Monday, March 16, 2009
Kira's wedding was beautiful, even if I do say so myself! :) She got married at 5:30 p.m. on March 14, 2009. Her sister, Laura, stayed with her Friday night after the rehearsal dinner. Jesus (her husband) stayed at a local hotel Friday night. Everyone in the family was just waiting for me, Ole Mom, to start the tears a rolling. My children were predicting at what time during all the festivities I would start crying. I did really well with my emotions. I only had a few tears when they were pronounced husband and wife.
I was able to sleep in (at least by my standards) until 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. I went got a cup of coffee and some breakfast at the local 7-11. I was staying with Jim for most of the weekend and he does not drink coffee (The only downfall I have found with him is he does not have a coffee pot in his house.) LOL I have to tell everyone what a blessing Jim was to me over the past weekend. He was right there and willing help whenever anything was needed.
Then at 12:30 p.m. I went to my girlfriend's, Terry, house so she could do my hair. I ran back to Jim's so he could drive me to Kira's house so I could help her get dressed.
When I got to Kira's house all the bridesmaids were there getting their hair and make-up done. Getting Kira into the dress was no picnic! Let's just say, it took all the bridesmaids and myself to get her dressed. Then it was time for pictures and off to the church. We only had two minor mishaps for the wedding....first the heat died in the church Friday before the rehearsal and they could not get the part until Monday; and second it started to rain just as we were leaving to go to the church. The good things was it really did not down pour so it was not something that really messed anything up.
The service was beautiful and I can't wait to see all the pictures from the photographer. They had the reception at Overhill Manor in Catonsville. It is an old mansion that sits up on a hill. It was a very dignified setting to have a reception. It appears that the guests seemed to all have a good time. I do have to admit Jesus' family really does know how to celebrate and they managed to get many people out on the dance floor that never would have been dancing otherwise! :)
The happy couple left to go on a cruise and then to visit some of Jesus' family in Puerto Rico.
The best part of all the stuff is knowing "my little girl" has married a very nice, warm man. We all welcome Jesus into our family with open arms.