Sunday, January 22, 2012

We're Not Losing A Daughter.....We're Gaining A Son


It seems as though this picture was taken just yesterday, and Daughter number two still snuggled onto my lap wearing her little footie jammies and clutching her favorite blankie.


And then.....she grew older. But she still seemed to be my little girl, playing her flute...


and goofing around with the dogs....


and excelled at mugging for the camera.

And still does. Hehe.

So when she and her fiance announced that they were planning to be married, I had to wrap my slow old foggy brain around the fact that she was moving past the footie jammie phase of her life......and that I should too.

As happy as John and I are for her and her fiance, and we are thrilled for them both, it's still hard to acknowledge that she's reached this exciting time..

Luckily for me, DN2 is making this easy. And joyful. Just as she has done for every major event in her life. No bridezilla, she.

So DN2, her mumsie, her soon to be sister-in-law, her"aunties" Terese and Susan, and friends set out on the grand search for a perfect wedding gown.







Who knew wedding dresses had pockets these days?!

Auntie Terese modeled the correct way to hold a bouquet.... 




Oh, my.

Oh.......my.

Oh.............my.

4 comments:

annie said...

WOW! I don't have a daughter, but I was still getting misty-eyed at the wedding dresses that were being modeled. Courage, my friend.

SjogrensStyle said...

She's absolutely stunning. What beautiful dress choices!

Amy Junod said...

Awe...

Reba said...

Julia, how did you stay dry-eyed at this "event" ?? Very difficult, I'm sure!. The pictures all look like shots right out of "SAY YES TO THE DRESS"...(TLC on TV)
right down to the big clothes pins holding he dress to the form-fitting size, the little mini "stage" for bride to stand on, and even all the mirrors, etc. You sure you weren't on "Say Yes" ??? Enjoy these wonderful, memorable times!

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