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Friday, November 13, 2009


About TWENTY years ago, my beautiful daughter, STACY, married her Knight in Shining Armor, JENT...
STACY gave me one of the most blessed gifts....she asked ME to be her Matron of Honor...
can you see me crying, even now, after all this time ?
I was a thrilled, happy and squalling woman !!

The colors she chose were Peachy pink and white... just beautiful !!
Here we are...getting her all ready for the momentous affair...(i'm on your right...the OLDER one..heh heh...)
Here's MR. SWEET, adjusting that wedding garter...
Great Balls of Fire...look how YOUNG he and I look !!
Stacy girl is still just as beautiful....maybe even more so...
These are all PICTURES of PICTURES that are 20 years old but you can still see how pretty she looked...

my blessings..
I am thankful for the relationship I have with my children
and I never, ever take it for granted.. I love them so much and I am so thankful to have them in my life.
I have a related story to tell about the rise and fall and rise again of this beautiful wedding gown..
A posting of it coming up soon....

I am linking with sweet friend, BEVERLY, for PINK SATURDAY


Natasha said...

This is such a beautiful post BJ. How wonderful that you and your daughter are so close that she wanted you to be her Matron of honor. I can see why you would still be crying tears of joy.
I don't really know what you look like today but I am sure you are just as stunning as you are in that picture.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Best wishes always, Natasha.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That is just the sweetest thing. I don't think I've ever heard of mom being the Matron of Honor, but it really must have been an honor for you. She looked beautiful and that dress looked like cotton candy. You also looked gorgeous. This was fun!


Ginger said...

What a special day that must of been for all of you. You are an attractive group!!
I know just what you mean about having a special relationship with your kids, I feel that way too with my 4.
I usually have a hard time opening your blog, but tonight it came right up!!

xinex said...

What lovely pictures, BJ. You are all so beautiful. I can feel your closeness to your daughter, what an honor to be asked by her to be her matron of honor....Christine

Bobbie said...

I love to see wedding pictures!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful compliment to you as a mama! You're making me cry too. I love all the pictures. We have a couple of older bridesmaids dresses around here that are similar in style and color. My girls used them as dress-up dresses when they were younger. Of course, they were ones I wore in friends weddings :-) Your daughter is beautiful, and I love the cowboy hat.

CC said...

She gets her beauty from you..You are both just gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this special day with us.Happy Pinks and have a lovely weekend.

Brenda Eason said...

How cute. You have always been alittle doll=)
Girl I don't think you could make me not like you! I just got Sandra Lee and I really like her. Her magazine are beautiful. Pioneer women is my favorite place for recipes too.
I hate to have to admit it,but the old Paula isn't here any more. When people are good why don't they leave things alone.
The pots are very nice. They are not thin at all and that is important to me.I like you love my old cast iron.
Have a blessed weekend.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ...
Happy Pink Saturday, and we are all so blessed for this beautiful post that you have shared with us today. It is just precious.

What an honor to be the Matron of Honor, well I believe you two started a new tradition. Whoever said it can't be your Mom?

Loved the gowns, they were just beautiful, looked like chiffon they were so soft looking and draped so beautifully.

BTW: I love the cake smashing picture. That was devine.

Please stop by and say hi today. I love to have you visit.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Barbara said...

BJ, Mom looks good too and I saw you showing a little leg. HEHEH
Seriously your daughter is beautiful and I understand what you are saying about relations with our children.

Great Post.

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a wonderful story. I love your dresses.

Happy Pink Saturday!


LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said... Dear BJ...Now you have done it! You have me crying how wonderful for you to have been your daughters maid of honor(and a beautiful one at that)WHAT a memory! I love the picture of the two of you a kissin'!
Oh for the love of our children...I can hardly wait to see my baby...hold her own Jalina Rose for the first time! that I am really sobbing a tissue? Can't wait to hear the story about her beautiful dress! Happy Anniversary to them both!

SmilingSally said...

Oh BJ, you have ALWAYS been beautiful; no wonder Stacy is too! I hope you have a good day.

Kathleen Grace said...

You are so blessed! What a beautiful relationship yu have with your kids and grandkids. Stacey is gorgeous and she looks so much like you:>) They are a beautiful couple BJ, you must be so proud!

Say It With Roses said...

