A Wedding Story.

I’m back! I had a very nice few days off (aside from yet another attack by the tooth army that lives in my mouth – I swear they’re out to destroy me), but WOW you missed a lot – quite the significant event happened while I was on break!!  So it’s time to catch you up…


As a little girl, you dream of your wedding day.

As a parent, you dream of your child’s wedding day … or dread it … or both.

Everyone says that they grow up in a flash, but I didn’t think it would happen THIS soon…


The wedding was a grand affair.

It took place on Tuesday morning in The Ball Room (formerly the dining room) at the Bride’s Parent’s house.

The bride wore a lovely Fleece Nightgown designed by Carter’s.  It was a deep chestnut brown that was covered with a beautiful mix of multi-colored flowers.  Her reception dress was an exceptional piece from the designer Crazy 8’s – a green and white striped dress, coupled with hot pink bicycle shorts.

Her hair was exquisite – simply fixed, looking as effortless as if it hadn’t even been brushed that morning.

She wore kitten heels in the colors of pink (left foot) and red (right foot), accented with pictures of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, respectively.

She carried a bouquet of stuffed animals.

(Although the Bride was a sight to behold, unfortunately, no photography was allowed until the reception – to prevent tabloid exposés, most likely.)

The groom was her long time “Party Friend”, Samuel.

Samuel has been her most enduring Party Friend – possibly the first she ever met.  He appeared in the Bride’s life around the time that a little girl begins making up pretend friends to accompany her in her life journey.

(Also around that time, the word “Pretend” can be easily confused with “Party”, and the misnomer can stick around for quite some time.)

Samuel originally moved into the Bride’s neighborhood in the house of the Bride’s across-the-street neighbors, Freddy and Christie.  Although they were oblivious to his residence, He was the quintessential (pretend)-boy-next-door for Ali.

But just a few weeks ago, he moved again – into the Pink Hippo of the Bride’s Hungry Hungry Hippos game.  it was at that point that their friendship blossomed into a romance, and quickly led to marriage.

The wedding was attended by the Bride’s brother Noah, mother Rachel, and great aunt Kitty.  There was only one member in the wedding party – the newest Party Friend, Serious Witch.

Serious Witch was wearing a full-length black dress, and did a lovely job of holding the bouquet while the Bride said her vows.

The reception was a fabulous occasion that was catered by Lunchables, and was attended by all of the guests…

(Grooms in photo may appear more invisible than they actually are.  Or just as invisible as they actually are.)

(As is also the case with Serious Witch.)

Because the wedding came about so quickly, the attendees didn’t know even what the Groom’s last name was until the couple was announced as Husband and Wife.  But fortunately, the Bride DID know and was quickly able to tell the Minister.

So I would like to invite you all in saying congratulations to the new couple…

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Blankby.

And now I suppose I will be getting Party Grandkids soon…