Before the dancing could begin we had to take care of a little business. There were toasts to be made, a delicious meal to be eaten, and cake to be cut.
|First the Best Man shared his toast to the couple|
|then the Maid of Honor delivered her toast|
|the couple was touched by both and relieved no embarrassing stories were shared!|
|and they looked completely at home in each other's arms.|
|Father and daughter danced to "The Rose" ....Dad's favorite!|
|Daniel waited and wondered when it was going to be his turn to dance.|
After that poignant moment this happened....go ahead click on the link....I'll wait....it's totally worth the detour!
It was a great night that did not end when the official reception ended. Of course not...we continued the party at a nearby watering hole and all slept very well that night! I heard from many people that this was the happiest wedding they had ever seen. It definitely was one of the happiest weddings and hopefully the marriage will be just as happy!
I thought once the wedding was over things would slow down. That's what I get for thinking. No sooner had the leftover cake been eaten and all the friends and relatives returned home than it was time to start thinking about our son and daughter-in-law moving to Dubai. We went straight into making sure we ate at a few of Houston's finest restaurants with our son and daughter-in-law before they left town and that we spent as much time as possible with them over the next week and a half. Yes, it was only a week and a half after the wedding that we kissed and hugged and said goodbye to them.
|Happy Mother's Day! Brunch at a new restaurant!|
|They have brains in their heads and feet in their shoes....Oh, the Places They Will Go!|
But....normal is a little boring right? Why be normal when you can be different? Our empty nest now has five...going on six, new residents for much of the summer. Our friends who are living in Saudi Arabia are here for two months with their three boys. Mom will be having number four while they are here. We will be in Nova Scotia for most of their stay but will overlap a few weeks. And since three boys are not enough, our nephew is here for a couple of nights. I am once again very thankful for having my children when I was young and energetic.
|Our house is still partying...just a different kind of party!|
In one more day we fly to Nova Scotia for eight days. It's time to plant the garden, open the farmhouse and get things ready for the summer. I am really looking forward to a little vacation even though it will be a bit of a working vacation. I don't think there will be any construction dust to deal with this time which will be the realization of one of my goals ever since we started renovating the farmhouse! The end is near! Let's dance!