wedded bliss, day one

 - by Beth

A week before Christmas, we were thrilled to attend the wedding of our niece–Rob’s brother’s oldest daughter–in Williamsburg, Virginia. We made a weekend of it and enjoyed a great time with family and friends.

The wedding’s Christmas theme meant extra use of the girls’ Christmas dresses. Aren’t they beautiful?


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My wonderful family. Why, yes, that is a new haircut for me.  Impressed, right? (I can’t tell you the number of compliments I receive on my wig from strangers who think I have incredible hair. It makes me realize that my real hair must be pretty unimpressive because this is something I’ve never experienced!)

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The wedding was lovely and reminded me of my tendency to cry at weddings.  They turn me into a sentimental blubber.

The center of each table at the reception held a selection of gorgeous lollipops. Mandy lurved them.  When it was time to say grace before dinner, she said, “Dear God, please let my lollipop come to life. Amen.”

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Mandy was thrilled to hit the dance floor and made many new friends.  She’s extraordinarily social and friendly wherever we go!

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Huge congratulations to our niece and her sweet, funny, charming new husband. Welcome to our family!