Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Weekend Craziness

Well, it happened. My brother is actually married. The wedding was this last Saturday, and we had a wonderful time. Lots of family came to visit, and it was great to get to see everyone again.

I got pitifully few pictures of the festivities, but here are a couple.

Here are the kids with my new sister-in-law "Marie". She was a beautiful bride, and she's a sweet girl, too. I look forward to getting to know her through the years. Mim and Zaya were the flower girl and ring bearer, as you can probably tell.

Here are my brother and sister (Elisha and Claye) with my cousin Moose. My sister is on the right.

This is my father's family, minus one cousin and his family that couldn't make the trip from Arkansas. I don't know why I didn't get a picture of my mother's family. It is much, much bigger as she had five siblings to my father's one. Hopefully I'll get one from the professional photos that were taken.

The kids had the camera for a while, so we have several pictures of people from the perspective of their kneecaps. I thought this one turned out well, though. Art looked very handsome in his tux. (He was the best man.)

We also had some sad news this weekend. A man in my parent's church passed away after a very brief battle with cancer. He was a wonderful man, and left behind many children and grandchildren as well as a wife and countless friends. For more about him see my mother's heart-wrenching post.

Then My husband's uncle passed away two days later after a very extended battle with cancer. He left a wife and four children (all in their twenties). We've known this was coming for a long time, but that doesn't mean we aren't all grieving for him.

Needless to say, we've been through the emotional ringer this week. And with the funeral for Art's uncle this Saturday, and my dear cousin's wedding next weekend (in which the kids are RB and FG again) it doesn't look like that status will be changing for a little while.


Chandelle said...

I've been thinking a lot about you and your family. We are praying. Feel free to call when you are able and we can get together. Hugs.

Lilibeth said...

These are some great pictures. Marie is beautiful and Zaya and Mim look so proud. Moose looks like she is challenging Elijah and Claye is ever the quiet observer. You can really tell when the camera is held at knee level. It makes you wonder how they see everything plastered against the ceiling.
We are so sorry about your uncle. It has been a long battle for him.
Prayers here for you all.

aftergrace said...

Everyone looks lovely, I sure wish we couldn't been there. You'll have to show me the pictures in person while we're there for Thanksgiving.
Prayers for your family on Art's uncle's passing.

@lici@ said...

Oh, that is a roller coaster. Weddings and funerals ARE hard when they come together, but I think also comforting, in a way. It's good to see new life beginning and continuing as older life passes away.

I am looking forward to that same wedding in a couple weeks and will be glad to see you there!