Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sheralyn Gets Married – Part lll – The Wedding Day

Well here’s “Part Three”, with random
 bits and pieces
 of the wedding day, 
as can be expected when all family members,
besides the Little Guy are in the wedding party! 
 After it was all said and done, 
I realized I hadn’t even gotten
 a photo of the bride and groom!  
So if you’d like to see a real overview of all the wedding beauty,
you can check out the photographer’s

The two, make that three, things I remember most
 about the wedding are:

 Sheralyn’s smile. 
All day long. 
It was radiant.
And Dennis’ was as big as I’ve ever seen. 

Second was just knowing that this sacred event of marriage
was a testament of God’s goodness. 
He is making beauty out of His children’s lives,
 and this day was proof of His work!
There were tears of joy.

The third thing was the beautiful weather God gave.
We are talking about low humidity and a breeze
under the shade trees on a July day in Virginia.
It was miraculous! 
One of God’s wedding gifts.

 Kadence and Cassia were junior bridesmaids 
and loved every minute of it!

 I don’t know if these 
two cousins could get any cuter!!!
They’re best friends.

 The ceremony was at the edge of a field 
in the shade of some huge old oak trees 
on the farm where we live. 

 The reception was one grand picnic with guests sitting on straw bales or blankets and the kids enjoying swings hung from the old Oak branches.  

“I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
 Be completely humble and gentle;
 be patient, bearing with one another in love.
 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit
 through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:1b-3

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sheralyn Gets Married -- Part II -- The Shower

Here’s part two in last summer’s wedding saga!
We had a bridal shower for Sheralyn in our back yard.
It was a beautiful summer evening with lots of dear friends,
 a tasty meal,  and the Oak Leaf Hydrangea’s in full bloom.  

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely
on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

1 Peter 1:13

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sheralyn Gets Married -- Part I -- Day Trip to Richmond

Today I’m rewinding back to last summer
to the little trip we took to Richmond.
(I’m finally getting to this! But better late than never.)

I’ll fill you in in case you don’t know…

There’s this girl named Sheralyn,
and it’s a bit of difficulty to
say just what our relationship is. 
Technically, she’s just my husband Nathan’s little cousin…
 but that’s not who she is to us.

To us she’s a daughter.  (That’s what happens when an eighteen year old girl,
trying to find her footing, moves in with your family for more than three years.)

To me she’s a friend, a sister.

And no matter what you want to call it, we’re a family.

So when a part of your family decides to get married, it’s a big deal.
And that’s what we were doing the beginning of last summer!

I was so very honored when Sheralyn asked me to be in her bridal party,
and since the girls in a bridal party need to do something fun before the big day,
we took a little trip to Richmond. 
(Baby boy, who needs to stay with Mamma, included.)

So here, in pictures, is just some of what we saw.
 Unfortunately, these are all phone pictures, but I wasn’t about
to haul my “real” camera around in addition to my chubly son (wink).

The packet letting Sheralyn know the details.

Sheralyn, has an amazing green thumb (third generation greenhouse grower)
and an appreciation for living plants, so a Botanical Garden was just the the thing.

 This was the first time any of us had been to the 
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.

  The variety of plants, habitats and garden styles 
was truly amazing!!!

The orchid house had to be my personal favorite.

My hand for comparison – just look at the size!

We’re looking through the kaleidoscope focused on orchids.
It made a lovely picture.


 The misty, and dreadfully hot, butterfly building, full of these beautiful creatures!  

For lunch we ate at a very small quaint place
on the corner of Robinson Street and Park Avenue

 in downtown Richmond.  

Wow, looking at these photos almost makes me forget that it’s cold outside,
 the trees are almost bare, and next month is Christmas!

Proposed  next blog post:  The Bridal Shower for Sheralyn

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, 
whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
 whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
—think about such things.”
Philippians 4:8

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