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*So anyone ever plan a child's wedding?? Did you survive??? LOL Planning my daughters wedding. Before picking the venue, we consulted the grooms   (Reply | Hide)
littlewop262 17   06/18/17 10:45 PM
x*Can the groom help you? Have him tell you who on the list can be cut or make him pressure his mother to cut some from the list. Maybe he can get you
chris426606/20/17 03:34 AM
x*Thankfully he has finally taken over for his mom. He saw how upset my daughter was getting & is making an effort to lower the count. Fingers crossed
littlewop06/20/17 07:37 PM
x*Thank goodness. Hopefully, he will help and things will start to run smoothly. NT
chris426606/21/17 04:24 PM
x*{{{littlewop}}} You are not a B. The groom's Mom has issues. Sorry you have to deal with it. Good luck! Keep us updated! NT
Molly06/20/17 02:46 AM
x*I went to a wedding a week ago Saturday. It was for one of the employees at my parent's Assisted Living.
tweeter06/19/17 05:46 AM
x*That sounds beautiful. We got married with 12 people at a Justice of the Peace & then had a keg party when we got back from our honeymoon-:)...
wyndycty06/19/17 04:20 PM
x*I had 2 weddings in one year! But, I was the Mother of the Groom ....
wyndycty06/19/17 04:59 AM
x*2 weddings in 1 year??? You are super woman! All of their relatives live in the same small town, so not a single out of towner. They are used to
littlewop06/19/17 10:12 AM
x*Sounds like the Groom needs to step in an get that list narrowed down. Or tell them that it will end up at the City Park where....
wyndycty06/19/17 03:00 PM
x*I wish I could. We are at the point of no return. Too much spent in deposits and such. That's why we did the guest list before the venue & menu
littlewop06/19/17 03:39 PM
x*Hmmm. See if the venue has any suggestions for overflow .... like smaller tables that can fit more tables in the room or
wyndycty06/19/17 04:09 PM
x*That's pretty much where I'm at. Thankfully my future SIL is really trying to help. NT
littlewop06/19/17 06:54 PM
x*FYI... yes Wyndy is super woman... Don't even let her try to tell you otherwise :D NT
ne14cookies06/19/17 11:49 AM
x*Ha... you are too kind, being in a Military family tended to make me a negotiator -:) NT
wyndycty06/19/17 02:51 PM
x*I was Maid of Honor once., It was time consuming and expensive. ... All the paying for deposits, the dress, the decorations and gifts added up. NT
Rio06/19/17 08:09 AM
x*You are not being a super bitch. Wedding planners have hard jobs and for you as mom of the bride, it's doubly hard because of the relationship.
deVinePoet06/19/17 01:15 AM
x*Thanks, I'm trying! I'm sure it will all work out, just needed to vent a little. Trying to keep the issues from negatively impacting the couple so
littlewop06/19/17 10:15 AM
*Don't know if this the correct forum, but I truly hate moving/packing. Anyone have some good tips? NT  (Reply | Hide)
chris42661036 51   06/04/17 12:26 PM
x*Best thing you can do is to
Wildcard06/09/17 02:18 PM
x*Ding, ding, ding.... We have a winner! Lol NT
chris426606/09/17 03:41 PM
x*If you're been there a while and collected a lot of junk to get rid of, maybe order one of those big roll-off dumpsters. We filled one to the brim
JAF06/04/17 08:55 PM
x*We've had several dumpsters last year. My parents had this house for 45 years and last year we started emptying the attic, basement and garage
chris426606/05/17 03:52 PM
x*We did the bag thing...bought it at Home Depot then called Waste Management & they came & picked it up...we threw away a lot of crap! NT
wyndycty06/05/17 05:48 AM
x*Wow very cool!! NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 09:13 PM
x*Thanks everyone for the help. I was hoping there was a service that comes in and does everything for me. Lol NT
chris426606/04/17 04:55 PM
x*Oh there are companies that do that! NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 07:44 PM
x*There is actually, google moving companies, they will pack and load and move your goods. Not necessarily a cheap process, but it is out there. NT
ne14cookies06/04/17 06:04 PM
x*We had 144 boxes when we moved!! Wrote on the side of the box what room it went into.. that's it. Breakable things we wrote fragile. We moved to
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 04:20 PM
x*Yep....you are upsizing and Im downsizing ...either way we always seem to have so much stuff! I can't believe how much stuff I had! NT
wyndycty06/04/17 07:22 PM
x*We got so many new things because we didn't bring out furniture. we decorated much of our house by going to tag sales. NOW we are downsizing!
