Oh, I know I have been absent here for a few days. It has been so busy with family & friends coming in for the wedding. My sister Shelley flew from NC to be here. Everyone here loves her and loves to hear her southern accent. Zach had a game yesterday and they won. That means they play today (play until they lose). I am up and we are all going to Taylors home- to let the bridesmaids and Gentry get "dressed." The photographer will be there as well.
MY heart is overflowing. My Gentry is marrying her best friend. I am so happy for them. I wanted to share the just a couple of photos from the dinner last night. Devan's family hosted the family dinner at BLUE LEMON in Highland Utah. It was YUMMY! However, the best part was celebrating Devan and Gentry.
I am one very thankful mother. They found each other and they are marrying their best friend.
I love that everyone is so happy and my kids are truly just estatic that Devan... they like to call him "devbot" is going to be one of us- FAMILY. I told him he was stuck with us forever. He was happy about this.
This is my crazy, funny, real, kind and amazing sister Shelley. I love her so much and having her here has meant more than words can say.
Okay... I admit it I am the OLDER sister. I am three years older than Shelley and she is the one who helps guide me. She gives me awesome (REAL) advice. I love you so much Shelley!!!!
This is Gentry- she is still my baby girl. Oh my... emotional me. I am forever grateful that God gave me her to love and raise. She is so special and I kept crying last night during the family presentation.
I want to thank the Bartholomews for hosting the most yummy and special family dinner last night at the BLUE LEMON. It was very special for the couple.
They had each of the tables beautifully decorated and adorned with the wedding colors. Ann (Devan's mother) is so sweet and just did a great job at this.
They made this boxes up and wrapped them for each guest that came. Yes, lots of chocolate was inside. Somehow my box disappeared. Have I mentioned my husband loves chocolate?
I think the slideshow they showed of Gentry and Devan from a baby, growing up and meeting each other was so sweet. I cried so many tears, laughed a lot (how did I dress her that way and think it was cute? ha!!!!) and just loved the feelings of knowing they had found each other. Devan played this song to their photos-
How could a mother not feel overjoyed to know that their daughter is so loved and cherished by the man that is marrying them?
Devan then played a song on the piano that he wrote and composed just for her. It was "Gentry's Song." My heart was on overflow MUSH by then. I love you Devan. He is so talented and the song spoke to my soul. He loves her and she loves him.
In a few hours... TODAY... they will be married.
I am so happy!!!!