Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stephanie's Wedding

This weekend, my dad and I flew out to Louisiana to attend my sister, Stephanie's wedding. It was beyond description, and well worth the trip. It seemed like after my dad divorced Stephanie's mom, that was just the end of seeing the other side of that family. I think that I can count on one hand how many times I have seen Stephanie since then. Plus, I had a step-brother that I never got to see or talk to again either. I was in my early teens and didn't really make an effort to keep up the relations, and didn't know how to go about it anyway. But going to the wedding, it was like no time had passed at all. We felt like family again. I got to see Paul, my step-brother, his wife, Tania, and their kids, Katie,3 1/2, and Cameron almost 2. I also got to meet Stephanie's two boys, Caleb, 3, Zachary, 14mo., and Nick's son, Kaleb 5 or 6 I think. Phyllis was so happy to see us, and we got to see Aunt Gail, and Phyllis's brothers too. Tiffany, Keyth, and Annabella were able to drive out from Georgia, to come as well. Course I think I'm getting sick of seeing her! Just kidding, she was a big help to me at the wedding. I was the photographer, but ended up needing to fix some hair right before the wedding, so Tiffany took the groom and groomsmen out for pictures. From then on, we took turns taking the pictures, and they ended up looking pretty good. I think my dad really enjoyed playing with all his grandkids that were there. Annabella was really jealous though, and started crying, "Gampa, mine, Gampa!" At the reception, little Katie told her dad that she wanted "that man" to sit by her, and pointed to my dad across the room. Then she looked at me and said quite proudly, "That's my grandpa!" It was soooo sweet. There were a couple more heart warming and tear felt moments when they did the Daddy-Daughter dance, and then when dad gave a toast with Phyllis and talked about how proud they were of their daughter. It was definately a trip I'm not likely to forget anytime soon, and one I will cherish. I am looking forward to keeping up with the family there now.


Merrimom said...

Call me sometime and tell me how the trip went. Too fast, I'm sure!

Tiffany & Annabella said...

I am so proud of my cake picture!!

Keyth said...

There you go with the novel again! just kidding, at least you added lots of pictures for those of us that are literally challanged. It was a good time, to bad Mike wasn't there so he could try to regain the catan throne!hehehe!