Saturday 31st January

Wow! This is the end of the first month of the year.
Where has it gone to?

Woke to rain today.
So nice to see and hear.
Much cooler which pleases me immensely.
I was planning to take Mahalia shopping if she was up to it.
Finally went in around 9:30am and she said she could manage to come.
But it took her around 2 hours to get ready.
She had barely moved when she got another bleeding nose.
So, another load of washing had to go on :-/
Shoshannah was feeling loads better today.
She went off on her bike to do some shopping.
Mahalia managed to get into the car around 11:30!!
I was disbarring of getting anything done>
Azzan just wanted to stay in bed so I left him to rest.
We went straight to Bendon and got what we both needed.
Then back to Warehouse Stationary to pick up some more bits and bobs.
Then I brought Mahalia back home.
Azzan decided he wanted to come with me so he quickly got dressed.
Left Halia to rest and we zipped out to help Pat & Phillipa with their moving.
They are moving house this weekend, they had a good crew of muscle so I arrived with food for lunch and then helped unpack boxes.
We all managed to get lots done.
Phillipa made sure that her bed was the first thing up and made!
So no matter how much or little was achieved today she wouldn’t be fossicking for sheets at mid night!!
Good plan girl 🙂

Azzan & I finally left around wish.
All the kids were heading off to the river to wash off their sweat so we left Pat & Phillipa to carry on doing some stuff they needed to accomplish tonight.
Great house, lovely section, great downsizing, much potential.
Looking forward to visiting often 🙂

We just chilled out once we got home.
Finally made some dinner.
Then made some other plans which will unfold tomorrow 😉
Took me all evening to catch up on here.
I was still up when Shanni arrived in from work at 12:30am.
She was buzzing after a happy night.
Good to see her feeling better.
Time I cruised off to bed.
An adventure is waiting to unfold in the morrow….

Friday 30th January

The view from my bed this morning at just after 6am.
I am praying the red sky will indeed bring rain.
We are so in need of a good downpour.
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I was up soon after 7am because I was expecting some men to arrive at 8am.
While I waited for them I did an ant poisoning around the section.
It is nice to see the stuff I have bought is actually working.
The guys arrived just after 8am and I showed them what needed to be done.
All the stumps removed plus a couple more small trees.
These are the before photos.
They were very quickly on to the job.
One with the chainsaws and the other with the stump muncher.
They got it all done in an hour.
So amazingly wonderful!!
And an hour later they were all packed up and gone only leaving behind mulched up stumps and a garden almost ready to start landscaping.
Super cool!!
While the guys were working I had to shut the front windows so I carried on get g my stamps transferred over into the new craft drawers.
I am so rapt with them.
They fit perfectly into the space, and they easily accommodate all my wooden stamps, plus a few empty drawers for paints etc.
Now I just have to figure out where to put all the rest of my art stuff :-/

The kids were waking up by this time.
I had warned them that there would be some loud machinery working early, but they all pretended not to hear it 🙂
Today I had three unwell children.
This virus is a real mean one 😦
Mahalia is now getting the bleeding noses, they seem to be part of the deal along with headaches, fevers, lethargy and just feeling totally grotty.
Shoshannah was not well this morning.
Am hoping it is just exhaustion though.
She was shaking, feeling sick and very tearful.
So I called her in sick and insisted she had a quiet restful day.

I shot down to the Courier Post depot to pick up a parcel.
It was addressed to me but to Marah & Anson’s address.
She was called by them to say they couldn’t deliver it because they were not signed up for Rural Mail Delivery.
Another new thing none of us realised had to be done.
Turned out the parcel was from Spark – another broadband modem.
When I commented to the woman at the counter that they had sent a repeat parcel she said ‘Well that’s Spark for you!’
I’m seriously wishing we hadn’t had to transfer the phones over.
Vodafone is so much easier to deal with.
Anyway, I popped into the PO on the way home to get the forms for Marah & Anson to apply for the rural mail and discovered they were ok with me signing for them.
It’s a weird world alright.
Never know when the privacy act thingee kicks in.