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 07:43 PM
x*I did that when I had a large home. Tag sales are the best! now we are in a smaller place with still too much stuff!! I purged 3 months ago. sold
Matzak06/04/17 07:47 PM
x*I agree... I have given tons away to charities, my family and sold on ebay.. Love decluttering! NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 07:49 PM
x*I may give ebay a try with what I still have. great idea! thanks (that could free up some space for a tag sale or two! lol NT
Matzak06/04/17 08:04 PM
x*Hahaha.. I use that as my excuse NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 08:08 PM
x*and its so hard now to stay away from Tag Sales!! lol NT
Matzak06/04/17 07:51 PM
x*I know! and I love going to goodwill ughhh NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 08:00 PM
x*I was at a goodwill as they were putting stuff on the shelves. I grabbed a 100 year old crystal footed bowl. this antique dealer (I found out later)
Matzak06/04/17 08:09 PM
x*nice! I got an All Clad frying pan in perfect condition... they're really expensive NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 08:20 PM
x*Cool!! I bought those copper no stick pans ASOTV they work great. BTW I still have that Crystal Bowl :) NT
Matzak06/04/17 08:35 PM
x*don't ebay that thing lol NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 08:39 PM
x*no, I actually bought it for my Mom who loved it. she is now gone :( so its a keeper NT
Matzak06/04/17 08:44 PM
x*Lost my Mom in 2010. People ask when do you get over it and the answer is never. Always gonna have that empty space inside but life goes on. Hugs. NT
Bobbo206/04/17 09:40 PM
x*So true.. my dad passed in 2000.. it never gets easier :( for probably 7-8 years I visualized him as being sick and finally when I would see him
PinkAuraGirl06/05/17 07:59 AM
x*My Mom passed at a rather young age,10 years ago this Wednesday. There is that empty space and yes we go on with the memories and I with her
Matzak06/05/17 06:23 AM
x*So true.. such wonderful memories... I feel that my dad was really the only person that totally understood me so to have him gone is so hard... but
PinkAuraGirl06/05/17 10:23 AM
x*I lost both of my parents when I was 32. It happened less than 3 months apart. Both had suffered for so long I felt like they had been freed from ...
Rio06/05/17 10:33 AM
x*Awwww :( yes for sure a keeper.. hugs to you NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 09:14 PM
x*Moved about 30 times before I was 30! Organize up front makes the move in and unpacking easier. By room along with by types of thing, keep box light
ne14cookies06/04/17 12:41 PM
x*Or... Use lots of packing paper and don't organize or label anything. Then it's like Christmas when you unwrap at the new place :-)
jblig06/04/17 01:08 PM
x*Or what jblig said, except for one thing.... the TP. NT
ne14cookies06/04/17 02:11 PM
x*I concur! TP Utensils and a Plate or 2 Lol. May your move go smoothly!! NT
Matzak06/04/17 03:01 PM
x*I like your idea about not labeling. Lol. The last time I moved was only 6 years ago, but I really hate to pack. I spent the last year emptying the
chris426606/04/17 01:54 PM
x*You have done the worst part. Emptying out the Attic, Garage & basement. I gave sooooo much stuff away, donated & threw away ...
