Saturday, October 24, 2009

Love and Marriage - And a Flower Girl

Our good friend Sara got married. Kennadi has been Ms. Sara's "princess" for a long time. Sara has always loved my girls and taken such good care of them. The girls were both very excited to be a part of her special day.

Rehearsal was so cold, especially down by the water. The kids were freezing. We wrapped Kennadi up in a blanket. This is a cute pic of Sara with Kennadi in her blanket.

At rehearsal, I filled the basket with leaves for Kennadi to practice with.

his is Kennadi practicing walking down the "pile" as she called it.

We rolled Kennadi's hair in sponge rollers.
This is a pic of her in her rollers while playing in her "boat."

We arrived at the wedding a couple of hours early for picture taking.
Mikayla, Kristie, and Halle were the program/bubble girls. They did a great job as well.
Sara is a true cowgirl at heart. She wore her boots under her dress as her something old.
Taking a break from her flower girl duties for a photo opt.

The setting was beautiful. Kennadi is admiring her purse/basket with the petals.

She thinks it is so lovely!

Finally, we are ready to go. Sara and Kennadi walk out hand-in-hand.

Getting ready to walk down the aisle.

She was a little nervous in the beginning.

But, she walked down the aisle like a pro!

It was gorgeous day.

I am so happy for Ryan and Sara. I hope they have a long and happy life together.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pawpaw Prince's 80th Birthday Bash

My Pawpaw, whom I love so dearly, turned 80 on October 4th. Some of you know that Kennadi is actually named after him. His name is Kenneth Dean. He is very special to me as well as my entire family. We decided to plan a surprise party for him this year. Our family lives in several areas, so it took some time and planning to get everyone in one place at one time. My cousin Ryan and his wife came from Wisconsin, Kyle and his wife came from Florida, Cole and his wife came from Jonesboro, and my Aunt and Uncle came from Judsonia.
We all meet together shortly before the party and had a photo taken of all of us together. This is also going to be a surprise present for him and my grandma when we get it finished and framed.
He was so happy to see everyone there. He prayed a blessing before we ate thanking God that he has given him and my Mammaw the time to where they could see their whole family again. This was extremely hard for us, because my grandmother is in very bad health, and my grandpa suffers from diabetes and heart problems. We know their time is short, but we too are thankful for the time that God gives us with them. We do not take it for granted.
Here, my Pawpaw meets Ryan's daughter, Ella, for the very first time.
This is Uncle Cole with Cooper.

Some of the Prince men standing around talking.

Cooper with Uncle Kyle.

Everyone had a great time, laughing and talking about old times.

Pawpaw and his boys.

My cousin, Kyle, is always making someone laugh.

Too cute!
We had a great time and I am so thankful that we were able to have this wonderful day with our Pawpaw. We love him so much. He is such a precious man.