At 1pm  I shot down the road to a job interview.
It was a bit daunting, first time I have applied for anything for nearly 40 years.
I have no CV/resume, I only have a lifetime of experience wearing a multitude of different hats.
But my lifetime contains the skills necessary for this position, plus I am passionate about what it stands for, so thought I would give it a try.
More details to follow once I find out if I am in or not 😉

I got home around 2pm to find relations swarming all through my house!!
David & Sasha had arrived with the entourage of brothers Phil & Steve and their families and Aunty Janet & Uncle George.
15 in all.
Azzan was in his element and began the guided tour of the property.
They all had food to devour whilst we chatted.
I sat out on the deck with Aunty Janet & Kathryn and admired the view of the hills while we talked and ate.
But it was incredibly hot, far far too hot, even in the shade of the swing seat, so we retreated back indoors.
They were all on a mission so didn’t stay very long.
It was great to see them all 🙂
It was very quiet once they all loaded up and headed eastwards on their journey.

Later in the day I was sitting at the table doing some work on the laptop when I got a Facebook message from Shoshannah.
I laughed.
She sent me a photo of her wardrobe and said she was stuck!
Don’t know why she didn’t just call me – too easy mate 🙂
She had decided to move her furniture around and discovered the wardrobe was heavier than she realised.
I reminded her that it did take two of her big brothers to manhandle it in there.
And they were struggling under its weight!
So I squeezed in her door and helped her move things around.
It actually does make her room roomier so she has made a good choice.
And as we know Shanni, you have to male good choices 😉

There was a distinct change in the weather and temperatures tonight.
Much cooler and very breezy.
I had to shut windows tonight.
Quite a relief actually.





Thursday 29th January

I had a few things to do so zipped off to get them done in the morning.
I called in to see Sally & John.
Chatted with Lucy & Tristan for a wee while and then carried on with my list.
Mahalia text top let me know there was a courier parcel to pick up.
The van had called in but the kids weren’t able to get to the door quickly enough and he left his card, darnit!
I had a good chat with the guy in the pest control section of Mitre10 about what to use for killing ants and borer.
I popped into visit Phil, Kathryn, Mary, Summer & Paul at their holiday home.
They were enjoying a relaxing start to the day before the ladies all went off touring wineries.
Then I went to get the parcel and discovered it was still in the van somewhere around the city.
So home I went to check on the kids.

Graham arrived around midday with a trailer load of firewood for me.
He went off to get groceries while Azzan and I unloaded and stacked it all.
I am so glad I decided to stack it against the back fence and garage.
It was so incredibly hot that we wouldn’t have lasted 2 minutes in the direct sun.
As it was, even in the shade of the tree we were still pouring with seat.
I was incredibly grateful Azzan managed to find some energy to help me because both girls were not up to speed, and it would’ve taken me ages on my own.
He really got into the swing of things, took us an hour to do it but it is a good job done.
I am very grateful to Graham for making sure we are getting prepared for winter.

I went back and picked up the parcel later in the day.
When I got back Mahalia told me there was a massive invasion of ants in the bathroom.
She was not wrong.
They were having a field day.
So I quickly emptied the squirt bottle of lemon tree spray on the tree, the tree guys had suggested I give it another dose.
Then I filled the bottle with the ant spray and gave the little blighters what for!
When I went back a few minutes later there were millions of them lying dead.
Oh how I love that spray 🙂

Then Azzan helped me vacuum up all the borer dust on the old desk and then we sprayed it.
I had two bottles so we both go stuck in.
Then later I gave them another dousing, so hopefully it works and we will be free of the critters.
It felt so good to have such a killing spree 🙂

I’ve had all the doors open all day to get the breeze through the house.
It is great here – keeps really cool inside even when it is boiling out.
Tonight I actually slept with lots of large windows open.
Usually  only have the high small ones unlatched but at present it is unbearably humid.
We are tending to eat very late because no one wants to eat while it is hot.
So we are getting to bed much later than I want to.
Shanni worked late tonight.


Wednesday 28th January

Another extremely hot day.
Mahalia is no better today.
She is now getting the bleeding noses like Azzan had.
I spent some time pumping up the pool.
Azzan was delighted and was quickly submerged in it.
Its not huge but its wet and cool 🙂
He just wanted something he could lie in and read.

Ben & Marie brought Shoshannah back to work.
It was blazing hot – far too hot!!
I began transferring all my stamps into the new drawers.
That took a while.
But at least it was a cool place to sit.

I shot out to Richmond to pick up some ant poison from Farmlands.
With the dry weather they are getting very prolific.

