Wednesday, January 2, 2013

So It's 2013...

2012 left off with a bang around here. 
And I am not talking about New Year's fireworks. 

The Birthday Boy at the Wedding. 
Photo by David Dami 

New Year's Eve is my son's birthday. 
Poor thing, in an effort to make it a little more special 
we always told him the whole world celebrated his birthday. 
I am happy to say, despite everything we have had going on recently, 
we still managed to remember his birthday as well. 

Mexican Wedding Cookies...yum.

Prior to that it was Christmas. 
I didn't take many photos this year. 
I just wanted to relax. 
In fact, I fell asleep Christmas afternoon.

After a kiss.  Photo by David Dami

And of course, Christmas Eve brought us our daughter's wedding. 
That was exciting, fun, busy, crazy... 
but worth every minute.

Dancing with Dad.  Photo by David Dami

I have never seen her look as happy as she did the day of her wedding, 
except maybe when she was 3 and received a tricycle for Christmas.  
But I think she would agree, 
her marriage trumps even the bicycle.  

The Toast. The best Man is now serving in Afghanistan on his 2nd Tour. 
We were thankful we could have him briefly before he left. 
Photo by David Dami

The rehearsal dinner, the night before, was also special. 
Since her finance grew up in Mexico 
 his parents cooked up a traditional Mexican meal for everyone.  
They even managed to bring from Mexico a life-sized Spiderman piñata for the occasion
(The Groom and his Best Man were Spiderman fans as kids.)

Maid of Honor, aka Daughter #2, takes a swing.

Two days before the wedding 
my daughter was rear-ended in a car accident.  
Her car was totalled.

It Only Had to Last 6 Months. 

Now, in addition to moving to San Diego, 
she needs to find a new car to last 6 months.  
After 6 months her husband will be finished schooling in the Navy 
and they will likely move elsewhere.  
They weren't planning on having the car shipped to wherever that might be. 

Me and My Girls. Photo by David Dami

Life has been a whirlwind, 
but a good whirlwind. 
I am, however, looking forward to a little reprieve 
before daughter #2 sets a date for her wedding.  

Time for Fun.  Photo by David Dami

Oh, and I will have some time for blogging in there too.
So I hope to stop by and see you soon,
for now, I still have piles to clean up! 


EG CameraGirl said...

Christmas, weddings, birthdays...You certainly HAVE been busy, Rebecca. Congratulations on your daughter's marriage! And your daughters and son are such nice looking kids!

Wayne said...

Whew, no wonder you fell asleep! What a beautiful family! You daughter has excellent taste in colors, your son looks very sharp in the matching tie & vest! Sorry to hear about your daughters car.

Out on the prairie said...

What a lot of joy for you. I was married on the 4th of July, it was easy to remember.Now I just tell my kids it is is in the making again and they shrivel.i have 2 friends with 12-31 birthdays and one on the first and get lame to send them cards.

Kathy said...

You and your girls all certainly look beautiful! Lots of memories were created in these few days. Happy New Year and I'm glad to know you'll be back on a more regular basis.

The Artful Diva said...

Lovely year of photos. Happy Birthday wishes to your handsome son!

Unknown said...

great photos! Congrats on the good :) Sorry about the accident tho!

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

How fun! Your daughter was a beautiful bride!

Anonymous said...

Oh I so enjoyed reading this post and viewing your photos! What a busy end of the wonder you fell asleep on Christmas ;)

Unknown said...

The big day finally came, and it seemed worth all of your hard work, Rebecca! You all look happy.
Sorry about your daughter's car:(
The turkey has made for many afternoon naps:)

GardenOfDaisies said...

How exciting to have a daughter get married. And on Christmas Eve, at that. You look beautiful in blue!
Yes, you should join in the Teacup memes with your pretty teacups. I don't participate every single week, probably more like once a month. But it's fun. And since I'm drinking tea anyway, might as well take a picture and turn it into a post.

Nancy said...

Busy time! Your photos are lovely.