You look just beautiful in the pictures and I bet you are today, too!
What a beautiful wedding and such a sweet and touching honor your daughter bestowed on you!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, so sweet. What a lovely request from your daughter. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

What a wonderful post. These photos are such a lovely peek into your life. She was a beautiful bride and I can imagine how you must have felt when she asked you to be her maid of honor. I, of course, send anniversary wishes their way. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday, BJ.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful bride and the mom of the bride is lovely too. Such a pretty in pink wedding party. You can tell that your daughter and her husband are soul mates, they look stunning together.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a lovely post, BJ! I love the photos and you look stunning in your pinky-peach frock. What an honour to be her matron of honour! Your daughter's gown is beautiful and I love her lacey sleeves! Happy Pink Saturday and hope you have a wonderful weekend.


jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, Oh, how I love your post today. Our children's weddings are so special, and you look as young as the rest of the girls. I'm not kidding. How special to be in your daughter's wedding as the maid of honor. That speaks volumes of how much you are loved by your beautiful daughter. What a specil day and a special couple. Happiness is all around you. I know it still is too.
I would love to hear the bride's dress story.

Have a happy weekend.

Love and hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a beautiful gift to be asked by your daughter to be her matron of honor! You are so loved as you have loved your daughter! Beautiful photos of a lovely pink wedding. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great Pink Saturday and a beautiful weekend! Hugs, Coralie

♥Mimi♥ said...

Not only in the pink perfect, your family is wonderful. Such a blessing for you to be thankful for and to treasure as the years pass by...

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi BJ.. wow.. 20 years ago.. gosh.. what a lovely wedding! and such a precious day! thanks for sharing & happy PS!

SweetAnnee said...

What an HONOR to be her maid of honor.
She's a sweet girl.
Takes after her momma

Love ya
(yes.. me hubby is a hunny hunk) so is your's

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a special moment and memory. Your pictures are just wonderful. You all look gorgeous and your daughter is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Twice as Nice said...

What an honor that must of been for you. You both look beautiful. I truly believe our children are a GIFT from GOD! Have a great weekend. The Twins

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

What an honor for your daughter to want you for her maid of honor. Her dress is just gorgeous!!! You look beautiful too in your dress, and you still are beautiful! Love the pictures of you both kissing. :)


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, BJ! What a sweet story, and I am crying thinking of how sweet it was for her to ask her dear mother to do that for her. That's a first for me to hear. You sometimes hear of boys asking their dad's, but that is wonderful that you were her matron of honor! That tells me a lot about you as a mother, BJ. That says it loud and clear as if we didn't already know from how much you love your family! :-)

Congrats on winning Beverly's blog drawing. I'm happy for you, dear one!

Happy Pink Saturday! Loved seeing your pretty pictures! And girl you are still YOUNG!


Sheila :-)

Cathy said...

What a wonderful post. I just love the gowns. Your daughter looked so pretty.

How wonderful that you were her Matron of Honor and that you have a great relationship with her.

Have a great weekend.


Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful post, BJ! Those pictures have stood up well.
Hope you'll be stopping by for a PS visit!

Jacalyn @ said...

Awesome post! Happy Pink Saturday!


nannykim/spindlecottage said...

ah, everyone loves a wedding!! You should have shown some updated pics!! Nice post

Beverly said...

I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Your beautiful daughter looks just like her beautiful mother. You both are gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing these great pictures from this very special time.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pinks, BJ! What a lovely and precious post! I was so touched that she wanted you as her Matron of Honor! The photos are great, everyone looks so beautiful!

Have a lovely weekend!


Mollye said...

What a beautiful post. Stacy is indeed a beautiful bride. Nope you sure can't take for granted peace and love in a family because when things are on the blink it is horrible. Hugs, mollye

Justine said...

Wow, your daughter is gorgeous and that dress! I LOVE her wedding gown! And BJ, guess what? You're even more beautiful 20 years later! I shit you not, my friend.

Justine :o )


This is such a lovely post. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful pink wedding!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello BJ; Happy Pink Saturday;;;

OH how gorgeous you were and still are.. I so love all the Wedding photos.... Thank you for sharing them ....

Have a great weekend.


Jackie said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

God bless.

Betty said...

What a beautiful post! Lovely bride and matron of honor. said...

Hi Sweet BJ,

What a special post. I love the story about her dress and think that is the sweetest and most wonderful honor that she asked you to be her Matron of Honor. I am looking forward to hearing more about the "pink dress".
Goodness, BJ - you have not changed a bit and still look fabulous.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ what a wonderful post!!! Your daughter was stunning and you were just as beautiful in those pictures. How special to be her matron of honor!
My post was about my daughters wedding too.
Don't you have the most wonderful memories?
Happy Pink Saturday.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a sweet post! You can tell there was real love and joy in those pictures. And your daughter was a beautiful bride. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj..what an adorable couple...and just look at you! You were beautiful then and you still are ..only more so!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

What an honor to be a Mother of the Bride and Matron of Honor! How quickly time flies! You all look gorgeous especially the one of the two of you together sharing a kiss! You do have so much to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing and I hope you are having a great weekend Sherri : )