The Final Countdown

By: PugetSoundPost , 3:31 PM GMT on August 25, 2012

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August 25, 8:30 AM

The sun is brilliant this early morning! A nice start to the ONE WEEK countdown!

Yes, just one week remains before my daughter's wedding. Very hard to believe we are now this close. The past ten months have been very full months, and at the same time have flown by. And here we are, with only seven days to go.

We are close to ready, but not completely so. A few things are still dangling and I am anxious to be able to call them "done". It is kind of an awkward time - we busily rush toward an exciting day, while also watching my daughter pack her things to leave us and move on to a whole new life. Not easy as a mom. But part of God's plan for life.

Everything needs to be pretty well finished in the next four or so days. At that point we are then into the launch timeline. A party day for all of the girls, two days of decorating and setting up the church, and then it will be here. But, also in the next four days we have two birthdays! One for my MIL and the next day is my other daughter's big day! Yikes!

The weather has not been too spectacular. Just a very few days of heat a couple of weeks ago and since then the morning clouds and cooler weather have prevailed for the most part. A couple of days ago our high was just 70. Today should be quite nice and warm, but this doesn't last too long ahead. The small hint of fall has crept onto the scene. The mornings are dipping back into the 40's suddenly and the decreasing light is making a difference too - both in temperature and just the feel of passing summer. All are signs that our September wedding is very near, even if it is the first of September - surely starting to look and feel more like that month is nearly here.

One unusual weather fact: yesterday was officially our 33rd day in a row without measurable rain. August is typically a quite dry month, but I don't recall any August going this long without any rain. That may change in the next few days, per the forecast, but nothing too harsh appears to be out there.

August 25
Sunrise: 6:18 AM --- Sunset: 8:01 PM (PDT)
(we will lose 3 min. 16 sec. tomorrow)

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8. JanesVacation
12:06 PM GMT on September 06, 2012
Thanks for stopping by with a few more details. Sounds like you enjoyed the day!

I'm dashing off to school this morning, but heard there are wildfires in Washington state. Hope all is well with you. Have a good day and take care.
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7. JanesVacation
12:45 PM GMT on September 02, 2012
Just finished enjoying the first photos you posted on FB. It looks she got married! You looked beautiful and your daughter's dress was lovely - such a traditional and beautiful dress. I'm hoping you provide a few more details of the day when you catch your breath. Was your mother able to make it? How was the weather?
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6. Buckey2745
4:48 PM GMT on August 31, 2012
Bring on the rain! You know... get it out of the way before the wedding. :)
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5. JanesVacation
11:16 AM GMT on August 29, 2012
I am so excited for you and your family. It will likely be one of the happiest days of your life - it was for me. Be sure and take a deep breath and enjoy it. What surprised me the most was how much my husband enjoyed it. Be sure and dance and celebrate! Post pics when you can!
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4. PugetSoundPost
1:29 AM GMT on August 29, 2012
Thank you all for your good wishes and wisdom! It is a hectic week, for sure. Unfortunately added to by my mom being back in the hospital. Not giving up yet on getting her to the wedding, but need to resolve uncertainty quickly.

I'm still working at odds and ends tasks and jobs, but the list is narrowing. A very mixed emotions week overall. Should be a lovely wedding though!! Exciting to look forward to, and it will be here very soon!
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3. calpoppy
8:33 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Best wishes to the bride and groom!! With my experience from my son's wedding the day will fly by! And then come the grandbabies!

Remember the old saying, a son is a son till he takes a wife, but a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life.
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2. WatchinTheSky
6:56 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
So close now! Looks like 70 and partly cloudy for W Day, sounds just right. Now is not the time to catch up on rain :)

Hope everything goes well and everyone has fun!

No Autumn in the air here just yet, near 100 today and tomorrow. Oh well, it's summer.
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1. BriarCraft
7:37 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
So what are you going to do the day after the big day? Knowing you, probably clean-up. I think you're probably overdue for some R & R and, more especially, some good old self-indulgence. Almost time to be good to Puget and Mr. Puget.
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