Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

They're Goin' To The Chapel


And they're gonna get married!

Well, it isn't really a chapel - it's a country club - but THIS time the "gonna get married" part is real.

Some of you, my long time bloggy friends and readers, may remember that a few years ago our son Kelly posted this Las Vegas wedding chapel pose on his Facebook with nary an explanation.

And oh my dear bloggy friends we, his family, thought it MIGHT be true - - - that's just the way he rolls. He would most CERTAINLY surprise us and elope.

Truth be told, we would all have been delighted for we love Cathy and have been praying and hoping that she would join our family - - - the sooner the better!

In fact, Fisherhubby was so afraid our son would never stop dragging his feet and pop the question that Fisherhubby HIMSELF presented her with this ginormous diamond, GLASS diamond, and BEGGED her to marry our family.

This time it's no joke.

Kelly and Cathy will get married tomorrow, which of course is already today since it's 1:30 AM and I'm still working on this post.

Kelly is all business about it. He SAYS he's "worked himself to the bone" planning the wedding and even hemming the brides maid's dresses. (But don't you believe it - - - he's never hemmed anything in his life!)

Here he is taking care of some last minute marriage license details with his Pastor-Grandpa-John.

We want this knot tied, and tied but good!!!

Today family and friends began to gather together for the big event:

The grans are excited to carry their baskets and petals and pillows and rings - - - enough of this PRACTICE already, let's bring on the REAL THING!!!

Big Sister Keri and Hubby Jason.
How adorable do THEY look?

They've already tried out these marital waters and found them to be well worth sailing!

Little Fashionista-Sister-Korie.

I wish I could "rock" some jeans like that - - -
And make then look half so good!

Little-College-Brother, Best Man Kyle
And Childhood-Until-Forever-Best-Friend-Matt
Came to support Kelly as he takes this plunge.

There are OH SO MANY stories wrapped up in THIS picture.
Perhaps I'll tell them another time - - -

Even THIS guy cleaned up pretty well!!!

But who is he??? Fisherhubby? The Big Cheese? Indiana Jones????

I think THIS time he is Greg Broyles himself.

So tomorrow, which is of course is now today,
at this place - - -

If you walk around back at 5:30 in the afternoon

You will observe quite a processional going down this long aisle.
I only HOPE the mother of the groom can handle it in her heels!

Since the groom himself will be escorting her,
I think she just might make it.

All the practicing will be over.
It will be the REAL thing.
One man saying "I do"
To one woman who will respond with her own "I do".

And they will,
'Til death do them part.

And our family, already strong in bonds of love and loyalty,
Will be all the richer for it.

I for one think THIS is worth more than all the
Hot Air Balloon Rallies in the world,
And certainly worth a trip
To the "deep south" of Indiana.

Can I get an Amen?



Theresa said...

Oh what a happy day! Sweet couple joining their lives together:) I love weddings and this one looks like it has been brewing for a while! Congratulations to all of you! Happy, Happy day! BIG HUGS!

Erin said...

Congratulations to the lovely bride and groom!

Unknown said...

Keetha you don't have time to work, with all the traveling and exploring and stuff like WEDDINGS to do! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...


Loved this post. I kind of got all teary thinking about my own kids getting married and what sweet companions they chose. They too have enriched our family. Wonderful, huh.


Congratulations to you Keetha for the lovely bride and groom and may God bless them. You have a beautiful family and soon it'll be better and larger, how sweet and wonderful, family is the best! Can't wait til you post the wedding! Lots of happiness and fun at the wedding! XOXO FABBY

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amen! This is very exciting. Have a wonderful day. Blessing to Kelly and Cathy.

Keri said...

I stole some of these to share on Facebook. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

AMEN!! I am so happy for your family. I know when my daughter married it was a joy! Congrats to all and have a wonderful wedding and oh yes, Mother of the Groom, it's ok to cry just a little! Tears of joy of course. Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

I hope you all are having the time of your lives!

Best wishes!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't you LOVE a wedding? And now you have her in your family....lucky girl! Lucky YOU!

Great photos Keetha. I hope you'll share some of the actual wedding, too. One with YOU featured would be charming!

Congratualtions to each and every one of you!

RuthnJasper said...

Oh KEETHA!! Many, many congratulations to you and your lovely family! Cathy looks as sweet-natured as she is pretty, and she and your boy make a gorgeous couple. I sincerely wish them all the very best of health and happiness for a long and successful marriage.

The chapel looks fabulous - what a great venue - and it's great to see this coming together in happiness and love of your family - they are SUCH a credit to you and FH. Here is my favourite "love quote", courtesy of Mr. Shakespeare, from us to the happy couple:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

Have a wonderful day.

Jasper (and Ruth) x

Kristin - The Goat said...

Amen! Oh Keetha, what a wonderful reason to gather the whole family! Congratulations :0)

StarTraci said...

Blessings and salutations!!!


Doris Sturm said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and to the rest of the family for having such a happy event. Blessings to you and yours!