My incredible weekend included: eating a meal of down home southern food at Cock of the Walk, watching my dad reminisce with classmates from 50 years ago, going back to the town my dad grew up in and relish in him showing my kids the station their great grandparents owned and he grew up helping in, his elementary school, and high school, spending time with my great aunt and uncle and cousins reminding me of my childhood, exploring my great great grandparents old homestead, going out with my dad and great aunt to clip and dig up plants to transfer that my great great grandparents, great grandparents, and grandparents grew, and watching a new generation of cousins become friends.
This weekend: Olivia discovered a peculiar caterpillar in our yard and identified it to be a buckeye; We continued to unpack many boxes; We prepared chocolate toffee cheesecake in a jar to send to a friend for her birthday; Olivia sang in our church's children's choir musical.
Our weekend consisted of: Isaac fighting pneumonia with antibiotics and a nebulizer Michael running in a 10K Taking my mom to the airport to fly home Finding an AMAZING cafe called CrepeMaker Mom not cooking and instead being served breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert (with a sweet homemade card) Taking our annual Mother's Day pictures whether happy or grumpy Planting tomato plants in our NEW garden
Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2011, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 43 degrees, thunderstorms
It rained, and it let up, and it rained, and it let up, and it rained. Not a great wedding day you might say. Well, it was for my cousin, Sarah.
A week before her wedding, my cousin began getting a little discouraged about the forecast for her upcoming wedding weekend. Then the day before her wedding, my cousin shed many tears seeing that the probablity for rain on her wedding day was so high. Sarah had her heart set on outdoor wedding pictures.
But when life gave my cousin lemons, she made lemonade. Sarah asked her wedding attendants to bring along their rainboots and umbrellas for some photographs in the rain. Sarah's wedding pictures turned out so fun and unique. And wait until you see the exit.
God blessed Sarah with rain let up's so she could get her outdoor pictures. And she was also able to get her fun, unique pictures with rainboots and umbrellas.
Back inside waiting to go over to the wedding.
Ready to go
The wedding site
My "little dancers"
When it was time for Sarah and Jason to make their exit, it was pouring. So my uncle pulled his truck under an over hanging of the barn and Jason lifted Sarah into the covered back. And off my uncle drove them away.
Sarah and Jason didn't let the rain ruin any part of their day.