Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The wedding tree, yes to the dress and surrounded by love

- Niece Amanda (the youngest, sob!) will be married to her beloved Travis next March under that tree in the middle of the photo.  (Click to enlarge.)  The branch on the left forms a natural arch that they will stand under during the ceremony.  She wanted to be married at home on the farm and the plans are going beautifully.

- I was delighted to be invited for the choosing of the dress and went with the wedding posse to this bridal shop on Saturday morning, where a dress that is very "her" was chosen.

- Four-year-old great nephew Monroe woke on Sunday morning and came out with Curious George in tow, rubbing his eyes and asking "Where's Aunt Lynnie?"  I got the best sleepy hug.

- Travis and his seven-year-old daughter Kloie are already a part of our family.  She knows that I love dragonflies and was so excited to give me this one, fashioned out of paper, that she made for me.  It has a place of honor on my refrigerator, along with hummingbird paraphernalia and Frieda Kahlo.  :)

It was a long, quick trip and I'm still tired from it, but I was surrounded by love all weekend.  I needed that.

17 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - wonderful memories ... looking forward to seeing more and hearing the news - sounds a great time with a loving marriage ahead ... cheers Hilary

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a lovely tree and setting for a wedding. It is a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by family. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Being surrounded by love is ALWAYS terrific, you lucky gal!

LL Cool Joe said...

So what do you mean the dress is very "her"? I'm intrigued.

And I agree with Debra that being surrounded by love can't be beaten!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds like an absolutely wonderful weekend. For you all.

Kay G. said...

I love weddings! I hope you will show us the photos when it happens next year!!

MarmePurl said...

I hope you will post lots of photos from the wedding.
Love all around is the BEST.

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely and love-filled place!

Granny Annie said...

I love it that you are "Auntie Lynnie":-) It is also wonderful that you got to be involved with selecting the dress. Know it will be a beautiful March wedding.

Leonora said...

The wedding tree is simply magical. Wishing the engaged couple all the best!
Sleepy mornings hugs from little ones are the best. : )

Mama Zen said...

That tree is going to make a gorgeous setting for a wedding!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely setting for a wedding

Snaggle Tooth said...

Love that dragonfly!

desk49 said...

A wedding
A tree
A dress of white
Don't monkey around
or the birds
will take flight.
---

Weddings come and go
but true love
last forever

Lee said...

I think home weddings are a wonderful idea. Being one who through the years catered professionally for many weddings...I think the home venue is a beautiful way to go.

Kids....they're beautiful, dear little people. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice to have been able to be there for these important family decisions. Now, when the wedding takes places it will be extra-special. And that is a lovely setting and at home is nice too.

Sparkling Red said...

Aw, kiddie hugs are so great! It's wonderful that you got some quality family time. :-)