Sunday is the Breast Cancer Walk. It seems funny that a full year has gone by since my Overcomer Club made the trek through the streets of C.R.. When I cross the finish line this year, I won't be able to snatch my wig (you all remember Roschelle, right?) right off my head and give her a toss In the air. It's the real stuff growing this year.
Alec is spending this coming week-end with his dad, but when Jenna asked him if he wanted to come home early so he could go to the walk on Sunday or to stay with Dad (which he really enjoys), he thought for a minute and then said, "Go on the walk." I think he was amazed at the amount of people and the atmosphere that was created by everyone attending. All the kids did really good last year. Not a one of them pooped out.
The wedding of my son and his new wife went off well. The drive to Minnesota was good and the weather was heavenly. After meeting his new in-laws, I see why Dan is so happy there. They are the friendliest, fun people. My girls, Cate and Abby looked sensational in their black gowns, and their up-do hair styles. I, on the other hand, looked a little frayed and messy. Cate was going to do my hair, since I didn't know of any place to call for an appointment, but after she got herself and little sis done with hair and make-up, Lon informed me that we had only 15 minutes before we had to leave for picture taking. Whatever. I stuck the curling iron in my hair a few times and called it good. Unfortunately, I ended up looking like one of the Friar monks with a kinda square, boxy hairstyle. Anyhoo, the ceremony was very pretty and the reception went well. Several of our friends made it up North to attend, so that was fun, too. I was quite angry at myself, because I could not get the batteries to work in either on of my cameras, so I ended up throwing them both on the kitchen counter and left them at home. I felt like a crummy mother for not getting some photos of such an important day. But Tammy is sending me a disc, so maybe I can post some pics later.
However, when I got home I got one camera to work, so I have taken a few pics to share. I planted some sunflower seeds really late in the season and kinda forgot about them. The other morning, I was driving down my lane very early, and what did I seek?? Three BIG sunflowers. I actually shouted out loud, "I LOVE THIS!" Then I took a pic of my latest fall yard decoration (which looks very much like last year's), and then took some shots of the new roof and siding, that has finally gotten down after over a year from the big storm.