What a weekend! Emotions are sometimes amazing. It is amazing how fast you can go sometimes from laughing to crying and that is what this weekend was like for me!
It was wonderful to see my brother and his family but oh how I felt watching them drive away again. Sometimes I think it would be easier to not see them so that I don't feel that pain, but then I would miss my little Abby's hugs oh so much! To see how much my nephew has grown is just amazing, he can now basically put his elbow on my shoulder, he thinks that is so cool!
The wedding was very emotional for me too because Alisane is now married! Wow, it sure makes you feel sort of old! She was such a beautiful and happy bride and I pray that it is a good marriage. It also made me miss her mama so much.
My niece told me that she feels guilty because she is happy in Ohio and that she knows how much I miss her and then when she comes back to visit she feels really bad and doesn't want to leave and I told her that she should spend her time being happy and that she should not worry about us because we will be just fine. We will talk on the phone and text and email and do what ever it takes to stay in touch and that once they have a house I will visit too. She seemed satisfied with my answer!
Yesterday I spent the day with Abigail and Leilani and I posted some of our pictures! We romped in the park for a while!
It was such a beautiful warm day that the kids took the shoes off and walked in the lake!
Alisane is the bride and Alex is the groom! Alisane is a 2nd cousin to me but in a way she is my niece! Her mom my cousin was my best friend and the closest thing that I ever had as a sister. I spent so much time with her when I was a teenager and all the way up until the time that she passed away from cancer about 8 years ago now. I am sure that she was looking down from heaven at her beautiful baby as she got married this weekend!
This is the church in downtown Raleigh
This bouquet is in memory of Linda (the bride's mother)
This was so funny to watch the three sisters getting ready! I really enjoyed just sitting there taking pictures and listening to them! Heide was playing a numbers game with Alisane trying to keep her calm and Claire kept trying to play too, just too funny!
Leilani was so thrilled because Mommy put makeup on her!