This is definitely the year of weddings! One year ago, my mom bumped into an old friend and over time they rekindled their friendship. That friendship more deeply developed and love blossomed. In July, on a lovely dinner date, he got down on one knee and asked for my mom’s hand in marriage. And last night, my mom and Dwayne tied the knot at a beautiful little private ceremony with family and a few of my mom’s closest girl friends. Me, Katie and Emily stood by our mom’s side, and Greg and Chuck stood with Dwayne…all one big happy new family. A friend of mine came and took some family pictures and pictures during the ceremony, but until I get that disc I don’t have pictures to show you. So, I will be posting again later with wedding pictures, but I wanted to at least give a little shout out to congratulate the happy couple 🙂
In other wedding news, this morning, Greg took me along with Katie and Chuck out to Odenville to show us the options him and my mom had narrowed down on Friday. I don’t know what I would do without them. My mom, Dwayne and Greg spent several hours Friday morning driving all over Leeds, Odenville and Springville on a hunt for pretty white churches. Such troopers! So today he took me to see them. Well, 2 of the church they were not able to get into on Friday, they just knew the outsides where pretty. We got inside today (since it’s Sunday morning), but those 2 were way too small. We would have to uninvite half of our guests! And we certainly wouldn’t want to do that 🙂 But, the third church he showed us was a winner. And get this….that orange carpet? It’s not actually orange at all! The picture Greg sent me from his phone made it look pumpkin orange. But, it’s actually dark crimson red, and it’s not bad!
So, now we just have to deal with notifying everyone of the change. But, the time will stay the same. It’s been a crazy few days, and I’m ready to get back to other plans. Oh, and other great news. I got to see the bridesmaids dresses last night and they look great!! It’s all coming together 🙂