Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I Ate Wednesday with a Twist

Traditionally I would be posting today about a days worth of food and probably some recipes.

However I would like to put a different spin on "What I Ate Wednesday" and give the food for the soul.

This past Saturday my brother-in-law Kent got married.



All of my boys were in the wedding (Best Man, Junior Attendant, and Ring Bearer)...don't they look happy???


Here is a better shot once they were out of the South Carolina heat



The wedding was beautiful (but really aren't most of them?)

The bride, Ashley, has a considerable amount of talent in her family.  They were able to do all of the flower arrangements and make the wedding cake (yummy red velvet).

The reception was filled with family, friends and good food (hello strawberries and chocolate fondue..need I say more?)

My two youngest kicked things off early by cutting a mean rug


Some people asked me if my son was Irish as it appeared he was dancing a jig (he does have Irish roots, but there is no professional training).

He did select a second dance partner after his sister and was just as ruthless with his skills.


Watching the children dance and have a wonderful time with each other fills you with joy.  Their frivolity knew no bounds.

Seeing my brother-in-law happier then he has been in years was priceless (not like a Mastercard commercial).

See his father, Dave, passed away September 24, 2007 from cancer. 

It was a huge hit to the family as Dave and Kent were a very tight unit.  They did everything together.

Kent has struggled these past few years to find his place, I think he now has with Ashley.

She brings him happiness and love that can't be found anywhere else.



Thank you Kent and Ashley for inviting me and allowing my family to be a part of your special day. 

It filled my soul with goodness.

I will end with my husband's toast

Kent you've come a long way from sleeping ini ski masks and gloves, and from dancing in front of the TV to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  You have grown into a man your dad would be proud of.  Congratulations Kent.


For day 2 of getting something out of my house, and decluttering, I have chosen to get rid of these:


Some pretty sweet shoes, but I just don't wear them.


4 comments:

  1. Awww. I don't even know your family, but I'm all misty-eyed. Just precious.

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  2. I loved the pictures of my "babies!" Hoping Kent and Ashley are very happy!

    Love always,
    Mom

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  3. love this post!! so great to see you and the boys!! i just wish we had more time to visit. i wanted to ask you bloggy questions... i'd love to start one but just haven't. love reading yours!! xoxo, dixie

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  4. What a great piece to read to end the work day- thank you for sharing :) LOVED your wee bitties performing the "céilí" dance!
    :) Stephanie Moore

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