Rachel was the flower girl in the wedding of a dear friend this past Saturday. Laura is the children’s librarian at our library, and we have become very close friends. I have had the honor of praying with her multiple times as her relationship with Eric developed. So it was so wonderful to get to be a part of this special day. And it was truly one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve been too.
This is Laura and Rachel at the rehearsal dinner.
During the rehearsal Rachel asked, “When they gonna say ‘Kiss the bride’?” This is her first wedding, so I have no idea where she heard that before. But it was good for keeping her still during the wedding. I told her that she had to watch close or she would miss when they said “Kiss the bride.”
Here is Miss Priss eating a hamburger in the dressing room before we took photos.
Rachel loved hanging out with the bridesmaids all day and made many new friends. I know it’s supposedly not healthy for adopted kids to be too friendly with other people. I feel like she’s attached to us fine-she keeps up with where we are all the time and knows that she belongs with us. We are still working on not being too affectionate with people you just met. But this child is very far on the extrovert end of the scale. She’s always going to make friends wherever she goes.
The lovely bride
This is what Rachel did for most of the reception except for the few moments that she sat down to eat a bite. Dance!
She made friends with some other girls who were dancing.
I wish I had gotten a better photo of this one. The father and mother of the bride asked Rachel to dance with them. So sweet!
My handsome men:
Eli and Tommy
Rachel with the bride and groom
This is my favorite! Rachel eating a plate of strawberries at the reception.
We also went in the rain and cold on our annual quest for the perfect Christmas tree at Longview Tree Farm. This is our 11th year to get a tree there. Every year the owner says it is his last year. We are really going to be sad when he finally does close down. We’ve grown rather fond of our visits with him every year.
Rachel, Titus and Caleb. Eli opted to stay dry and warm in the car.
Making our gingerbread house
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!