Sunday, February 5, 2012

On BIG News... Being MIA... and Sand and Surf


The BIG news is that in less than six weeks, I will have a daughter-in-law.  Zachary, the Hunter, will be taking Candice for his wife and bringing her two daughters into our lives as well!   I am very excited and looking forward to having a daughter-in-love and some grandgirls!  We've all been busy making arrangements for a beach wedding...


...which explains the MIA.  All available Internet time has been in search of accommodations and sending e-mails at the speed of light to coordinate schedules.   The good news is that a wedding spot has been secured along with lodging for all.  Whew!   I was delighted to have been invited to go with Candice to look for her wedding dress yesterday; and, that is settled, too!


How fortunate for me that I had started this shawl in the colors of sand and surf... dreaming of weighty linen and soft cotton; warm breezes and lapping waves; and, of course, picking up sea shells with my Little Men.  ;) 

I'm off to catch up with everyone!!  blessings ~ Tanna

55 comments:

Stitchfork said...

Exciting! And perfect colors. Looking forward to hearing all the details!
xo Cathy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Congrats on the good news. I didn't even know you had a son. So that is news to me.

Swanski said...

Congratulations! I bet the celebration will be perfect :) P.S. Love your knitting project!!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE the colors. And a new DIL and 2 little grand girls? Aren't you the lucky one!!!! Don't forget to keep us updated. Many hugs, Susan

From the Kitchen said...

I can happily say that DILs are wonderful additions to the family!! Our older son, Adam, had a beach wedding and I chose the same colors as your shawl for my ensemble!! I was also fortunate enough to be with Stefan's lovely wife, Elyssa, when she found her wedding gown. Enjoy the challenge of getting it all together and the excitement of the event. I hope you'll share it with us!!

Best,
Bonnie

Terra said...

You are using gorgeous soft colors, and what exciting news about a new daughter in love, and grandkids.

podso said...

Wonderful colors for a wonderful event! Congratulations, MOG, and how fantastic to have to new "grand girls!" Sounds like you have some good times ahead of you! Enjoy! (I did think you were MIA--see we keep track of each other in this "Blorld"--how's that for a made up word?)

Blessings to all!

dotsie

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Congratulations Tanna... how exciting! A beach wedding sounds wonderful. Love the sand and surf shawl! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Well, that is exciting news!! An instant family with grandgirls, how awesome! Love those colors for your shawl, it's going to be gorgeous!

Kelly said...

How nice! That's so exciting to have a wedding to look forward to. Your shawl will be perfect for that area too. I hope you will share some pics of the big day with all of us.

Laura said...

I think a beach wedding will be so much fun, and what could be better than picking up shells with all the loved ones. I'll be expecting lots of pictures! Congrats!

TexWisGirl said...

congratulations, first to your son! and secondly to you and yours! awesome!!! :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh Tanna it all sounds just wonderful. I am so happy for your whole family. Glad you got most everything settled. Well done!

Donna said...

Wow and yippee! What fun it will be. What perfect colors. And what a blessing to be growing your family. Long amounts of planning time are over-rated right?...But you better keep knitting! Love to you.

Julie Harward said...

Oh how wonderful...I love it when grands come in bunches..they will love you to pieces!!! ;D

Judy S. said...

What fun and BIG news! You are going to be busy, aren't you? Congratulations to the whole family. Love what you're knitting for the occasion~great colors, too!

Deb said...

love those colors...congratulations to your family...exciting times...

Shug said...

I love the colors that you have chosen for the shawl...they are perfect for the beach...
Congrats on getting a new DIL. She sounds like a doll to have invited you to go with her to look for that special dress. I know that this unity will be a huge blessing for your family...Enjoy the wedding and don't forget to run your toes through the sand! Oh yea, don't forget pictures!!
shug

Christine said...

A Beach wedding...that sounds so wonderful. How special that you got to be with Candice when she picked out her dress.
Your attire will be perfect.

Amanda said...

Good grief! I'm already behind in figuring out the wedding attire! Everyone else knows exactly what they're doing. I'd better start now. It's gonna be here before we know it!

Dana said...

You are so sweet to help out with the wedding plans and wedding dress. She will be lucky to have you as a mother in law. Best wishes to your whole family!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

How wonderful! I can't wait to see the photos.
Enjoy every moment.

Katherine said...

Congrats on all the upcoming additions to your family! What a blessing! And what fun that you have been involved in the wedding planning so far. Exciting times for you all!

steph said...

Oh, Tanna!!! How exciting!!! Your shawl will be perfect!!! Amazing how things pull together! Blessings!

Buttercup said...

Big and wonderful news! So happy for your family. Love the colors in the shawl.

Debbie said...

Yay, Tanna! Now you'll have grandgirls to go with the grandboys! Yes, I know how that situation is since I got my first two grandkids with Rich's marriage. I love them too much! and wrote about them on my last post. We both have double-the-fun! Congratulations! I'm sure the beach wedding will be beautiful with a nice shawl to match. Have fun! Post pics!

Cindy said...

