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IMG_8498As the days tick away the little workshop gets more and more crowded. The girls ask me if I am o.k. with “stuff” being everywhere as they know I am prone to picking up and discarding or storing little bits and pieces of things left lying around.

I reassure them that anything goes in the untidy department as they work daily on numerous bridal shower projects.

Their creativity amazes me as they carry on the family tradition of “making do”, bonding over projects and ultimately stepping up to help their sister while sharing in her joy!

Games are stacked near the work area and breaks are taken to challenge their brothers to tournaments and matches! Movies and shows play in the background and there is no shortage of laughter as the carefree days of summer pass by.

I am a planner so I check things off of my master list, add and take away until I feel everything is just so. Testing bridal shower food and planning activities is ongoing and much of the day is spent consumed with new ideas and more creativity.

Bridal shower games, food, tables and decorations are the topic of discussion for the next few weeks and bring joy and excitement.

The family unit is once again solid and any positive aspects of our past life and traditions are now evident in the younger kids as well. Working hard to help each other, respecting differing opinions and making sure everyone has a voice, these are all integral parts of our family structure. There is always hope and for us there are pieces of love, joy and undeniable happiness that we shared even in the darkest of times. IMG_E8491

 

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  1. Such a joyous and uplifting post. I love your families ‘make do and mend’ attitude and their creativity is shining bright. Those paper flowers are fabulous and I-spy a rather delectable looking little cake too! Enjoy these happy days, all of you – together and making a wonderful shower for the bride-to-be all iced with love 💕 xx

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    June 27, 2018
  2. Joy just overflows in my heart for all of you and it comes through so beautifully in this post! ❤ ❤

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    June 27, 2018
  3. These are family times of fun, enjoyment, laughter and bonding. What a special time!s xoxo

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    June 27, 2018
  4. A great post, Lynn. With an old time charm to it. It is not the money spent on things – it is the camaraderie and family time and the effort put in that makes the event more special to the person whose bridal shower it is. I hope all your children are blessed in the companions that enter their lives and they live long and fruitful lives.
    Susie

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    June 27, 2018
  5. Lovely creativity. I trust you are fully recovered now

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    June 27, 2018
  6. I think this is the fun part, Lynn.
    Leslie

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    June 27, 2018
  7. Very pretty. Maybe they can start a business in this area of the country as event planners.

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    June 27, 2018
  8. Lynn, family is everything! So good to see the happiness in this post! And such creativity! It’s heartwarming! 🧡 Christine

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    June 27, 2018
  9. Kerrie #

    In the junior year, each student at the high school that Benny and his siblings attended experienced a spiritual retreat themed “The Best Is Yet To Come.”
    The acronym “TBIYTC” has become a reassuring, heartfelt expression for us in times of transition in our lives.
    Surely, this is one of those times for Benny and Foof, and for all of us who love them. They, and each of us, let go of life as they knew it and look forward with excitement to the coming tomorrows.
    Mother-in-law to mother-in-law, TBIYTC, Lynn.

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    June 27, 2018
  10. Sumy #

    I love this post!!

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    June 27, 2018
  11. Lynn, a really lovely post, full of the best things, family, fun, mutual support, and love.
    Sorry your ill health seems to be reluctant to leave. Hope you are fully recovered soon.xx

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    June 27, 2018
  12. So beautiful and hopeful. Thanks for sharing it with us; we all need it now. (K)

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    June 27, 2018
  13. Such an exciting time. No boredom for sure!! I am glad to hear that I am not the only “planner” on this planet… lol!

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    June 27, 2018
  14. THIS is such a joy to read. Doubled by knowing what you have gone through. Thank you for sharing such happiness in your family!

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    June 27, 2018
  15. so so wonderful! loving these flowers! love the family working together! so happy for you all!

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    June 27, 2018
  16. Oh my, you leave my heart full of joy and how wonderful to let us enjoy your blessings with you. Your children, what else would you expect from them, you raised them with love and all the support you could give in such dire circumstance. They became stronger for it and resilient, and turned to each other and you to become a tighter family unit. It shows!! To enjoy the nest of a family coming together to share in a sisters journey of love…oh my I am overwhelmed with love. Thank you Lynn for always including us. We all love and support you and your family. xxxxxxxxxxx

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    June 27, 2018
  17. The decorations are beautiful. I love how they make it look easy!!!xx

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    June 27, 2018
    • I know! Our family joke is that I ask them if they want my help and then they get moving! When mom helps things get glued together and stuck to tables and papers are quite uneven!!!

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      June 28, 2018
  18. Fabulous post as always Lyn. Such happy family times. Crafting mess is never untidy, it leads to more creativity. x

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    June 27, 2018
  19. Are they making the paper flowers? They are gorgeous.This sounds like so much fun. You did such a good job of raising those kids in very difficult circumstances. We all love your happy endings!!!xox

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    June 27, 2018
  20. I love their creativity. Such a wonderful time together.

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    June 28, 2018
  21. Love your family philosophy of making do, and your family’s endurance and positivity, Lyn! It’s got to be great to celebrate that in an exciting time together!

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    June 28, 2018
  22. Your family workshop accomplishes all your dreams to create a well-lived life, as well as your daughter’s wedding. ❤

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    June 28, 2018
  23. Everything about this post just warms my heart. All of you deserve all the happiness you have now.

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    June 28, 2018
  24. This is so wonderful, Lynn! You have such precious and wonderful children and grandchildren! I just love reading about them! xoxoxox

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    June 28, 2018
  25. You reap as you sow. You have a wonderful family, this is such a wonderful time you are all having. I am so happy for you all.💜💜💜

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    June 29, 2018
  26. I adore the creativity and togetherness. Lovely post, Lynn! I hope you are doing well!

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    June 29, 2018
  27. Nice blog!

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    June 30, 2018
  28. This is a beautiful, heartwarming post.

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    July 6, 2018
  29. Awwwn! This is so nice

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    July 18, 2018
  30. Creativity at its best and so nice to see it in the family, Lynz. Great post.

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    August 20, 2018
  31. Love and happiness to all your family 💞 from your​ friend, Robin xo

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    September 22, 2018

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