Monday, August 23, 2010


This post did not stay up long, so you might want to go back and read it if you have followed Will's story.

I have no clue where the color stuff below came from. Blogger has given me so much trouble tonight...UGH IT has taken me forever to get this post I will just tell you about a day six years ago....with the caveat that ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL!
Greg and Dana had booked a place to get married in Las Vegas. Just a small wedding for family and close friends. This sounded like a perfect time for us to take a family vacation. Amanda was not married at the time and she was on a trip to Pittsburg with a friend. Parker was with us...Sounds simple. We went to Dallas for a few days and planned to fly out of DFW. Amanda was going to fly in from another state a few hours later. We had decided to stay at the New York, New York where the roller coaster runs through the hotel...Always thinking of a new adventure for PARKER.
I remember running in Dillards in Dallas the Sat night before we flew out to purchase some shoes for the wedding...This was AUGUST and HOT IN VEGAS, so it was flip flops and one pair of shoes for the wedding...Check! Greg, Dana, her parents and a few others were flying out of Shreveport and we would all meet up...As soon as we landed, Greg called and everyone had made the flight but he and Dana..They were shutting the doors as they ran down the hall. I am pretty sure he said some words that I did not teach him. They eventually got a flight later in the day...Once they arrived they decided to go and check out the little wedding chapel..The address had a sign out front that said CLOSED. No longer in business. Of course they had paid for it on the internet..and so now they had to find a place quick. After calling many places they found one..Another problem solved. We had decided to just do the cab bit this week and did not rent a car, so we had told Amanda once she landed to get a cab to the hotel. She landed and grabbed a cab and on the way he cab driver, driving very fast, told her he was thinking about suicide, just tired of living...Excuse me, could you let me out first...I met her downstairs and she was more than happy to DE-CAB....if that's a word.
The wedding was the next as we were getting dressed about an hour before the wedding...and we felt like we had to be on time as they did the weddings on a in and out basis...I went to put on my shoes and 2 RIGHT SHOES. So it was flips flops for the Mother of the groom and not even cute or matching ones...I have NEVER been so glad to have a long dress. Amanda was standing up for Dana and I was on the front row....At about the same time, we both realized the the man officiating the ceremony, not sure what he was, was using a cassette player with a remote control to play wedding music...Amanda and I started laughing and we could not stop...all the time Greg giving us this look of cut the laughing. We couldn't! So that's how it all began...Then we all spent a week in Vegas and had so much much fun that as we flew home late one night, Parker leaned over to me and said "Grammy, I think I like Las Vegas better than Disney World"! Surely he did not say that!
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Now six years later we still laugh at all the mishaps on the trip, but the IMPORTANT THING HAPPENED. My boy married the girl of his dreams and they are living happily ever after. I think they both think they won the lottery. They were made for each other and now have two little boys to make their family complete.

It does not get better than that! Dana you are a perfect fit for our family and we love you more than you will ever know. YOU MADE OUR BOY HAPPY and that MAKES US ALL VERY HAPPY!
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Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's one story that will live on for years. So glad that Amanda got to Vegas safely. That was a scary ride for her, I'm sure.

Hope they enjoy many, many wonderful years together. Happy anniversary to them.

Weezer said...

Aw, that's so wonderful. So sweet. So 'story worth telling again and again'. Thanks for sharing it with us. They are an absolutely beautiful couple. (Was Elvis there? Not THAT would have made it all perfect!)

FlowerLady said...

Wishing Dana and Greg a lovely anniversary. What a beginning. They were a lovely couple on their wedding day and are still a lovely couple in love today.


Cindy Lou said...

What a great story!! I love a good love story that ends happily ever after!! Thanks for sharing!

SusanD said...

What a great tale! Love it. Fun memories. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary to Greg and Dana.

Loved the crazy story of the glad everything turned out good for them.

Had to laugh about the flip flops! Lots of brides and their attendants wear them nowadays...who would have ever thunk it! (So, you were right in style! Ha!)

LasVegas better than Disneyland? Never! ((Smile))

You are such fun!

Have a great day!

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a precious post about a beautiful girl and her handsome hubby! Quite the fairy take! What a blessing that is for you and your family! God bless you all today and every day!

Heart2Heart said...


Truly a beautiful version of a real life fairy tale come true! So happy for both of them and blessings for the years ahead that God prospers them and keeps them strong in their marriage.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

LisaShaw said...

Hi Teresa,

Congratulations to such a beautiful couple! Beautiful sharing here...

Family is so precious aren't they?! Amen!

Before reading this post I scrolled down and read a few and my heart is just full about Will and for his family. I'm praying for them in their time of heart-tenderness in having to release their Will so soon...

My love and prayers...

Beth E. said...

What a hilarious story...sounds like a movie! lol

What a beautiful couple. Thanks for sharing!

Nezzy said...

Ya gotta love a great wedding story! A very happy Anniversary to the beautiful couple. You do have a precious family girl.

God bless and have a terrific week!!!

Anonymous said...

How precious ~ I cried happy tears ~ you always touch my heart!!!

Tammy Ewert

Tanya said...

What a great story...definitely a memorable start to a great marriage!!!

Sent address to email but just in case...
Tanya Madden
1915 Parker Ave.
Osawatomie, KS 66064

Thanks so are so sweet and kind!

partialemptynester said...

Love the story, just hilarious! Hope they are enjoying their anniversary!