Friday, January 18, 2008

Generations of Weddings

On our dining room wall I have three generations of wedding pictures hanging. My grandparents, my parents, my husband and me.

I never met my grandparents but I wonder if they ever thought there’d be a me and I’d proudly display their wedding pic on our wall.

Here’s my Mom and Dad. When I was a kid I used to wonder what it would have been like to be at their wedding. Just to be a fly on the wall to see what was going on. Did you ever wonder about that? Seeing your parents dance together? Their jubilant faces?

Last picture: my husband and myself. We share the same anniversary as my parents. When I woke up the morning of our wedding, my husband had hung a sign on my lamppost that said, “I Do”. Imagine my heart beating a million miles a minute when I saw this sign hanging outside my bedroom window!

For the longest time I could not find it anywhere in the house! Then one afternoon we were cleaning out the attic and there it was in my college trunk!

I was yelling to the kids to come and see it.

“That’s it?”,my son queried. “You’re kidding, right, Mom?”, said my eldest daughter, “You made it sound like it was beautiful, but geesh, it’s just a piece of wood!” Guess I romanticized it a bit.

“Let’s hang it up!”, said the seven year old.

And so it hangs in our stairwell, just a spray painted piece of wood that means the world to me, an invitation to begin our 22 years together!

(“Can’t believe you hung that thing!”, said my son—he’ll learn!)


Kathleen Grace said...

How wonderful! The wedding photos are just fantastic too! I would save that I DO sign too, priceless:>)

Lisa said...

What a great memory to hold onto for sure! My kids would be the same way, but someday they will get it I'm sure. I love the photos and a very nice display of generations. Thanks for the idea. I am so enjoying your blog!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Now that is a beautiful, priceless piece of artwork! I love it :)


Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the I Do sign-how sweet!


Firefly Hill said...

Hi Tara,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the I Do sign-how sweet!


Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely love this!!! What a treasure and a beautiful reminder of the beginning of your fabulous journey together! Now this is truly what makes a house a home!!!

kari & kijsa

laura said...

I saw you at Patience Please and thought I'd stop over to check out your "new" blog. Looks more like you've been doing this a long time. Very nice. I feel as though you'd just invited me in for tea.

Deb said...

Hi Tara
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love the "I Do" sign and the story behind it!! Your beautiful 3generations of wedding pictures on the dining room wall is a wonderful idea.

Scrappy Jessi said...

hi thanks for stopping by. i can't wait to get our books too!
your site is great!
ill stop by often!

Gina said...

What a lovely post, beautiful wedding photos and the 'I Do" sign is the sweetest thing! {found you via Firefly Hill}. Will be back soon O)

Mockingbird Hill said...

What treasures you have in those wedding photos! And big High Five's to your husband for being so in love and wanting everyone to know it...sounds like a keeper!

I really enjoy visiting you and I'd love to add you to my "Places You've Got To See" list ;)


Rosie's Whimsy said...

So sweet. How I wish I would have taken more pictures when my kids were little. What a great memory to share with them when they are older :-)

Anonymous said...

What a very sweet and loving daughter. Comfy cushions, tv clicker, chocolate, warm doggy,loving great! The wedding photos are wonderful. I love the tumble of whiteness from your mother's gown.

Mary said...

Oh how sweet! I love your pictures, and that you saved the sign -- it's really priceless!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful! I would have hung it too!!! What a beautiful memory :)


JeannieTheDreamer said...

what a beautiful wall :)