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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Niece's Wedding!

On December 8th I attended the beautiful wedding of my niece Erin in Boerne, Texas. The wedding was held at a Wild Life Reserve and would you believe I captured no pictures of the wild animals.
Also very few pictures of the wedding. We were ask not to snap pictures while photographers were taking theirs.

Actually I was so busy catching up with family members that I only saw one animal when we first drove up there was a huge giraffe standing near where the wedding was fixing to start. lol

Erin grew up in New Braunsfel with her mother Roseanne and is the daughter of my younger Brother Tommy who lives in the Houston area. Tommy and Roseanne were divorced when Erin was just a baby but Tommy was a big part of her life. Roseanne did tell me at the wedding how much she appreciated Tommy being such a good Dad to Erin.  In the picture above it is Erin with her Mom's side of the family.

I have not seen the one of Keeton's posing with Erin.

Here is my daughter Christi posing with the mother of the Bride Rosanne. They are standing in front of a wall that my brother made for the reception. It was sitting at the gate where you went into the reception.
My brother Tommy grabbed my hand and led me over to it and I would have loved to have taken a picture of that moment. When we walked up to it there were to white gloved hands sticking out of two different openings with a glass of champagne to greet you. I don't know about you but I have never seen anything like this. It turned out it was the only glass of champagne I had all night and it was darn good.

Here is Rosanne posing in front of the wall. Tommy did a great job making this for Erin.
Turns out I was told he also hung all the lights in the enormous tent where the dinner was held. We are talking a lot of lights.
The tent was decorated with the most beautiful flower arrangements.

Let me tell you they spared no expense for this celebration After the sweet ceremony held under a oak tree the reception was held on a pretty rock patio where finger foods were served along with the open bar. 
Then we were invited into this huge tent where caterers served us a delicious fancy chicken meal. You know this ole country girl I did not even know what I was eating but it was really good.
In picture above is Father of the Bride my brother Tommy visiting our table. Here he is talking with my oldest Brother Billy and Sister-in-Law Linda.

Sitting next to me is my darling niece Connie with her precious daughter Leslie.

I laughed at this picture of Linda serving us some of the many desserts they had for us to enjoy.

Got lucky and snapped a picture of the Bride Erin with her Mom.

After dinner there was lots of dancing held in a barn.
I could not help but wonder what the wild animals thought of all the noise late into the night.

The next couple getting married in June is my Nephew Gary with his fiancee Elizabeth. She is from Lansing, Michigan where the wedding will be held. So I guess I need to start saving my money again for a trip. I love love Michigan and it would be so much fun to witness the wedding of these two.

It was a fun night and wanted to share some of it with you.

I know you are just as busy as I am trying to get everything done before next week. Time has a way of getting by us way to fast.

My life is really going to change in the next six months. It seems my landlady sold her Hotel/Casino in Laughlin, Nevada and she came by yesterday to give me the good news. Her plans are to make a lot of changes out here on the North Forty and not all of them I am wanting but I only work here.

Her biggest plan is to build five or more small houses out here that she calls Cassita's. She wants to rent them out to women who want to have a business in them and also for them to live there too. I can't imagine that happening but I do think she will build the houses. 

I am use to living by myself and when Spring gets here I have a feeling those days may come to an end. She is a hands on person when something big is going on out here so can you imagine how long it will take to build five or more houses. lol....OMG.....

She thought all my furniture that I have moved into my living room out here is way too much. Busy I believe is the word she used. haha....

Well it is late and I need to do a few things before turning in for the night. It was in the high 70's today but in the morning we are suppose to wake up to freezing temps. Too much of a difference. Texas weather is like that though so nothing new.

Take care and slow down everything will be done by Christmas Day. I promise!

Sweet Dreams


Debby said...

