Wordful Wednesday

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I know that many of you were expecting a picture of my new home, but I couldn’t pass this one up.

We had a big family wedding this weekend. Someone, who shall remain nameless, tied the knot and we couldn’t be happier.

I only have one beef about the whole evening. How in the world did MY eight year old catch the bouquet? I mean, how’d she even get out there in the first place? One moment life is moving along like normal and the next moment I’ve been derailed, seeing her life flash before my eyes. I mean, I thought there was like a minimum age requirement for even being eligible?

We came home with a pretty snazzy flower arrangement, a very happy camper and a mom who is realizing her baby isn’t so little anymore.

I guess she has that eye/hand coordination thing down. What’s next, multiplication and cursive? πŸ™‚


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    Live.Love.Eat says

    Oh Angie, she is beautiful!!! Don’t worry, I was her age when I started doing that whole catching the bouquets myself. It was a curse for a while actually. But I still was able to hold out until I was 32 to get married so don’t worry!!!!!!

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    Tiaras and Tantrums says

    Children have the finesse and savvy to challenge the status quo! And I don’t mean pink tantrums! Cute – she looks beautiful!

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    .:Bree:. says

    She’s so beautiful!

    And just think of it this way, you could always dry them and then decorate her room around those colors. :}

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    Kacey Randolph says

    Aaaah! She is gorgeous! Take a breath, I’m sure you still have some time. Ha! Ha! Although she does look pretty pleased with herself. Ha! Ha!

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    Nicole says

    Oh i bet she was just a glowin huh?! How fun for her. She looks beautiful and I’m sure she will always remember it.

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    sassy stephanie says

    Ahh, who cares..she looks totally smitten by it! Just tell her “the rules”. Cash in on the catch in a minimum of 20 years!

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    Kathleen says

    Those flowers really accent your daughter’s prettiness. I love her dress! And just look at that smile…so proud of catching that.

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    Mandy says

    My 20-something year old new sister-in-law caught the bouquet and my husband’s 10 year old cousin caught the garter. In a Deliverance style back woods southern twist, the 10 year old was also related to my SIL. Drama.

    I did it!! I participated! FINALLY. πŸ™‚

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    Lacey in the Sky says

    She. Is. GORGEOUS. Aghhh, watch out Angie! You’re going to need a HUGE bat to keep boys away in a few years!

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    Caitlin says

    What a beautiful little girl you have! I am sure that she was over the moon at catching the flowers- hopefully she didn’t get the evil eye from all of the SLIGHTLY OLDER single gals there! πŸ™‚

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    rachael says

    she looks beautiful! lydia caught the bouquet (well, part of it, it was individual roses) at the wedding john and i met at and we ended up getting married 2 years later. maybe a renewal of vows perhaps?

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    Cecily R says

    She IS a beauty. Does your husband already threaten to lock her up til she’s 30?

    I caught the bouquet once before I should have been allowed…and I was THRILLED. I had romantic ideas for weeks after that.

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    Susan says

    She is so cute and that bouquet is gorgeous!
    I can’t even begin to imagine my baby being old enough to attempt to catch a bouquet at a wedding. Can’t we manage to stop time somehow?

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    Good N Crazy says

    Crap. First one is WRONG! It’s late and I’m tired and it’s only 9PM?? Sheesh, GNO was awesome tonight. Off to tweet you out!

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    Crazymamaof6 says

    fabulous arrangement.
    those glimpses into the future are horrifying for me too!
    my 6 year old came home with a bouquet!

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    AVT Coach says

    She does look like a happy girl. Was this her first wedding experience? She did know what to do! Smart girl..bet there were much older girls green with envy!

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    Jori-O says

    They grow up toooooo fast. At least for now, she’s happier she got the pretty flowers than hoping it means her Prince Cherming is moments away!

    She look beauty-ful, by the way. What a sweet girl!

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    Robin says

    She looks absolutely beautiful, and so very pleased with herself.

