In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we've been crazy busy. I helped plan Tracy's bachelorette party...a day out at the vineyards...,and the weekend prior to the wedding was Tracy's shower. Getting my dress, shoes, and Little Lewie's tux was yet another accomplishment. Since Tracy surprised us with a July wedding (she originally planned it for the fall), there was no room for error. From the moment I learned about it in early June, it was "go" time!
Now that it's over, I'm a little sad. The excitement and anticipation leading up to it is one that I still remember when I married my best friend six years ago. In a way, it was like reliving the excitement all over again. Most of my friends are already married and have children, so it may be a long while before I'm invited to another wedding like this one. After it was done, Little Lewie asked, "Mommy, can we go to a wedding again tomorrow? Okay? Let's do that!" Oh my heart broke to tell him that weddings were very special occassions, and it would be a long while until we would be able to go again.
Here are some pictures and "memorable moments" of Tracy's special day:
|The first fitting...I was really proud of his good behavior!|
|Now why can't I get my little boy to stand still?|
|The second fitting. (He was just as good at listening to directions this time, too.)|
|My little rock star.|
|From ring bearer to GQ model.|
|Lewie and the flower girl, Sarah.|
|While we're waiting for the bride...|
|My best friend, Tracy.|
|Lewie's first ride in a limo. "Can we go in a limo again tomorrow?" he asked.|
|Our little family.|
|Picture time on the golf course.|
|Yes, some of us wanted to do other things besides taking pictures.|
|I love this picture!|
|Lewie and Tracy.|
|I'm a working mama behind the scenes.|
|Lewie and his date. I got stood up. He wanted to be with her the whole night|
and followed her around like a second shadow.
|One of many dances with Sarah.|
|He passed out in his car seat before he even sat down. |
That's proof of one outstanding wedding!
All of us really had a wonderful time, and even though it was a lot of work, it sure did bring a lot of laughs. Little Lewie ended up developing a mini crush on Sarah, and he literally danced with her the whole night to every song (fast and slow). Even more, I couldn't believe my little boy had some moves on the dance floor. At home I've seen him kind of sway from side to side and clap, but at the wedding he was really showing off and stutting his stuff...so much that he developed a little audience of his own; it seemed like almost everyone was watching him from a distance.
In another post, I hope to add some professional pictures of the church ceremony. All in all, it was definitely a special time for both my friend that deserves a life of happiness and our little family. Lewie is patiently awaiting our next wedding invitation. I hope one will come soon!