Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Wedding Trip

The wedding!  The view from our hotel window Sunday morning in New Bern.

The bride and her Dad...

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed being at my Niece's wedding.  Who doesn't love a wedding!!  Maybe I don't get out enough...guess that would be the understatement of the year!!!  The whole event...the bride, the groom, the bridesmaids, the prettiest little flower girl and handsome young ring bearer, the dresses, the flowers, the reception, the food, the music, the dancing...I was simply overwhelmed by it all.  Truly, I need to get out more!!!

Poppy and I rarely go anywhere.  Poppy's vacation days are reserved for the various hunting seasons.  We happen to be in the throws of deer season now...the third phase of deer season!   First is bow season in September, then black powder season, and now regular gun season.  Late February, we begin preparing for turkey season.

No complaints.  Poppy is a hardworking man.  Even on his days off, he is up early going to work at a deer processing plant about three miles from our house.  He processes deer that the hunters bring in.  Many of the deer killed are donated to "Hunters for the Hungry", which helps feed the homeless.  He puts in six hours there, comes in for lunch, then goes hunting.  The extra money he earns there usually goes for something special.  Big note here!!!  Yesterday, Poppy said,  "I guess this year I will use the money to get me some new glasses and you a donkey"!  That's what I heard alright!! :0

Back to the wedding!  I should have lots of great pictures to post!  But, no, not me.  I get really self-conscious trying to take the focus is on me.  I relate to the comedian that used to say, he didn't like going to football games because when the players got in a huddle, he thought they were talking about him! Seriously!!  Was that comedian Rodney Dangerfield??

I did get a good shot of Lynn, and this was by accident!  I turned quickly to get the bride and groom as they entered the reception and, well...

The drive to New Bern with Lynn was nice.   We talked and we laughed.  We shared a hotel room.  We drove home together.  Haven't had that much time with Lynn in quite a while.  To add to my joy...Andee, Todd, and Madison were there! 

There were many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends at the wedding that I haven't seen is a long time.  And listen,  I didn't do much dancing, mostly because I didn't have a dance partner, but, Shelby and I got out on the dance floor and danced the "Shag" to some great beach music.  If you don't know about the is the swing dance of the South.  It began at Myrtle Beach, SC...Sorry I don't have a picture of this!

More views from our room...

Thank you for stopping by...

Henny Penny   


  1. Dear Henny,
    Ah, I love a wedding! Particularly if I just get to sit on the sidelines. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy participating too, but there is something so special about being able to put all of one's attention observing the wedding. (I play the piano at weddings and upon occasion also coordinate the ceremony. I just cleared that up, so as not to be confused with going DOWN the aisle on a regular basis. Ha!)
    Now dear Henny, even though you're self conscious etc. of taking pictures, you could have had at least one of you and your daughters together. Just say' in. Your picture of Lynn and the ones of the water are very nice.

    Do you have any cute craft ideas that would be quick and easy to whip up for a holiday bazaar?

    Congratulations on getting your sweet little donkey!! I wonder if Hallmark makes a card for that?!


    1. How neat that you play the piano! You don't seem like the type to be going down the aisle on a regular basis!! :) I do love a wedding.

      Something quick and easy I make is the plastic bag holder/dispenser. These sell good too. Fold a piece of fabric and cut desired length and width...mine usually turn out 18 to 20" Long and 8 to 10" wide. Sew side seam to form a tube. Hem top and bottom and put elastic in bottom so the bags won't fall out but can be pulled out as needed. Leave top open for stuffing the plastic bags inside, add a piece of cloth for a handle to hang by. I am terrible at giving instructions!

      Thanks for leaving me a comment!

      Love, Henny

  2. Exciting news about the Donkey!!! I like a wedding too as long as I am not involved:)


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