Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Growing Our Family

Perhaps you have missed me this past week?  I must admit, I did not think of you once.  Not once.  I'm sorry, I was quite distracted.  You see, my middle son took a wife, and I was off to St. Louis to attend the ceremony.  It.  Was.  Beautiful!!

We flew to St Louis on Wednesday, most of the family arrived on Thursday, we had practice and the rehearsal dinner on Friday, and the wedding was on Saturday.  whew!

At 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Gramma was still trying to shorten Penny's dress.  We'd been too busy with 1,000,000 other things for me to get to it in a timely manner.

 However, it was finished in time for her to practice walking the steps in a straight line.  By the time of the wedding, she was perfect.
 Come on, Stephen, no visiting!
 My son's expression takes my breath away.
 Have you ever seen such joy?  The bride was radiant, so was the groom!
Most of the photos were taken early, but some were taken after the ceremony.
 Keep smiling, and smile some more!
 Her colors were ivory and Victorian lilac.
 First dance,
Cutting the cake,
 Did you know that they allow SPARKLERS in Missouri?  I've never seen such a thing!  And no one burned themselves or caught their neighbor on fire or burned down the building.  Apparently I've had a deprived life, living in CA.  I thought sparklers were 8" long with 3" that "burn" for about 30 seconds.  Three foot rods with gobs of sparky burny stuff are SO much more fun!!!
 The getaway car.
It was beautiful.


Elaine said...

Congratulations, Suzanne-it looks like a wonderful wedding. Your granddaughter was darling. Fun Fun Fun!

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Congratulations to the family. So glad it all came together beautifully and you now have a new member in your family. :) (Penny looked adorable.)