OMG!

Oh my goodness what a weekend we had here, with a full house and all my children, old and young, gathered in one place. Mr Thomas Bell McAvoy took the opportunity to  proposed to Miss Sugar Nellie herself, Debbie Laura MacIver. The romantic setting of Brodie Castle was where Tom got down on one knee and asked for her hand after having a quiet word with her father earlier that morning.




From that moment on it has been a total spin, they leave today to go back to Glasgow and with Tom leaving Scotland middle of next week and not due back until next summer just in time for the wedding, it was a mad crazy few days of viewings and fittings.

We toured a few venues but as anyone who has been here and done this knows, venues bands and photographers are booked up well over a year in advance, so with half the wedding guest coming from across the pond, we have chosen a mid week wedding. This opens up ever venue, band and photographer and gives those arriving Sat - Saturday a better schedule to work around. We have so many things to think about but changing the date from a Saturday takes so much pressure off.

We all need a little time to let it sink in and get over our emotional hiccups,our little girls has grown up so fast and the thought of her being someones wife and living in America has pulled on a few heart strings, especially her Dad's.
The Internet allows us to share plans with all those involved and with skype too, miles mean nothing with the help of today's technologies. It is only last year that she went across to NY to work for the summer, who would have ever guessed that one tall and very good looking tennis coach would turn her world up sides down.

So forgive me if I have not been around, with no Internet at home again and the computer man due out today, I am hoping that normality with resume sometime this week.

I hope you all enjoyed the SIMPLY SASSY blog hop and I must say a huge thank you to Maria and her DT for all their hard work and amazing creations, girls you are very much appreciated and I only wish I had half your creative talent.

take care


Karen

36 comments:

Flutterby Trina said...

WOW congratulations to them both! The ring is beautiful! Hope all goes well for the planning of the 'big day' xx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning ring, all the best to the happy looking couple.
Chris x

Marie said...

How sweet! Good luck to the happy couple!
Love n hugs
Marie

Janette said...

Congrats to all, wow they are a good looking couple, may there lives together be wonderful....love that ring...lol.xxxxx

Vee said...

Wow!! what an amazing weekend. Congratulations to the happy couple. It's so exciting planning a wedding but exhausting too.Wishing them both a happy future together.
xx Vee

Alex said...

AAAAAWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHH- Congratulations to all. What a stunning ring and such excitement!

Carisa said...

Awwww!!!! How very sweet - it sounds like the most romantic of proposals. Congratulations to your little girl *as she will always be* even though she's all grown up! :D

Cathy said...

Congratulations Debbie and Tom .. .and good luck with the wedding plans Karen.
Hugs
Cathy xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Debbies ring is beautiful simply stunning and what a gent too asking for her fathers permission (my SIL did this too) so nice to see this old tradition coming back! Debbie is a not only a beautiful young woman but also a fabulous person (and makes THE amazing tablet he he) Tom is a very lucky guy.

Enjoy every minute Karen........:D

Ali x

Marion said...

Wow! Congratulations to the happy couple. It is a wrench when they leave the nest. Hope you get a beautiful venue.
The Sassy hop was amazing. Love the new images and the girls did a wonderful job.
hugs
Marion

Maria Therese said...

So gorgeous couple congrats to all of you! Yes busy year ahead!!

So happy you like the hop :)

Elaine said...

Many congratulations to the happy (and beautiful) couple.
Should I offer my commiserations to Mr Mac? Has he recovered from the shock and realisation that Daddy's little girl is all growed up?
Venue?? I'm sure you must have a big barn that we can all come up and decorate!

Thanks for sharing your good news.
Hugs
Elaine xx

Paula said...

Congratulations - that's some news; & much to do, never mind running a farm & stamp company - think there's a family in there somewhere too. You take care Karen. Love the hop - thank you for introducing yet another superb release - I like these older images very much.
Paula (PEP)

marion said...

What a romantic way to get on his knees. Congrats to the happy couple. Hugs, Marion L

Jane said...

oh Wow what a gorgeous ring!! And what a lovely couple!! Congratulations to you all!!

Fiona said...

congrats to them both...gorgeous ring!!

Fi
x

mixamatoasties said...

Oh, wow, congratulations to the happy couple. The ring is beautiful. Susan xx

Crafteezee said...

Ahhhh what a lovely whirlwind of a weekend. Congratulations to happy couple.
Hugs Tracy x

Juls said...

wow weee how romantic!!!! congrats hope you all have lots of fun planning the big day!!! Hugs Juls

Aunty Sue said...

congrats to the happy couple and good luck with all the planing

Kim. said...

What a lovely couple they make, congratulations to Debbie and Thomas.
Kim xXx

Vicky said...

Oh wow big big big congrats & I hope everything goes to plan & smoothly & hope the wedding day is a beautiful one which I'm sure will be hun.
I wish them all the love, compassion & luck as they start their new adventure together

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Rufus said...

Congrats all 'round. They make a marvelous couple and the ring is beautiful!
R/

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

oh my! how romantic! ♥
congratulations & best wishes! :)

kath said...

great news karen..gorgeous ring...sending congrats to the happy couple...are you in hat shopping mode now...big hugs kath xxx

ourmoi said...

Karen, how lovely for the whole family. Enjoy this chapter as it.s the beginning of something wonderful for all of you. Big HUG to you all.

Mo said...

Congratulations to the happy and beautiful couple and the proud parents!
Hugs,
Mo

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Wonderful news! and what a beautiful ring. Contratulations to the happy couple, hope the planning goes smoothly.

Fiona. x

weewiccababe said...

congratulations once again to Tom and Debbie
they really are a fantastic looking couple and I wish them many many years of health, wealth and happiness
Debz
xx

Thistleblue said...

Many congratulations to the happy couple. :-) x

Chrissy Le said...

Awww, so romantic!!!!! And such a beautiful couple! Congrats to the future Sugar Nellies and to you! It must have been a wonderful day for everyone!

craftyb said...

oh WOW - thats V exciting news!! HUGE congratulations to the V Handsome couple - what a great idea for a mid week wedding - that year will FLY! bx

marcelline said...

congratulotions
xxxxxx
marcelline

Mina said...

oooooohhhhhh how wonderful...I will wait with bated breath for my invite lol...wow to that gorgeous ring and what a beautiful couple they are
Mina xxx

D K Crafts said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and best wishes to them for the future. Donna

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Karen, THis is such sweet news. You know it is a happy and sad moomment all in one ..as it is so hard to let our little ones be adults. I think we want to keep them under our wings forever. But they do grow and hopefully they have learned from us. CONGRATS!!!! and now all of the work really begins. Your head is going to be spinning...
Take care Karen...
hugs, Janiel