Friday, September 4, 2009

Wedding Bells

Last July I traveled to Texas to attend a niece's wedding. This niece was the flower girl in my own ceremony in 1991. I traveled by air with my daughter and parents in tow. Many from my big family made the trip. I have two siblings who live in Texas so we stayed with my sister. My brother, the father of the bride, had his hands full getting ready for the wedding.

We had 16 people staying in a five bedroom house and we used every inch of the floor plan! My daughter and I camped in the front living room with more female kins folk. It was wonderful to be with both of my sisters and all our girls (the sistercousins).

We were having fun shopping, doing nails and generally staying up way to late. We had several fashion shows trying to determine what to wear and what not to wear to the wedding.

The low point = 16 sleep deprived people in one house with a 4 cup coffee pot!

The high point = Watching my 94 year old father dance with my 10 year old daughter, (these two danced the most of any one that night.. the oldest and the youngest.)
Reflecting back on my own wedding 18 years ago. Witnessing my flower girl now a bride, make one of the biggest commitments in life.
My hope for her... that she will enjoy the journey of building a life together with her love as I have with mine.


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

What a beautiful post, Elle. I love weddings and the reflection and the flood of memories they cause.

Sounds like you have a great family! And I didn't know you had family in my great home State of Texas! :-) That makes them even better! LOL

Great to hear from you again!

JennyMac said...

Your Dad dancing with your daughter brought a tear to my eye. Cute pics and great memories!

anymommy said...

It's a constant circle. I'd love to see a picture of your dad and your little girl!

sandy said...

What a wonderful day! Sounds like it turned out to be a beautiful day.

Genny said...

I read the 4 cup coffee pot part and thought OH NO! lol. What a fun post, Elle! Love the pictures of all the hands and feet. :)

AVT Coach said...

You described those images beautifully! What a gift for your daughter to have that experience of the dance. I bet she won't forget it! Bet the pictures are wonderful!