Monday, March 30, 2009

Our Family Grows...

Well, the Smith family now has 2 of their 4 children married off. We spent this past weekend in Tampa for Dave's little brother, Casey's, wedding. It was such an honor to be there as it reminded me so very much of Dave and I's wedding only 3 years ago. The ceremony was in the backyard with the beautiful lake in the back ground. Dave's dad, Pops as we all call him, and Rebecca's dad built a wooden platform around a large oak tree for the ceremony. Minus the 30 mile per hour wind, it was a beautiful ceremony.

The reception was in the front yard under a large white tent. The decorations were beautiful, as they did a beachy theme. The music was great and the people were fun. Uncle Richy played their wedding as well, but they did have a great addition that we didn't have, Mark Gaignard, who is an amazing singer. He is the one who sings Flawless, the music video Dave and I are in that I posted a while back.

It is such a wonderful tradition to me to get married at the Smith house, not that all the siblings have to follow in our path. There is just so much love to be shared there and for Dave & I and Casey & Rebecca it is where our relationships all started. We both spent that first summer we met our husbands on the lake at the Smith house, building a love that will last a life time. There are so many memories there that having our weddings anywhere else wouldn't have felt right. Rebecca, if you are reading this, please know that I am so glad to have you as a part of our family. I know we have had our differences in the past, but God works in mysterious ways and I really feel he used certain things to bring us closer together. Thank you for sharing your heart with me.

Four days of festivities are over. Bachelorette/bachelor parties, showers, and luncheons are in the past. We now have a wonderful future to look forward to with family, babies, vacations, and time to spend together. Welcome to the family, Mr. and Mrs. Casey Smith! We love you two!

1 comment:

Casey and Rebecca said...

We love you as well...I didn't even realize you posted something until today! We are sisters now, and will always be a best friend! Don't forget to call. :)