Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Caroline's Wedding

When I was five years old, my family moved to a new home in Conroe. Weeks after the move, I started kindergarten. I didn't know anyone at all. On the very first day of kindergarten, I saw a cute little girl with the curliest red pig tails you can imagine. That little girl became my best friend that day, and we never looked back. We had sleepovers, we went to the roller skating rink on Friday nights, we went to high school football games (her dancing on the drill team, me marching with the band), and we double dated to our senior prom. She stood next to me as my Maid of Honor on my wedding day, and this past Saturday, I was honored to return the favor as she said "I do" to the love of her life.

At the rehearsal dinner

The happy couple

Ready to walk down the aisle!

Me with my man, sporting his new hairdo in support of me. I love him!

Siblings


Dancing with my boys...

and my brother.

The whole family

Sweet Caroline~This picture says it all. I will treasure every memory of your special day, but especially this precious moment we shared. The tender words and the tears will be locked in my heart forever. You have been part of me for nearly 30 years...I can't even remember a time that I didn't have you. You were every bit as beautiful on Saturday as I knew you would be. Thank you for giving me the great gift of YOU and sharing your day (and your life) with me. Here's wishing you and Lowell all the happiness you deserve! I love you.

11 comments:

Crystal said...

Gorgeous pictures - thanks for sharing! You bring tears to my eyes with your writing. Thank you so much for sharing your words with us!

3 Girl Mommy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Michelle Burleson said...

Oh Allyson - you make a statement with every single thing you write. I love, love, love the pictures. And I love, love, love YOU!

{hugs} to you and the guys, girlfriend!

Reckless said...

Thanks for sharing. You look GORG!

Melynda said...

BEAUTIFUL: beautiful wedding, beautiful bride, beautiful you, beautiful friendship. I'm so happy for you that you were able to go for this wonderful weekend!

wilsonfamily said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics. Clint rocks!!!

CRIM said...

your hair is great! you are every bit the preschool rockstar!!!!

Anonymous said...

So awesome!! You look so beautiful Allyson and Clint looks so studly!! He's such a good man, isn't he? I love you. Griz

Gran said...

Mission complete as I knew it would be!! You looked beautiful!!
Love ya!!

bhayes11 said...

What a happy day! The pictures are beautiful - thanks for sharing. I know you all made some good memories that day - those little cowboys look like they are loving the dance (and their dad looks awesome with his new hairdo - he is really special!) You are so blessed.
Betty H

Melvin said...

Allyson, you are a gifted writer! loved all the pictures esp of you and siblings and dancing with phillip.
Melvin