What I know today is that I could have that Party go on for months. No kidding. I love having all of my kids in one spot, with their spouses, friends, children, laughter, teasing, whining, joking. Whatever. I love it.
Groom's Guys, with their now-famous footwear. Notice: Thomas has flames.
Count-down to the ceremony: Skyler being pinned to his boutonniere. So cute.
Loved the hammer with the German Chocolate Cake. Yep. I made that.
I didn't get enough photos of the Bride & Groom, so I have been hijacking them from other's postings. That must be ok.
Everything was beautiful. Even the beer looked magical.
A peek under the table.
All the Groom's Guys in a row, custom-ordered Vans.
A small visitor to remind us of Grandma Mary's presence.
Known to the little brothers as The Sisters... giving a toast that brought us belly-laughs and tears.
This is one of many hilarious shots of this group. I love them! Though this whole series, Gina the Bride stayed composed and smiling, while the Tribe carried on as usual.
The Party is over. Newly-weds are in Hawai'i. Guests and families gone back to their normal(!) lives. The beautiful grounds are back in the hands of the Chickadees, Quail, Owls and other wildlife. Most likely one can hear the surf. The fog will roll over the hill and smother Tomales Bay with softness. It was beautiful. I feel a little melancholy in gentle waves. I miss being The Mom, waking them up, driving them all over and back again, feeding them, laughing with them, bossing them, threatening them, putting them to bed and starting all over again. Of course there were tensions, never enough money, personality crashes and various disasters. But still, or should I say, AND still; I loved every day.
Life today, now, is good. Of course there are moments when the past seems so agreeable. And I am grateful for all of it. Then, Now, and what's coming.