Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 19, 2014

Happiest Day of My Life!

Well OK one of them anyway.  The happiest days of my life are all related to Russell anyway, so this is right up there!! 

The main reason we decided to get married this summer was that my stepson, Jeff & his fiancee', Casi, were coming east from Ohio to visit for a week.  We figured that would be a good time to schedule the ceremony.

Me & my gorgeous stepdaughter Valerie.

My husband and me.  I was beaming all damn day.  Still am.  My dress was purple velvet and I was broiling!

Marsha performed such a beautiful ceremony that she had Valerie & me in tears and Russell very emotional too.

My guests, Sam & Nick, Val, Casi & Jeff, then next to us are Mary, Myles & Marsha, Robin & Casey. Robin was the one who encouraged Russell to tell me how he felt about me when he first friended me on Facebook.  Although like she said, 'Well I told him to tell you he had a crush on you in high school.  We didn't expect you to leave your husband!'  

My god I love this  man!!!!  The love of my life.

All 3 kids and dad in the same place!!!!  Do you know how rare that is?!

Then we went to Asia at Mashpee Commons for a delish Chinese food lunch.

It was so warm and humid that all of us changed into shorts.

Nick & Sam.  She caught the bouquet.

Russell, Mary & Marsha....to stuffed to smile!

She cracks me up so much.  In fact she made a comment that wasn't so much funny but the way she said it and the look on her face and it caused me to spray my drink everywhere. I still start laughing when I think about it.  

My handsome stepsons and their beautiful significant others!


Myles & Marsha

Yep.  This pretty much sums up the day!!!

28 comments:

  1. Delightful and may you always be as happy as you were that day.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Life has it's ups and downs but I'll be OK with Russell by my side. He saved me.

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  2. Congrats to you both. May it just get better and better!

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  3. Looks like you had a blast! Congratulations.... love seeing you in photos for once!

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    1. Yeah well don't get used to it. I only allowed wedding day pics cause I had to. lol Thanks!

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  4. What a beautiful day! So happy for you two. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Sonnia. It was an amazing day.

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  5. Congratulations! I wish you many anniversaries. You look relaxed and happy!

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    1. I look relaxed? I guess I was.....I was very excited before we left the house and a little jittery from said excitement. I was kinda nervous though, with everyone watching. lol

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  6. I am overwhelmed with happiness for you and Russell! And you were worried you wouldn't look beautiful on your day! You are breathtaking and you both radiate happiness. Bless you both with all the good things life has to offer! Much love and joy to you both always!!!!! ♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy, you are too kind. <3 BTW your wedding short story made me cry today.

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  7. So great that the whole family could be there! You looked lovely in your purple velour!
    Congrats. again!!!

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    1. Thanks Joe. I was probably as excited to get married as I was that all of the kids were together with their father for the first time in years.

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful pictures, JoJo. Your smile is contagious. I'm beaming right now. I'm so happy for you. You guys look like my hubby and I. He's 13 inches taller than me. Hilarious! Congratulations!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Elsie! I'm still beaming myself. I should have included the pic of me looking at him when he was repeating his vows to me...utterly besotted. lol I am only 5'2" and he is 6'3", so 11" taller but it seems like more.

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  9. You met again on facebook?
    You both look so happy,I wish you many more years of happiness,God bless you both,Phyllis

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    1. Yes...he tracked me down on Facebook in 2011. Thank you!!!

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  10. So happy for you! What a great journey.

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    1. Thank you Annie. It really has been an incredible journey. I'm so grateful!

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  11. So happy for you!

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    1. Thank you so much Val.

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  12. Wonderful photos of a wonderful occasion. The bride looks lovely and is positively beaming with joy. :)

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    1. I'm pretty much still beaming. And so is he.

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  13. Photos are lovely . You look so happy. I'm so pleased for you both and although I'm late to the party I wish you many happy years together.

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    1. Thank you very much Anne!

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