I know we did stuff, but for the life of me I cannot remember what!
Maybe it will come to me later………


Tuesday 27th January

I had a 9am appointment with the accountant so I decided to walk in as I haven’t been getting enough exercise lately.
It has been too busy and I have had to zip around doing things in the car.
It was a lovely time of day to walk as it hadn’t yet gotten too hot.
Had a good chat with Ben and then wandered off back home again.

The kids were just laying low still.
Mahalia was very miserable.
All we can do is keep the fluids up and give her pain killers and rest.
I went out to Richmond in the afternoon to pick up my new laptop.
Ross had finished transferring everything over from my old one.
I also hoped into Kmart to check out the small swimming pools.
Found an inflatable one for $24.
Cant really go wrong at that price!!
Also found some craft carts which looked promising.
David messaged me to say they were having a bbq so I called the kids to see if they wanted to come.
Mahalia couldn’t move from her bed, but Azzan was keen.
So I zipped back to Nelson to pick him up.
Azzan was so excited when I showed him the pool.
In these temperatures we are currently experiencing  we will take anything to cool off.

The sun was setting as we drove back along the motorway to Richmond, and even through the dirty windscreen it looks pretty cool.
Azzan took the photo – I was driving 😉
We called into Kmart to pick up a foot pump to inflate the pool with.
I bought a few of the craft drawers, the lady there was very helpful and managed to pack them all into the car.
No room to spare!!
Then we finally got to David & Sasha’s and joined in the family bbq.
They had all just arrived back from a day out over in Takaka.
It was a lovely few hours.
Azzan really enjoys catching up with the cousins – especially Owen & Kellianne 😉
We left around 11pm – much to Azzan’s chagrin.
He was still in party mode 🙂
Thanks D&S – it was lovely to catch up with everyone.



Monday 26th January

Decided that Azzan needed to see a Dr again.
Made him an appointment then I headed off to my 9:45am counselling session.
Came back home and picked him up.
Saw a new Dr, she was very pleasant.
Took throat swabs and sent us off for blood tests.
I zipped into the supermarket to get some more Panadol for the kids.
Then back to the house.
Marah was here – on her own.
A child free trip to town – left Eden with her Daddy 🙂
She brought me this lovely box of goodies for my birthday and a card which Eden helped to make 🙂
Shanni had decided she didn’t want to hang about in a house full of sickies during her days off so she hopped on board with Marah and went home with her.
The days are so incredibly hot at present that no one has any energy to do anything during the day.

I went out to Richmond later in the day.
Spent a few hours with Estelle and then a few more with Ross & Andrea.
It was rather late when I got back.
Kids were both tucked up in bed.
Made myself some dinner around 11pm and then went off to bed.


Sunday 25th January

We had a quiet day.
Azzan laid low most of the day.
He was feeling very unwell still.
Shanni went off to work mid morning, she was supposed to be working tonight but was asked last night if she could do a split shift.
Mahalia constructed the large sun umbrella.
It’s going to be so good with this really hot weather we are getting.

I made up the light shades I had bought in Wellington and Mahalia managed to put up two of them but the light fittings are old and the third one was stuck tight so I will have to wait until we can get an electrician to replace it.
I love them, they look so cool.
Just perfect for in here 🙂

Then we constructed the three small cubes for my craft area.
I will get a few more drawers.
Am loving the orange – and even Mahalia thought it looked good 🙂

Am slowly getting this corner under control.
Just gotta sort out where I am going to put all of this :-/

I popped out to pick up groceries later in the afternoon, we had nothing the fridge!
Roni came to visit when I got back.
Mahalia crashed out on the sofa during this time and I realised later that she was also unwell.
Oh dear 😦

Saturday 24th January

Well, I sure needed that sleep.
Clare had a dance student arriving today to board with her so I stripped the bed, had a shower, remade bed and cleaned the room.
Clare is being slowed down a tad by a painful tennis elbow so I was glad to help get things ready.
It was really nice to have time with just us to chat and enjoy a morning cuppa before she headed off to teach at the fitness centre.
Last night she had received word that one of her fellow instructors had suddenly collapsed and died during a class so things were rather emotional for the team as they prepared for the day.
After she left I hung out the washing – once again showing off my OCD skills 😛
Then as I had a little time before needing to go pick up the girls I thought it would do some ironing to help as it is one of those chores that tennis elbow finds painful and as I hardly ever iron it is quite a treat for me to do it.
Funnily enough, it took me ages to find the ironing board.
Such a small place and everything so tidy, but finally found it tucked in a wee space.
You sure make the most of every nook & cranny Clare 😉
Managed to get a few items done before Shanni texts me to say they were ready to go.
Whizzed out the door, slung my bag in the back and zipped up the hill to get them.

