Texas Smiles

15 August 2011

I apologize for the silence: the Jake Cub and I just recently returned from the homeland. The one and only Texas Hill Country. It was an eventful couple of weeks. We watched Aunt Kathleen get married to...wait for it...Uncle Thomas. Welcome to the family!

She was a lovely and winsome bride, was she not?
Thanks to Mary via Facebook for the photos...shameless I know...
We got to see the eversodelicious MegandMary at the boda. I haven't spotted the infamous duo together since my own nuptials in the glory days of 2009.

Aunt Kathleen oh so graciously let me play with flowers for her wedding. Exhibit A:

I was very proud of the bouquet, but when she walked down the aisle I forgot to even look at them. So distracted was I by the bride and the strapping young man (husband mine) who co-escorted her down the aisle. I suppose it's to the beautiful bride's credit that she totally outshown her roses and dahlias.

We sampled some tequila lovin' from the restaurant that brags:

I was quite pleased. I also learned that the Frozen Margarita Machine is one of the top ten inventions in the National Museum of American History. Well. Of course!

We met some very important people:

Jake also got to take a trip to the legendary Montell, TX. Where the family enjoys some creek-front property. Well...it used to be creek-front property, but then after a huge flood it was riverfront property, and now, thanks to the drought...it's neither. So what do you do when your swimming hole is all dried up? Some people:

Other people:

of all the important things we did in the old TX
we really learned how to smile. 

Thanks especially to one very insistent Uncle:

Last but not (even sort of) least. One HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to my father today. I love you so much, dad! I love being your daughter, and I'm so excited for Jake that you are his grandfather.

 Happy Monday!


  1. Oh my gosh That BOUQUET! Unbelievably gorgeous. I've never seen a combination quite that awesome. Have you considered doing this for a living? Seriously, I am flower illiterate and spent weeks looking online for bouquets for mine and if I had seen this one...the search would have been over. It's amazing!

    Also, the baby? So adorable! Baby smiles are amazing, aren't they? I always feel like I've began to see a little glimmer of each small personality with the first smile. Smiles say so much!

    Glad you guys are well.

  2. oh my goodness! infamous duo...I love it (and thankyou, now I feel famous!) So our next re-une will obviously be Meg's wedding. I love your Jake pictures---HE SMILES NOW. HOW PRECIOUS. I'm in love. In love! With your baby!

  3. Oh goodness, I love you (and your BABY!). Can I come live with the Rhodes?

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