29 Jun 2010

Gen 1 - Chapter 12: Planning

Author's note: This chapter is from Jenna's point of view.

I am so proud of my girl's, they are both doing so well at school. Lily has requested to be a part of the school newspaper, and Lyra made the cheer leading squad. I know she is going to have it easy, I was the same when I was her age and know what it's like to be at high school.

Lily on the other hand, if she wasn't so smart I might have to worry about her. She never brings friends home, and all she talks about is this boy called Benji who is the apparently the Editor of the school newspaper. We haven't met him yet, but Lily Say's as soon as she knows him well enough, she will invite him home.

Now that the girl's are older, and Both me and Claude are settled in our jobs, bringing a decent wage between us we can afford to start planning our wedding. We sat down and decided to get some concrete plans in place. We settled for a small wedding, with just immediate family, with the reception afterwards with all of our friends invited.

Claude was looking online for venues and florists and found the perfect place. I phoned to check if they had any openings in July, and was told that yes, they have an opening a week from today. It was a little soon but I agreed and booked it on the spot.

So all that was left to do was tell family and friends. Due to the lack of time rather than sending out invitations we made phone calls to everyone telling them the details and said we would see them there.

On Saturday I went shopping for my wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses with the girls. I tried on a few, but finally settled on a gorgeous, ivory and pale rose pink dress. It not only looked perfect, but felt perfect too. The girls chose matching pale rose dresses. Lily even decided to have her hair done so she would look more girly for my big day, I think she looks beautiful . I have decided not to let anybody but the girl's see my dress until the big day. Afterwards I took them out for lunch to celebrate their success at School.

I stopped in at the florists on the way home and arranged for the flowers to be delivered to the venue on the day. Unfortunately because it was such short notice they didn't have a massive selection available. I chose flowers that would compliment mine and the girl's dresses. We have decided to write our own vows, I've had mine done for a day or two now. I saw Claude seeking out some online inspiration for his. I know that come the day he will say the words that my soul needs to hear.

Claude has decided to ask Billy to be his best man, he took Billy to have their suits fitted. I told him what the colour theme for the wedding was to avoid any colour clashes. Claude said it went well, and told me that they chose cream suits. Despite my questioning, he wouldn't reveal any other details. They took a little longer than I had expected, Claude said with a mischievous grin that Billy had taken him for a drink to pass on some wisdom about married life and he had an errand to run, but again he remained tight lipped about the details. I suppose I will just have to trust him.

I was so excited and happy to be marrying Claude, I knew he was the right man for me the moment I laid eyes on him outside the library. I can relax knowing I have my own perfect little family. It seems like only yesterday that we had the girl's and our family had started, now they are nearly old enough to have their own children and families.

I hope our day goes perfectly.

Stay tuned for chapter 13 :)


Kittycattylion said...

rrrrreally cute, can't wait to see the wedding! ^_^

strelitzia19 said...

Thanks kitty, the next update should be up in the next couple of days :)

Anonymous said...

From Seaweedy,
I hope everything is okay with Claude.

strelitzia19 said...

You will just have to wait and see ;)

Next chapter will be up soon.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful chapter, Kim! I loved those dresses too. Great pics! I didn't know you could take snapshots while in CAS, or whatever that is, lol.

Thanks for putting a link to my blog on your site! I also now have a post on the front page of my site (it's under the big picture of Lila and Nick) with my faves and your blog is one that's listed. :)

I agree with the other poster, can't wait till the wedding! :D

strelitzia19 said...

Thanks, the pics were taken in the salon lol, thanks for putting me on your blog :)

Berry said...

Can't wait to see the wedding. It is going to be just lovely. I have a feeling :)

strelitzia19 said...

Thanks berry, hopefully I can the next chapter out today because I have the day to myself :)

Anonymous said...

No problem kim! :D

Can't wait for chap 13!

strelitzia19 said...

Should be out either tonight or tomorrow sometime, I ma working on it now :)

Hugzies said...

Cant wait for the wedding!

Quan-Kun said...

The big day! Can't wait to read it. ^_^

strelitzia19 said...

Thank-you :D

Valpre said...

This "I know that come the day he will say the words that my soul needs to hear." made me smile. Sort of brought back memories of my own when DH and I got married.

I can't wait for the big day.

strelitzia19 said...

Thanks Val, glad you liked it :D

Welcome To The Stone Family Blog.

I would like to introduce you to my founder, Jenna Stone and her husband Claude Stone.

Jenna's traits are:

Born Saleswoman



Family Orientated


Her favourite's include:




Jenna is an artistic person, and can always be found painting her worries away. She wants a big family, she say's a home filled with laughter is the place to be. When she isn't painting she can be found either out in the garden or at the library reading. Being Eco-friendly she likes to recycle, take quick showers and just generally take care of the planet. She still remembers the first day she met Claude like it was yesterday. He was walking past as she left the library, and her being the bookworm that she is had her head stuck in her favourite book and bumped into him. Claude caught her and as their eyes met they instantly felt the attraction towards one another, and from that day they never left each others side.

Claude's traits are:

Family Orientated





His favourites include:


Autumn Salad

Irish Green

Claude is very athletic, most days he can be found working out at the gym or with his family.He is also very charismatic and loves to make friends and meet new people. He is very career orientated and because he is a schmoozer he makes friends with colleagues very quickly. He is very family orientated and would love 4 or 5 children. He has always wanted a large family and never thought it would be possible until he met Jenna. He and Jenna were engaged within 6 months of meeting, they had a whirlwind romance and neither could imagine life without the other.

What will the future hold for the Stone's.