Thursday, October 15, 2009

October takes the cake (or should I say, pumpkin pie) for being is busiest month of this year. In the past few weeks we've battled H1N1, job loss (and then job-gain), car woes, and multiple weddings. The latter of course, being the highlight of it all.

This past weekend my brother Josh married his beautiful bride, Noel.
This was Faith's first wedding and will surely be her last (well, OK not for a long time.) Simply put, toddlers and weddings do not mix. With the help of Brian's sister Kristen, and my cousin Margie, who helped out tremendously by corralling Faith (carrying an oxygen tank and chasing a toddler in heels is no easy feat), we had a lot of fun.

Per usual with these type of events I got home realizing I did not take enough pictures (especially of the actual wedding) but here are some snip-its from the evening:

The happy couple.

Dancing queen. All Faith wanted to do was dance- even into the late hours of the evening when her droopy eyelids were giving way, whenever we stopped dancing she'd point to the floor demanding more.

Run Faith, run!

MMm'mmm...who needs wedding cake when you can have frigid glass?

And speaking of weddings, five years ago today, Faith's daddy and I pledged to love each other through "sickness and in health" on a blistery October day. Never in a million years would I have imagined facing such adversity with my husband. Never in a billion years could I have chosen a more perfect partner to walk down this path with. Today I was strolling down memory lane and came across a song we had played at our wedding. At the time, we thought we'd already been through a lot, little did we know how prophetic these words would be.

Luv ya hun!


Alicia said...

I literally laughed out loud at the pic of Faith kissing the glass ~ Marissa does that too! : )

I am so glad Josh and Noel had a great weekend and a wonderful wedding. I was thinking about them (and you guys) last weekend! It is awesome that Faith needs a Wrangler now ~ someone to chase her down and try to keep her still. That is cool beyond words!

Congratulations to you and Brian! It is no small feat to have accomplished what you two have. We all know the statistics. I congratulate you on these past few years and toast you on the years yet to come. The song is so perfect too!

Love you and miss you!
We seriously have to get together soon! Not kidding!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you guys are awesome- that smile of Faith's is unreal! I just want to squeeze her!!!!!!!!

Erin (from St Jo's)

Hope said...

I love the Picture of Faith running. I remember when you were wondering if she'd ever crawl. Now look at her! She's terrorizing weddings like a toddler should! WTG Faith!! Her smile is contagious.

Jen said...

The pictures were wonderful!!!

Faith is so cute. She looked adorable in her dress!! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. The one of Faith licking the glass made me laugh.

Happy Anniversary to you both!

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Ann said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. Faith is just so stinkin' cute! I'm glad to see that everyone has recovered from H1N1 - hopefully, you've paid your "dues" and you will be sickness-free the remainder of the cold/flu season. And, congrats on your anniversary. You've much to be proud of.

4 vs 1 said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing! Faith is getting so big!

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