Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dinner for 30

Friday Randy and I hosted a rehearsal dinner for Randy's nephew Jon and his fiancee' Bree.

My quote for the day is, "you are only as good as your help!". Jeff and Kathi, and Dan and Marla gave of themselves greatly in helping us!

Marla cooked all day with me,
Kathi (and my neighbor Stacy) pooled their resources (with a little help from my cupboards) and set beautiful tables........
My niece Marla made beautiful flower arrangements for the tables.......
Randy hung up lights outside, set up tables and chairs, cleaned up outside, put the furniture back together on the back patio (we had to disassemble it all during the great winds!!)
It was a very successful dinner, and all went smoothly.
I am so grateful for our fabulous friends (which I don't even really recall formally asking for help - I hope I didn't assume :-0........................... when I said that we would do the dinner they didn't know it meant WE!!!). I swear we work so well together -we could do this professionally!
And is this the sexiest thing you've ever seen? A gorgeous hunk o' man dressed up AND doing dishes!!! (I didn't even ask him to - am I blessed or what?!?!).
Today - I am tired - kind of in a fog..............I have to leave for the wedding in 2 1/2 hours and I haven't thought about hopping in the shower yet - too much work! I woke up at 9:15 (did I mention I stayed up until 12:30 cleaning and wiping down floors? - I just can't wake up to a mess!) and then laid in bed and watched a movie until 11am - YIKES - but it sure felt awesome!!

8 comments:

Tanya said...

In bed until 11am? Crazy girl! There are things to be done! Glad you got some rest, hope the wedding is fun!

Musicmom-Amy said...

You are amazing!!!

Holly said...

Looks like everything went really well! What a nice auntie you are!!

Gavin's Family said...

Glad everything went so well. Your place looked great!

tami said...

I love the staff photo. Everyone looks great, especially the gals in their pretty Grandiflora aprons.

I'll admit, I thrive on those crazy days and then a total crash the next day...

Les Hon said...

Beautiful!! Way to do it up for your nephew (and his mom!). You ARE a wonderful Auntie!! (Not a surprise:D) Hope some adrenalin came back to help you enjoy the wedding! :D

Angela said...

Wow! I had no idea Jon was your nephew! Small world! Everything looked great by the way!

Molly Gustafson said...

I had no idea Bree Brandt is now becoming a distant Korthuis!!! What in the world small world! I went to high school with Bree's brother Dana, saw his pics on facebook and went...wait? That's Jan's house! Such a beautiful job, Jan, you are amazing!