For kids who were ready half an hour before hand it took them a considerable length of time to actually be ready and get loaded into the car!!
Finally they and Eilidh were all squeezed in and away we went down into the city.
I dropped the girls off at Te Papa, Azzan decided to come with me, he wasn’t feeling up to trailing behind them for several hours.
We found a park close by Midland Park and went for a wander as we were about 20 minutes early.
Explored Acquisitions and found some things we liked, but decided to wait until we got back to Nelson as they have a shop in Richmond.

It was time to go meet Clare and her three friends at Astoria Cafe.
We had a delicious brunch there and chatted for a while until it was time for us all to go our separate ways.
Thanks Clare for having me, loved it and will definitely return soon xxxxx

Azzan & I went back and picked up the girls and then found a park in a parking building.
I’d seen the underground market was on so decided to take the kids as I knew they would enjoy it.
Unfortunately Azzan got another really bad bleeding nose, so Mahalia helped him across the streets and we walked as fast as we could to the toilets and while the girls went off shopping I helped him to get it under control.
Poor wee man, he’s not doing well at the moment.
We caught up with the girls in the market, I found a stall there selling the most gorgeous screen printed light shades.
Zamm Lights – so super cool, totally worth checking out.
Fell in love with them and knew immediately that they were exactly what would work in our sunroom.
The hardest part was choosing which designs.
Finally chose three and she packaged them up for me.

We wandered around the market, decided we didn’t want any food there so braved the sun outside and found Cafe Eis and each got a gelato cone to tide us over until we found some real food.
The kids  had not spent time on the waterfront area so I led the way up onto the walkover.
It would have to be one of the best, artistic, aesthetic walk overs I have ever seen.
So cool to just hang out there, sit in the sun, or the shade, enjoy the moment, people watch, view the harbour and wildlife, and take photos of pretty girls 😄
We met up with Perin who had been our waiter at Astoria Cafe, he was about to jump so I quickly captured the moment.
He was not happy with the size bomb he made so jumped again.
It was all too soon time to leave so we drove on to Miramar and went to visit the Weta Cave.
The girls got all excited when they saw the Wellington sign.
So I took a slight detour so they could get photos and then had a dickens of a job fighting the traffic to get back en route again – the things I do for my kids. Sigh!  😉
Visiting Weta Cave was the only thing Shanni really wanted to do while in Wellington.
Had a fun hour there meeting new friends.

Watched the movie telling all about the journey Weta Workshops has made from its inception.
Very impressive actually.
Next trip we will make time to take the workshop tour.

We zipped back to Shelly Bay and had some food at The Chocolate Fish.
It was incredibly hot so we were grateful to find shelter under an umbrella.
When ordering Mahalia chose a black pudding sandwich.
Knowing full well that she had no idea what it was I quietly queried her choice.
She quickly opted out but the waitress suggested they could put a small amount on her plate for her to try.
So she did, and so did Shoshannah.
The reactions – Mahalia – Yuck!
Shoshannah – Not bad!
But most of it went back to the kitchen 😉

Azzan had deteriorated and just was so miserable, he wouldn’t/couldn’t eat.
Shelly Bay is such a pretty place, lovely drive and well worth putting on the list for places to return to when we have more time.
We scoffed down our meals and then drove to the airport, fueled up the car and returned it.

We had some time up our sleeves so did a wee bit of shopping.
We met a few more ‘friends’ while there too.
Eilidh came right to the last elevator to milk every drop of the time she had with us and then the bused back home.

It was lovely to spend time with you Eilidh  – thanks for your delightful company xxxxx
We were sitting at the gate waiting for the boarding call, but never heard it and nearly missed the plane!
It was a quick flight back, Thomas arrived to pick us up, delivered us home.
It was so good to be back.
I was met by a very pretty surprise on my bedroom windowsill.
Lilies from Phoebe, Seb & Sapphie.
Orange is my favourite colour and the flowers match my blanket and floor rug so my room is feeling happy and inviting 🙂
We all just crashed out for a while.
Around 8:30pm we all decided we were a bit hungry so I caught the Milton Street Takeaways just before they closed at 9 and got some quick food.
That was devoured and we all hit our beds.

