"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

wind-up to the Ohio wedding

Okay, we're back and I thought I'd tease you with some preview shots of the wedding...

It was a fantabulous weekend.
Despite our hilbilly reluctance to dress up all formal.
We danced with joy...

And had a blast!

But first we watched some blast offs...
We stopped en route at the Air Force Museum in Ohio.
AWEsum. 
Must see.

I melt at words like those below...

I pointed them out and the older servicemen we saw... 
I am so grateful for the examples they provided to my children.

Then we got to Cincinnati and enjoyed the ZOO before the big event.
Kinda felt right to see the monkeys...
just sayin'.
Sarah brought the sweet stuffed giraffe Ben & Casey gave her 
so it could meet it's kin too.  ;-)
It did. UP CLOSE. It's kin was even cuter!

We joined our fun family in law on Mom's side who kindly came for the wedding...

I fell in love with a tiny goat.
It reminded me of Nicodemus.
We call him a "blibbet" as he's so short n squat...
Must. get. blibbet. goat.
BTW - Chase went to goat camp again.
And she met a fella...
Might be more kids 'round here next spring!

We felt a little rushed through the rehearsal and I worried 
'bout my family not remembering the Catholic protocol
 or tripping, dropping etc etc...
I shouldn't have.
They were spot. on. perfect.
Did I ever mention that my (Irish/Italian) Farmer was an altar boy?!  
Hard to remember if you hear some words that come outta his purdy mouth when equipment breaks!
My family is Methodist so his calm guidance (& wicked humour) really helped!
(Especially when I figured out that dear Jack was burning up w/a fever)

We all went on to the rehearsal dinner where many hugs n tears were shared...


As Ben n Casey thoughtfully passed out generous gifts and kind words... 
Proud mothers beamed while the Father of The Bride tried to keep a stiff upper lip.

The rehearsal really set the tone for the wedding...
 Supremely touching, beautiful and silly!

We are sooooo BLESSED!!!

Enjoy your family everyone and be kind to them ~ 
you never know what they might say about you at the next big gathering!

4 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

A beautiful celebration. Your kids could be models....

brooke said...

Your kids are SO stinking cute. Love it. That little goat is a pygmy goat. They are the most fun ever. That's what I have. I even have a little one that I have taught a few tricks. They are TONS of fun. I think you need a set of twins under the tree this winter. :)

mountain mama said...

great memories to remember for sure!!! thank you for sharing the special day with us :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Love the picture of you walking to your brother. Oh my, I have five more times to be the mother of...wow!

At our son's wedding they did the glasses at the end of the service before leaving...all the groomsmen including 9 year old brother.

These are all great...congratulations to all...what a wonderful beginning.