Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gratitude and Thanks.

Last week I asked for help in finding and getting in to see a neurologist for Emma.
Within minutes of that request Crissy (WTM, QLCS friend) wrote me.  She reached out to her cousin who is a NP in Missouri.  Kay immediately responded and sent a name and some excellent information for Emma.
Friday Emma tried to contact the Dr. but he doesn't work on Friday.
On Monday, Emma texted me to say she made an appointment for May 2.

We are thrilled with the quick appointment and Emma looks forward to meeting the Dr.
(He notes on his bio page that his son has been in the Scripps spelling bee three times!)

We are grateful to Crissy for reaching out to her cousin...and so thankful that Kay was able to steer us in the right direction.  Love you friend.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Captured moments

The girls had a bachelorette party on Thursday night.
Aren't these Instamax pictures great!?

Carolyn and Emma 
great friends and room mates.

Melinda and Emma

These precious girls are Janet's daughters!  
I'm so thankful they were there!  


Rehearsal dinner.  Gino's East pizza. 
So delicious and casual!
Hi Patrick.  Hi Paulie.

phone snap of Emma's very pretty dress

Carolyn and Emma bring their neighbors from their apartments to church each week.
Tyrone is a great friend of theirs.

A very nice look at Emma's beautiful bouquet.

I was able to take a few pictures of Lorelei and her special cousin Poppy.
James picked out their sparkly shoes!!!

Boucher girls

Thank you Erin for sending me this fun picture and for doing Emma's makeup.
It was perfect for her.
Pictured; Carolyn and Whitney. 

I have a video or two I'm trying to upload.
I'll keep trying.

Emma and James are settling in, in Missouri.
If you have any pointers on how to get a specialist to return your calls,
please let me know.  Emma is trying to met with a neurologist in Columbia and can not get anyone to return a phone call.

It's important that she get in.
If you don't have any pointers, we would love prayers.

Donna Elsie

Saturday, April 14, 2018

This will be an everlasting love...

The only thing I tried to take a picture of during the service was the bride and groom exit.
Emma chose "This Will Be an Everlasting Love" to be played as they walked out.
You know, we always have a romantic comedy on the mind...

So I tried to film it on my phone and completely failed.  
Fortunately Emma's friend Melanie shot the following on her phone and sent it to me.
I love it so much!!!

After the service Zach Caddy went out back with the wedding party to take pictures.

I've been told he accidentally told James to kiss KATIE.

Notice Melinda

Everyone's expressions are priceless.

This is one fine photo.
Emma is looking at her friend Tyrone, I can tell. :o)

Pretty light in the balcony.

More kissing?



One week ago.

Still going strong.

James chose this song by John Legend for their first dance.

Where do we go, who knows?

But each day gets better, I just can't let her go

Oh no Each kiss gets sweeter I just can't leave her oh no
I'll write a song I've thought about it for far too long

But I've never had someone to sing about until I met her

Each day gets better
Nobody knows, nobody sees, nobody understands me like she

Now that I know what true love means, I just hope she stays with me
Where do we go, who knows?

But each day gets better, I just can't let her go

Oh no Each kiss gets sweeter I just can't leave her
She wants to breathe,

She wants to be where the grass is green

She wants to know how love's supposed to be
She wants it better,
I want to let her know she belongs right here with me
She's heard it all but I'll make her see
I'll make her fall, make her believe
I'll promise her that I'll never leave
Where do we go, who knows?

But each day gets better, I just can't let her go

Oh no Each kiss gets sweeter I just can't leave her
I just had to write a song about her

Tell her I don't wanna live without her

Tell her I would build my world around her
Deeper and deeper, sweeter and sweeter
I'll never leave her alone
Where do we go, who knows?

But each day gets better, I just can't let her go

Oh no Each kiss gets sweeter I just can't leave her, no

Thank you for sharing this happy time with me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Love and JOY

I know those of you who check here are waiting so patiently for news of Emma's wedding.
It's going to take quite a few posts to share all the picture and stories....

Let's start with the big finish.  The I do's.

Shall we.

Fresh breath is a must.

Katie was the Maid of Honor but she couldn't have done all of her MOH duties without the help of Whitney!  Thank you Whit!

Meet James' daughter Lorelei.  
I'm delighted to be a Yaya again.
It's a girl!

Whitney and Carolyn.
Carolyn is a florist!  It's her new career and she created gorgeous flowers for her roomie!

Melinda was so much fun and very beautiful!

Katie and her cousin Brandon.  
Emma met James at Brandon's wedding in September.
Thanks for getting married Brandon :o)

Excellent petal tossing girlies!
Lorelei and her cousin Poppy. 

Here comes the bride. 

When your son in law looks at your daughter like this....
all is right with the world.

Proud papa.
Radiant bride.

Their vows were beautifully written and so touching.

He called her Emma Jean.

They kissed a long time.
Melinda is not a fan of watching people kiss.

The luckiest.
The happiest.

I mean.
Come on. 
This joyous picture says it all.

Love and unbridled JOY!!!

This is so them. Amazing connection.
 I can hear Emma laughing.

For as long as you both shall live.

Love Always.

much more to come

I am very grateful to Zach Caddy for these amazing images!!!