Friday, June 29, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
One of the most touching things about the ceremony was, after the vows were said and "I Do's" given, when the minister usually prays over the couple, instead he asked all of the wedding party to circle the couple and lay hands on them in prayer. It was precious.
Towards the end of the reception, my son gave a toast to his Bride, then he opened up the floor to anyone who wanted to give a toast. One by one, family and friends stood to tell their story, share a memory or give a blessing. It was like an old fashioned testimony service except less churchie. The reception ended as the mountain air began to cool the meadow. They made their way up the hill, through a tunnel created by those who love them, to begin their happily ever after together. From the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception, the wedding was a perfect representation of each of their personalities. May their lives together be unique as the ceremony that joined them as one.
Friday, June 22, 2012
|Hang on, it's time to rock and roll|
|The Southern Bell from Hopscotch Bakery|
|Last minute instructions from Father of the Bride|
|My signature Pinterest banner on the wall|
|Mother of The Bride|
|It's all good|
|How much more fun is this Mom?|
|If only The Thunder hadn't lost...|
Thursday, June 21, 2012
|The Fearless Five|
myself... I was afraid of everything. Zipping was like nothing at all, in the fear factor department and everything in the fun to be had department. Even when one of the guides experienced a trolley failure on his way to the platform, he calmly explained that he had heard the tale tale signs of the bearing wearing out on the
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|Sometimes you feel like a nut because you are|
|Like breakfast at Tiffany's only better|
|THUNDER UP BABY!|
Monday, June 18, 2012
|The View from Amsbury Bunkhouse on San Isabel Ranch, Westcliffe Colorado|
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
|A Good Girl takes the oath that will change her life and will help change our Country|
I got the most precious text from my daughter last night. I hadn't heard from her all day which isn't unusual since she often works 12-14 hours a day. Just like a lot of jobs, the end of the month is crunch time for her... Quotas to meet, reports to complete. As I sat and watched the Oklahoma City Thunder roll over the San Antonio Spurs, I got a text that read....
"I got one in on the last day of the month! She's already my favorite."
Recruiting for the United States Navy may sound easy, but it's proven to be a very challenging job... Especially in May when most high school students have graduation and summer fun on their minds. Add those distractions to the stringent requirements handed down from above, and it is often like looking for a needle in a haystack. I texted her back with...
"She is beautiful! Tell her we're very proud of her."
My husband and I have always had a great deal of respect for the military, but since our daughter has been in and we've seen the tremendous difficulties they face, it's raised our gratitude to a new level. It's also been touching to see our daughter's pride grow throughout her career. She replied with...
"I am so proud of her, she is such a good girl, she is going to do great things."
She sounded like a proud Momma and all I could say is...
"Just like you."