Our Hearts Are Full

Yesterday, I mentioned my son got married.

I know, pinch me, I still find it hard to believe.

Daniel fell in love with Sarah.

Sarah was my friend first.

I was her camp counsellor.

At the end of two weeks bunking side by side, she said to me,
“Mrs. Peltier, I really like you, but I

your son, Daniel.”

I figured she would outgrow it.

I was right.

tee hee

For the rehearsal dinner, I wanted something symbolic showing the
combining of two lives into one, but had no inspiration until I stopped at a garage sale.

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved hearts.

Maybe, it’s because of a treasure I found in a Montanan ghost town as a kid.
It was jelly jar  pristine condition, covered with perfect red hearts.

Back to inspiration. It was a rainy, gray, drizzly summer day
(what other kind of summer days do we have in Seattle?)
and I just HAD to stop at a garage sale.
I just HAD to dig around in the boxes under the table because I wasn’t interested in stuff on the table.


The price was reasonable, but I still had to run home for money.

Who carries cash anymore?
And who knows the secret to hiding cash from your kids?
As soon as I have some cash, somebody needs it for something.

Once home, I still had to borrow money from my nine year old.
Now my daughter is wondering the secret to hiding cash from her parents.

 Ain’t she sweet?

I added scrapbook paper from Michaels, 5 for $1.

Of course, I already owned heart punches.

My cuttlebug crafted me through Graduation last year, remember?

I made lotsa stuff.

At another garage sale, on another rainy day, I was rummaging around overflowing tables
under a blue tarp bulging with water.
All I could fit in a bag for $5 included an ENTIRE Cuttlebug alphabet.
I was thrilled.  I was gunna’ say exstatic, but I wasn’t sure how to spell it.

 Modge Podge is my new best friend.

Can’t forget my best project resource, my loverly daughters,
Bethany and Jana.

Ain’t they sweet?

Actually, they’re not sweet yet…

….gotta’ fill ’em with…

The groom’s favorite candy – SKITTLES.

The bride’s favorite candy – SOUR PATCH KIDS.

The symbolism was perfect.

Dan and Sarah will continue  to become one
in their faith, habits, ministry, finances, and  their home.

They will encounter sour patches in their life,
tempered with sweetness.

But may their hearts always be full.

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9 Responses to Our Hearts Are Full

  1. Andi August 11, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Great idea! I have YEARS before my kids marry, but I already dread it as I’m so not creative. And I fear noncreative folk spend a tidy sum more on weddings…

    • Momma Mindy August 12, 2012 at 2:16 am #

      Only if they don’t have crafty friends. Women LOVE helping out with weddings. I’ll blog later about the actual wedding, it was adorable, inexpensive and the work of many people who wanted to help.

  2. Jena Webber August 11, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    Great decor! Good job. Daniel is very handsome, and I am sure he is a fun guy!

    • Momma Mindy August 12, 2012 at 2:14 am #

      Jena, nice to see you online again. It’s been a long summer for me, healing. I expect to be back in Wisconsin sometime in the next year, so maybe we’ll get to meet in person twice in this decade! 🙂

  3. Christy August 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I LOVE the hearts!

    • Momma Mindy August 12, 2012 at 2:17 am #

      Thanks for stopping by again! Not blogging all summer was a break for me, but I missed my mommy blogging friends.

  4. momstheword August 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    I LOVE this! It’s such an awesome idea. They are adorable and both looked so handsome and beautiful on their wedding day pic. I love his pierced ears, my 19 year old has pierced ears too, lol! What is that red thing hanging in the background (behind your daughter on the right). Do you have any other pictures of it? It looks cool.

    We seriously need to meet for a lunch or a coke or something. Maybe we can meet part way somewhere. Wouldn’t that be fun!

    • Momma Mindy August 12, 2012 at 2:13 am #

      Nan, we HAVE to meet! Are you free anytime in the next two weeks?

      The red you see is a ladder I hauled home from an antique store in Helena, Montana. I have vintage fabric pieces draped over it and vintage kitchen utinsels. On the top is a doll so ugly it’s cute. She usually sits on top of my Christmas tree, even though my kids give me a hard time. I know I blogged about it a LONG time ago, but can’t remember what I called the post. If I find it, I’ll comment below.

  5. Joy Burroughs August 13, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    Wow – your kids are growing up wayyyy too fast! Didn’t even recognize “little Daniel” other than he is definitely your kid – a true Peltier & handsome one at that! You are amazingly creative – not to mention resourceful! And you still look the same as you did 12 or so years ago when we first met. Thanks again for a fantastic time in Seattle – has that been 3 years ago already? I’ll have to read up on what’s been happening with you guys when I have more time – leaving for Wisconsin tomorrow for my nephew’s wedding. Love you all!

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