Wow…the last couple weeks have gone by in a flash. Between Andrea and Jon's wedding on the 26th and Emily's move to a new apartment this week, I can hardly keep my days straight. It's a bit of a weird feeling to see your adult children being independent and going through new phases of life. I'm excited, happy, proud, but also find it bittersweet as my life changes too. Andrea and Jon are currently honeymooning in Maui, and Emily is moving out of her UC apartment she was in for 3 years of graduate school. She'll be living in a different area of Cincinnati that I think she'll really enjoy and will start her first real Physical Therapy job on July 11th.
Many of you have asked to see wedding pictures, so here are a few snapshots taken by friends and family.
"If you think I'm cute, wait til you see my Auntie."
The big moment for father of the bride and bride. Yes, it sprinkled big drops as soon as they walked out and stopped once they reached the front of the aisle. We've been told that is good luck. The officiant, Jon's dad, called it being sprinkled with love.
Beautiful Emily – not sure who handed Emily the umbrella to hold over the bride, but fortunately, the rain ended as quickly as it started and it wasn't needed.
The cake was beautiful…
…Malley and Mila didn't attend the wedding but were represented on the back of the cake.
My big brother Tom from Virginia and little sister Joan from Westerville where I live.
When you introduce your brother from Virginia to a friend you met while living in Cincinnati but group up in Fairview Park, Ohio, just like you, only to discover they have a close mutual friend.
So happy to have Carrie and 2 of my 3 littles Griffin and Ben join us. Ainsley's softball team made it to the championship, so she and her dad Matt weren't able to come.
One of the highlights of the reception…Mike the Best Man had surgery for broken ankle/foot and was still restricted from putting any weight on it, so was in a boot and scooter. He and Emily, Maid of Honor came up with this plan for a memorable moment of being introduced to guests. It was so funny and got lots of applauds.
"You're My Person" was played for the first dance, and yes, Jon sang it to Andrea.
It took Glow Sticks to get these littles on the dance floor! What fun they were!
Moving pictures aren't quite as exciting as wedding photos, but here's a couple I snapped of Emily leaving her UC apartment. (I didn't think to take any of her new place.)
Thanks very much for letting me share a bit of my family life with you all. I love that I can be my own boss and have a flexible schedule as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so that I can be fully present for my family as needed.
Now, it's time for me to get back to a normal work schedule sharing creative inspiration and stamping and paper crafting tips and techniques.
Have a great week, everybody!