Good morning everyone, it is wonderful to see you. Lets have a cup of coffee and talk about the wedding! Well, I'll talk and you all listen, okay?lol What fun we had going, during, and coming home. Although coming home was a little quieter than going up. Amanda and the children rode up to Cape Girardeau with us and we had so much fun. They are good travelers and I love being with them, so you can imagine a lot of laughter. Besides it was nice having a back seat buddy on the trip. It is funny we never run out of things to talk about and we do a lot of laughing. The first pre-wedding party was a work out. Now in Tennessee we don't do pre wedding work outs, but with Lindsey's family it is tradition. They don't play around either, it is WORK!!!!!!! No sireee It went on for an HOUR!!!! Lindseys grandmother Ruth and I were NOT going to be out done.
She kept whispering to me, 30 minutes, 20 minutes,etc.lol Well I don't know about Ruth, but I was really sore on Saturday! I never told told a soul until now, so shhhhhh! Don't tell. Friday we had a wonderful lunch at a B&B. I had never had chicken salad presented that way. It had melted cheddar and bacon on it. I will have it again, as I loved it. The topper however, was the Key Lime Pie. The best I ever had. I pride myself on knowing GOOD key lime pie.lol I will tell you this. I met some of the friendliest people ever in Missouri. Instead of being called the Show Me State, I think they should be called the Friendly Sate. Everyone, everywhere was so friendly. The people at the Holiday Inn Express, went out of their way to accommodate us. Everyone one of them The desk clerks, the house keepers, and the breakfast room employees, were exceptional. If you are ever in the Cape Giradeau Area, I suggest you stay there.(I am getting nothing for this plug)lol
The next step was the rehearsal dinner that was held at Buckners right on the Mississippi River. What a beautiful view. The tributes to the bride and groom made us all cry.(I do NOT look a bit good when I cry).It was a beautiful evening and I felt truly blessed to be able to be there to represent the Grandparents. (You see, this is the first wedding on Michaels side,since his parents passed away with in three years of one another. Curtis wasn't able to attend Beths, but it was still very hard, as he and Curt were so close. Yes, Curt is named after his Co Co.)
The day of the wedding was beautiful. Everything went off just as they wanted it too. It was beautiful and most importantly, Christ centered. If you want to read more about the wedding, hop over to Whitneys blog.Keeping Up With The Bandermann's.
I will show you just a few pictures taken during the festivities. The girls wore Guava dresses and the design and color flattered all nine of the attendants. Andrew was ring bearer and Ebby Lee, was flower girl and they were perfect. I have no pictures of them, but Whitney may have on her blog. They were adorable. One more wedding note. Both Clay and Ryan escorted me down the aisle. As a surprise to Deb, Curt escorted her. OF COURSE she cried!
Here are just a few photos. I hope you will indulge me on this one .
This is Michaels sister french braiding Mollies hair.BTW, her name is Molly too and they are big buddies. She had just done Anna's and Mollie wanted hers done.She sat very still during the process.
Thank you for coming Through My Back Door, where life is good, and letting me share the wedding with you. This was such a happy time for our family in more ways than one. We all were thanking God for healing Amanda and allowing her to be healthy. She was beautiful and she just glowed.
PS:Thank you so much for all the comments on the Sunporch chat with Tammy. Hope you enjoyed reading, as much as I enjoyed answering.
PSS:One more picture. we go through Metropolis, home of Superman. Here is a picture of my super heroes.