The thing about our family is this.....if you become friends with one of us, you might as well bring your birth certificate because you're most likely becoming a member of the family. We take prisoners!
Over time, many friends have indeed become so much like our family that we attend the very special moments of their lives and celebrate or grieve with them as the case may be.
Easter weekend, half of the siblings attended the wedding of a friend. It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful union of two precious lives.
I'm just going to tell this story in pictures.....so here goes!
The parents of the bride are long time friends of my sister and BIL's and their family included my sis and BIL in the family pictures and they sat with the family.....how sweet is that????
Here they are before they left to have family pictures made......my sister Cathy and BIL Dick
Those of us who were leaving a little later were not to be denied having our "all dressed up" pictures...
My sister, Debbie and BIL Mike
Of course, since they just had to get married during tax season, I went stag......so here I am with my sister.
Two of my sister's grands....Maggie and Evan.....cousins. Those two are f.u.n. Evan was my dance partner.
Cathy's daughter Amy with sons, Daniel and Evan
Here comes the bride! This is the moment in EVERY wedding where I start to cry.
Waiting at the end of the dock was her husband to be with his groomsman, the officiant and the bride's sister and maid of honor
As Veronica approached she shared a very special look with her sister, Samantha who was her radiant bridesmaid
Samantha......that smile never left her face during the entire wedding and reception.
Vows said.......let the party begin!
Bride and groom's first dance as husband and wife
Parents of groom on left, bride's parents in the middle and bride and groom on the right
Proud and happy parents of the bride, Cliff and Freida
I'm not sure you can tell but Veronica (forever Roni to some of us) was having a good time dancing with her new husband
My nephew and wife, Dickie and Joneida took a moment to dance. Joneida and a friend did all the decorations and made the bouquets. She is quite the talented woman!
This was while they were playing Girls Just Want to Have Fun.....a sweet moment between sisters.
The wedding cake
The very unique groom's cake. He likes donuts!
Maggie at our table.....are those decorations beautiful?
Cathy dancing with her son. They got a little wild!
Samantha and her long time friend Thomas.
Ladies and Gentlmen, Mr. & Mrs.!