Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wedding Weekend

I'm a little late on this post, but better late than never! We had a really great weekend in Rockwall(just north of Dallas) celebrating with my brother. Lots of family came in from all over, many that we haven't seen in several years. I think most families seem normal until you get to know them;), and that's definitely the case with mine. We have lots of different personalities in our group! Let me just say that I laughed more last weekend than I have in a year. Wish that the weekend could have lasted a little longer, but all good things should come to an end.

On Friday, my parents had a small get together for family and friends. We are so thankful that after 42 years, Darrell waited until he found the right girl. He was so emotional all weekend! After the party on Friday, we headed back to the hotel and gave Stephanie a lingerie shower by the pool where she got some fun things. We hung out with friends and cousins until late in the evening before calling it a night.

Saturday started out early with a golf tournament for my brother and his friends. All of the family played in it as well. I think it's safe to say they(all 48 of them!) had a good time. While they guys were golfing, my aunts hosted a luncheon at a nearby restaurant. All of our events and where we stayed were right on the harbor in Rockwall. The area is a really pretty place and the weather was great. Darrell and Stephanie picked a beautiful place for their wedding.

The wedding was at 5 on a small boat that could only fit 49 people. I thought it might be pretty crowded but it wasn't at all. Darrell and Stephanie were married while we sailed. I might add that during that ceremony I gained a new niece, Madison, 10, who we all adore. My children have met her once and think she's the coolest:)! We are so blessed to have gained not 1, but 2 family members through this new marriage. A reception with more friends was held at a cousin's house. The pictures are out of order but I'll explain as I go.

From left: my dad's twin brother Uncle David and Aunt Jeannie(Atlanta), Mom and Dad, and Daddy's older brother Uncle Jerry and Aunt Liz(Birmingham)
Darrell and Stephanie
My dad toasting to Darrell and his new bride after the ceremony.
This is my mom's side of the family. I am SO glad they were all there!!!
My sweet brother Brian and his toast on the boat.
My mom and her sisters, Jody and Renee, with my grandmother, Big. She looks great to be 85!
Love this picture!! Stole it from sweet Suzy(great meeting you!!!)
Me and mom on the boat(another stolen picture!)
My entire family. It's been a while since we got everybody together; 8 years to be exact. Oh, and Matt was coughing. He looks mad!
Another of the kids, minus Darrell. he was off talking.
I accidentally cut the cake without a picture, opps! The cake was a hit!
At the luncheon on Saturday.
Again with my Aunts Jeannie and Liz
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!


Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

What a cool wedding! I bet that was a great time. Beautiful, beautiful bride. Congrats to your brother!