Friday 23rd January

Understandably the children were all slow to wake this morning.
I was up before Libby came in so we had time to chat before she headed off to work.
Azzan was first awake so I was able to strip his bed and mine and get the first load of washing underway.
It was a beautiful day, perfect for drying the washing.
Libby had offered me the use of her computer  because mine was totally kaput, so I was able to at least keep my blog up to date which was good.
My memory tends to fade very quickly if I don’t record events immediately :-/
Once the girls were awake I got the rest of the washing done while they showered and packed up.
We had the place looking tip top by the time Libby returned at 11:30.
She took Shoshannah for a drive – she is grateful for any practise sessions she can get as she is really wanting to sit her restricted licence sooner than later.
I have bought some L plates so now I have to pluck up the courage to take her out myself!
We said our goodbyes soon after and headed into the city.

Drove straight to meet David & Eilidh at their new apartment where David was waiting for the movers to bring in their worldly possessions.
Nice and central ground floor with space outside for Dorothy and lots to do over the next few years to really make it their own 😊
We left the men to it and took Eilidh with us to go find some lunch.

Shanni had a craving for Burger Fuel so I managed to find a park in Wakefield Street and we walked up to Courtney Place.
Azzan was not feeling great, he had been having some major bleeding noses, the day was very hot, and was feeling faint and dizzy, so we found a seat outside Burger Fuel in Courtney Place and sat in the cool, rehydrated him and enjoyed our lunch.
Once our tummies were happy we went off for a wander.
It’s really fascinating the strange bods you meet in the shops  😉
The kids wanted to go op shopping, that is one of Eilidh’s fav things to do as well, so I left them at Cuba Mall and they carried on up the streets and then back to meet David.

I walked back to the car as my parking was due to expire.
Sat and chilled for a wee while, actually almost went to sleep!
Then drove to meet Tracie who finished work at 4:15.
Found a park but the machine wouldn’t work so ventured further up the street and found another one which did.
We went and had a drink at Astoria Cafe in Midland Park, we were going to go sit in the park and chat for a while longer in the cool, but I all of a sudden remembered that in moving to find a machine that would accept my money I had actually forgotten to put any in – duh!
So we wandered back, put in some money and then went walking around a few blocks.
Found Annah Streton and had a browse.
Nothing really floated my boat, plus I was too hot and tired to be bothered trying on clothes, so my wallet was happy 😉
Tracie walked on down to the railway station to catch her train home and I drove off up the valley to find the kids.

By this time they had gone up to the top of the hill to the place where David & Eilidh were house sitting at.
I admired the view, chatted for a wee while, unloaded the kids bags, checked on Azzan who had had yet another really bad bleeding nose, made sure he was ok and then drove 2 minutes down the hill and found Clare’s apartment.
It is such a cute wee place, set on three levels so you gotta be okay with stairs to live there.
We chilled for five, then wandered down the street to a new restaurant, the Salty Pidgin.
It had only been open a week but it was hummingly busy.
We sat out in the back bar and enjoyed some pre-dinner drinks in the cool.
Then when it got too cool decided to go find some dinner inside.
They serve a very interesting and diverse menu.
The owner was very pleasant and attentive, and made the whole experience extremely enjoyable.
We both ordered pizza, they were served as Turkish rolled pizza’s and were very tasty.
Mine was very strong and I was suspicious that they had used goat feta, but on checking found they hadn’t, but the owner was wanting to make sure everything was all good and because I had found the flavour to be too strong for me he gave me a free dessert.
I chose the chocolate brownie served with salted caramel and lime jelly.
It was amazing.
The jelly was so tart it really offset the sweetness of the brownie, which in itself was fudgingly delicious and was again balanced in texture by the crisp salted caramel pieces.

We finally staggered back up the hill to the apartment, retrieved my bag from the car and got sorted for the night.
We watched some tv – the Australian Open tennis was on, Clare is a big fan, I’m not, and so hadn’t seen or heard anything about it (actually didn’t even know it was a happening event!) so was of course asking dumb questions 😜
But for the record I do know who Federer, Nadal and Sharapova are 😄
Finally when I caught myself dozing off so I took my leave and headed upstairs to bed.
The bed was sooooo cosy and I was incredibly tired so was out for the count very quickly.

