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.