I am a little embarrassed that our son got married four months ago and I am just now getting around to posting pictures. Says a lot about the amount of time I've been devoting to blogging. But all that aside, Mitchell married Whitney on Dec. 3, 2016. It was a beautiful wedding - and I'm not at all biased.
First they got engaged. Both Mitch and Whitney are RN's, and Mitch is also a fire-fighter, hence the truck and the stylin' pants.
Twas the night before the wedding and all had rehearsed... So we celebrated at one of our favorite restaurants (sorry, nothing rhymes with rehearsed). The hunting theme was a nod to one of Mitch's favorite pastimes. Centerpieces made from empty shotgun shell casings, No Hunting signs, and a touch of camoflage -- a little corny, I know, but Mitch loved it - including the bride and groom hunting vests.
A quick (and off-center) snap shot before walking down the aisle: The groom; bridesmaid and sister of the groom, Amanda; and the father of the groom, Dave.
Our beautiful Miss P tossed rose petals and stole hearts. (This was before her abrupt departure. News flash: She's back! see story below*)
Then came "I do"s and rings and "You may kiss your bride". . .
, , , and let them eat cake.
We are blessed with a wonderful daughter-in-law, and can't wait for them to both be in KC full time. Then - God willing - we will have both kids in the same town for a year. What a joy to have them both 90 miles away! Amanda will finish her Masters degree - God willing - in May of 2018 and who knows what comes after that.
*Update on Miss P.
If you look back a couple posts, you can read about our Miss P., a 7-year-old girl who chose us as surrogate grandparents, and who was taken away without notice a few days after Christmas. I'll let you get the details there, rather than repeating.
During the time she was gone, I made the trip to visit and was somewhat calmed by seeing where she was living and how well she was doing. We had a wonderful weekend and I returned home sad, but not as terrified as I had been. Then, as abruptly as she left, she was back. There is a long story and her living situation is not perfect, by any means. But she's here. She spent Easter with us. She has plans for a long visit when school is out.
We will just enjoy each visit and see what God has planned. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I was touched by the wonderful messages and your concern for a friend you've never met. Love you all!