(Plus “pretty stuff” from God’s creations…I love citrus leaves)
We figured we may as well plaster the place with all the pictures we’d be putting up at the reception/celebration the next night….may as well use these puppies as much as possible:
We also put little “facts” about Max and Abby on each table to help people get to know more “little-known-facts” about those two.
Love you Brim!
And here are a couple of my sisters…
Dave welcomed everyone…
…and everyone was pretty happy 🙂
And we got dished up:
And I think Saydi got this shot right here because this might be the first time in her entire life that my mother isn’t the very last person to sit down:
Ha ha! Good job, Mom!
The siblings got this “place of honor” since we couldn’t fit any more tables in:
But I think they were A-OK with that situation.
Saydi got pics of each table and I’m so glad:
The Grandparent’s table:
The “young adult” table got a pretty specific question about marriage and I love their reactions (since none of them were married…ha!).
Although I cannot remember the answer they gave, I do remember it was pretty wise. Loved that.
Dave told some funny stories about Max.
I love seeing the reaction on these faces that Saydi caught as he talked:
Check out those expressions on those behind the counter down below:
Dave is a pretty great story teller (he told the story about the grenade volleyball challenge, one of our very favorite parenting moments…and of course, he “roasted” a little as well 🙂
I love that man.
Lance told some storied about Abby too:
Loved all that he had to say about that awesome girl who is now my daughter-in-law!:
Sarah and I were pretty blurry with the details of the night, so we let Max and Abby wrap it up.
I wish I had what everyone said recorded, because to be honest my head was swimming a little at this point.
I don’t remember well what Max said, but I remember the feeling that spread out into my heart as he talked. He’s a very good speaker. I just love that boy so very much.
Abby talked a little too…just love these guys.
With that, we headed out to let off some sky lanterns. I explained that these lanterns were representations of us all sending up all the advice shared and love for Max and Abby, sending it all up for blessings on this new union in Heaven.
The night filled up with lanterns and then we headed in for dessert (prepared lovingly by some pretty great friends):
…time to get ready for the big day the next day!
But first: face masks.