Monday, September 29, 2008

New Beginnings


This is my niece and godchild as a bridesmaid in her older sister's wedding. This young man she is walking with is her boyfriend, the groom's brother. They are a lovely, lovely couple.







...And the beautiful bride and groom. The bride is my niece. She is the oldest daughter of my sister's.








Here they are, my niece holding our 4 y.o. Those two have always been close. My niece is almost more like an aunt to our kids and like a younger sister to me, albeit quite a bit younger than me. When I was about her age, I used to haul her around and her sisters...shopping, up north to the hometown I grew up in, to church, out with my friends....








The girls' birthday party....









The little ringbearer










And another niece, my youngest sister's oldest daughter, the flower girl...


I got the biggest kick out of watching these two little ones, doing so well but so often looking around, looking up at the bride or groom...





Part of the wedding party



The guys....I couldn't get the girls and was always with a child in my lap so couldn't get up and get pics..






Okay, so these are slightly out of order...I can never remember quite how I should do this when I upload more than five photos.

Well, we had a busy but lovely weekend. On Saturday, my first niece got married and on Sunday, we had a family birthday party for our 4th and 6th daughters who have birthdays 1 day apart. It was nice because then some of our family that is rarely in the area made it to our house for the birthday party.

Needless to say, I was pretty exhausted since I worked Friday night shift and then again Sunday night shift. I didn't sleep more than a couple half hour naps between Friday morning about 5:45 and Saturday night at about 12:30 a.m.

What an emotional time for us though to see our little niece getting married! I've always been very close to them as most of our whole family is just very close. It really hasn't been so long since she was born and since she's gone through each milestone that my own girls are now going through. Can't go there though!!!

7 comments:

Cecily R said...

Beautiful pictures. It truly looks like it was a magical wedding!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Lovely pictures-- I am even more impressed that you took them with a child on your lap.

Uploading tip (because I have mad blogging skilz): you can move your photos around while composing your post. Just click, drag and drop down to the right if you want it to go below another photo and up to the left if you want to move it up.

wanna know how long it took me to figure that out? :-)

Jacki said...

Yeah, I don't want to think about Emma getting married some day.

But those are lovely photos...your neice is beautiful!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

whoa - busy weekend!
Sounds like a great time though!!
You are 1 of 11- REALLYY??????

Kellan said...

What a beautiful wedding and Happy Birthday to your girls!

Your site looks so cute. Have a good day - Kellan

Darla said...

Thank you for all your nice comments. And thank you Jeri for the tip on moving photos around. I'll have to try it out now. I've tried some clicking and dragging but couldn't get anything to move!!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Congrats to her and your whole family for gaining a new member! Great pix even though you had a full lap while taking them!