which said "Black Tie Preferred" that I began to worry. And it wasn't until the week before that I decided to think about my attire.
It's OK. I decided on Wednesday night that I'd wear a long dress to both the ceremony and reception. And Thursday morning I settled on the design. And Thursday afternoon, I settled on the fabric, cut it out, and got rolling on the dress. No worries; we didn't have to leave for the wedding until 3PM Friday, and the dress was hemmed by 2. Plenty of time to get dressed, do my hair, etc.
And didn't I look great with my dearly beloved?
OK, so in fairness, these pictures were taken between the wedding and reception, and the humidity was about 200%, so my hair wasn't as good as it had been 4 hours earlier. But you get the idea.
And I was going to post these pictures over the weekend, or maybe Monday. But we had a fierce thunderstorm around midnight Friday. Evidently, a lightning strike fried my modem, router, and one phone line. That was way more fun than a human has a right to have. And it's only been fixed today. My business email was stuffed, absolutely stuffed. So, now that I've let you all know that we're still alive and kicking, I need to get back to work.
And here's an obligatory picture of Brutus, nesting in some laundry.
So, happy Tuesday, everyone!