Monday, June 29, 2009

An affair to remember

We had the best time at Bonnie's wedding! It was sweet, Christ-centered, fun, and full of people that we love and hardly ever get to see. I'd be lying if I didn't mention that a big part of the fun was just getting to be with adults and laugh as loud as we wanted to without wondering if we'd wake up a little person with all of our fun we were having. I love my children but it does a momma good to be away. Especially when they are in the very best of hands while you're gone. Mom, Dad, and Emmy, thank you for keeping the rugrats so we could have a fun night out!

Bonnie and Mark during the father/daughter dance. He did part of the ceremony and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. He is a great daddy and is obviously very close to Bonnie. There were many sweet moments between them during the wedding.
Aside from the fact that I look 5 months pregnant in this picture, (why am I standing like that?)it is a cool one because this is Christian and when he was 7 I was his nanny. He is now 12 years old and almost as tall as I am! And Sean was particularly impressed with how iPhone savvy he is. He taught Sean all about some new applications and that's saying A LOT since Sean knows almost as much about the phone as the guys at the Apple store. That's the cake table behind us--I made sure we sat as close as possible to the bride's cake. I'm no fool.
Love her. This is Brandi, and you've heard about her before. She was the high school "youth girl," when I was the jr. high one and she's as wise, funny, gifted, and pretty as they come. This is the Brandi I was visiting when I found out I was pregnant. Her little girl that we were visiting way back then was the flower girl in Bonnie's wedding and Brandi was the matron of honor.
Casey, who took Brandi's job after her and worked with me, Carley (y'all all know her by now!), Bonnie, (prettiest bride EVER,) and me, only looking about 3 months pregnant.
Our first post-baby picture! Woohoo we did it Carley! I'm so glad you came with us to the wedding--it was fun to catch up without the babies taking our attention away from each other!
Priscilla, Mark, and me. I don't know if I've mentioned it but they are moving, (like now,) and we will all miss them terribly. Mark is the new president of Denver Seminary and so obviously they're moving to Colorado. Dern, I guess we'll have to visit.
Me and my man, minus the green tie I made him wear for the wedding...that we borrowed from my dad. Yes I made him match--and made him wear a long sleeved shirt in the Africa heat that we have been blessed ?? with here already. He wears a uniform four days a week so this is one of the few times you'll see him dressed up. I love it when he does but I know it's a pain when you have to wear a suit/tie/uncomfortable uniform shirt. I know this because growing up the minute Dad walked in from the office he'd put on overalls or those horrible polyester coaching shorts. You Waxahachie girls will remember those days!

I flagged the pictures that I wanted Sean to send to my computer and somehow the one of Jake and Bonnie didn't get to it...I'll put it on as soon as he has the chance to send it! It was, after all, their wedding :)

10 comments:

Carley said...

You look cute. I look UGLY...yucky hair and still so chubby with baby weight. But, it was a super fun night!! Hey, can you have Sean send me the one of me, pris and mark? please? And....you don't look pregnant in the pics. You look awesome!

Matt, Joy and Ryder said...

Oh my goodness...you DO NOT look Pregnant!!! I'll show you pregnant...actually not, because I am refusing to take pictures of myself right now! Hehehe! Glad you guys had a fun night out!!

PS...Set Carley straight...she looks amazing, too!!!

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

you JUST had a baby! pull out some pictures of yourself when you were pregnant with joy and you will see that you DO NOT look the same as you did then! :)

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

p.s. i'm still in my maternity clothes, so i'm not one to talk. :) they just make me feel skinny, so i prefer them!

Heather said...

You look amazing! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress! And I whole-heartedly agree with you and Joy...Carley looks amazing too! It SO doesn't look like you girls just had babies!

Mama Em said...

I also am coveting the dress, but am glad not to have a new baby right now...especially as in-laws are here (in our bed which we insisted upon for jet lag) and Luke was up crying while Josh dealt with it and I snuck into R's room and took the mattress from the other TODDLER bed and laid it on the floor and was blissfully unaware (as my lower extremities hung off the end) until R woke up, focused on me, and chirped, "Did you sleep in HERE?! With me?!" Anyway, I was thinking, I can't imagine having a 3rd baby right now...in Scotland...where you have to BEG for epidurals...I might do it again fir that dress, though...still thinking about it.

Mama Em said...

p.s. Carley, you are the tiniest person ever! Give yourself time and you will be back where you remember yourself soon! Tiny people have it the hardest b/c there's nowhere to "hide" it- altho I thought you and Mary looked fab, and as Rebekah would say UK-style- smashing.

Emily said...

Mary you are a beauty!!! You look great--love the dress:)

Michelle said...

You look awesome. What a pretty dress!

Priscilla said...

Hi Mary, I finally got around to reading your wedding post and seeing the pictures. I'm sad that we (our fam) didn't go outside and take pictures like we planned when we booked the place. But the whole evening was a daze. Glad you got some neat pictures and I hope Sean will send them to us. I should have asked him to roam and shoot for me!! :-) I'm so glad you all came. Your table had the best time!!