Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Beautiful Day

Hello dear friends! is my first day back to the real world. I kinda feel like sanity is in the foreseeable future, but, that is really quite questionable at this point. Any way, now I can show you a little more of my oldest son's wedding. His bride knew in her mind exactly what she wanted, and it truly came together in a miraculous way. Neither the bride or groom wanted anything fancy......just the closest of friends and family. Unfortunately, the most of my family lives far distances, and with a family reunion right around the corner (as in this past wk-end) only a few could come. The bride's family was so accommodating. We really came to love them during this time. They did everything possible to make this day so special. The bride wanted a couple of things a certain way and would not budge on them. One was her dress, and the other was her photographer. Both of those choices were absolutely excellent. When you see the photos, you'll see what I mean:)

Here's the dress....and I LOVE this photo of it.
My beautiful new daughter in law. Gorgeous.
Me, trying hard to prepare myself to let my son go.....forever. It's a very bittersweet moment in a mother's life when her oldest child weds.
My Zeb. The first child to completely own my heart. Now a man, and he still has it:)
All of my boys. From left to right, my second son, Coy. Next, my nephew, Justin. My oldest son, Zeb. My third son, Benjamin, and last, but not least, my husband of 29 years Tony.
From l to r. My daughter Anna. Amanda's aunt Debbie. Amanda. Amanda's sister, Amber. An lastly, Amanda's niece Kyla.
Table w/fans Amanda made for the guests (it was HOT!!) and lavender cups to throw afterwards. Also cute sign made by the bride. And now just a bunch of shots I won't blab about.....I think they speak for themselves.

The end:) AND......They lived happily ever after:))
Thanks so much to the awesome photographer Alex Bee.
Blessings to you all~~Shine

Sunday, June 17, 2012

NOW guess what???????

The wedding pictures are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trouble is, I am going to have the craziest week coming up of my entire life.....well, you know...REALLY crazy. So, I won't have time to do a long post for a while, but for now I can introduce you to the newest member of our family. Mrs. Zebulon Lee Parton. We call her Amanda:)
I have time for just one more. My newest favorite family photo.

This was such a happy day for our family. I just can't explain it really. I feel so blessed.
I promise to post more soon sisters. Have a FANTASTIC week!!
Much love, Shine

Friday, June 15, 2012

I don't know what happened....really!!

Two years ago we remodeled several rooms in our house. Our living room, son #3's bedroom and last but not least, my studio. Here I blogged about the living room and my closing sentence was something like...can't wait to show you my studio! didn't happen. We remodeled it, but I just never revealed it. Never was really satisfied with it, don't think I ever would be. And then two years passed by. Hard to believe, but true. Today I was forced to give the room a good cleaning so I snapped a few pictures and thought well......this is as good a time as any. 
Here is a picture of the room just before we started on it.'s my new crafting room.
I feel so blessed to have this space. Girls, you just don't know. Before we moved here, I did all my sewing, crafting on our dining room table which was in our tiny living, dining combo.
Now... I have so much room, I almost feel guilty!
I use every inch of this space.
Not only am I very thankful for this space, but also for the things God has placed in my heart to accomplish, to pass down to the next generation. 
So sorry for the delay in this  posting, but I suppose it's better late than never!!! :)
Have a most blessed week-end!!
With much love and affection~~Shine