It always does get done, doesn't it. Not stressing here. Finding the money helped but having headaches for over two weeks, doesn't. They will go away, hoping soon.
Looks like a beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing. Your daughter is beautiful just like you......
It will take a long time to build those houses. Maybe she will change her mind and do something else. It is such a beautiful property.
Hoping you have a lovely CHristmas and get to spend time with your grands. xo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Looks like a lovely wedding and a wonderful time with family.

yep. 5 houses could take awhile but I guess that depends on why kind she plans to build and the crew she hires. still you are looking at a few months.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas~!

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

Looks may be having company. ;0)
With five house comes ...less lawn to mow, which means more time FOR YOU. :0)
THX for sharing what makes you happy...FAMILY!

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, I would love to have some of your 70 degree weather, We are at 25 with the windchill well below zero. We have blizzard conditions here with the wind blowing up to 40 miles per hour. Many accidents I am home today because of the weather. It is just where I want to stay. I have groceries in the house so I am o.k. Some areas are without lights in town, but I have mine. Your fudge is so yummy and I know your lucky winner of the last drawing will love whatever she gets.
I enjoyed your pictures of your nieces family. We are all quilty of not taking pictures when we are catching up with family. Merry Christmas Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Olga said...

We have not had a wedding in the family for so long, I am a wee bit jealous.

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing your niece's wedding pictures with us. Years ago, weddings were all pretty much the same then they started to be more individualistic and it's amazing the creativity that goes onto weddings now. No two are the same.
I hope that the photographer caught the giraffe on camera.

I hope that the changes your landlady makes will not too disruptive for you.

Have a Blessed Christmas Maggie.

Delena said...

Beautiful wedding pictures and I love the wall. What a cute idea.
I hope the houses don't take up to much of the land.
Merry Christmas

Sue said...

Looks like a truly magical evening!


PS. Hopefully she will change her mind about the houses...or your very best friends will move in. (one or the other would be good)


Marydon said...

Well, the winner of that candy giveaway is one lucky person ... it is scrump-dilly-ishous for sure.

Beautiful wedding, Maggie. Can see you had a grand time. You & Christi look lovely together.

Knowing how she is I can see her whipping those houses into reality in a quick heartbeat ... I think it would be fun to have all those businesses. You can then open your tea room you have thought of often.

You may be getting a lot more company than you are thinking, to boot.

Merry Christmas sweet friend. Miss & love you to pieces ~
Hugs ~
Marydon & Harold

TY for the lovely card.

GerryART said...

Maggie, what a turn of events at your place. Hope this doesn't impact your 'life style' for a lengthy span.

Regardless, your new old furniture looks fantastic in the manner you've decorated your home. Makes a person envious ! ! !

Beautiful setting for a wedding. Isn't it wonderful to have the time to visit with family in such gorgeous surroundings ! ! !

Maggie, please have the Most Wonderful Holiday. We had our first snow today. Hubby and I declared it a Snow Day and stayed home all day. I got some time for knitting.

Love ya, gal

Julia said...

Hi again Maggie, I think of you often too. Too bad we don't live closer, we could visit each other.

I'm having a difficult time with the Christmas spirit this year and I know I'm not alone. I've talked to several office people today who work at the Provincial veterinary lab and when I asked them if they were ready for Christmas, neither of them were ready for it and didn't even felt in the Christmas spirit. Just tired of all the commercialism like me.

I love to decorate for Christmas because it's a change when the days get so short and gloomy. I like taking out some of the ornaments to try to recapture the spirit of Christmas but it hasn't worked this year.

I'm looking forward to after Christmas to be done with too. This year I feel more stressed than ever.

It will all come to pass.
I hope that 2013 will be a good year for you.
I love you a whole bunch Maggie because you're so loveable.

Paula said...

Beautiful wedding!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Must have been a very, very special wedding with a lot of personal touches. The wall was a great idea!

WIshing you a blessed Christmas!

Rose Hascall said...

Sounds like and looks like it was a wonderful wedding. We will have our first family wedding in June 2013, a granddaughter. The whole family is starting to get excited. Have a Merry Christmas from your newest follower.