Wedding Highlights ~ The Reception
The reception was held in my parents back yard.
My parents have a gorgeous home (which was built by my dad) on 10 beautiful acres. It was covered in trees, brush, and poison oak when they bought the property about 18 years ago… Twelve children can come in pretty handy. 😉
The food was DELICIOUS!!!
In fact, I am still craving more of that yummy tri-tip and pasta salad! Yummmmm!!!
My parents are both from large families (My dad is one of 9 and my mom is one of 13). Unfortunately, very few of their siblings were able to make it due to the distance and other circumstances… A few of my dad’s siblings were able to make it and it was SO NICE to see them!!!
Aunt Shannon, Me, Uncle Kelly
My Mom with my Dad’s two sisters
Aunt Bridget, Uncle Kelly, My Dad, Aunt Shannon
(Shannon and Bridget are the oldest and youngest in my dad’s family with 7 boys in between!)
~ The Guest Book ~
Their photographer put together an amazing guest book filled with some of Brian and Meagan’s engagement photos. This is a picture of the cover…
~ Dancing ~
Some of the children danced more than others. 😉
~ The Cake ~
At about 9:30pm I asked my brother if they were planning on having cake… Yep, leave it to the oldest sister with pregnancy cravings to make sure the cake is served. 😉 They had completely forgotten to set up the cake and the caterers were now gone. I found a few helpers and quickly converted one of the food tables to a cake table and called them over to cut the cake. It was very simple looking, but SO YUMMY!!!
I still can’t believe that Brian is married now! He was only 13 when hubby and I were married nearly 10 years ago… We are so happy for them both and my children are hoping that God will bless them with children soon so that they can have some cousins that live nearby! =)
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.