My Brother-in-Law Got Hitched

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My brother-in-law got married on Saturday.  I have tons of pictures, but most of you are on Facebook….so check them out there!

The wedding was SO fun.  Brett officiated the wedding, and he did an awesome job.

Caleb and Chloe were the ringbearer and flower girl.  They got to ride in a horse and carriage with the bride and her dad, which they loved!  They were so cute all dressed up!  I was unsure if they would make it down the aisle, but they did.  But I had to walk with them :).  I tried to send them on their way, and Caleb turned around, and sternly said, “Mommy, COME!”  He was so precious!!  I loved that he really wanted to do it, but he still needed me.

The absolute best part of the wedding (besides gaining a new sister-in-law) was the proud look on Brett’s face when his two older kids walked down the aisle.  Even the bride’s mom commented how proud Brett looked.  (On a side note, I asked Brett if he planned to officiate Chloe’s wedding.  His response: “Are you kidding me?  No way!  I will not be able to make it through because I will be crying the whole time”.  The poor guy will be a mess on Chloe’s wedding day.)

Another funny moment:  We have been telling our kids for weeks that we are moving to Florida.  Well, we flew to Tampa for the wedding.  So Caleb thought we had moved to Florida.  We got in our rental car, and Caleb said, “Wow, I love our new car.  I knew we would give our car back to Mimi.”  Then we arrived at our hotel, and Caleb said, “I just love my new room.  And I can reach my new sink….”  He went on and on about how much he loved his new home.  So, I guess no matter where we live, Caleb will be happy!

At the reception, Caleb danced the night away with his second cousins, Diana and Faith.  He was so stinkin’ adorable.  I could not stop smiling.
Chloe danced, too, but not as much as Caleb.

Though I am blogging about my highlights, the wedding was actually not all about me.  LOL!!  Though I did color coordinate our outfits.  I was quite proud of that.  My shirt for the rehearsal did not totally match, but it was close enough.  I even bought Luke a tuxedo onesie to match Caleb and Brett.

The wedding was beautiful. My sister-in-law did a fabulous job on it.  I love weddings, and theirs was awesome.  Oh, they totally surprised everyone by choreographing their first dance.  They started off dancing to a slow song, then it changed to “Hot Blooded”.  It was AWESOME!  So unlike my brother-in-law but such a great demonstration of his love for his bride.  It made me smile for hours.

Traveling with all 5 of us was actually quite pleasant.  The two older kids did so well on the plane, and Luke slept the whole time.  Nursing next to a college guy on the plane was a little embarrassing, but other than that, traveling was great.  I was pleasantly surprised.  My kids rock!!

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I Find That I Like Lists

So, as it turns out, I like lists.  I have always known this, but blogging in lists in easier for me.

1.  I was upstairs yesterday and from downstairs I heard Caleb say, “Daddy, I am proud of you.”  It was just out of the blue and very sweet.

2.  I picked up Chloe last week and hugged her.  She told me, “You are my best friend.”  Melted. my. heart.  She prefers Brett most of the time (which is so precious), so this was a welcome statement!

3.  No offers on the house yet.  To say I am exhausted keeping it up would be an understatement.  We have shown it about 15 times.  I am ready to sell it.

4.  We have not found a house in Florida yet.  So, Lord, help us with that one.

5.  I jogged today for the first time.  I am not sure that I will be able to walk tomorrow, but it felt awesome to get outside in this gorgeous weather.

6.  I remembered last week why I hate humid weather.  Moving to Florida sounded much more appealing in the winter, but I am still confident of God’s calling.

7.  I got a new Bible last week, and I love it.  The cover is soft, and I really like the size of it.  Plus, I love all things about marriage, and the little devotionals in it all relate to relationships.

8.  I actually fill out the family tree in the front of my Bible.  Is that weird?  Does anyone else do that??

9.  It’s April.  Could time go any faster?  Golly.  I wish it would slow down.

10.  In the car today, Caleb told me the entire story of Daniel in the lion’s den.  Sometimes I do not know if our teachings are soaking in, but sure enough, they are.  Praise God.

11.  When Caleb turned four, I was nervous he did not know any of his letters yet.  A combination of watching the Letter Factory and using the enclosed flash cards solved that problem.  Caleb pays so much attention to the smallest details.  He told me recently, “Bear starts with K.”  When I corrected him, he said, “In the letter factory, K is pointing to a bear.”  Sure enough on the flash card, the K is pointing to a Koala bear (a very small Koala bear, I might add).  Caleb’s ability to notice details amazes me.  As does his memory.  He does not forget anything.  When we are driving, he can tell me where we’re going or whose house we pull up to.  This is fascinating to me.

12.  Chloe is the girliest girl.  That just makes me smile.  She can tell when her clothes do not match, and she loves shoes.  Being a girl rocks, so I am happy she has taken to the gender so well :).

13.  Luke is still an amazing baby.  He is about to roll over any day now.  He smiles a lot and is generally so easy.  He still wakes up once to eat in the night, but that’s it!  Luke just goes with the flow of our family so well.  He is well loved by his brother and sister!  I am so excited to see what his personality will be like.