Monday, September 8, 2008

Here Comes the Bride...

Well, this past weekend was an eventful one for sure. I made 2 trips to Fayetteville for a friend's wedding that Kane happen to be in, and when I wasn't in Fayetteville I was doing AWANA.

For those of you that don't know what AWANA is, it is this wonderful children's misistry that our church just started yesterday. I am heading it up and I, with the help of a lot of great people, have been working on getting it off the ground for about 3 months. It has been a lot of work but I can't imagine anything more wonderful and fulfilling than God's work. So, needless to say, it has all been so worth it. AWANA- stands for "Approved workmen are not ashamed." Anyway, AWANA encourages kids to memorize God's word, the bible, but most importantly it encourages them to understand it and apply it to their wonderful, little lives. Yesterday was our first AWANA club meeting and already I fill so blessed to be a part of it.

When my friend Sara called me and asked me if Kane could be the ring bearer in her wedding I said "are you serious?!" I told her Kane had a mind of his own, is extremely active, and has one volume...Loud. I told her that I wasn't sure if I could handle the nerves involved with him being in the wedding. I've been to weddings before where no one even knew a wedding was in progress because they were to busy watching the kids in the wedding talk, scream, cry, lay down, make faces, jump off of the stage, and you get the idea. I love my son, but I'm also a realist and I could see him doing not only one of these things, but all of them at the same time if he was given the chance.

She assured me it would be fine. So, I said okay (against my better judgement mind you). I told her that I felt like I had warned her and if he did anything wild it was not my fault. She had been WARNED!

Well, I should give the little guy a little more credit. He actually did really great. Although I did think for a second there at the end when he was walking out behind the bride that he was going to step on the back of her dress, but, she was warned, so like I said...out of my hands.

I had a good time at the wedding I got to see some old friends and visit with them for a while. Nolan was there with me, and my mom. There was a chocolate fountain that made my entire night. When it was time for the cake I even made Nolan go put some chocolate on my cake for me (he told me never to ask him to do this again because he said everyone was looking at him like he was crazy, this made me giggle, because this is exactly why I made him do it and not me). It was a fun night, and a good weekend.

Kane and Abby, the flowergirl, at the wedding. Doesn't he look handsome!

Kane looking so sweet!

Me, and my good high school friends, Tressa, Amber, and Aaron...

Amber, Sara, Me, and Tressa...


Marci said...

Love your Dress!
Kane looked so cute.

Just what are those Woods up to? said...

Kane looks so so handsome! Good for him, being a little gentleman in the wedding.

You look totally beautiful in these pics (once again)! I can totally picture you drooling over the chocolate fountain but making Nolan do your dirty work!