Today I spent way too much time doing something I never dreamed I would be doing .... ordering Flower girl gowns online for a wedding in our church. I met with the bride and groom a week ago for the first time because they had asked our daughter to be in the wedding and we had not heard anything regarding what she needed to do and what she would be wearing. That was Sunday, Feb 3. That was the day they also asked if our son could be in the wedding and if my husband and I could sing for the wedding. Oh, and by the way, the dresses had not been picked out yet. I had a busy week and did a little looking in the local mall but came up emptyhanded as far as reasonably priced dresses that could be found in size 5 through 12. I started looking for music and met with the b&g again this Sunday to get their opinion on a song I found. These poor kids have some plans made but they are in serious need of someone to help them confront the DETAILS. I wish I had known the situation a couple of months ago. But I know now, and I am stepping up to the plate.
I got online and started searching for dresses for the girls and a black suit for my son. I was hoping to find the cream colored dress shirt that he needs (since the only one I found here in Spain was 32 euros (that is $50 people for a CHILD'S DRESS SHIRT!!!!) Let me tell you, it is practically impossible to find.
I did find some dresses, emailed the links to the bride and she called me this morning to let me know the one she liked the most. According to her it was exactly what she had been hoping to find as she looked for dresses here. Then I spent most of the afternoon on the phone with Holly from dresskids.com. They pulled the 4 dresses and a double breasted black suit out of their warehouse while we talked and for a mere $15 rush fee packaged it all up to go out with the UPS shipment today. They should reach Ohio Thursday where my nephew-in-law will use his employee discount to ship the whole thing FEd Ex to Spain where , Lord willing , it will arrive Monday or Tuesday. The deed is done, and now all I have to do is manage to not bite all my nails off hoping that the package is not held up in customs or stopped by a winter blizzard or some other "act of God".
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