Showing posts with label #weddingplanning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #weddingplanning. Show all posts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Why I've Been So Quiet On The Blog Recently .....


Now the craziness of the wedding planning has calmed down and I've caught up on some blog work I thought I'd fill you all in.

It's been one hell of a crazy month!


The Tuesday after the boys had all gone back at school after the summer holidays started with Jon deciding he was going to clean the kitchen windows at half 7 I the morning .... he managed to do one door before he tore one of his already damaged disks.

Which made his whole body cramp and him fall to the ground.
 (At the time we had no idea what had happened.)

I was upstairs getting ready to get the boys to school and Oscar ran up to tell me 'Daddy had fallen over and he needed me to help'.
So I flew down the stairs to find Jon outside on the patio unable to move.

Now I'm not the strongest person in the world and was completely scared to move him or pull him to hard I wanted to call an ambulance but Jon insisted he didn't need one.

I managed to help him onto his side whilst I stuffed pillows under him and covered him in a blanket. 
I'd called his parents who were still in bed at the time to ask them to help.
I even called Jon's sister to see if her husband was about to help me try and get him inside.

The minutes passed by slowly, with Jon still on the floor and me begging him to let me call an ambulance.

It a fit of fear and tears I rang my mum for help even though she's in Surrey, but she's my go to when I need medical help and I told her what had happened so she gave me some tips on how to help him which I did but none worked.

Jon's parents arrived 20 minutes later and then so did his sister.
As soon as his dad saw him he got on the phone to the ambulance.
Jon was no longer in control and I could slightly relax a little.
I know I should have taken control but I was in a bit of shock myself.

Thankfully the boys kept themselves busy playing on the Wii and Noah hid away in his room.
Noah is the sensitive one and knows when it's best to keep away.
Jon has a long history with his back and unfortunately Noah knows all the nasty side effects it can have on Jon.

The boys were already late for school by now but as the ambulance was on its way and Ken and Helen their to stay with Jon I practically ran all the boys to school and back home again.
The schools were all very supportive and told me they'd keep an eye on the boys incase they became upset.

It took a well over an hour for the crew to get Jon up from the floor outside to a chair just inside of the kitchen, using gas and air.

Once inside he eased up a little and the ambulance crew arranged for our local doctor to come out and see him.

Hours later still sat on the same chair the doctor arrived and prescribed Diazepam.
Jon was starting to get uncomfortable and needed to get to the lounge to sit in his chair which gives him more support for his back.
So it literally took myself and his parents over an hour and a half to help him walk him from the kitchen using chairs as supports to get him into the lounge.

Once their he decided he'd have a sleep on the sofa.... little did we know that when he woke he'd be in the worst pain of his life..

I again left him napping with his parents whilst I went and collected the boys.
Once home I found Helen stood in front of the living room door telling me not to let the boys see daddy.
He'd woken up and his whole body had cramped up.
The only part of his body he could move was one eye.

We re-called the ambulance and then the rest of the night was a bit of a blur.
Two ambulance crews, one car crew and then eventually the air ambulance crew.
Our living room was buzzing with machines bleeping and crews all trying to think what was wrong and how they were going to move him.

They pumped him full of a cocktail of drugs but eventually ended up knocking him out with Ketamine and then shuffling him off the chair and getting him onto the stretcher.
Then it was the slowest ambulance journey ever, even cars were over taking even with the blue lights flashing.
Any sudden movement would send Jon into shock, so they really had to take their time.

Jon spent a further two weeks in hospital after that, having tests and scans done to find out what had happened and drugged up to high heavens on all sorts of pain relief.
It was a hard and stressful week, one that I wouldn't wish on anyone.

(Because the air ambulance crew were being filmed for part of a tv programme which will be aired on channel 4 soon, Jon was filmed. We'll be seeing the footage in a few week .... well Jon will, I won't be able to watch it again and if he agrees it will be aired on TV.)

He's home now but he's still in a lot of pain and can't do much without getting tired.
It's going to take a long time to heal but he's home and he's safe which is the main thing.


Whilst Jon was in hospital he suggested (whilst on a LOT of drugs) we get married whilst my Gramps was down visiting, which I took with both hands and ran with it!

So since he's been home I've been full on wedding planning bridezilla mode.
Which has taken over everything!
But now everything is falling into place and all the big things have been sorted I'm slowly getting back to normal life.


The Church we're getting married in.
We have our second meeting with Reverend tomorrow to tell her the ins and outs of the ceremony.
Then from then its only a month to go!!!


Little Link has really settled into family life and is getting on really well with Ray and has just started playing with Indie.


