Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Happily Ever After!

I’m late posting this! We were gone for the weekend, but I’m home now, and my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding came off beautifully! Here’s a picture of the bride and groom at the reception:

And this one when they were introduced at the reception. I love this one because she’s laughing in joy, and my son is looking at her with such love and happiness. This captures them as they truly are.

And here I am with my son before the wedding:

One of my favorite moments was an hour before the ceremony, and I asked him, “Are you nervous?” He smiled at me, and said, “Nope. Nothing to be nervous about when you’re marrying the right woman.” I love my boys! That’s what his older brother said when he married, and it’s what his younger brother will say when he marries next year. They know what love and marriage is, even in the turbulent and sometimes shallow times we live in.

And typically, I had one minor glitch. The stylist who was supposed to do my hair didn’t show up, but another stylist graciously worked me into my schedule put up my hair so I didn’t have to deal with a frizzstorm. She determinedly pinned, sprayed and spelled it into submission. It was such a different look for me, that easily a half-dozen people, including my youngest son, did a double take when they saw me, LOL. But I was happy with it. Seriously, my hair’s only shoulder length, but OMG, it could be a horror film called FRIZZ ON THE BEACH if left unchallenged.

This was one of the best weekends of our lives–we got to see one of our biggest dreams for our son realized when he exchanged vows with the woman who is his Happily Ever After.

6 comments to “Happily Ever After!”

  1. Viki S.
    October 9th, 2018 at 2:21 am · Link

    Congratulations! Lovely couple and beautiful photos.

    Happy to hear all went well even your hair 😊.

    We had a nice time with middle son and DIL at dinner Saturday.

    Harrison is one this Sunday. Big party 🎈 to come.

    Have a wonderful week.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    October 9th, 2018 at 5:42 am · Link

    YAY! I’m so happy for them. And for you. The photos you posted to FB were all lovely. I’m glad they had a nice wedding. And yay for your hair. I bet you were a stunning Mother of the Groom.

    Nothing much happened here over the weekend. Got my shot yesterday and picked up some landscaping materials while I was in town. The retaining wall for my garden under the cedars has begun. It would be farther along, but I misread my measurements. I need about 80 bricks instead of 60. :shrug: Pausing on that, and starting the iris bed project today. I’ll be digging the irises up and putting in new organic matter to refresh the dirt, then putting everything back. Wee. This is what I get for half-assing it when we put it in.

  3. Silver James
    October 9th, 2018 at 9:17 am · Link

    Awwwww. I’m all sniffly! They are so beautiful and it’s so obvious how much in love they are. You and Wiz made good sons.

    It rained. I sort of worked. And it rained/is still raining. Hope y’all get some soon. GENTLE rains! Not the monsoons we’re getting.

  4. Jenn
    October 9th, 2018 at 4:23 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks so much!

    Glad you had a good time with Middle and his wife.

    Wow, a year!!! I can’t believe how fast Harrison is growing up. I hope he has a super fun first birthday party.

    Hope you’re having a good week.

  5. Jenn
    October 9th, 2018 at 4:27 pm · Link

    B.E., thank you! The wedding was fun, my hair was out of my way and in the end, it all turned out well.

    Glad you got your shot. Overall your weekend sounds productive, you got the retaining wall started, even if you have to go back for more material. I’m impressed that you can dig up and replant the irises after reconditioning the soil. You have a green thumb, or at least, it’s greener than mine!

    Hope your week is going well!

  6. Jenn
    October 9th, 2018 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Silver, thank you! These are moments we cherish.

    You’re doing better than me by sort of working :-)

    We’ll take the lighter version of your rain. I hope the rain there isn’t causing any problems in your neck of the woods.

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

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