I really feel like things are just rushing by me now!  Thursday, Gaylon comes home, and my sister and her family are scheduled to arrive, as well.  Then Friday, Gaylon’s brother, Chuck, and his wife, Anna, are coming in. Saturday, of course, is THE DAY!!

I am just numb, I think.  Mom and Faith and I have been packing, and the entire Living Room, Dining Room and Conservatory are packed.  I can’t believe it!  I made little labels for every box, so hopefully, when we get there, it will be much easier to sort through them all and unpack in some sort of organized manner. (Hey. . . it could happen!!!)

Today we talked to the wonderful folks at Janitzio’s Mexican Restaurant in Hendersonville, and scheduled the Rehearsal Dinner there.  I am beyond relieved that we don’t have to worry about all of the prep, cooking and cleaning that we would have been responsible for had it been at our house.  I think it will be a very relaxed, nice evening.

But tomorrow, I think it’s time to shift from packing to full-scale wedding prep.  We are going to look at the Reception Hall tomorrow morning.  Then, Faith gets her hair cut at 2:00, then we are going to get pedicures and manicures.  Wednesday, the “In-Laws” are coming in!  Yay!  I am so excited to finally get to meet Lishi’s parents.  🙂

Wednesday is going to also be devoted to cleaning the house, and making it look as welcoming as possible, considering all of the boxes.  I am not packing a single thing in the kitchen (except the wine glasses, which I packed tonight) until after the wedding.  I need to scrub toilets and vacuum the stairs.

The best news is that tomorrow morning, a small army is arriving to help get the yard in shape.  Kendall is bringing his buddy, Ryan, and Alex and Eli G. are also going to be helping.  It should be done in record time!  Talk about a HUGE relief.

So, things are taking shape, and working out very well, I think.  Our new landlady in Austin seems absolutely WONDERFUL, so I am indescribably grateful about that.  The only “kink” in our plans is that we have not yet found a home for Gitta.  She is an amazing dog, and we love her very much, but I do not think that she will make the move well.  I am trying, in the midst of all of the packing and planning and all, to contact folks who do German Shepherd rescue and stuff.  I am praying HARD.  We found awesome homes for Morpheus and O’Malley.  Surely the Lord will not let Gitta down!

Now. . . my bed is calling my name. . .

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