“Read more books than status updates. Look into more eyes than screens. Hold more hands than devices. Love more than you judge.” ~ Dulce Ruby⠀
I promised a photo of the Birthday Girl and here are two with one of her two beloved (and adorable) nephews, Josh. Annie loves her nephews beyond all telling and I was really glad to finally meet at least one of them (I missed her nephew Jessie by minutes, unfortunately). I believe she had a real good birthday.
“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~ Dale Carnegie
This is my first cousin Jessica and her husband Eric Stigall. Aren’t they cute? I love their silliness with each other. They’re good people, too, raising equally good kids. We got lucky when we got them in the family.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The chances of getting home from Madison in time for the wedding ceremony of Greg Davis and Vanessa Oliver were slim to none. My flight out of Madison this morning was delayed, but my layover was long enough to not miss the connection. The only thing standing between me and the wedding was the last flight. Luck was with me. The flight was on time. Stacy was waiting when I landed, and off we sped to McConnell Springs. We arrived with maybe three minutes to spare. We got front row seats. I don’t cry. As a rule, I just don’t. But Greg and Vanessa’s vows to one another just made me tear up something awful. I think we were all teary eyed (I heard a lot of sniffing). I was truly, truly honored to be there for their exchange. They are two of the sweetest people I’ve ever known, and I just know this marriage is one for the ages.