Monday, March 07, 2011

The Wedding Reception or I NEED A NEW CAMERA!

or probably need 2 to have with me, and one for special occasions. Send me your suggestions...i want one that has major megapix, 20x zoom, and fires up in a hurry with software that's easy. Only a fraction of my pics came out clear, but i did end up with a few.



Gabe & Ally had their wedding reception this past Saturday and WHAT A PARTY!! All Vegas Theme (they were married there on 1-1-11) open bar, kegs, music and catered food.

When I ask Moll if she wants to go see Aubrey Jo, she grabs her coat and goes and sits in the FRONT passenger seat. She's been prone to car sickness on long trips and it helps if she's in the front..she knows that! Cracks me up.The girls ALWAYS love seeing each other.



Shauna came home from DC, and fell back in love with her nieces...we were so happy to have her's always trouble with the airlines, and expensive to get back, so we are humbled in admiration that she attempted the trip.


A most satisfying weekend as a mom, and a mom-mom because all the kids came home for it, and I got one of those rare photos of them all together...

resized to fit

We had so much fun getting ready for the big event:
Uncle Bill was there for the "bouncy bouncy baby" main event:

The Wedding Cake


That night, they started out by playing their vows, projected onto the wall in big-screen proportions..and i cried....then they were announced and made the grand entrance toting their beautiful girls, each in adorable, pink, ballerina dresses and them in their wedding wear.

Then, as they posed for pictures, the funniest thing happened. We were so busy snapping pics and clapping, we didn't see Molly make her move...out of nowhere she appeared, next to Gabe, smiling, and posing for pictures. Hilarious and well-received by all. Look at her! She's CHEEZIN' for the camera!! She cracked us all up!


Miss Zoey Grace spotted me taking pics and made a beeline for mom-mom! SWEET! (you can see molly wasn't budging from the photo op)


Vegas theme all the way down to scratcher tickets at the purple tables...Did you win anything, Shauna?

vegas theme
Family Dance

family dance

Stop singing mom! How Embarrassing!


And she came up with on her own, a bracelet and beads...she NEVER wears
jewelry....yet tonight? Tonight we're stylin'


Shauna pickin' on brother Bill


Ally's mom Chris (Naw Naw) with Zoey, and Bill's Angela in the background dancing with Molly...Molly danced with EVERYONE!!


Sideways view of Molly dancing to the Black eyed's dark, and you can't see her face...but the joy is oozing out all over!!

Some Girly Line Dancing


Good Friends joined in, Bree and her little girl, born the same time as Molly, Emily...who also was acting as a photog...need to get her camera results


Shauna got Aubrey Jo a tutu, and she put it over her jammies and wore it ALL NIGHT!


Mom-mom (that's me) and Papa Larry left early with the babies, who were all partied out at about 9pm. We had a "family suite" that came with a nice bunk set (full on the bottom and well-railed on top) and the we were ready.


I am so very proud of this couple...they started out as college-party kids...fell in love, became serious students, became parents, and then completed their undergrads while working, studying, planning a wedding and reception, and raising their children. They didn't choose the easiest path to go, but they both stepped up and did it with a style and grace that is just amazing!

Cheers to the newlyweds, I'm anxious to see this new life you are embarking on, and relish the pride of another daughter being added to my brood.

first dance

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful, I love reading your blogs. The love you feel for your family just oozes from every word you write. It's obvious that you feel so lucky to call them yours, but really they are just as lucky if not luckier to call you Mom (and Mom-Mom).