Everyone showed up and got to work.
There were five ironing boards going to get the table cloths ready.
Baby soothing. (We met our nephew’s first little baby…first great-grandbaby for Dave’s parents… with some pretty great delight.)
And table setting.
And I loved every minute of it with these great people I get to call “mine.”
The back porch went from that mess I showed at the end of the last post to this:
Then to this:
And after all that swirl of activity we were ready.
Every one of Dave’s siblings was in town.
Man I love this family.
Then the bride and groom-to-be arrived in a pretty awesome truck given to Leah.
(Elle was the photographer for this event, so thank you Elle Belle for these pics.)
I had to get her and these cute cousins in at least one:
This is the first in-law niece with their sweet baby Bobby who we all fell in love with pretty darn quick:
Bob (Dave’s brother) welcomed everyone:
…and was the master of ceremonies for the dinner.
…as the sky turned velvety-dark.
(Leah’s parents above.)
(Oldest nephew and family.)
(Great-grandbaby lovey sweetie.)
It was a beautiful night to celebrate a these two great kids we love so much.
I sounded really old when I said that, right? Kids? But kind of, they are. And it’s fun to write about as I reminisce about being a kid myself and getting married 21 years ago. Yowzas I am old.
I loved the love that abounded around those tables.
Then it was clean-up…(which was as fun as the set-up)
…and on to the big wedding the next day.
To be continued…