Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Beautiful Bride

Sorry I left you hanging last week without any explanation to my whereabouts. It was the first time I did not meet my self-inflicted deadline of posting on Wednesdays. I have a very good reason. I was relaxing and taking a vacation in the warm California sun! What better reason is there? None.

Okay, so that's a poor excuse for me not even dropping you a quick note. Well, as you read this post, you will see why. It was sort of a hush-hush situation. I didn't want to give away any details to our devious plan.

Mom and I again decided to have an adventure. In the car. With a lot of kids. For a very long time.

Eighteen hours, countless potty breaks and a whole lot of caffeine. We made it in record time. After our journey from New York to Colorado, this was a piece of cake. California, watch out, here we come!

We had to go.


My mom's baby sister and my sweet aunt's life was taking on a new form. In more ways than one. She was getting hitched! And, she's having a baby!

Now, this was not just another wedding, this was the most anticipated wedding of our lifetime. You see, my aunt and her prince charming have been together since high school. This was a major event.

We have always looked at them as a couple. It has always been Becky and James. But, how wonderful to make it officially official.

Twenty-one years, the most patient couple on the planet!
You two are going to be amazing parents!

We decided to make it fun and not tell her I was coming. We wanted to see if we could get her to pee her pants. There was a small concern of putting her into preterm labor, but we took the gamble. Her pants stayed dry, but the tears flowed. Baby is fine. Mission accomplished.

We have a secret goal in life to make those we love the most, cry. A happy cry.

They could not be more prefect for each other.

Little man has some pretty favorable genes on his side. One gorgeous baby coming right up!
How could you not be handsome with parents like this. He will be beautiful inside and out. No question.

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am so over the moon happy for you guys! Love you!

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  1. Beautiful, beautiful beautiful! What a great surprise and I'm so glad you guys had fun!

  2. Oh, and yes we did miss a post from you last week!!

  3. Man... sounds like fun!! We surprised my neice at her high school graduation in Indiana, it was so much fun!

  4. That is the sweetest thing! I'm sure you made her wedding EXTRA special by being there! You guys are awesome for doing that. :) And you're so right about that baby will be coming out gorgeous!!! What a VERY attractive couple! Congratulations to them!! LOVE this blog! :) So glad you made it home safe too and absolutely loved meeting your precious mother. She is awesome! XOXOXO

  5. Nothing like a good cry in the morning! Such a wonderful family you have. You once again completely amaze me, 18 hours in a car with 4 kids!!! I am nervous about riding 4 hours to medford with only one in a month. Gorgous pictures by the way too :)

    P.S. Daphne squeeled when I watched this video...she didn't know what was going on but she knew it was something exciting!

  6. Could your family get any cuter????? You guys are simply the best!!! What a great role model family and an amazing surprise for your Aunt and Official Uncle now too!!!! Beautiful people and you are right --- will be a beautiful baby!!!! Congrats to the bride and groom and yeah for you getting away too!!!

  7. Such a sweet post of such a sweet couple. So loved by ALL who know them. I am sure God will be looking out for them and blessing them abundantly..........We Love ya James and Beck..So much.xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  8. um, can your family adopt me. you guys are just precious! i looooove her beautiful dress!

  9. OH MY GOSH, this is just the best! As I was looking at the 2nd pic down, I thought I was looking at Britney, but I just realized it's your MOM!!!! Carrie, you gorgeous girl you!!!
    Thanks for sharing this, it was great!

  10. You have such a magical way of capturing the true beauty in all your pictures! Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us!

  11. They had their pictures done by Oliver Bentley Photography! He did a wonderful job of capturing a gorgeous couple!!!

  12. what a gorgeous dress! She looked so beautiful and happy. I love brides!

  13. Oh my! She's gorgeous! And I love her dress, and hair... and her baby belly is disguised well... but I'm sure that's adorable too!

  14. Oh wow. These are awesome. Love that first one.