Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This post is pic heavy and long, very long! Lots on my mind. This is such a cute pic. All the other hubs told him it looked good on The bride was just beautiful The dress was just lovely and the back was gorgeous. This is my daughter. Isn't she a beauty! Not only is she beautiful on the outside but she double beautiful on the inside. I don't know what I would do without her. She is my best friend. I am feeling very sentimental. Kind of reflective. She and her little family are the joy of my life. I am so proud of her and her hubs. They are so good to me. ALWAYS! That's Zander in her arms. Such a cute boy!
This me with my sister and BIL. I can't tell you how much it meant to me that they came. We had so much fun. Not only at the wedding but we had a ball at my daughter watching the Gkids play Just Dance. Their kind words to me over the course of the weekend, especially from my BIL, really meant a lot to me, and to my daughter and her hubs. We showed my BIL what it means to "cut a rug" at the wedding.

My SIL married the happy couple. He's the one in the brown suit. They were married at sunset on the bridge. They wrote their own vows and they did a unity ceremony with sand that I thought was so neat. Then they had the Best Man read a collections of thoughts about love from my new DIL's 3rd grade class. It was so cute. My SIL got ordained on line and spent the days leading up the wedding "marrying" his He was practicing. He did a great job! It meant a lot to the kids that they were married by someone who loves them.

Here are the the most important guys in my son's life. In the red is his "adoptive" brother. In the middle is my SIL holding Zander and then there is his best friend since 7th grade, and his Best Man. Great guys. Love each of them~!

This is my son showing us that he is STEADY as a ROCK before the ceremony. No shaking hands. LOL

I just really like this pic. Both my huge wings and double chin and out of sight. I am as happy as I look!
This is the Groom and his! I am so damn proud of this kid. He has been with me through all the crazy times. Statically he should be just so messed up. Yet he is surprisingly normal. Above normal. He is sweet and compassionate. Honesty and full of integrity. Good natured and kind. To see him with his Bride it just re-enforced all those truths. He has married into a great family. Fun and successful people. The in-laws are just as nice as they can be. They put on this totally wonderful event for me and my family and didn't ask me for a penny. I just didn't have it. They treated me with dignity and kindness. I look forward to a lifetime full of parties. Next time I will
This is the Groom with my sister and me

This is the little house the Bride got ready in and from where she walked to come down the aisle. The venue was really cute. It was just beautiful at night with all the lights and stuff.

This is me and Zander. He was such a good boy at the wedding. He was also my dance partner!
Here is the new Mr. and Mrs. They are just too cute!

It was one of the best nights of my life. If I ever doubted the happy couple's decision to keep it just family, and I did, I feel ashamed. It was a lovely event. Perfect and so personal to them!
I have proved once again that I don't know

Have lots more to talk about. I will save the funeral the morning of the wedding for the next post. I have been walking up a storm, but food has been pure crap. Things are going to get better in the area......I PROMISE MYSELF!
Keep the mood and the food real.........


  1. Oh, Dana
    The whole event looks wonderful. Thank you for showing us all the pictures. Beautiful family, sweet couple.

    I love your smile, you look SO happy! And beautiful! Your dress looks so good on you.

    Just reading this post starts me of on a positive note today. :-)

  2. What great pictures - I feel like I was there! You have such a lovely, loving family, Dana - you are truly blessed.

    Congratulations to the happy couple!

  3. What a beautiful wedding and you looked gorgeous!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I just love the love in these photos!

  5. Ohh, so lovely! Everyone looks so happy. Congrats!

  6. HOw lovely Dana! Everyone looks so happy! Just as it should be. Big HUG lady! deb

  7. Well I sure didn't think this post was to long I could have went for even more pictures :) I loved that you shared this with us. I got all teary eyed, I know this was a great day for you and your family. *hugs my friend*

  8. The photos are great! Brings a big smile to my face. I appreciated the comment about the keeping it just family. We did that and my mom never quit complaining about it, Why have a beautiful wedding and not invite anyone? We had about 50 people there, family. It was perfect for us.

    Congratulations! I think you probably had the best looking dance partner there! What a doll.

  9. It looks and sounds like a beautiful day.
    You are a lucky woman. Truly blessed.


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