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Scenes from the Sweatshop

My niece wrote last week and asked how things were going in Nora's sweatshop. Our house looks kind of like an explosion in a craft store at the moment. Every horizontal surface is covered with some craft material, food item, or serving piece.

Here's the top of the piano:

picture of Explosion

Everyone has been drafted into service this week trying to finish up various projects.

Megan worked on paper flowers, made a ribbon bouquet for the wedding rehearsal, and stamped initials on napkins.

picture of Megan Paper Flowers

picture of Ribbon Bouquet

picture of Stamping Napkins

Nora made lots of corsages and boutonniers and made pillows for the ringbearers.

picture of Nora Flowers

picture of Ringbearer Pillow

We made thirty-six dozen cookies, baked the wedding cake layers, and dipped pretzels in chocolate.

picture of Cookie Factory

picture of B and N Pretzels

Drew helped taste test the pretzels.

picture of Drew Pretzels

Drew also helped Nora and Topher with a number of other projects.

picture of Drew Helping Nora

picture of Topher Painting

Topher's Mom and Aunt Lonnie helped with the paper flowers.

picture of Becky and Lonnie Flowers

Nora's good friend, Rebecca F. made these cookies for wedding favors and Topher's Mom and Aunt Lonnie helped package them.

picture of Cubs Cookies

picture of Packing Cookies

Rob helped put together the wedding programs.

picture of Rob Punching

I doubt that I'll be able to post again before the wedding. We've got a lot of really last minute details to take care of at this point and most of the out-of town guests are coming in. We really do appreciate your prayers and well wishes.


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10 Comments on “Scenes from the Sweatshop”

  1. #1 Laura Kuykendall
    on Mar 31st, 2011 at 11:32 am

    How fun! Wish I could join you. Blessings on everyone. Laura

  2. #2 Rhonda
    on Mar 31st, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Becka, you are amazing! I have no doubt that Nora’s wedding will be spectacular. What a wonderful group of helpers you have for these last minute details. We’ll be praying for you from now until the big day is complete! And I hope you’ll be posting lots of wedding photos! Congratulations to one and all. đŸ™‚

  3. #3 Rob
    on Mar 31st, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Though I’m not a fan of Hillary, for some reason the expression “It takes a village” comes to mind. đŸ˜€

  4. #4 Ann
    on Mar 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Such creativity! I know the wedding will be lovely!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.

  5. #5 Carrie
    on Apr 1st, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Wow. I too am looking forward to seeing pictures from the big day and how all of these beautiful things fit into the big picture! :o)

  6. #6 Marilyn
    on Apr 1st, 2011 at 8:27 am

    How can you think of taking photos with so much happening? (and maybe yet to get done!)

  7. #7 Anna Faye
    on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Wow – I’m amazed! I do hope (when the dust settles) you’ll be able to post a few pictures of the wedding day when everything you have done is in its place. I trust it will be a satisfying day – on every level! FĂ©licitations!

  8. #8 Kristen
    on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:54 am

    So much fun (and stress)! Enjoy your pampering and sprint-decorating today and a beautiful and memorable day tomorrow.

  9. #9 Becca
    on Apr 1st, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Congratulations to all on this happy occasion!
    Best wishes for Nora & Topher!!

  10. #10 LuAnne Burgan Steinker
    on Apr 2nd, 2011 at 1:19 am

    How wonderful to see the love and devotion that you have as a family, and for this wedding. It will be so much more meaningful because you have worked as a family to complete the wedding details.

    Add our prayers to the list of those who are praying for your blessed day.

    Congratulations, and Christian love from one of Rob’s readers.
    LuAnne Steinker (62, that is BJU 62)

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