    A 14-year-old caught the bouquet at my wedding. 17 years later she’s married and has a baby, so I guess it worked ;-). You’d better keep a close eye on Grace.

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    Munchkins and Music says

    She looks adorable! I like the sash. Those sashes are in right now, everyone is using them. I would have used them if they were in when I got married. πŸ™‚

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    Tara @ Feels like home says

    She is just beautiful with her flowers. I was hoping to read and find out that she was a slightly older than the norm flower girl, but eek! the bouquet? I wouldn’t have been ready for that, either. eek.

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    Eudea-Mamia says

    Wow! That’s so great for her – I so feel for you.

    I hope your hubby has a shotgun and good aim.

    Bar the door!!


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    Kally says

    She looks so pretty and proud of those flowers. I get you though. It is crazy scary how fast they seem to grow right before out our eyes.

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      Haley – Just to clarify in Islam, men are not ssupoped to have any physical contact with women who are not their wives or family members. Clearly lifting my friend’s dress to put on a garter would cause problems with that principle. My wedding was the first American/Christian wedding she had ever been to, so she did not know what to expect when she caught the bouquet. When she found out, she asked me to tell the guy to put it on her arm. Being respectful, he did just as she asked. She wasn’t pissed at all. As a matter of fact she thought it was really funny and was more surprised and shy than anything because she hadn’t known what to expect. It was a good time though and a fun memory for her. On another note, thanks for the amazing pictures Kyle!! You captured our beautiful, emotional wedding day just as we felt it. We love you!!!

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    Deb says

    yes! and enjoy every last minute of it. pretty soon you’ll be trying to sell her (or give her away, as i attempted to do yesterday). she’s gorgeous. the good news is i do detect a bit of a “what in the world am i doing holding THIS??” look in her eyes. clearly, she’s not ready to be 35 YET.

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    Jennie says

    beautiful girl… they grow up WAY too fast… I just had my 3rd baby, but can remember all the things from when my 7 and 9 year olds were babies, and look at them now!!!

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    Natalie says

    that is too cute. my 8 year old cousin caught my bouquet at my wedding! she was so excited but my other cousin and one of my bridesmaids that were in their late 20s were both a little bitter!!! I think my husband would have intercepted the thing before letting our daughter catch it! I am laughing picturing the scene. How do they grow up so fast???

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    hippos toes says

    She is so sweet, and looks so happy. I can’t imagine…they do grow up so fast. My son is only 20 mos, but I say “girls bad, except for mommy, aunties and g’mas” πŸ™‚ Gotta love every second of them πŸ™‚

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    Mrs. S says

    PS love the new slide show (that’s new right?). Your kids have SUCH pretty red hair. I always wanted to be a redhead.

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    Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    she is looking very pretty and grown up in this shot! A few yrs back my oldest daughter caught the bouquet and my oldest son caught the garter! No age limit!

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    Sam_I_am says

    at least she is holding the bouquet and smiling. That’s a dangerous place to be. You can lose an eye or a limb out there with all those single women after those flowers.

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    BoufMom9 says

    What a beautiful girl! Wow! All those poor single ladies who now need to wait for your daughter to marry. LOL

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    Munchkins and Music says

    Hey Angie, thanks for the question!
    A fortepiano is an early version of the piano. A fortepiano is larger and lighter than a modern piano because it doesn’t have a metal frame. The fortepiano was actually invented by a harpischord maker in the 18th century. You can go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMUb9nqnk8o
    to hear an example of a fortepiano.

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    Stu Pidasso says

    wow. what a following!! You and Mama Kat are cornering the market on commentors. Quality rules I guess! Cute picture too! GB!

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    Debra says

    She is growing up SO fast!! Love the dress… makes her look grown up.

    I’d freak too. Seriously. I mean in 8 yrs they will be driving. That is WAY TOO CLOSE! But a wedding? Shudder!

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    Becky :) says

    I love this picture and yea I think I would freak out a little too.

