Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall details


DH Grant had this week off work and I took Thursday and today to take care of the last details for the big weekend. Yesterday we drove out to the wedding venue to make the final payments and also for Grant to see the site--when he had visited it with me months ago, there was another wedding taking place and we were unable to get into the buildings or walk around the grounds. This time I played bride while he walked me down the path--without mishap--and we looked around the reception building, picturing where everything has been mapped out to go. Then we drove up to visit the caterer at her restaurant and I gave her the tablerunner I made for her as a thank you for working with the budget. She was so surprised I would be making her a gift and really liked it. 

Here's a photo of it again.  I guessed correctly that she favors pink and blue.
It was a perfect warm fall day in Southern California.  On the way home we passed this pumpkin patch going up a big hill.  It opens annually just beside the 101 Freeway, the farmland lined with palm trees.  Can't you just guess where all the kids want to look for their pumpkins? 

13 comments:

Denise :) said...

That was very sweet -- and it's a gorgeous runner, too! Gracious -- all those pumpkins -- great view of those! :)

Stephanie said...

Enjoy the perfect, special weekend.

Shay said...

I've never seen so many pumpkins on one spot before. Glorious picture.

It's Saturday morning here already which means it must be Friday afternoon in your world and I bet you're up to your eyeballs in last minute things for the wedding.

Sending wishes your way that Elaine and Chris have a picture perfect day!

Barb said...

Have a splendid time.....want to hear and see pictures.

Libby said...

".....beside the 101 Freeway, the farmland lined with palm trees...." No place more wonderful than California!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Candace said...

Not too long now, Annie! Great pumpkin farm - I want to go!
Cheers!

Kate said...

Very cool pumpkin patch. Kiddo is too old these days to go search for pumkins, which is way to bad.

Hope this weekend goes smoothly. Enjoy!

Lee said...

At first glance at all those pumpkins, I thought 'California poppies' and wondered why they'd be blooming so late. The table runner is very pretty. Have a glorious weekend :)

Stephanie D. said...

So much for the predicted pumpkin shortage this year, huh!

Tanya said...

What a thoughtful thing to do for the caterer! Such a nice person you are!

Pokey said...

Thinking of you all, Annie, the weather was beautiful ~
:-}pokey

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the pumpkin patch photo! Look forward to hearing all about the wedding!

Darlene said...

Waiting anxiously to hear ALL about the big day. :-)