Monday, December 15, 2014

A Joyous Vacajun

Autumn (my daughter) thought Jason said he was looking forward to their "vacajun" in Louisiana. She misheard him, but a new word was created and we love it!

Oh, y'all...I am drained. In a good way. The visit with my daughter and her fiance could not have been more perfect. This is what Autumn wrote on Twitter on the third day: "Amazing visit so far with @gailadixon. We saw a guitar god [Gregg Wright], found my wedding dress, kayaked and saw lots of family." 

Jason and Autumn both LOVED kayaking. My daughter kept saying she could see why we love it so much. And that was after paddling pretty close to an 8'-10' gator resting on a log.

Every moment was special. Bridal shopping was a priority, and by gosh, she said Yes to a Dress!
This dress was a contender. Of course I can't post the real dress just in case Jason decides to get nosy. :)
Here are snippets of the real thing. A deeply discounted Lazaro gown. She looks like a princess in it. When she stepped out of the dressing room I cried. 




After the kids left I had some problems getting my blood pressure under control. When one of the readings was 171/111 I admit I was a little scared. Double D wanted to at least call the doctor, but I am stubborn. I rested a lot and resumed taking my b/p pills and that is helping. I guess I had too much fun with the kids. 

Thanks for sticking with me. I promise to get to everyone's blogs today, though it might take a few days to get through them. I looked at my Feedly roll and y'all have been busy! Hope everyone has a great week.

42 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Good luck with getting the BP down.

Bethany Carson said...

Your daughter's wedding dress looks gorgeous! Glad a good time was had by all, and you survived the blood pressure episode. Good health and blessings to you.

rainfield61 said...

Every single moment is special.

The BP episode might be too with an happy ending, as always in movies, for good people.

TexWisGirl said...

love 'vacajun!' :) so glad you had a good time, but, yes, do be careful with the b.p!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh it's so beautiful!

I hope your B/P stabilizes at a much lower level!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh it's so beautiful!

I hope your B/P stabilizes at a much lower level!

Irma said...

The wedding dress looks great.
I hope it goes well with the blood pressure.

Debbie said...

love, love, love that pretty dress!! good luck with the blood pressure and staying healthy for the holiday season!!

nice to see you today!!!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

slow breaths

lovely shots...gorgeous dress

hootnonny said...

What do you mean "resumed"? Surely you didn't have a lapse in taking them!

Sounds like a wonderful visit with your daughter and son to be.

Take care of yourself and listen to DD and see the doc!

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful wedding dress.
Take care of yourself and take care.
Greetings.

Felicia said...

Oh Wow Gail. what a gorgeous dress and your images are dreamy.

rest and take care of yourself.

bas said...

Prachtig om zo met je dochter mee te leven.

Melissa said...

What an exciting time for your growing family! Beautiful photos of your gown shopping!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Gail, sorry you've been having bp problems. I have had low blood pressure and that's a bit strange to me but our body's have a way of letting us know so that we can take care of things. The time with your kids must have been fantastic and oh my goodness, that wedding dress is beyond beautiful!!! Fabulous photos. Totally dreamlike. She's going to be a gorgeous bride walking down the aisle.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First of all the gown I'm sure is absolutely stunning. And there is always the most beautiful of brides wearing it on their special day.

But most importantly...I, with high blood pressure and pill taking...must tell you that it's always a concern. After the fun and stress of things, hopefully it'll calm down and you'll be ready for the wedding!!! Take care of yourself Gail!

eileeninmd said...

What a great time, spent with your daughter. The dress is beautiful, I am sure you were happy to be there for the dress shopping.. Now, I hope you take good care of your BP.. Have a happy week ahead!

Kerry said...

Oh, JUST as I was thinking about stopping my bp meds. Glad you checked yourself and are bringing it down.
Hey that gown is fabulous! How fun. She is going to be a gorgeous bride!

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous dress! No apologies needed for me. There some things that just take priority. Take care of yourself!

Shug said...

I've been waiting on this post!!! LOVELY....lovely!! Exciting days are ahead and I look so forward to your photos on every detail of this special time. Hoping you keep that BP under control.. too much excitement!! Prayers for you my sweet friend.

hugs.

bailey-road.com said...

The dress looks gorgeous.
Take care of yourself.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You make sure that you are well taken care of.The snippets of the dress are gorgeous.

Terra said...

The glimpse of her wedding dress shows it is worthy of a princess, all those delicate touches. And now I have a new word, vacajun.

diane b said...

I'm sutra you will cry again when you see her in that dress coming down the aisle. Keeep that BP under control now.

you-wee because said...

Great story and great photographs to capture such an emotional moment in the life of your daughter and in the life of you and your whole family, Gail!

A Merry Christmas and an interesting and peaceful New Year to you and your loved ones!

Regards from Germany, Uwe.

nookworm said...

The princess in her dress will be BEAUTIFUL - from what I can see. Stay cool and calm and most of all, well. You have a future wedding to attend!

EG CameraGirl said...

The dress - the bits we can see - looks stunning! How exciting!


Hope your BP is now under control!

Kim Stevens said...

If this dress was a contender and you didn't go with this one, I can't imagine how beautiful the one she chose is - these are gorgeous images!

Now, you need to take care of yourself so you will be around for that wedding, listen to all your friends here! :)

Anita Johnson said...

So pretty! I will never forget when my daughter in laws sent pictures to ME of their wedding dresses. So nice to get that glimpse of the dresses and how special I felt. Hope you are feeling well...take care!

Hilary said...

That looks like a lovely dress. I can only imagine how you feel about seeing your girl in it. Vacajun is a great word. I guess yours was a Staycajun then. ;)

Look after yourself, Gail!

Evelyn S. said...

I stayed with you on FB, so knew about the fabulous "staycajun." Such wonderful memories!

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Looking at the details the dress must be really gorgeous, Gail. An exciting period! Take good care of yourself. Maybe a little bit rest helps. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Willow said...

How absolutely gorgeous .
Glad you had such fun , but now get some rest .
Sending well wishes and caring thoughts .
Willow

Wally Jones said...

Sit back and relax. The world will wait for you to take a breather!

Mighty beautiful bride-to-be.

I know y'all are proud.

Merry Christmas.

Glennis said...

The wedding dress will be so lovely from what we can see, lucky girl.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Gail; I was SO enchanted to see the wedding dress when I stopped by♡♡♡ What a special time with your daughter and that must have excited you naturally.
Please Take Care and have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family! And SO SORRY for my recent absence, my friend.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Mitzi Rice said...

what a stunning gown...and you have captured it so beautifully! Her ring looks gorgeous as well.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for the gifts you give your readers every time you post your beautiful pictures!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous! The dress looks amazing in the snippets.

Marie said...

Oh, how I remember the wedding gown search with my daughter. I know the feeling when you KNOW it's THE ONE! :-) Looks like you have a beautiful wedding ahead...keep that blood pressure down. There's more excitement to come! :-)

Barbara said...

I hope your blood pressure is back under control! You've got a lot of exciting things ahead of you! What a beautiful dress, from what I can see. Best wishes for them!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Your daughter is beautiful!!
sounds like you need to get out and paddle -- that'll get your BP down!!!
Since the water is cold now--- not many gators should be out!!!
The dress is lovely!!!