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The "OO7" Picture Blog With My "Bond Girls"

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ok Connery, You Got Me On This One, But I Shall Return!

As some of you know, the long awaited wedding in my life took place over this last weekend. No, not my wedding. That doesn't ever seem likely but that is a topic for another blog. Rather, this was my cousin's wedding in Bells, Tennessee which is about a 6 hour drive for me from the Louisville area. The wedding was really nice and everything went off without a hitch. I was an usher for the proceedings and my twin girls were the flower girls. It was a lot of fun watching them all weekend basically making the entire weekend about them, as 7 year olds do.

So with them as a flower girls, and me as an usher and down 142.9 lbs. since May of 2012, I figured that this would be a fantastic opportunity to get some pictures of all of us together. I haven't been big on getting any pictures of myself as an adult due to weight issues over the years so this was a big change for me. Since I was going to be in a tux for the second time in my life (in 2009 at my friends wedding...I'll do comparison pics in another blog on another day) and with the weight loss, I think I even talked some smack to Sean Connery in a blog last week! Bring it on Connery? Lol! Ok, so I am no Connery but here is the wedding weekend in pictures of me and my "Bond Girls"...

At The Hotel, Ready To Head For The Church

My "Bond Girls" Calli & Sydni Before The Wedding

The Girls & I Before The Wedding

After The Wedding While The Bridal Party Was Doing Pictures

Calli, Daddy, & Sydni After The Wedding

Girls Blowing Bubbles As The Bride & Groom Walked Out

Sydni & Daddy At The Reception

Calli & Daddy At The Reception

The Girls & I With My Mom At The Reception

Oh Boy, Look Who Caught The Garter...

You may be wondering about the reception and its location. It was supposed to be an outdoor reception but with the rain, it got moved into a big auto garage type place which explains the background of a few of the pictures.

Well, I guess that about does it for the "OO7" blog. Oh, who are we kidding? I paid good money for that tux and I have worked my butt off (literally), so of course I have more pictures and guess what? I'm sharing!

Had To Do It

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    You look fantastic!!

    Keep up the awesome work!!
    1802 days ago
  • DOCKO56
    Loved these pic! Your daughter are two little cutie pituties! And you aren't so bad yourself! It sounds like this wedding was a big deal and a big motivator! Now set up your next motivation, no sliding back!! You can do it!
    1812 days ago
    LOVE that your girls got to wear sneakers as flower girls!
    1813 days ago
    haha, love the pictures! your daughters are adorable!
    1816 days ago
    Like I told you last week, Sean Connery has NOTHIN' on you!!! My, oh my, aren't you handsome!? I can't say which is my favorite because these are ALL very nice pictures and your girls are absolutely adorable. They look like they had such a good time. :) I loved every single picture you sent me of you and them this past weekend. Like I said, it made me feel like I was right there with you. Now, I really wish I was, lol. :) The one of you posing like Connery made me laugh. You look so ornery...good ornery but ornery and it suits you. I think you have missed your struck some very good model poses there and I'm not just saying that! But the one of you standing by the car....seriously, you need to get that one blown up. Shoot, you need to have ALL of them made.

    You have to know how awesome you look. C' HAVE TO KNOW. You are exuding confidence and happiness. I know we talk alot off of Spark but I don't tell you enough how awesome I really think you are. You are the epitome of what one will gain with hard work, dedication and a plan. Plus, you caught the garter. Good things ALWAYS happen to those who catch the garter. ;)

    I can't imagine what our pictures are going to look like when we go ziplining. You will look suave and cool like a cat and I will be screaming like a banshee with my hair standing on end. You better not post those, lol!!

    Beautiful blog, my dearest friend. I really loved this. I really love YOU!
    1818 days ago
    GREAT JOB on your weight loss, I can understand what you mean by not liking your picture taken with others when you was having weight issues. I can't wait to reach my goal and take pictures with my friends and actually not have to look at the camera everytime someone snaps it lol I know i won't care cuz i'll feel and look better. Good luck on the rest of your goal. You've lost a lot so far therefor you can do it the rest of the way!

    1818 days ago
  • LISAMG1220
    I loved this! You and your bond girls look amazing. You look great, I loved the one of you leaning against the classic car, you look total Godfather in that pic. Total Don Vito Corleone...."Some day, and that day may never come... I may call upon you to do a service for me" Love it!!
    1818 days ago
  • STR458
    good times
    1818 days ago
    Great pictures! I like the jacket-slung-over-the-shoulder look -- it's like "Yeah, I look awesome, 'sup?" I love your girls' sneakers with their dresses too -- I'm sure they loved that!

    Having big events that require some fancy clothes have a whole new meaning these days. When you feel better about how you look, it amazing how much that dread goes away, and instead you find yourself looking forward to it! Glad you had a good time!
    1818 days ago
    You and the girls look awesome! Thanks for sharing and yes thanks for explaining the scenery at the reception! Haha.

    You look faboosh.
    1818 days ago
    Aww, you look fantastic and the girls are absolutely adorable... I LOVE their sneakers... I wish I could've worn sneakers to MY wedding... I loved the Bond pose, Connery definitely has his work cut out for him = )
    1818 days ago
    Brad! You look great! Your girls are so beautiful--they make a very nice accompaniment to your Bond look. It's nice to see you come out of "hiding." Your hard work is apparent. What great memories you captured with these pics.
    1818 days ago
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