Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Special Day

What does this photo signify? Any guesses? It was taken this morning, or was it afternoon? Ahhhh. Can't really remember.
Here is a lovely photo snapped by someone at our daughter's wedding. I didn't take any photos and I lifted this one off of facebook. It seemed odd somehow to go around snapping photos while a professional was running around doing the same thing. The photos she took should turn out really well because it was a beautiful day, with a beautiful bride and groom and a beautiful wedding party at a beautiful park. Wonderful. But a little stressful all the same when it is YOUR daughter.
Congratulations honey.
Here is a photo I did take at the rehearsal. They are such a cute couple. We are so happy to have Donnie as our son. His father did such a wonderful job with his speech at the rehearsal and at the weding. He spoke of how we are not losing a daughter or a son, but gaining family. And the good thing is we really love the family. Congratulations Donnie on your marriage with Sarah and with us!
As promised, here is a photo of us all cleaned up. With me in the fancier dress that I found in a local boutique at the last moment. My daughter liked it and then her and her bridesmaids gave me a nice modern look. Check out that straight hair. Wow. It is amazing what a little silicone and a flat iron can do. And they did my make-up too. It was kind of fun to look really nice for a day. My hubby looks pretty special too, but everyone keeps giving him a hard time about his grey beard. But I love his grey beard, so no comments please.
Weddings are wonderful for married folks. They remind you of your own love for your mate and the roads you have traveled down; sometimes bumpy, other times smooth. I snapped the following photo of an older couple holding hands at another recent wedding. Somehow their aged hands clinging to each other sums up how I feel about love. It brings a warm glow to my heart and a tear to my eye. Wonderful. Special. Here is another aged couple that I snapped a shot of at Brian and April's wedding. Perhaps you recognize one of them. The one with the grey beard? LOL. The other is Mark's best buddy and they always have a great time together. On this particular day they were sipping beer and hoping that their deep pit worked and that they would have meat to feed the 200 guests that were waiting. Luckily, it did. Almost 130 pounds of beef was eaten that day by only 200 people. Wow. They must have liked it. I like their aprons. Don't you? So cute! So special.


  1. The first photo marks the day he realized he's been left-handed all his life.

    No, uhh, it's the day he obtained a full-face tattoo and he's ashamed to be seen before the swelling goes down.

    No, umm, he has finally learned to read!

  2. Aww TJ! You guys look wonderful together!!! Love the dress too. ANd as for greys-- girl, my husband, who wears a high and tight ALL the time, has greys and HATES them. I'm with you--- I LOVE his grey! ;) He says at 39 he is too young to have that much. I tell him to look at his brother- only a bit older than he is, and he is balding RAPIDLY. Works every time ;)

    Glad you had such a great time! What a lovely bride and handsome groom!!!!

  3. Hey, my beard is all gray -- my hair too -- so no complaints from me. The wedding/rehearsal pictures are great. They look like a nice couple and I pray they have a long life together.

    I bet the barbecued beef was delicious.


  4. Awww, that's so sweet! You two look GREAT! Isn't it fun to get dressed up? This post totally made me smile :)

  5. AJ... very intuitive, two out of three! (I'm not really left-handed) (AND the subject of the photo was the presence of our daughter's dog at the ranch) Mrs Mom, what is a "high and tight"? Man I'm old. mark

  6. My guess is it's a rainy day and Mark is reading his first book. Congratulations on the wedding. Everyone looks great and Mark even cleaned up pretty well too! Who cares about gray, at least he has lots of hair!

    Rick P.

  7. Ok Rick P, you are right about the rain being the significance of the first photo. That and I thought someone might notice the white flu-flu dog. Not sure how to spell that one!

  8. They are already married?!! That was so quick. (for me, at least!)

    TJ, you look gorgeous! Mark, you aint too shabby yourself. I'm so happy for you, your daughter, and your new son.

    I didn't even try with that first picture. Geez, riddle me nothing. I'm terrible.

  9. You two clean up really nicely!! And I think his gray beard is just fine!! It shows character!! Congrats to your daughter! What a fun and special day!


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