Thursday 22nd January

I was woken by Azzan crying around 4:30am.
His ears and throat were hurting so much.
I zipped down and got him some painkillers and got him settled again.
Took a while for me to get back to sleep, so I didn’t wake up until after 7:30am and Libby had already left for work.
Mahalia went off for a walk to the supermarket to get some breakfast foods and fruits.
We all ate and then Luke arrived to take the girls to the Eastbourne beach with David & Sasha.
Azzan rested while I showered and got myself all ready for the day.
We headed up to Upper Hutt and met Doug & Caroline for lunch at Mitre 10’s café.
Lovely food and great company 🙂
Thanks for the birthday treats C&D xxxx
Doug only had an hour for lunch but I think we talked for much longer – opps!
Caroline gave me directions to find a pharmacy and I went and got Azzan some Comvita lozenges – I found it easily and got some Manuka Honey & Olive Leaf ones so hopefully they will sooth his throat.
He is quite deaf and blowing his nose heaps that is getting a tad sore.
Poor young man – I think his immune system is being compromised due to his growth spurts and the general stress we are all under.
He tends to absorb what’s happening all round and internalises it.
The girls arrived back before we did so when we arrived I suggested they got themselves ready for the wedding so we could leave a bit sooner and enjoy the day out.

By the time they were all ready to leave it was after 4pm.
We took a few photos before leaving, before the wind blew us to bits.
Azzan was being Matthew Goode from Stoker apparently 😉

We arrived at Silverstream Retreat to find the folk accommodated there in their last stages of preparation.
We hung out in the foyer with the various friends and rellies as they arrived.
Lovely to chat with Lloyd & Val, Laura & Stephen, Anneke, Owen & Hanne, Jon & Jen, Nathan & Tracey and their three darlings – Hayden, Jaimie & Flynn plus the numerous young cousins who milled around with my two girls.
Cousins & friends from Auckland to Canterbury and friends/family from USA.
Wonderful pot pouri of guests.
Nice to catch up with them all.
As we arrived we were all thumb printed onto a sheet which created a lovely picture of colourful balloons.
We were soon ushered out to the back area which was set up for the ceremony.
We waited, and waited, finally Kathryn arrived accompanined by her mother and was preceded by Miriam, her Matron of Honour.
They had been having a wonderfully chilled day in Wellington so were a bit late back, but that was ok, she was well worth waiting for 😉
It was a lovely ceremony.
Erica & Sean sang her down the aisle to Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran,  and then during the signing of the register they sang Love Love Love by Avalanche City.
While they had their photos taken we socialised in the late arvo sunshine.
We were then ushered into the dining area and enjoyed a delicious dinner.
In fact so tasty it was that many of us, including moi, went back for seconds.
Cutting the cake.
The back of Kathryn’s dress was beautiful too.
Paul sang All I Want Is You by U2 for Phil & Kathryn as they danced their wedding dance together.
They were soon joined on the dance floor by many others and the evening became a fun time of dancing, catching up with friends and family.
My most memorable moment would have to be when I was talking with my cuz Nathan.
I hadn’t seen him since we were over in Australia nearly 5.5 years ago.
He was talking about Tim and said to me, ‘It wouldn’t be so hard if he’d been just an ordinary man.’
Tim never thought of himself as anything but ordinary.
But Nathan, you are right – he was not ordinary in any sense of the word.
He was a great man, a hard out farmer, appreciative of the land he lived on, a witness of his faith, a loving and devoted father, a loyal friend, a faithful lover, and a steadfast-through-thick-&-thin, husband.
For someone whose heart was physically damaged as a teen by rheumatic fever, he had a heart so large it encompassed all he met, and therefore became someone who was most definitely not ordinary.

The kids were right into the dancing.
Azzan who has been at deaths door for past days found some inner energy and refused to leave early when Libby offered to pick him up.
Instead he hit the dance floor and raged till the very end.

It was close on 1pm when we got back to Libby’s and crashed into bed.
Shoshannah said to me that it was the best and nicest wedding she had ever attended.
Small and chilled were her words.