We took tons of pictures which reminded me how tired of smiling I got at my own wedding. I could never be a model - all that fake posing and smiling. Ug.
The wedding began at 2pm. I was SO excited. Shari had waited a long time for this day and I was just so happy for her. .
Noah and Kynlee (Terry's cousin's eldest) did a fantastic job and ring bearer and flower girl. Of course, we did bribe Noah. We got him a brand new Thomas train for doing so well!
As I said already, the ceremony was amazing. It was just so moving. You could palpably tell that God was in their union. Before we left the get-ready-room to line up, Jamie offered me a tissue to hide in my bouquet but I declined b/c I don't usually cry for these kinds of things. But the look on Jesse's face as he listened to Terry's message and the music, studying Shari's face was just indescribable. I felt like I was intruding on something private. So...I cried a little =).
Terry and I drove separate so he could leave Sunday morning for Jr. Challenge camp at Maranatha. I stayed til Wednesday. This way I was able to see Shari and Jesse open gifts Monday evening - they didn't leave for their honeymoon to Redlodge, Montana til that Friday. We got them a nice clock and lamp off their registry. I was glad too. They got a lot of kitchen stuff, which is course necessary but not as fun for setting up house.