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Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Waddell

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 by | 0 comments

My sister married her dream boat on October 15th.  Here we are after getting ready.  All her female bridesmades are moms so we definitely had our hands full.

We made it into town just in time for the rehersal and dinner Friday night.  We drove late into the night Thursday after Jacob’s evening class, crashed and still had a day full of driving on Friday.

I was the matron of honor and my job on Saturday was to keep all stressors away from the bride.  I was the secratary, txtr, jewlery cleaner, shoe putter-oner, sandwich purchaser, train carrier, and bouquet holder.  We spent the day relaxing with manicures and pedicures, hair-dos and reminiscing.

The ceremony was lovely.  The outdoor setting was beautiful this time of year and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  Rachel, Jonathan and the bridesmaids had to work hard at keeping the tears back.  And the food and decorations were wonderful. My sister got the day of her life that we have been planning and we are so happy that she is married and that Jonathan is now officially a part of the fam!

I was super happy to see so much family there.  We had several cousins come in from Charles City/Richmond, and a couple sets of aunts and uncles from other parts of the state as well.  I loved catching up with my relatives.  And it was great passing Anna around.

We hear the party went well into the evening, but Anna limited our night.  She is always so excited to be a part of the fun, I can understand, but a girl needs her beauty rest too.

On Sunday, Marty, Joan Lee, and Sydney all came over for lunch before heading back across Virginia.  We of course played with the chickens, horses, ATVs and their dog Chloe.  What a blast.

Anna enjoyed her time on the farm, getting lots of cuddle time with the grandparents in the mornings.  I loved getting to sleep in.  I also loved the quiet woods and the privacy it afforded.  The city life can be taxing sometimes and a getaway is always welcome.

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