We traveled by coach bus, courtesy of my brother. Knowing that the trip would be a minimum of 6 hours, I had some anxiety about my children being cooped up for that length of time. The bus left at 6 A.M. and we did not arrive at our hotel that evening until 7 P.M. I was very proud of my children and how they conducted themselves. No major melt-downs, at least not the first day. As a well deserved reward, we let them swim that evening and then ordered pizza. We all fell into our beds, exhausted, but excited about the upcoming events.
The wedding was lovely. I love fall weddings - the crispness of the air and the vibrant colors all lend themselves to the beauty of the season. Pumpkin was the flower girl (she is my niece's goddaughter). I really didn't think that Pumpkin would cooperate (there goes that pessimism again!). She is only two and tends to want to be held by me in new situations. Not only did she walk down the aisle by herself (she kinda left the ring bearer in her dust), but she waved to everyone as well. Truly precious! My boys each read a scripture passage and did an amazing job. After the ceremony, the pastor sought them out to thank them for reading so beautifully. Again, a proud momma was I.
|Pumpkin after the ceremony|
|My boys - the Readers|
|My brother and my nephew - I absolutely adore this picture!|
|Gummi, Cucumber & Pumpkin dancing with my nieces|
So another fun and memorable time was had by my family. I wish the newlyweds all the joy in the world. They are a delightful couple and we are all blessed to have such a wonderful addition to our family.