Today's Wonder of the World is... Weddings!
Really, what is more amazing that in this big world, one person can find another and they can fall in love and create a life together, which can be beautiful and change and grow through the years?
It's a Wonder, that's for sure!
By the way, the two lovebirds above aren't supposed to be me and Todd. I found the cake topper couple in a French junk store, which is a mystery in itself since the French don't even use cake topper couples. They traditionally have a croquembouche, a pyramid of cream puffs covered with spun sugar.
I've got wedding bells ringing in my head because of these two cuties.
Don't they look happy?
Allow me to introduce to you my cousin, Lynsey, and her adorable groom, Mike. They got married on Saturday, and I wasn't able to go. Boo hoo. I talked with my mom on Sunday and she said the wedding was so beautiful. I'm so happy for them.
But just so you know, Lynsey is supposed to look like this...
That was Lynsey when she came to my wedding in 1986. Isn't she cute?
Here we are on that day...
Ooh puffy sleeves. Very Princess Diana.
Mom said Lynsey's gown was strapless. I bet she was stunning. I'd show you pictures, but of course I don't have any. I even stole that picture of Lynsey and Mike off her Facebook page. I would ask her if she minds, but I doubt she wants to be disturbed right now.
During our first year of married life, we moved three times. (Thanks, Air Force! No really, we were young and it was fun. Except for that three day crying jag in Omaha, but that's another story.) During move #3, on the way from Omaha to Washington DC, we stopped off in Kentucky and spent the night with Lynsey and her sister Nancy and their parents, my Uncle Lynn and Aunt Sue. Uncle Lynn is a vet, and when I was little he used to wake me up by putting a Pomeranian in my hair.
Anyhoo, here is a picture of us newlyweds at the end of the visit. I'm holding Lynsey.
By the way, Nancy is now grown up as well, with a sweetheart of a husband and two beautiful children, one of whom recently reported that she had her own little wedding and got married to Goofy. It must have been a private ceremony.
Before we posed for that picture, Lynsey sat on Todd's lap at the breakfast table and ate cornflakes out of his bowl. So sweet.
Oh, and nice short shorts, hubby. Kids, if you're reading this, they were the style back then, okay?
Those wedding bells. I can't get them out of my head.
How about some more wedding fun?
Here's my mommy and daddy.
And here is Todd's mom and dad.
Here is Todd's brother Stuart and my sis-in-law, Swanee.
And here is my brother Steve and my sis-in-law Leah.
I was a bridesmaid and cried all the way through the wedding. Not a pretty cry either. I don't know what came over me! I love you Leah. It wasn't anything personal!
Hopefully she knows that by now since it's been what...seventeen years?
And here is Todd's sister Celeste and her hubby, David.
All beautiful brides and handsome grooms.
Now let's look at one more picture, just to wish Lynsey well.
And let's also look at it so that I can point out my cousin Stu's tube socks. Nice socks, Stu!
To the left of Stu is Nancy again, the little mommy, with Lynsey and Adam, who is now a college senior and towers over me.
We love you Lynsey! And we love Mike too!
Happy Monday everyone!