wyndycty06/04/17 03:48 PM
x*I'm in NY and staying here. It's my parent's house. I moved back into their house (I live in their apartment) 6 years ago to help them out and now
chris426606/04/17 04:53 PM
x*Gosh, I hope you arnt in NYC looking for an Apt after watching Million Dollar Listing NY eeks -:) NT
wyndycty06/05/17 05:51 AM
x*I am in NYC, just not in Manhattan. Even when I lived in Manhattan I couldn't afford those apartments. Lol NT
chris426606/05/17 03:46 PM
x*Sounds like fun to me! NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 07:40 PM
x*I hate Unpacking. My giant CD Tower is still shrink wrapped from 2 moves ago. NT
Rio06/04/17 03:53 PM
x*I had a few boxes that I never opened from several moves ago. When we were cleaning out the basement earlier in the year, my mother wanted to open
chris426606/04/17 04:58 PM
x*OMG...that just happened to me 2 weeks ago!! We moved about 15 boxes that we had moved 15 yrs earlier from
wyndycty06/04/17 07:19 PM
x*I'm sure I threw away priceless moments. But I knew if I opened them I would want to keep it all. NT
chris426606/05/17 03:48 PM
x*I did the same. A Family Bible did make it back to me!! Now I open everything!! NT
Matzak06/04/17 06:10 PM
x*wow... how cool NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 07:45 PM
x*Very Lucky! A nearby Church called me! evidently an inebriated person dropped it off telling the Pastor he found it in the dumpster!! I don't want
Matzak06/04/17 07:55 PM
x*That's amazing that you got it back! NT
chris426606/05/17 03:48 PM
x*I would lose sleep lol NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 08:00 PM
x*LOL, that happened to me and my Mom! Years later any time we wondered what happened to something, we figured it went out to the dump that one move. NT
ne14cookies06/04/17 06:07 PM
x*I'm sure one day my son will ask me where all the stuff from his childhood is and I'll have to say, it must have been in the boxes I threw away. NT
chris426606/05/17 03:50 PM
x*oh dear lol.. I couldn't hahaha! I have a hard time even getting rid of clothes NT
PinkAuraGirl06/04/17 07:46 PM
*Happy Memorial Day Weekend. What's everyone doing this weekend? NT  (Reply | Hide)
chris42661321 57   05/26/17 02:41 PM
x*So I never made it over the Brooklyn Bridge. I did make it to Brooklyn though. My friend and I met another friend and her 4 year old niece at
chris426605/30/17 02:48 PM
x*Sounds like a wonderful day. I got to work with my gang and had a little inside picnic (cold!!!) then came home, napped and snacked rest of day :D NT
ne14cookies05/30/17 03:04 PM
x*Sounds like a good day too! NT
chris426605/30/17 03:35 PM
x*Happy Memorial Day! Just figured out this wasn't a forum for a TV show I wasn't watching :-o NT
jblig05/29/17 04:33 AM
x*Once again, you crack me up JB NT
ne14cookies05/29/17 04:11 PM
x*Lol NT
chris426605/29/17 10:48 AM
x*:) lol NT
PinkAuraGirl05/29/17 09:35 AM
x*Funny! NT
Rio05/29/17 06:04 AM
x*working
spinelli05/28/17 04:45 AM
x*Welcome spinelli. I work at a group home, this will be me tomorrow, working. And yes, love the holiday pay :) NT
ne14cookies05/28/17 06:37 AM
x*Morning all. We are in Denver visiting the kiddo & his wife who just moved here from Chicago. My Army son & his wife met us here too..
wyndycty05/27/17 09:03 AM
x*Have fun! NT
chris426605/27/17 05:48 PM
x*Sounds terrific!!!! Enjoy :D NT
ne14cookies05/27/17 10:09 AM
x*Just found this forum. Enjoyed this thread feed. First 30 years on East Coast and New England. Such fun hearing you all describe familiar places
ne14cookies05/26/17 07:12 PM
x*Wow, sounds like you've had an interesting life. Thanks for sharing. NT
chris426605/26/17 10:44 PM
x*Ne14cookies for memorial day? Enjoy :D
ne14cookies05/26/17 07:20 PM
x*Yum! NT
chris426605/26/17 10:44 PM
x*howdy! I never made the move to minn lol. still looking to get down to No Myrtle Beach and stay there lol. I'm working in my gardens too! have fun NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 07:17 PM
x*LOL, how I ended up in land locked MN is beyond me. I think Myrtle Beach sounds like a great idea!!! NT
ne14cookies05/26/17 07:22 PM
x*Not in Duluth I take it! have lots of fam in Mn. also a nephew in Myrtle Beach NT
Matzak05/26/17 07:24 PM
x*Friends in Duluth, but I am in Minneapolis. Ever come out here? NT
ne14cookies05/26/17 07:29 PM
x*No, its so hard to believe. I have so many cousins there I have never met. its on my bucket list. also have fam in glencoe. I come from a large fam NT
Matzak05/26/17 07:31 PM
