Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm baaaaack

The big day was Saturday and I managed to survive it. The wedding went off without a hitch. My daughter was beautiful and the ceremony was wonderful. I get choked up just thinking about it. The outdoor setting was lovely and the weather was perfect - about 75 degrees. Food was good and music and dancing was great fun. We got so many complements from everyone on how well we planned and organized the event and I gave all the credit to my daughter.

I hosted a brunch the day after (Sunday) in my newly decorated living room so everyone could watch the newlyweds open their gifts. Weather was again magnificent. I took them to the airport on Monday where they flew off to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Whew! I'm exhausted. I'm just getting my house back in order. We still have one guest (grandpa from North Dakota) and he'll stick around until Thursday. There are some odds and ends to tie up (like return vases, bowls etc to florist), but otherwise I'm starting to feel halfway normal.

Lots of pictures were taken but I don't have any right now but I will soon.

I don't know how I did it but I managed to read some good books in my "spare" time (especially when I woke up at 5:00 AM and couldn't go back to sleep - this happened pretty much every day). Here's my list:

Tempted by Megan Hart (B+)
Strangers in Death by J. D. Robb (B+)
Pursuit by Elizabeth Jennings (B)
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas (A-)
Tall Tales & Wedding Veils by Jane Graves (B+)
Moonstruck by Susan Grant (A-)
Fire & Ice by Anne Stuart (B)

I hope to get into the swing of writing reviews soon. Let me know if you have a request.

What's been happening in the romance reading world? Any new really good books out I should check out?


Rosie said...

Congrats Renee. Whew! I bet you are relieved everything is over AND went so well. I'm so happy for you.

You read that many books AND did a wedding. I'm in awe.

Love the flower banner by the by.

Alie said...

Glad to hear the wedding went off without a hitch, Renee! Welcome back to blogland!

Christine said...

"The wedding went off without a hitch."
Except for the bride and groom, of course! LOL Best wishes to the newlyweds!

The only book I've already read from your list is Tempted and I gave it the same grade! Don't you love when that happens?

I'd be interested in a review of any of those books, but most especially Private Arrangements and Moonstruck since those are both books I've considered reading in the last few months.

Welcome back! :)

CindyS said...

Congratulations for having such a wonderful wedding for your daughter and new son-in-law!

I'm so glad you are back. You were very much missed!


Kate Diamond said...

Hurray for wonderful weddings! Mine is in 8 days, and I'm just praying that all goes well...

... can't wait to be on the other side, like you!

Kristie (J) said...

YEAA!You're back. I'm glad to see that everything went so well for everyone. And pics!! We want pics!

ReneeW said...

Thanks, everyone!

Rosie: Yes, reading was the only thing keeping me sane. A real stress reliever when I couldn't sleep.

Alie: So glad to be back!

Christine: Wasn't Tempted interesting? My next project is to get some reviews done.

Cindy: I missed you too!

Kate: Woohoo! You are next. I'm sure it will be marvelous. Good luck!

Kristie: Yes, I've got a link to pictures. Posting that in a few minutes.

Julia said...

Congrats to your daughter wedding!

The only one I've read from your list is Stranger in Death by JD Robb and Fire and Ice by Anne Stuart, and I love both authors! Glad that you like Anne's ICE series though :)

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