We attended a most beautiful wedding this past Friday evening.
The daughter of our next-door neighbor.
Carly Michele turned from an adorable baby girl into a lovely woman in the blink of an eye.
The marriage ceremony was beautiful. Personal and directed to this young couple with wise words as they begin a life long journey together.
Though we weren't as connected in Carly's life in her teenage years, she will always hold a special place in our hearts. When she was just a little tyke, she came to our house each week on the days her mommy worked.
|Photos of our girls with Carly when they were all small|
And once a little one gets in your heart, they're always there.
After the ceremony we headed to a reception full of the most fabulous food, served in an elegant Ballroom with the nicest people.
|This photo was taken from a neighbor's facebook page (Nancy on bottom right). Not sure what the mother-of-the-bride is doing here because we were all squishing together to fit in this photo!|
You see, almost 27 years ago, the homes on our street were completed and we all made settlement within about a two week period. Of course, some families have moved and new families came but a large percent have been here from the beginning or at least many years.
Most of the people in the above photo are from the street or an adjacent street. The young adults were either little or not yet born when we all met.
John and I had so much fun reconnecting with everyone!
(I guess I was too busy indulging because I didn't even think to get photos of the unbelievable appetizers or the fabulous entrees)
Love and best wishes to
Carly & Kevin