x*Am I losing it or did you delete a post about Charles Lindbergh crashing his plane? NT
ne14cookies05/26/17 09:16 PM
x*Not at all. Lindbergh crashed his plane on the family farm!! NT
Matzak05/26/17 09:48 PM
x*I drive though Glencoe all the time on route to my sisters...it is our "pitstop" :D NT
ne14cookies05/26/17 08:02 PM
x*Happy Memorial Day weekend to you too! Not much going on here. I'm thinking I just might need a little rest and relaxation this weekend NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 02:51 PM
x*I hear you, I've been looking forward to a 3 day weekend. NT
chris426605/26/17 05:32 PM
x*Me too! NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:25 PM
x*Enjoy it! NT
chris426605/26/17 10:53 PM
x*Small Remodeling Job here at home! How bout you Chris? NT
Matzak05/26/17 02:46 PM
x*Good Luck with your remodeling job. Hope it turns out great. I'm a lifetime New Yorker and have never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. If the
chris426605/26/17 05:31 PM
x*Just for the sake of conversation...Chris, you're crazy LOL... Good luck !!! NT
ne14cookies05/26/17 07:21 PM
x*I want to do it, just don't want to do it alone. It looks like I might have one friend who will do it with me. NT
chris426605/26/17 10:47 PM
x*The buddy system sounds like a good idea. Stay safe but have fun!!! NT
ne14cookies05/27/17 05:18 AM
x*Awesome! my car broke down on the brooklyn bridge once! that was a nightmare lol... I lived in Long Island for 12 yrs NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:19 PM
x*Growing up most people go to the Jersey shore for the summer, we always went to Long Island. My grandparents had homes in Shirley and Amagansett. I
chris426605/26/17 11:00 PM
x*Do it Chris!! Only Been to NYC Once. Drove Through Manhattan! lol. CA Native Here!! Keep us Posted and Happy Memorial Day!! NT
Matzak05/26/17 05:39 PM
x*I live here and won't drive in Manhattan! You are a brave one. Lol NT
chris426605/26/17 05:40 PM
x*lol. friends in NJ said don't so I did. :) think I drove over the Washington Bridge also. NT
Matzak05/26/17 05:42 PM
x*You must have been in tons of traffic if you went over the George Washington Bridge. NT
chris426605/26/17 05:46 PM
x*I've never been to New York, but I'd love to, My BFF is from Upstste NY. Her family had a maple tree farm. In fact,she's there now (north of Albany
LibraLady05/26/17 06:01 PM
x*I grew up in Upstate NY in Cortland County. lived there my whole life until about 15 yrs ago. I love it up there but it's very slow. It's beautiful NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:21 PM
x*that's where you picked up that Pink Aura? sounds like a great childhood. N England is so different than SOCAL NT
Matzak05/26/17 06:26 PM
x*I love N England.. such a wonderful atmosphere and Autumn is the best! NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:30 PM
x*oh yeah, we went to Harvard & Princeton. the Ivy and colors truly amazing. also the hot air balloons over the Delaware river. Awesome :) NT
Matzak05/26/17 06:32 PM
x*They say the hot air balloons are amazing in Utah also... I bet it was a wonderful sight NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:34 PM
x*I would love to go to a maple tree farm. NT
chris426605/26/17 06:11 PM
x*I guess that's what you call it. She talks about hanging the buckets on the trees and catching the syrup. Sounds yummy to me. NT
LibraLady05/26/17 07:20 PM
x*My sister lives a little south of Albany and she has problems with her cell phone reception in certain areas - her house is one of them. NT
chris426605/26/17 06:09 PM
x*One thing that surprised us was how small times sq is. that was a shocker. I am positive it was the GW Bridge on our way to Cambridge MA. NT
Matzak05/26/17 05:52 PM
x*yep probably.. we used to go that way when we would go to Mohegan Sun lol NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:22 PM
x*It was most likely the GWB. NT
chris426605/26/17 06:10 PM
x*Yes. Our home base was in NJ. from there we went up to MA. then back down to DC. another side trip to Amish PA. Philly etc. Got lost in Baltimore NT
Matzak05/26/17 06:23 PM
x*I love Amish PA NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 06:25 PM
x*Incredible. The lifestyle etc. I still have my amish hat NT
Matzak05/26/17 06:28 PM
x*I always watch the Amish shows on TV. Can't imagine living like they do, but I sure admire their craftsmanship and work ethic. NT
LibraLady05/26/17 07:12 PM
x*It's pretty cool NT
PinkAuraGirl05/26/17 07:25 PM

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