Nine days ago (but who's counting?), our family participated in the Wedding of the Year.
Or, really, the Wedding of the Decade.
She married Sean Donaldson, who promises fair to be a good brother-in-law.
Oh, and a good husband for Katie.
The day was clear and sunny, warm but not too hot, and everyone looked his best.
Ten-year-old Johanna and her cousin, Maggie, were the Jr. Bridesmaids and looked so pretty.
Sam and his cousin, Ian, were ring-bearers. So handsome in their little tuxedos. Sam was especially taken with his shiny black shoes and used his napkin at the reception to polish them!
John, William and Micah were ushers. We found black suits for them and they wore ties and pocket squares to match those in tuxedos. Will had the honor of escorting his grandmother, the mother of the bride, to her seat.
I was the matron of honor. I was thrilled to be given the job - not thrilled with the elderly sounding "matron" - but thrilled with the honor.
Now that the honeymooners are home, I can start pestering them for the professional pictures!
The happy (ridiculously happy, glowing with in-loveness) couple, honeymooned in Nova Scotia and will resume residence in the Pittsburgh area.
So, when the wedding festivities and family time were closing, we packed up again and headed to Ohio to see John's parents for a couple of days. We arrived home in Minnesota tired and happy to be home, but so thankful for a great trip and a wonderful wedding.