As a little treat I finally got one of my worst tattoos covered up.
10 years ago I got some Hebrew lettering on my wrist in black with some sort of uber crappy shading in red around it.
 It was was meant to say Noah (but it probably didn't) and it was just 100% awful.
It only cost £10 so you can kinda guess how shocking it was.
I have been wanting to get it sorted for years but never really knew what I could cover it with as I knew red ink is a pain to cover.

I recently decided I really needed t get it covered as it was just making me unhappy, so I did a bit of research and finally decide on a black rose with a hint of red and after speaking to my tattooist he agreed that it would work.

So here it is....and I'm in love!

It's so much nicer and I no longer feel embarrassed about having my wrists on show.
It's healing nicely and I love how the leaves pop out of a long sleeved top!


xxx

Friday, 29 September 2017

Wedding Fever Has Well and Truly Hit ...


So it would seem I'm getting married in 6 Weeks Time!!!
Whilst Jon was in hospital I told him my Gramps was coming to visit in November and through his drug misted mind he suggested we plan a quick wedding in the local Registry office whilst he was here.

Well......
That tiny little wedding has spread into a fairly decent sized wedding at our local church!


Even thought it's bigger than we were planning its still really only family.
Parents, Siblings + offspring and partners, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles + Cousins and then a couple of our best friends.

We had to draw the line somewhere, as if we didn't we'd end up inviting everyone and our little simple wedding that wasn't meant to cost the earth will start being more than we can handle.

We've been together long enough to not want all the bells and whistles of a normal wedding and just have it very family oriented and very simple.
Say our vows in front of the people who really mean the world to us and 
then enjoy a nice meal afterwards in a local venue then head back to ours for more drinks.

It's going to be a very boho wedding, which is right up my alley.
My dress arrived on Tuesday and I'm in love, I want to wear it all day every day!

For it only being a few weeks away I thought I would come across quite a few hurdles, but everything I want I seem to be getting.

The Church is free, the reception venue is free, the florist I want is free, my dress is perfect, I've found the perfect cake, I have hair and make up planned for the day and the boys outfits are being planned out.

Now it's just getting all the little bits to get sorted out.
This is where I'm started to go a little wedding mad over. There's so many nice things about that I keep seeing and wanting.

I truly have well and truly caught the wedding fever and I'm constantly thinking about all the things  we could do and have to make it even more special.
I'm even dreaming about wedding decor!

I am scrolling through wedding website after wedding website.
I'm buying bridal magazines here and there and boring people to death about all things wedding.

I really never thought I'd be like this as I've never really obsessed over getting married, its probably good that its in a few weeks time as I'd probably be disowned if they had to put up with it much longer.



Thursday, 29 September 2016

Wedding Planning Can Be Child's Play When The Kids Help Out

When there is a big family event coming up, the kids seem so enthusiastic to help and get involved. But when it’s a wedding that is fast approaching, chances are the bride is quite keen for things to go her way. Still, there are plenty of opportunities for the kids to get involved. After all, a wedding is a huge event, and it takes a lot of planning to get it right. Children are pretty creative, so maybe it’s worth hearing a few of their ideas!

Whether it’s your sister, cousin, or even your own wedding coming up, the kids are going to be excited. Many brides love the idea of the little ones in the family dressing up and playing a part in the ceremony. Page boys, flower girls, ring bearers, and bridesmaids are all ideal roles for the children to play. It’s a huge responsibility for them too. They will have to practice and make sure they know where to go and what to do. Some children are more than willing to toss in their own ideas. Others may need a little encouragement.


Kids can also make things for your wedding that will delight the bride and all the guests. Token sweets or biscuits can be the perfect way to thank the guests for attending. They may even make some of the dishes for the reception banquet! Perhaps they would like to get involved in selecting or designing the wedding invitations? You can look online or visit Pure Invitation for personalised wedding invitations, you may find some ideas to work with.

Older children may relish the chance to design the layout of the room or even some of the decorations. There are so many tasks to complete for a wedding, it makes sense to accept help wherever it may come from. Many DIY or uniquely designed weddings require a lot of creativity. And kids are very good at the little details too. Why not ask them to colour in some paper petals for the happy couple? Garlands, curled ribbons, and table decorations can all be made simply and easily if you would like your children involved.

Older kids can also be quite good at putting together track or playlists for your reception! And some are very keen performers. If you would like your children involved in the wedding, why not encourage them to dance, sing or play a musical instrument? If it’s your wedding, it can become a very special day when your children are so involved. Of course, some kids are shy, and others aren’t keen to get too involved.

Can your kids plan your whole wedding? It’s not easy for anyone to plan a wedding on their own. But your children may be able to come up with some great ideas and easy ways to help you manage the day. Who knows, they may have found an app or two that can help you get everything organised more easily. Would you leave your entire wedding planning to them? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to see what they came up with!


**Collaborative Post**