Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where Does Time Go?

Mandy's Wedding Photo
In the middle of a HUGE move & remodel (as well as the selling of our home) what could make us take a week & go back to California?  That beautiful Green Eyed Princess above!  She’s had me wrapped (& her uncle too) from the minute I saw her.  We had boys & I soooooooo wanted a girl but, blue we had in fold.  So, when my friend Cindy had Amanda I walked in the hospital room, picked her up & said “thank you for having her for me”.  I loved & spoiled this beautiful girl for MANY years & when the invitation came last year we said YES!!!
Mandy & Aunt Charlene
This is me (yes, I KNOW the glasses are horrible but, that was then…) & my baby girl!  I bought her that little pink outfit & many other things through the years…  When I saw the sign below I knew I had to get that for her too…
Sign I Gave Mandy
When I saw her Engagement Photos… I KNEW this was the one for her.  He was a smart man as they’ve been friends since High School.  He’s seen her through MANY broken hearts & relationships.  Always the friend who had a shoulder to cry on… And then they grew up & they KNEW!  Young love is such a beautiful thing.
Engagement photo Collage
We flew into Orange County Airport & were whisked away by our dear friend Vickie.  That night she & her precious hubby Ray went with us to Downtown Disney to have dinner with the wedding couple.
Vickie & Ray Legoland
We had such a fun time with everyone & were amazed at the Legoland store.  My Hubby hammed it up with The Hulk!
lego Collage
Look what they can do with Lego’s!   The first one is the Beast from Beauty & The Beast.  HUGE!!!!! And look at Aladdin, the magic carpet with the kids on it… Hanging from the ceiling.  The detail in the carpet was astounding.
007 Dragon
The dragon on the roof over the front door!  LOVE IT!!!! All Lego’s!
Beach Collage
We had time to enjoy eating hamburgers at Ruby’s on the pier in Huntington Beach.  Seeing the surfers is always a trip & just loving the beach.  Vickie & Ray know all the great spots!
Fireplace Collage
The wedding was held at The Disney Grand Hotel.  We loved the beautiful beams, fireplace & decor in this hotel.  “Baby Girl” chose well!
Ceromony Collage
Her Momma helped with her dress & her Daddy walked her down the isle.  Exchanging the rings & sealed with a kiss.
Wedding Couple
They look so happy!
First Dance Collage
First Dance…
Cake Collage
Cake!  She tried to make his face a mess & he just couldn’t do the same to her but, with one dip/kiss…. She was covered in cake too.  I LOVE that they can laugh & play with each other.  That makes marriage a LOT easier don’t you think?
Cars Collage
At 4:00 sharp Mandy made the announcement that the wedding reception was over & the bride/groom with their guests would now go to Disneyland.  We changed into casual clothes & away we went.  Above we were in Cars Land & on the CARS ride. 
Color Show Collage
Wonderful World of Color Light/Water show ended the night.   What a perfect day!  A tired but, happy newlywed couple.  Thank you Mandy & Aaron for creating such a magical day for everyone.  I wish you all the love your hearts can hold.  Love is a dream your hearts makes.
Disney Bride & Groom
I wanted to thank Tammy Love Photography, Mandy & all her friends & families that helped provide photos for this journey of memories for me to share with you.  Now, your Auntie is back to work with the move.  Check back soon to see our progress.  Note:  MOVING IS HARD WORK!
Hugs!  Charlene


Sherry Williams said...

Such a sweet story, Charlene! She was a beautiful bride.


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Charlene, I'm so glad you were able to break away from all that's going on in your life to enjoy Amanda's wedding!!! They look like a precious couple and FUN too! I know you all had the best time ever. I hope you're doing good and will share tons of pics soon! hugs and love sweet friend, Dawn

Karen Valentine said...

Amanda looked beautiful and I'm sure the wedding was enchanting!!! And actually I loved seeing that old pic of you too... glasses and all!!! I hope the remodel is going well. I'm sure it's a TON of work but will be soooo worth it when it's done!

Kadee Willow said...

Oh, my gosh.. what a fabulous way to celebrate a wedding~ at Disneyland! Such a beautiful couple and love that they have had such history with each other. I have always told my boys, "marry your best friend!" as it's the only way to go. May they have a blessed lifetime together and thanks for sharing this with all of us. And YES!!! Moving is the hardest work I have ever done!! Keep strong, girl!

Kim Caldwell said...

What a wonderful weekend! So sorry I missed you! Hope the new house is wonderful!!


Sandy said...

It looks like you had an amazing time, the bride was stunning. Hope you are settling into your new home. Enjoy!

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Such a Wonderful Story and What a Beautiful Sweet Girl You Have!Thank Gosh Cindy had her Just For you!
Hope you will becoming to the end of this Moving Journey Soon so you can finally Relax and Enjoy it!
Have a Wonderful Weekend and Thank you for Your Visit!

TiffanyJane said...

Amanda is a Beautiful bride, just gorgeous!!

Looks like yall had lots of fun!!!
And I need to write your email back....yes, I want to come to your house sooooon!! I am tied up two days this week, but would love to see what is convenient for you. I have your number, so will bug ya soon when I can get away!!!

Alisa Noble said...

Aw, what a fun and beautiful trip! Congrats to the happy couple.

Maggie said...

Disneyland?!? HOW FUN IS THAT!? What a blast everyone must have had, and what great memories!

Hope the house remodel and move is going smoothly. Can't wait to see pictures when you're ready. That studio of yours is going to be amazing, girl!!

Kathy said...

Great trip with special loved ones, who can ask for more in life. The wedding looks so exciting and fun. How lucky is she to have that special aunt and uncle. I'm your newest follower. Enjoy Kathy

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