Brian and Kelly’s First Anniversary – 4/27/12

I have to say that being married to Danelle is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Her companionship and knowledge has enriched my life. Because of this, I’m extremely excited to be part of Brian and Kelly’s first anniversary. The plan was to go out to eat at a local pizza restaurant [you’ll never hear me complain about pizza]. When we got there, there was a mix up with the reservation and there was not room for us. It was too cold to eat outside, so we had to find alternate plans.

Luckily, there were alternate restaurants nearby that also had good pizza. We scrunched in around a table by the door and prepared for a great meal. After our drink and food order, we had an interesting activity. At their wedding, they had a bucket to put marriage suggestions on. They held on to the bucket and opened and read the suggestions for the first time at this anniversary.

There were several serious suggestions and several crazy ones, but I’m not saying who put them in there….. This meal was a great time to celebrate a happy marriage. Even better was that we had pizza and Brian paid 🙂


Brian and Kelly’s Wedding – 4/30/2011

The wedding day came for Brian and Kelly (April 30, 2011). Danelle and Sonora were both in the wedding part. Danelle as a bride’s maid and Sonora as the flower girl. The day was quite sunny and perfect for a wedding. I was busy entertaining kids before the big event.

The wedding Mass was held at a Cathedral in South St. Louis. The ceremony was in Latin like a pre Vatican II version. It was quite different than what we are used to and nothing like what is shown on TV. Then to everybody’s favorite part, the reception.

Look in the mirror of this photo, a quick switch of the wedding cake topper…


4.29 – Brian and Kelly Rehersal

My brother in law, Brian got married earlier this year. Because we’re close family and Danelle and Sonora are in the wedding, we got to participate in the rehearsal.

After the church portion, we went out to dinner. I think there may have been something strange in the water. Look at the girl’s faces…

The rehearsal was a great time to re-connect with friends and family from afar and prepare for a great wedding. More to come on the wedding!