We ventured down to Montgomery, AL for my cousin's wedding last weekend. In addition to witnessing the nuptials, it was also a time to reconnect with extended family. It was like a mini family reunion. The kids were all asked to do a job for the ceremony, and they took their part very seriously. We spent the last two weeks shopping for appropriate clothing for the event, because as most of you know, my kids are more the "life clothes" kind of people than the "fancy clothes" kind. In the end, and after too many hours at the mall, they all found attire they were happy with. I had to shop in the men's department for Alex. His pant size is a 30 x 32! I absolutely cannot believe that! And Sophie ended up picking out an outfit from the ladies section. Another whammy! My kids are growing and doing and being and I love it!
The kids loved the wedding. Quite a departure from last year's viewing of my wedding video! Sophie said she wasn't sure any wedding could match this one. Pretty tall shoes to fill. I didn't include them, but Max took about 50 pictures of the food at the reception. It was incredible.
We convinced my cousin Joey, his wife, and 2 children to stop by our house on their way home to Rhode Island. We had a little down time hanging out with them. It was the perfect ending to a fabulous weekend.
The Rehearsal Dinner
Me with my cousin Becky (The bride -to -be)
John and Ella
My cousin James with his girlfriend Celina
Cousins Heather and Joey; Uncle John
Second cousins Charissa and James (Joey's kids)
Uncle Dave (father of the bride), Becky, and Dean (groom-to be)
Uncle Jerry (my mom's bother) giving one of his famously heart-felt speeches
Heather (sister of the bride)...laughing and being her beautiful self
My parents with John and the boys
My sister Molly with Sophie
Ella and James playing on the balcony
Mindy, Molly(my sister), Judy (my mom), Megan (my sister), and Mary( my aunt)