February 20, 2014:
February is winding down and we're getting excited to start the busy part of year three here at The Sanctuary. The year began with a beautiful wedding on the day of the snowpocalypse! After talking it over with everyone, the family decided to march on. The snow came hard and fast and made for some MAGNIFICENT photos. Half of the RSVPed guests ended up showing, and we had a great time. Since the other half didn't come and we had an available date the next weekend, we decided to have a do-over! We cleaned up a little, left the decorations right where they were, and EVERYONE that didn't make it the first time around showed up! It's the first time we've done something like that, and it was interesting. On the first day there was all of the preparation, anticipation, and detail that goes along with planning a wedding. The second time around not only was it all done, but everyone had already the experience of having a great event and there was NO stress. From anyone. It was so light and pleasant!
The blitz of tours is coming to a close, and now it's time for "spring cleaning". We're gearing up for a little work on the roof and are polishing up a ton of the woodwork inside. In the meantime, we have several other events going on. Oranje has locked down a sister event to hold here in the third week of April that should be fascinating. It's an art, music, and fashion festival they've called "Tanjerine". We're just now learning details ourselves, but we'll keep you posted as to what they are!