Friday, May 31, 2019

A Magnificent May



I'm not sure I could have crammed any more into the month of May if I had tried.  But, as stated above, it was magnificent!


Tommy's sister and her husband came for a visit from the Atlanta area.  They have lived  in the PNW for several years and we did not get to see them that often.  But, they are in the Atlanta area now along with Tommy's other sister, so we are enjoying seeing them more often.  Sara had her 50th class reunion while they were here and we all enjoyed discussing all the folks she reconnected with and hearing the latest.  We live in the town that Tommy and his sisters grew up in, so coming here is a bit like "coming home."


We invited a couple of their cousins over for a visit one afternoon.  A whole lot of chattering went on for sure.


We made a day trip to see  two of Tommy and Sara's Aunts, and a couple of their cousins also dropped by. It was good to see and visit with them.  Sometimes it takes effort to see extended family but it's generally always worth the effort. 
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And, last weekend found me in Chicago for my handsome nephew's wedding.  I flew to Des Moines and then rode with my brother, his wife and daughter on to Chicago.  There was a couple of times that I wished I had just flown directly to Chicago.  It's a long 5 1/2 hour car trip from DM to Chicago but we sure did get a whole lot of fun visiting time. 


 We stayed in the historic Carleton Hotel in Oak Park.  That in itself was quite a treat. I had never been to Chicago but I doubt that any body has seen any more than I did in the 48 hours that we were there.  On Friday morning my niece, SIL and myself headed out at 8:30. 


We caught the train and headed to the Magnificent Mile and on the way saw all kinds of sights.  I can now say that I have seen "the Bean."  We had such a fun time taking in the sights and sounds before it was time to head back to get ready for rehearsal and dinner. 


I was thrilled to share in this special time and to get to spend a itty bitty amount of time with my  nephew.  He and his new bride will be living there in Chicago.  Amanda is from Chicago so she is well versed in life there.  They are both into the theater and have both been in several plays there in Chicago and are currently rehearsing for one that they are in together.  So, who knows?  They do both have good day jobs but will pursue theater in their spare time. 


Warren and Amanda chose to be married at the noon hour.  Quite a different time for a wedding but that did not detract from the sweetness of the wedding one bit.  


They did something that I had never seen done at a wedding before, they washed each other's feet.  It was the "hi-lite" of the wedding for sure.  A beautiful song was sung by one of their friends during the process and I'm certain it will be an unforgettable memory for the two of them. 


Aren't they just the cutest and happiest couple!!  After the wedding they enjoyed engaging with all the guests and dancing the afternoon away.


And, then they were OFF to begin their lives together.  They flew out on Sunday to honeymoon in Sweden for a week.  May the Lord bless their union as the years unfold.
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And, what can I say about these two?  


They are both getting so big and doing "big kid" things.  Coleman figured out how to climb a tree and Andi Kate took off riding a big girl bike.  I think, for 3 and 4 years old, that's quite amazing for the both of them.  Their smiles say it all!

And, that's it for my Magnificent May!


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful May you had! I had not remembered that Linda and Tommy are cousins. From all accounts the reunion was a huge success. The newlyweds are so sweet. I loved seeing that precious Andi Kate's face and she is such a beautiful combination of both parents. Thanks for the recap of your busy, but most enjoyable month.

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  2. Coleman and Andi Kate are so darn cute. Oh my you have been busy. How nice to have family closer now. I loved following your time in Chicago for the wedding on Facebook. I'm trying to convince Mark that we need to go to our 50th class reunion but so far he doesn't want to go. I do!! I miss my H.S. friends and it's always fun to be back home for all the favorite eats....

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  3. You sure did have a wonderful May!! The wedding looks like it was perfect and how great that siblings are nearer now and y'all can get together more often. So important. Family is everything!

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  4. Your Magnificent May was Magnificent, CiCi, I can only imagine the conversations as the siblings were reminiscing and catching up!
    Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple, I think the washing of feet was so awesome!
    learning to ride a bike and climbing trees at such young ages is also awesome, they are adorable. and yes they are growing up so fast.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  5. What a fun little jaunt to Chicago! It is still on my list of places to see. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wow that really was a magnificent May. I love weddings and that one looks really special. Such good times with family, great pictures. Have a blessed evening dear friend. Hugs

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  7. Wow, Lea, what a great post! The pictures of everybody are sooo good and you don't have a single homely person in your entire family!!!!

    Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the highlights of May with us!

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  8. What a wonderful month of May. Lots of family time and celebrations.

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  9. What wonderful pictures of the family. Loving your SIL hair! So stinking cute. Well as I looked at those pictures of the feet washing....Lea....I had the Holy bumps and felt tears! WOW and WOW! What a perfect picture of Jesus! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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