    My post is so wordy but I did say something. πŸ™‚

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    SgtSudsWife says

    She is so cute.

    I bet what happened was all the single women didn’t want to catch it.So they all stepped back when it came towards them.Leaving your insuspecting daughter to catch the beautiful bouqette.

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    Michelle says

    Whoa, this is a crazy time for me, but I managed to whip up a wordful wednesday post. can’t wait to see what everyone else has up their sleeve.

    Angie….I can see why you couldn’t resist. CUTIE!

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    Kelly says

    Wow. It does make me re-think EVER taking my kids to a wedding. If they don’t catch the bouquet they cannot get married, right?!?! ;o)

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    K says

    Oh I have a daughter or two that would L-O-V-E to catch a wedding bouquet!
    And wear a pretty shiny dress with a bow!
    Aren’t weddings fun!?

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    Clark Captions says

    She looks so beautiful! I know what you mean about your little girlie growing up too fast…..Aspen will be twelve next month, and it seems like we just brought her home from the hospital! The time goes by so fast, you have to truly enjoy every minute!

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    Jenni Jiggety says

    She’s a beautiful girl! I happen to have an 8 year old son if you are interested in arranging a marriage!

    Just email me and let me know what her dowry would be like…maybe we can negotiate something? πŸ˜€

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    Anna Lefler says

    Omigosh, that photo is priceless! My daughter is about to turn 10 and I know exactly how you feel…it’s so magical and bittersweet – at the same time…

    * sigh *

    Thanks for stopping by and see you soon… Congrats on the new pad!



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    Genny says

    “A mom who is realizing her baby isn’t so little anymore”…I’m with you! With my daughter nine years old now, I’m seeing that more every day.

    Such a cute photo!

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    Cheryl Lage says

    What a little stunner—could she be anymore radiant? Better get ready to chase all the would-be suitors…she should wait ’til at least nine to make good on that bouquet! πŸ˜‰

    She is a doll…so are you for popping by my blog as you do! πŸ˜‰

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    April says

    She is gorgeous and definitely looks older than eight! Wowie, mama, you better lock that pretty girl up before she hits puberty! LOL

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    Mom Taxi Julie says

    My SIL caught mine and never got married so I don’t think you have to worry about it too much :O) She’s adorable!

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    bermudabluez says

    Hi there! Ran across your blog….your daughter looks so pretty…love the dress!! But yeah…I think there really should be an age limit!

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    Natalie says

    Your daughter is beautiful. Enjoy each moment because before you know it, she’ll be the one tossing the bouquet.

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    KatieZ says

    I am so bugged! I have been so busy lately that I have not had much time to blog! I missed yesterday, but am going to spend part of today reading the blogs that linked here. Also congrats on the number of links. Did you make it to 100 last week? Happy blogging to you!

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says

    I’m impressed she caught the bouquet. Way to go Grace! Angie, you have your hands full. She is only eight and already this beautiful. Wow, good luck!

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    Octamom says

    She is so darling and is obviously so proud of herself! Great dress!

    I’m such a dork–I posted on Wednesday–and totally forgot to come put my link in–the Octamom house does not run real efficiently when Octamom is tweaked out on cold meds!


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    Octamom says

    Okay, now I’m a super dork because you went on and put me on the list—and then I did it–and I can’t even blame the NyQuil for this one….

    Hugs and blessings (and I’ll try not to cough on you…)

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    Taya says

    LOL! Did your heart about stop? My niece recently got married and my 9year old caught the bouquet. My heart almost stopped, but then I chalked it up to those lightening quick reflexes from playing soccer goalie!

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    Tulips are fine, but the bouquet would need to be kept in the frig until you are ready to walk down the aisle. Once they warm up, they start to open. If you plan to do a lot of ptuicres before the wedding, you might want to get a smaller bouquet for that so you don’t risk injuring your wedding bouquet.Hope this helps!

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