Thursday, July 11, 2013

Miss Julia's First Birthday

As I am writing this, I am hoping to get all pictures posted. It sounds like Baby Red is awake and it doesn't help that I have managed to sneeze about 700 times in the last 20 minutes. I have, however, had two giganticus cups of coffee, so it is going to be a great day! I took pictures of the birthday girl eating her cake, but I used my Dad's 35mm camera, LOL, so this will be pics and captions of the kids' pool party pre-cake! The Birthday Girl!
Ta-Dah! Little Red is enjoying herself!
Big Red and Little Red and photo bomb, courtesy of Cousin Indy!
Baby Julia and Little Red enjoying one another's company. I think they will be good friends as they grow up!
Baby Julia and her Daddy! I love this pic! Has to be one of the sweetest ones ever!
Big Red watching the kids play. My cousin says his skin color is clear, LOL. Poor lil redhead! :-)
Grammy Elaine and Sweet Baby J!
Big Red decided to take a nap in Baby Julia's pool, LOL.
It was a great day, even though it was pretty steaming hot! Julia has been such a blessing to our lives and I can't wait to watch my little niece grow and change through the years. Here is to many, many more birthdays, baby girl! Love you lots!

A Wedding Fit for a Princess and Her Prince!

My littlest step-sister, Alice, was married here recently to my newest brother-in-law, Bryce, in a beautiful ceremony in the KCMO metro area. It was a beautiful wedding! The weather held out very well and everyone had a great time. Even Baby Red enjoyed herself! Little Red was in the actual wedding party as a flower girl with her darling cousin, Julia. Here is a photo of our group:
Family from England made it as well. It was great to see Grandma Christine and Auntie Lorna!
The beautiful bride, my baby sister, Alice and my awesome Step-Mom, Elaine!
Little Red after her duties as co-flower girl. Her hair was gorgeous, but it had started coming out just a little at this time. She loved twirling in her dress and both baby girls looked like absolute Princesses!
The wedding party, just as the couple was being presented!
A happy and jubilant bride and groom!
All in all, it was a terrific wedding weekend! The kids had an adventure traveling up to Kansas City. It was surreal seeing Alice getting married. I guess it's just hard to believe she isn't a little girl anymore. Or even a young lady, for that matter, LOL. I sniffled a little thinking to myself just now, what a beautiful woman Alice has become! I am glad she found such a wonderful man in Bryce. He is a good man and will make a wonderful father. He is certainly a doting Uncle! Welcome to our family, Bryce! Looking back, I think each of us four girls had wonderful weddings, which were well suited to our personalities! We have all married men who instantly proved to be great husbands and wonderful fathers. I cannot wait to see how we all grow and change as the years go on and our families increase in number. We are all truly blessed!