Congratulations, Tanna on a new d-i-l soon and two grandgirls!!! They will love you, or maybe already do.
Have fun!
I adore the sand and surf colors! My favorite combo right now.
Hugs, Cindy

Ginny said...

Wonderful and exciting news!!!! A new daughter-in-law and grandchildren all at once, you don't even have to wait!! How old are the girls? Your colors are beautiful, soft and dreamy! A beach wedding will be SO beautiful, I hope you show us pictures! And I want to see the gown!

Jen said...

Congrats! Your shawl looks like it will be perfect for the wedding!

Vickie said...

Hi Tanna - Well, I guess Congratulations are in order then!
You will have two of each - grandsons and granddaughters! Your Zach is a handsome young man - I hope they will be very happy together!

Love the colors of your project!

Pondside said...

The family getting bigger - could there be nicer news? Congratulations!

Debbie said...

CONGRATS!! I look forward to the day when I expand my family in the matrimonial way. You must be pleased as punch. I love those sand and surf colors together, btw.

(I sure hope you post wedding pictures. I'm a certified wedding groupie.)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh congratulations...what joy, what joy!! Look at your family expand...and two new grand daughters, oh you will have a blast.

Have a blast...the wedding place sounds wonderful!!

Betsy said...

What wonderful busyness! :) And instant grandgirls? So nice!

I love those shades of brown and blue together...that will be lovely!

Sandy said...

Stopping by from Janette's to say congrats and I love the colors of your shawl. Love to see it when completed. I have such admiration for anyone who can knit or crochet. A beach wedding sounds so delightful.

nanny said...

How exciting! A new daughter-in-law and a beach wedding....perfect!
I love the colors you are using, you will be the prettiest one there!
I can't wait to hear more about the trip (where)

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, Such wonderful news!! Congratulations on this good news. You will be a wonderful grandma to the girls. I pray for all of you in this happy and very blessed time of your lives. Have a wonderful and safe trip. I look forward to your return and of course, pictures! Blessings dear Tanna. Your friend, Catherine xoxo

Lauri said...

Congrats on all the fun changes to your family! A beach wedding -- my DREAM!!! I'm so excited for all of you and can't wait to hear about the big day!

Chatty Crone said...

Congratulations there girl And it is certainly understandable. I wish them well.

Hey can you tell me what color that green/blue is called?

sandie

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Big congradulations to you and all your family. Very exciting!
Best,
Susan

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Tanna, how exciting to be getting ready for a wedding! I hope your son and his new family will be very happy! Your colors are really wonderful for a beach wedding. Hope you get lots of photos to share with us! Blessings to all....

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

SO exciting Tanna! I will look forward to further details! Now, that shawl and blouse are going to be PERFECT!

no spring chicken said...

Congratulations! On the wedding and of course the perfect knit for the perfect mother of the groom outfit...

Life just twists and turns and adds and subtracts doesn't it. This sounds like a beautiful addition.

Blessings, Debbie

Stephanie V said...

Perfect choice for the beach. Congratulations! I'll bet you can't wait even though there a million things to do.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations, Tanna! What wonderful and exciting news! You will soon be knitting beautiful gifts fro your DIL and grand girls. I love your shawl and the idea pf a beach wedding is so romantic!

As someone who has been busy trying to arrange bridal shower and wedding plans for my daughter, I completely understand the amount of phone calls, etc, that you had to go through. Now I have to search for a dress... hope I find one quickly!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I am so happy for you all! A beach wedding sounds fantastic and more grandchildren is terrific. You know I'm loving this grandma thing! So sorry I've been MIA myself. So busy at work, busy with family, you know the drill! They're getting discharged from this hospital today so hopefully a more normal schedule will be in place soon. Congratulations again - enjoy the many blessings coming your way!

T's Daily Treasures said...

My how time flies. I guess I didn't think you were MIA because I've still been getting comments -- but your last post was in January! Yikes! I tell ya, the next 6 weeks will go by in the blink of an eye. Love the colors you've chosen for the shawl. Congrats to all! Best wishes, Tammy

Karolee said...

Congratulations! How exciting! It's hard for me to imagine a beach wedding at this time of year. Sounds lovely!

Carol............. said...

Oh, WOW! I really like that color combination! I think I'll work with these colors a bit (although I don't knit) in some of my other crafts.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

How exciting for your family... lovely colors!

Solar Powered said...

Congratulations! That shawl is going to be beautiful and what a wonderful time of year for a beach wedding. Pictures I hope to follow!

vicki said...

Tanna- congrats on your happy news- and the addition of a beautiful daughter in law and children into your family. A beach wedding sounds perfectly lovely--

Your shawl will be magnificent-- the colors are perfection!! Just stunning!

Be sure to post pictures of the beautiful wedding--
Vicki

Kate I said...

Congratulations to your family on the wedding news...so exciting! And a beach wedding to boot...my absolute favourite.

The colours of your shawl are perfect for the beach...I just love that soft and gentle shade of turquoise. Can't wait to see pictures!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

Holly smokes I am so out of the loop, I guess thats what you get with a busy life :( BUT YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I like new additions to the family!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO

AudreyO said...

Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Many more people to create for in the future :)

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