Saturday, February 8, 2014

Two Weeks 'Til the Wedding of Son #4!

Two weeks from today, son #4 is getting married.

That's right, this guy--this cute little munchkin--is getting married.  He is going to be a husband.  How, I ask you, is that possible?
Even he looks shocked about it.

Of course, he's not a two-year-old anymore.  He's a lot bigger, and a lot more grown-up, than he was when that photo was taken.  He's very serious and mature these days.  As you can plainly see by perusing these more recent pictures.
(Christmas 2012, in the arms of son #2.) 
(As the best man, in the arms of his brother, the groom--at son #3's wedding this past December.)
(From the engagement photo shoot, in the arms of the bride-to-be.)
I'm having trouble even wrapping my brain around the concept that in a mere matter of weeks, three of my five sons will be married.

I blinked, y'all.  And this is what happened.  (Yes, I just said "y'all."  My husband and I spent the first few years of our marriage in Texas, where he was in Navy flight school, and I actually found myself using that term for real after a while.  Now that we've been back in our old stomping grounds up north for a couple of decades, of course, all y'all are back to being "you guys.")

So the countdown begins.  And I think I'm ready--although I'm afraid to try on my dress, because I believe it might have gotten a tad snug since I first tried it on.  I put on a few el bee's over the Christmas holidays and they seem to like their new home so much that they've decided to stick around for a while.  I keep planning to go on a big fast to lose them in time...and then I say, "I'll start that fast tomorrow!"

It's a pretty dress, though.  Let me show you.
If you think it looks black, you would be as wrong as my husband.  It's a yummy deep purple color, and the jacket is covered with little sparkly beads that catch the light when you move.  It's so pretty, but it would probably look better on me if I was built like this lovely headless mannequin here.

Okay, then, the only thing left to say today is please keep my son and his bride-to-be in your prayers as they prepare for the beautiful Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

17 comments:

  1. Oh man, those pictures have me laughing out loud. Especially the third in the series!

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    1. Can you believe it? He is such a goofball! (She's going to have her hands full with him...get it?)

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    2. Too funny! I loved the pics too! Congrats on the upcoming wedding, by the way.

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  2. Lovely dress! It will look better on you than on that headless mannequin, for sure!
    My oldest son turns 18 this year, bu I am not sad that he is growing up. Reading your posts about your sons, their brides, and your grand-babies has really made me realize how exciting and joy-filled being a parent can be to adult children. Not to mention all the alone time I will get to spend with my husband! :)
    I will say a prayer for your son and his bride-to-be.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that maybe this grammy blog does have its place among all the mommy blogs!

      Thanks for the prayers!

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  3. The dress is lovely and definitely purple. Prayers for you all in the crazy last weeks!

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  4. Lovely dress. And, you must have one strong future DIL to hold him up!

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    1. She's such a tiny thing---I don't think she could do it without the help of that stone wall! :)

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  5. Oh Laura, funny photos!!! He does appear in that pose a lot:) lol. Yes how amazing to have three sons married! I imagine the years have flown by.

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    1. He is a silly boy--and a sweet one, too. And yes, how the years have flown!

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  6. I love this!! It is too funny that he seems to always be in someone's arms!!

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    1. That pose has become his "thing," I guess. :)

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  7. I hope this doesn't mean that at the wedding he'll expect YOU to carry him around like that.
    Also, beautiful dress, which I'm sure will look much better on you than on that anorexic mannequin, who also has scoliosis, BTW). I'll include them in my prayers, that they may have a long, happy, and healthy marriage. Congratulations!

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    1. I love your comments about the mannequin. Really, why do I think I want to look like one of those?!

      Thanks for the prayers, Barb.

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  8. How time flies right? Events like these are irreplaceable and fun to reminisce. Special moments like this could be better with the quality of video when it is recorded. Certain angles and shots should be considered for the viewing purposes of the family. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Ray Lombardi

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