Monday, June 17, 2013

A Special Weekend

Happy Monday!  Hope your day and week are off to a good start.  I'm waiting on my Dad at the periodontist right now to take him home from gum surgery.  Does not sound like fun for him!

I wanted to recap my weekend since I had some fun things going on.  First, I attended the wedding of two of my friends, Erin and Nick!  I've known Erin since elementary school, and Nick and I were in the same Math Ed major in college!  I actually set these two up, so I feel partially responsible for making Saturday's wedding happen :)
Erin escorted down the aisle by her uncle
The service was at the church that Erin and I grew up in.  What a beautiful service!

After the ceremony, we headed to the Richmond Country Club for the reception.  The room was decorated beautifully, and their entrance was perfect for two Virginia Tech grads!

They came in to our football entrance song Enter Sandman, and their parents came in to the Hokie fight song!  So fun!
First dance
We had a delicious dinner after the dances, then it was time to mix, mingle, and dance!
Groom, bride, and myself
VT Math people at the wedding
My friend Krista and me
Their cake!
I missed the "silly picture" memo
Surprisingly, I have no pictures of youth group friends!!  I was too busy dancing with them to snap some photos.  Overall, a very fun wedding!  I wish them all the love and happiness in the world :)

On Sunday, the senior pastor at the church I grew up in preached his last sermon.  After 16 years of ministry at Trinity, he and his wife are retiring.  I'm so glad I was there for his sermon and reception afterward.

The reception was tailgate-themed since John played football in college and is a big sports fan.  
John's truck where everyone got their drinks
Randolph-Macon-themed table (John's undergrad)

Duke-themed table (John's divinity school)
There was also a UVA-themed table (his sons went there) but I couldn't take a picture of it ;) We even got coozies to keep our drinks cold!

Afterward, a few people came up to say a few words about John and Julie.  Our youth director, Forrest, was speaking in this photo:

John was a great preacher and very personable.  He married Joe and me, and I absolutely love this picture of us during our first kiss at the wedding:

Trinity will miss you, John and Julie!  I pray blessings for them in retirement and hope that they will enjoy it. (More on my wedding later...I'm planning a series of posts about my wedding on/around our first anniversary on June 30th.)

The rest of the day was spent at the pool with my mom, watching TV with my dad, and celebrating Father's Day.  We went to Dickey's, a barbeque place, for dinner and watched the NBA Finals game together in the evening.  It was a relaxing day, but it was nice to be with my dad on Father's Day.

There were a lot of special things that happened this weekend, and I'm so happy I was able to be in Richmond to be a part of everything!

Question for you: What did you do for Father's Day?


  1. i went to a wedding too! :) looks like yours was a lot of fun - love the tailgate theme, too cute! (and yay: i finally got my comments to start working on blogger again!) :)

    1. Yay! Glad you got the comments working again :) Hope you had fun at the wedding you went to.

  2. I love going to weddings, definitely the season :) Glad you got to enjoy some time with your dad!

    1. Weddings are great, and you've got one coming up soon :) Hope the planning is going well for that!