I had Dad video it, so you can see the Olympic goodness in my 4 year old. She dominates every event except the beam. Which I can’t blame her, that thing freaks me out too. Instead of posting a bazillion pictures, I’ll just post the shortened video. Dad took to heart when I told him I only cared about her being on it. He literally videoed her sitting and watching the other girls perform. Well done, Boompa. Well done. I now have 40 minutes of precious Addison video, of which I am only going to post about 5 minutes on here.
The part she was most excited about was her medal. Seriously. The running medals are rubbing off on her because she couldn’t wait to tell me about it.
Happy Friday! Show Us Your Life Friday is back again! We are continuing on Part 2 of Weddings. I don’t have many pictures that we scanned onto my computer of the actual wedding party and it’s a little late to be working on it right now. So, I apologize. I really do have some cute ones.
We got married on August 6th, 2005. Once I got my dress, it was smooth sailing and one of the best days of my life. Since we are HUGE Alabama fans and my favorite color is red, I had to go with red bridesmaids dresses. I couldn’t tell you all of the flowers in the bouquets, just that there were some red berries and gerber daisies. I couldn’t tell you about all of the songs, but my bridesmaids walked down the aisle to Canon in D and John’s pastor sang “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place” and “The Lord’s Prayer” while we lit the Unity candle. I just remember how nervous I was during the ceremony and that my sister and mother-in-law were sobbing loud enough to make me look at both of the them and almost lose it.
I’m sure most of you had to go through Pre-marital counseling through the church before you could get married there as well as we did. Our Pastor assured us with every meeting about how important it was to say the correct name. He told us a story of how when he and his wife were married their Pastor said the wrong name. He also said he made a point to say the correct name whenever he married a couple.
He pronounced us, “Mr. and Mrs. John McMichaels Jr”.
Can you guess what?
That ain’t our name.
We also have some comedians in our family because when Joseph and Tracie were doing their rehearsal last Friday their Pastor pronounced them “Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brian McMichaels”.
Oh, the comedy. Someone should be doing stand up.
This is our entire wedding party. My sister was my maid of honor, but she liked to refer to herself as the “old maid”. I also had my cousin, but most of my bridesmaids were friends from high school. We are all still really close.
Here is a picture of John’s family. Tracie just joined us this past weekend, but of course when this picture was taken, we didn’t know she exsisted. Sorry, Trace.