The whole point of our trip to Michigan was to attend the wedding of our sweet friend, Julianne.
Even though we have known her for much longer, it seems inadequate to say we attended Julianne's wedding. The truth is since she and Brandon have been a couple, we have come to love him just as dearly. And as is the case with any good couple brought together by God, it is no longer possible to see them as separate entities.
The boys adore Brandon. Not just because he took the time on his wedding day to bring them his favorite child hood car. But they were really excited by that. This guy is going to make one fabulous father.
Disclaimer: I have very few decent photos of this event. You remember the camera that got dropped in the ocean and left in the thrift store? Well, Allen decided it was time to retire it. For our anniversary he gave me a beautiful new camera. I made sure I had plenty of card space. I packed the extra batteries. I packed the battery charger. And I was even learning some of the new settings. And as we were leaving our hotel for the wedding I went to take a picture while juggling my umbrella and bag. The camera went flying out of my hand and landed, lens side down, with a loud thug on the floor. Now the lens won't operate. Allen was very smart. After the ocean thing, he took out an idiot proof warranty. But I was still stuck without my camera for the remainder of the trip.
A Stitch In Lives made sure all the fellow were outfitted properly.
This was the most beautiful marriage ceremony we've ever attended. It wasn't elaborate. In fact, some may call it understated. But the focus was so much on Christ. It was clear to anyone in the church that day that this couple knew God brought them together and that it isn't for their own benefit.
There were lots of firsts on this trip. Not the least being Elisabeth's and Carmella's first time staying with a babysitter who wasn't family, or like family.
Okay, and our server. Julianne, just so you know, the service was amazing. Late in the evening, when I went to nurse Addison, Christina came to find me and brought me a glass of water and Emma (who was keeping me company) a piece of cake and a cup of coffee.Henry Owls to be sold was for this little guys baby shower. His mother, Jess, was the Matron of Honor. He made his way into the world 7 1/2 weeks ago and his parents decided to name him Henry. Kaitlin was excited to meet this little guy.
After two long days, by 10:00 that night
I leave you with many blessings for the newly weds. We look forward to seeing what the future will hold for the two of you and those twelve kids!!!