Friday, June 17, 2011

Blessed in Boyd Happiness

Two weekends ago we celebrated the marriage of Jon's little brother Joel and his new wife Mary.  We have known Mary for a very long time.  In fact, here's a little story...

First of all, Jon and I led "Rock Groups" in high school when we were first married.  Mary and Joel happened to be in the group together (not dating at the time).  So later, when we heard they were dating, we were excited for them.

When Jon and I found out we were pregnant with JD, it coincided with his older brother David's wedding.  So we decided to share the news over a family lunch at our house the day after the wedding.  Of course, his family didn't know that we were planning this.  At church, Joel approached and asked if he could bring Mary.  We didn't want to say no (seeing as this was one of the first times she had done anything with the Boyd family) and Mary came over for lunch.

As we were praying before lunch, we casually slipped in the baby news.  Everyone was so excited, of course, but Jon and I felt bad for Mary who had unknowningly stumbled into one of those "awkward family moments."  We both hope that she felt immediately part of the family from that point on!

So back to their beautiful wedding...they chose a very pretty park up in McKinney for the ceremony. 

The park allowed us to hold the rehearsal dinner there as well, so we had a "country-style" rehearsal dinner to fit in with the outdoor surroundings with Jon cooking the fajitas for the dinner.  Lots of fun and only a little bit hot!

Mary is a "do-it-yourself" gal and had made all of the decorations herself for the wedding, as well as picked out fabric and designed bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen boutiniers, bridesmaid bouquets of buttons and pretty items...the list goes on and on.  Amazing!

We were so happy to see Joel and Mary start off with such a beautiful wedding and wish them a lifetime of happiness...Boyd style of course!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Much Belated Blog Post

Well, my big excuse is that I couldn't find my camera connection cord (which isn't a standard USB connection cord).  But of course, my sweet husband literally opened up a cabinet after 2 minutes of helping me hunt and there it was.  I spent at least 2 weeks looking for something that he found in 2 minutes.  And that is why I got married. 

Anyway, we had some major milestones over the past couple of weeks. 

JD had his last day of preschool! 
They had the cutest program with singing and dancing.  JD did such a great job!  I won't bore you with the video, but I have to say that JD was quite the singer and dancer!!  I loved it!

JD with some of his artwork over the year.  He was pretty proud of these projects. 

JD with his teacher Miss Lisa.  He has already been talking about her and how much he misses her! 

Meg and I enjoyed the brief spring weather during JD's last few days of school.  Too bad it is already 100 degrees!  It went so fast!

Meg wanted to try out JD's scooter.

She also learned some new dance moves and likes to strut her stuff!

So much fun!

Coming activities!!